Message from Michael Kellet, Director:
Winter time is always challenging for front line health and social care teams and the last few weeks have been busier than ever. Health and social care colleagues and partners have made a phenomenal effort over the festive period and continue to do so in the coming weeks of winter.
Today, I visited both Queen Margaret Hospital and Glenrothes Hospital to speak to colleagues who have been working over the festive period including physiotherapists, in-patient wards, ICASS, hospital at home, hospital social work teams and many more, all of whom have gone above and beyond in the face of increased demand to keep people safe. This also includes our partners in the third and independent sector across our care homes and home care services who were very responsive to the demand, at very short notice. Thank you again to all involved in keeping our services going 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.