Nicola Sturgeon re-opens Randolph Wemyss hospital

BUCKHAVEN'S modernised Randolph Wemyss Memorial Hospital was formally opened by Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon on Monday.

A 4.45 million upgrade and refurbishment of the hospital has just been completed, providing a range of new services including a men's health clinic, sexual health clinic, a Maggie's Centre outreach facility and integrated paediatric services.

Ms Sturgeon toured the integrated paediatric unit and continuing care inpatient services ward, before the formal opening of the hospital.

She said: "Randolph Wemyss Memorial Hospital will celebrate its centenary next year – yet the services it provides for the local community are just as valued today as they were 100 years ago.

"However, the services provided are very different and are designed to meet the needs of today's patients.

"It is also great that medical students are able to get a greater understanding about community healthcare issues thanks to the hospital's education centre. This will equip them with additional skills and understanding which will help them in their future careers."

Professor Jim McGoldrick, chair of NHS Fife, added: "The modernisation of the hospital will greatly benefit patients in the Levenmouth area by providing easier access to local services."