Queen Margaret Hospital

Queen Margaret Hospital in Dunfermline is Fife's second hospital after Victoria Hospital (Kirkcaldy), and the focus of a range of the services provided by NHS Fife. Opened in 1985 on the northern edge of the town, with a second phase following in 1993 and opened by HRH The Princess Royal, the hospital provides 193 beds and offers a range of services. These include day surgery, maternity and postnatal care, oncology and cancer care, dermatology, ophthalmology, urology, mental and sexual health services, paediatrics, geriatric services, physiotherapy and occupational therapy. Accident and emergency services were moved to Kirkcaldy in 2012, although a minor injuries unit is retained. There are also diagnostic clinics including a regional endoscopy unit, and a nine-bed hospice.

The building features distinctive pink and white striped cladding, that give a lego-like appearance. It replaced Dunfermline Maternity Hospital (1937, which has been converted to a business centre), the Dunfermline and West Fife Hospital (1891, now mostly demolished) and Milesmark Hospital (1893, demolished), a former infectious diseases hospital which later specialised in geriatric care.

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