The new Interventional Radiology Unit
Norfolk Centre for Interventional Radiology (NCIR)
Our £7m Norfolk Centre for Interventional Radiology (NCIR) is due to admit patients this autumn and will be the first unit in the country to house two Siemens Artis Pheno C-Arm robots. They will quadruple the number of interventional suites, placing us among the biggest centres in the UK for interventional radiology and transforming us into a national beacon of excellence and a regional training centre.
The centre will help meet increasing demand by enabling us to perform more day case work, reducing waiting times and enabling us to offer new services. The 1,450sqm space will comprise four large treatment rooms, a fully kitted-out, 16-bed recovery unit, nurse bases, an anaesthetic room, offices, staff rest rooms, pre-assessment bays, prep rooms, scrubs, toilets and a main reception and waiting area.
It will also benefit from artwork by Norwich artist Beverley Coraldean, who has created pieces including large wall claddings and two ceiling panels after being selected from around 30 artists by a panel of patients and staff.