Norfolk and Norwich Orthopaedic Centre receives full planning permission

This week the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals (NNUH) has received full planning permission from South Norfolk District Council for the new orthopaedic surgery unit being developed on the main hospital site.

The new Norfolk and Norwich Orthopaedic Centre (NaNOC) is expected to be complete this summer.

James Wimhurst, NNUH orthopaedic surgeon and clinical lead for the project said: “We are excited to see the Norfolk and Norwich Orthopaedic Centre receive its planning permission, taking the project one step closer to delivering care in a new and exciting facility.

“This will offer a fantastic addition to our orthopaedic work offering patients first class care in a dedicated unit adjacent to the hospital. We are also recruiting additional doctors, nurses and other specialist staff to help run the centre.”

Simon Hackwell, Director of Strategy and Major Projects said: “This is part of an ongoing investment in our surgical facilities to help us catch up on the backlog of work created by Covid. We are close to opening two new paediatric theatres in our Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital and last year we developed three new day surgery theatres for less complex work. We have a lot of patients who require orthopaedic care and they are a high priority for us, so the new NaNOC will be a great help.

“I would also like to thank our N&N Hospitals Charity which has pledged to raise £2m towards equipping the centre. This generous support enables this much needed project to become a reality.”

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