Cromer expansion event welcomed by public
Nearly 50 members of the public visited the exhibition event about expansion plans for Cromer & District Hospital which took place on 25th October.
The expansion project was first announced in September at the AGM for the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NNUH) which runs Cromer & District Hospital. NNUH has agreed to redevelop one of the original buildings on the Cromer & District Hospital site and bring it up to modern standards.
A new medical and cancer unit will have additional treatment chairs, enabling an additional 2,000 chemotherapy treatments each year. There will also be space for three new clinic rooms and two new minor procedure rooms, creating an additional 10,000 outpatient appointments annually. The new unit will also free up space in the main Cromer Hospital building to deliver an extra 600 surgical procedures in dermatology, urology, vascular surgery and pain management.
John Fry, Chairman of NNUH, said: “Our services at Cromer & District Hospital have been very successful and we are building on that success by expanding the care we can provide in a rural area which has a high proportion of older patients. This will benefit local people who can receive first class hospital treatments without travelling to Norwich.”
Iain Young, Operational Manager for Cromer & District Hospital, said: “We will be redeveloping one of the original buildings on the site, bringing it up to modern standards and using it for medical treatments. Cromer & District Hospital offers a high quality service in a modern setting.”
Cromer & District Hospital currently treats over 140,000 patients each year, up from 106,000 when the redeveloped hospital opened in in 2012. It provides a wide range of consultant-led outpatient services and day case procedures. There is also a Minor Injuries Unit which operates seven days a week.