NHS Fife has revealed more details of the move into Victoria Hospital’s new £170m wing next year.
It will feature 539 beds and have four wards on the top three of its five floors. Patients will start moving in in January at the earliest and medical wards will be the first to fill.
Endoscopy services will be operating three weeks into the move, followed by surgical theatres, cardiology and coronary care.
Week five will be the busiest as accident and emergency services at Queen Margaret Hospital (QMH) in Dunfermline are moved back permanently.
Maternity services at Forth Park Hospital will transfer in week six. NHS Fife projects director Dennis O’Keefe said patients will be treated at the two locations simultaneously until the new units are established.