NHS Fife sets up control team in wake of Forth Road Bridge closure

NHS Fife has set up a Hospital Control Team
NHS Fife has set up a Hospital Control Team

Following the closure of the Forth Road Bridge, NHS Fife has established a Hospital Control Team, which will meet twice a day to monitor and evaluate any impact the closure is having on its services and resilience to the situation.

Any potential effect on patients and staff is currently being assessed and the service is exploring the provision of accommodation and transport, where necessary, to ensure it can continue to provide high quality care.

A spokesman said: “We continue to work closely with our neighbouring health boards and the Scottish Ambulance Service with a view to mitigating any potential disruption to our services.

“Patients requiring emergency or urgent transfer will continue to receive this.

“For Fife patients travelling to NHS Lothian from within the community, efforts are underway to establish a point of contact for any enquiries relating to the bridge closure and further information will be given in due course.”