From design through to a fully costed appraisal, and on to construction, GRAHAM is delivering a dedicated centre for planned orthopaedic services to the people of Fife. The £33M Elective Orthopaedic Centre in Kirkaldy will allow NHS Fife to provide sophisticated surgery, such as hip and knee replacements to meet the increasing demands in the region.
The three-storey new build facility, on the Victoria Hospital site, has been designed to be "welcoming, accessible and easy to use and get around." Construction of the new 6084sqm centre is anticipated to be operational in the first quarter of 2022.
The highly-anticipated "transformational project" will provide a dedicated centre for planned orthopaedic services to the people of Fife. The proposed arrangement of each department will enhance patient privacy and dignity by separating public and private access. This will also ensure that the centre is adaptable and flexible, allowing for future expansion.
Housing an orthopaedic outpatients' department and meeting rooms on the ground floor, the centre's ward and short-stay unit, including 33 patient bed spaces, are planned for the second floor. A three-theatre surgical complex will be located on the top floor. A therapeutic garden and the incorporation of green spaces throughout will enhance the patient experience.
Significantly, the development of this purpose-built orthopaedic facility will facilitate the reconfiguration of services across Fife. This means that other services are set to benefit from the delivery of this project as current orthopaedic clinical space is subsequently released.
"The appointment of GRAHAM as our Principal Supply Chain Partner will allow us to develop our design proposals through to a fully-costed appraisal. We are looking forward to working in partnership with GRAHAM to deliver this transformational project."