Official Opening of New Wing at Victoria Hospital
Nicola Sturgeon opening the new wing at Victoria Hospital
Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, Nicola Sturgeon, will officially open the new wing at Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy today (27/08).
During her visit Ms Sturgeon will tour the Intensive Care Unit, Special Care Baby Unit and Maternity Delivery areas, meeting with staff and patients.
Professor Jim McGoldrick, Chairman of NHS Fife, said: “I am delighted to welcome the Cabinet Secretary to officially open the new wing at Victoria Hospital.
“The new wing provides excellent facilities for our staff to continue to deliver the very best services and care for the people of Fife. Thousands of patients have already benefited from acute and specialist departments' closer proximity to each other, which has further enhanced working relationships, new state-of-the-art equipment, and an improved environment in which to recover.
“I would like to pay tribute to our staff, who were actively involved in the planning and design of the facilities right from the very start. The transfer of services to the new wing from three different sites was a huge undertaking, and one which was completed efficiently thanks to their hard work and commitment.
“The new wing at Victoria Hospital is another healthcare investment that Fife can be justly proud of.”
Ms Sturgeon said: “It is fantastic to see the new wing of the Victoria Hospital open and treating patients in their local community, and to meet some of the patients who are benefitting from the new facilities. This is a prime example of how continued investment in our NHS is benefiting patients, by providing them with quality care as close to home as possible.
“Having the right facilities in the right place is important to people across Scotland and that is why we are determined to ensure both staff and patients the length and breadth of the country can work and be treated in the best possible surroundings.
“Investment in health is a top priority for the Scottish Government and we have committed to spending over £2 billion on improving NHS infrastructure over four years.”
Services transferred to the new wing in three separate phases, beginning with the transfer of several services based on the Victoria site in December 2011. Services from Forth Park Hospital, Kirkcaldy, moved in January 2012, with a number of services from Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline, also transferring that month.
A wide range of Departments are based in the new wing including A&E, Intensive Care, Maternity, Children’s Services, Special Care Baby Unit, Cardiology, Endoscopy, Haematology and Oncology, and Renal.
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