Admission to hospital
In certain circumstances, you may be admitted to hospital for observation, treatment or to have a procedure carried out. You may know about this in advance if you are booked in to have an operation or this may be unplanned, if you have become really unwell or have an accident. In some cases, procedures can be carried out in the same day and in others you may need to stay overnight or for several days depending on the circumstances.
You may be admitted to:
- A local community hospital e.g.
- Randolph Wemyss Hospital, Buckhaven
- Adamson & Stratheden Hospitals, Cupar
- Lynebank Hospital, Dunfermline
- Glenrothes Hospital, Glenrothes
- Whytemans Brae Hospital, Kirkcaldy
- St Andrews Community Hospital, St Andrews
- Cameron Hospital, Windygates
- A general hospital e.g.
- Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy
- Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline
- A hospital in Dundee or Edinburgh for certain specialist procedure
After your treatment in a general hospital, some people may be transferred to a community hospital to continue your treatment closer to home. If your admission is planned, you will receive a letter giving the date of your admission, the ward you will be admitted to and the time you should arrive. It will also give you a list of everything you need to bring.
People can become anxious about coming into hospital. Remember the healthcare team are here to help you. When you arrive at hospital your nurse will provide lots of information on your arrival such as meal arrangements and visiting times. They will also provide the phone number for you to pass to relatives who may wish to contact you whilst you are in hospital. A Doctor will see you on admission and will discuss your treatment with you.
While you are in hospital you may find the Spiritual and Pastoral Care Service a valuable spiritual support service. The scope of Spiritual Care ranges from the basic need for companionship and emotional support, to the specific religious and faith requirements of individuals. For more information ask your nurse when you arrive at hospital.
How to get to your appointment?
Directions on how to get to the main hospitals in Fife can be accessed through the link below. It will also give you details of bus services that operate to the hospitals.