Queen Margaret Hospital
Queen Margaret HospitalQueen Margaret Hospital, Whitefield Road, Dunfermline,KY12 0SU
Tel: 01383 623623
Facility Type: Hospital
Queen Margaret Hospital is one of two main hospitals in Fife and is located in Dunfermline. The hospital provides a wide range of services from outpatient and diagnostic clinics, mental health services and Minor Injuries; to children’s services, ante-natal and post-natal care, sexual health and rehabilitation services, there’s a lot of clinical activity on-site.
Getting to the hospital
Queen Margaret Hospital can be easily reached by public transport or by car.
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Person Centred Visiting
There is growing recognition of the importance of encouraging and supporting people in hospital to stay connected to the people that matter most in their lives. NHS Fife is committed to Person Centred Visiting where visiting times are not restricted.
As per the wishes of the person receiving care, relatives and/or friends will be supported to be involved with their loved ones care as much or as little as they desire. Our Partners in Care programme recognises that the needs of an individual may be best met by those who know them best (family, friends and carers), so although there is no expectation, we welcome you to participate in care should you so wish. The staff will work with you to agree how you might do this, and will review at regular intervals.
Typically mealtimes are sociable occasions therefore there is no restriction to you being present at mealtimes.
Number of Visitors
Although there is no restriction on the number of visitors, in areas where space is limited we may need to restrict numbers of visitors at any one time. We would also ask that you take steps to spread the number of visitors across the day.
Sometimes there may be cultural or personal reasons why a person wants to have a large number of people present and we will be sensitive and flexible in such circumstances. However, if a person is being cared for in a multiple occupancy room and wishes to have a large number of people present then a negotiation needs to take place to make sure the comfort and dignity of other people in the room are taken into account and not compromised.
Privacy and Dignity
There are important considerations to bear in mind to protect the privacy and dignity of people in hospital. On occasion you may request you leave the room in circumstance such as;
- We need to have a conversation about confidential matters with a person who is in a multiple occupancy room. This will allow the conversation to take place more privately.
- Where something of highly personal nature has to be performed e.g attending to toileting needs
Access to Hospital
For security reasons the main entrance to all NHS Fife hospitals are locked. The times for each hospital vary. If you wish to visit after these times you will be required to make arrangements with the ward staff.
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Queen Margaret Development
The Queen Margaret Development Project seeks to redesign and improve access to diagnostic, primary care, and community facilities. since 2013 there have been a number of developments on-site including new Day Surgery, Clinical Intervention, Urology and Endoscopy Units. In addition a Unit, called the Carnegie Unit - will also be created on-site bringing together a range of primary care and community services such as Podiatry, Clinical Psychology, speech & Language Therapy, Diabetics, Dietetics, and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).
To read more about the project visit our dedicated development site.