After nearly two years of work, phase one of the redevelopment of Cupar’s Adamson Hospital has been completed.
Patients, staff and visitors will soon be able to enter the building via its newly built entrance.
The first phase of the project has involved rebuilding and refurbishing much of the old building.
Patients can now benefit from a new physiotherapy department, out–patient department - which contains the minor injuries unit and treatment room - as well as a new in-patient ward, X-ray department, rehabilitation area, administration offices and a child health Unit, situated on the new first floor.
However, while all of these areas have been completed, work is still ongoing with the next six-month long period of the redevelopment due to begin on August 1.
That involves the current out-patient department and minor injury unit moving to its new location next Thursday (July 28).
This will create a space within the health centre, which will be used temporarily for consulting rooms and admin rooms.
In order to minimise disruption to the public, moves within the health centre will take place on Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31.
A temporary new waiting area and reception desk will be located within the old out-patient department waiting area.
From Monday, August 1, anyone attending for a GP, out-patient or treatment room appointment or for a minor injury should enter the building via the new front entrance.
Phase two also involves NHS Fife putting plans in place for the return of all services to the Adamson site, in-patients should be moved back from the Adamson Annexe at Stratheden Hospital in November with all other services, community clinics and staff expected to move back in early 2012.
Graham Watson, chairman of Glenrothes & North East Fife Community Health Partnership (CHP), said: “I am pleased that phase one of the redevelopment of the Adamson Hospital has finished and we can now focus on phase two.
“The service users will begin to see the benefits of this large project and can look forward to an excellent facility when the project is finally complete.
“Glenrothes and North East Fife CHP appreciates that this is a challenging time for all those visiting the health centre and asks you to continue being patient during this next period of construction.”