Plans for a new, state-of-the-art orthopaedics centre for Fife have taken a significant step forward with the submission Full Business Case

GRAHAM will manage the project and will establish a team to create the multi-million centre on the Victoria Hospital site in Kirkcaldy by March 2022.

The new Orthopaedic Centre, it will be the largest capital project undertaken by NHS Fife since it opened phase three of the Victoria in 2012.

It will house the region’s orthopaedics service, commended for its excellence in care by the British Orthopaedic Society and currently the only department left in the hospital’s ageing tower block.

Construction will take 18 months and will see the creation of a brand-new building connected to the hospital, hosting three operating theatres, a 34-bed supporting ward and outpatient facilities.

Several local businesses will be involved in the construction.

NHS Fife’s director of finance Carol Potter said: “We are looking forward to working in partnership with GRAHAM to deliver this transformational project.”

NHS Fife chairwoman Tricia Marwick said the specialist centre would secure NHS Fife’s position as the heart of orthopaedic excellence in Scotland.

Chris MacLeod, Regional Director from GRAHAM said the company had significant experience in delivering modern healthcare facilities. “We have a policy of being a responsible neighbour to the communities in which we operate, and we will be seeking to build relationships with the local construction industry and its supply chain,”