A new Queen Elizabeth Hospital
You can sign the petition to prioritise funding for a new hospital for King's Lynn and West Norfolk here.
A new Queen Elizabeth Hospital for King’s Lynn would deliver a sea change in health and care for our local communities in Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, and Lincolnshire.
The simple truth is that our buildings are in a desperate state and have reached the end of their life – with 210 props in 46 areas of the hospital, we are the most propped hospital in the country.
A new hospital that is fit for the future will enable us to provide outstanding care in world-class facilities and meet the demands of our growing and ageing population. We are ambitious to become the best rural District General Hospital for patient and staff experience and a new hospital is central to achieving this ambition.
We are taking proactive steps to maximise safety at our hospital. This includes a rolling programme of onsite surveys and maintenance as well as £20.6m emergency national capital investment in facilities that will modernise QEH, including the installation of failsafes (to reduce the risk of RAAC plank failures) which will improve the safety and delivery of some services. The final element of our approach is doing what is necessary to have a fit for the future hospital that our patients and staff deserve.
As a RAAC (reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete) hospital, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital will continue to need significant annual investment until such a time as a long-term sustainable solution for the hospital can be confirmed.
In the longer-term we are determined to attract significant national capital funding to bring a new hospital for King's Lynn and West Norfolk, which is nothing less than our patients and staff deserve. Click here to read our FAQs about a new hospital.
For the latest update about a potential new Queen Elizabeth Hospital click here.
Show your support for a new hospital
Show your support for a new hospital before it is too late, by signing the petition and urging your friends and family to do the same. It will take less than a minute and can be found here.
Thank you to everyone who has signed the petition to help us become one of the eight additional Government-funded hospitals. Our aim is to reach 100,000 signatures to demonstrate the strength of feeling about the need for a new hospital for King’s Lynn and trigger a debate in Parliament.
For information about work happening to modernise our hospital, click here.
You are welcome to download and use the following campaign resources to support our bid.