Although we have been confirmed as one of the Government’s new hospital schemes, we know it will take a number of years to go through the necessary planning and approvals process and build the hospital. The very earliest we would expect the new hospital to open its doors would be 2030.
As a RAAC hospital, QEH will continue to need significant annual investment and it will be crucial that we continue to invest in our hospital during this time to maximise safety and make sure we provide the best care and experience we can for our patients, their families and our staff.
Our new hospital scheme will help to ensure that there is always a District General Hospital in King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, delivering core services to our population. The new hospital would provide a once in a generation opportunity to transform and modernise healthcare, recognising historic under-investment in health and care in this part of the region.
Consistent with our Clinical Strategy, it would enable QEH to become a centre of excellence for frailty and stroke, day surgery and regional anaesthesia, research and innovation, and same day emergency care.