Our tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Her Majesty The Queen.

NNUH Chief Executive Sam Higginson and Interim Chair Tom Spink said: “On behalf of everybody at NNUH, we’d like to send our sincerest condolences to the Royal Family at this difficult time.”

“For many of us, Queen Elizabeth II has been our only monarch and head of state and she will be fondly remembered for her unwavering dedication, long service and influence across the country and the Commonwealth.”

“The Queen played a hugely important role in the official opening of the new NNUH hospital in 2004 and we are extremely sad to hear of her passing.”

Our flags are at half-mast as a mark of respect and we will be observing a period of national mourning.

Following the sad news, a book of condolence has been opened in the hospital Chapel and all are welcome in this time of local and national reflection. Chaplains will be about all day if you would value support.

The Chair of NHS Norfolk and Waveney, Rt Hon, Patricia Hewitt, added: “On behalf of NHS Norfolk and Waveney, I want to express the deep sadness and loss that we all feel at the death of Her Majesty the Queen whose unparalleled life of service to our country and the Commonwealth has been an inspiration to millions of people. Norfolk was a very special place for Her Majesty and indeed all the Royal Family for whom Sandringham was and remains a very happy home.

“Her Majesty dedicated her life to public service, and it was heart-warming to see her present the George Cross to the NHS as a thank you to all NHS staff and volunteers who worked with compassion and courage throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and continue to do so. We extend our deepest condolences to The Royal Family.”

Anyone who would like to pass on their messages to the Royal Family can use the book of condolence on their website.

Use the links below for further information in your area, including details on how to send condolences: