THE MAIN entrance to the A&E at Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy is closed for maintenance. 

Planned work on part of the heating pipework will see the entrance closed for a period of time today (Thursday) and tomorrow. 

The emergency department itself remains open.

Pipes in Phase 3 will be replaced with the intention of improving the resilience of the heating system and facilitating easier maintenance in years to come.

To allow work to be carried out on the outside of the building, the exterior entrance to A&E will be closed from:

  • 7am to 5pm on Thursday May 16
  • 7am to 5pm on Friday May 17

In addition, there will be no parking available outside Admissions Unit 1/2 on either day. 

NHS Fife "apologises for any inconvenience caused during this time and has undertaken detailed planning to minimise disruption for patients, staff and visitors". 

They added: "It is not anticipated that the works will cause any significant disruption to services.

"The works began in June 2023 and are expected to take around 18 months to complete."