The Queen Elizabeth Hospital has circa 500 beds, 28 wards and serves a population of around 278,800 people who are living in three counties of Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire.
We have begun our journey of improvement, to turnaround the Trust from one with an ‘inadequate’ rating (and in special measures)from the Care Quality Commission to one our local communities can be proud of. Our 2,818-strong workforce is committed to working together with partners to make the sustainable changes required of us to consistently deliver the safe and high- quality care our patients can expect of us and there are already signs of progress.
We have seven main operating theatres, including two fully integrated endoscopic theatres; a dedicated West Norfolk Breast Unit; and the midwife-led Waterlily Unit which provides expectant mothers with greater choice.
- 70,381 patients attended our Emergency Department (3,647 more than 18/19)
- We treated 46,153 inpatients (over 5,000 more than 18/19)
- 41,313 day case procedures (8,940 more than 18/19)
- 281,721 outpatient appointments
- 2,004 babies were born at our hospitals
As we serve patients on the borders of Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire, we are commissioned by clinical commissioning groups from these three counties to provide acute hospital services. Our lead commissioner is NHS West Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group.
The QEH is a district general hospital which provides acute services for the following specialties:
- Accident and Emergency
- Acute Medicine Unit (AMU)
- Acute Medicine Clinic (AMC)
- Ambulatory Emergency Care (AEC)
- Anaesthetics and Theatres
- Breast Care
- Cancer Day Care
- Cancer Services including Palliative Day Care and Macmillan
- Clinical Psychology
- Day Surgery
- Dermatology and Plastic Surgery
- Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)
- Electroencephalography (EEG), monitoring the brain’s electrical activity, including routine video-EEG, sleep EEG (sleep-deprived or Melatonin induced), Ambulatory EEG (the patient wears a portable EEG recorder at home)
- Electromyography (EMG), monitoring electrical activity in the muscles and nerve conduction studies
- Emergency Department In-reach
- Frailty/Care of the Elderly
- General Medicine
- General Surgery
- Oral Surgery and Orthodontics
- Pain team
- Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC)
- Specialist Rehab/Escalation
- Sterile Services
- Terrington Short Stay (TSS)
- Trauma and Orthopaedics
- Treatment and Investigations Unit (TIU)
- Upper Gastro-Intestinal
We have a renal dialysis unit, which is an outreach unit of the nephrology service in Cambridge. Our oncology service is supplemented by additional facilities in Cambridge and thoracic and plastic surgery services are provided by our neighbouring provider, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.