Ambulatory Procedure Unit

Ambulatory Procedure Unit

The Ambulatory Procedure Unit (APU) at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is a fully integrated unit with its own theatres, anaesthetic regional block rooms, consultation rooms and discharge suite. APU provides a Local/Regional Anaesthetic service for both Plastic and Orthopaedic specialists who form a Regional Hand Unit. The service covers an elective and trauma program that allows patients to be admitted, treated and discharged on the same day. The primary focus in the APU is the Norwich Hand Unit and surgery to the upper limb.

A hand trauma clinic runs every morning where injuries from around the region are assessed and any surgery is usually scheduled for the same day. We also see on-the-day referrals from the Emergency Department, GP practices and our neighbouring Hospitals within the region.


Our aim is to provide the highest quality of care in an environment that puts patients first.

Our opening times are:

07:30 – 18:00 Monday – Friday

Closed Saturday & Sunday


Finding Us
We are situated by the Plaza at the front of the hospital next to the East Outpatients in the East Atrium between the Centre and East blocks.

You can contact us on 01603 641428.

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