Delivering a new Norwich Community Hospital
Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust (‘the Trust’) is a provider of community services to a population of approximately 1.5million people. Norwich Community Hospital is the Trust’s largest site, providing a range of inpatient and outpatient services. It is located to the west of Norwich city centre, just inside the city’s outer ring-road on Bowthorpe Road.
The Trust is currently planning for the future of this site, as part of its broader review of the services offered and how these are to be delivered in the future. The Norwich Community Hospital site is an important one for the Trust and will continue to be so, although it faces a number of challenges including aging buildings and a need for efficiencies in the management of its estate. In order to allow the Trust to continue to support its patient population and moves towards more care being provided in community, it is now bringing forward plans to secure the future of this hospital.
It is the Trust’s intention to redevelop the Norwich Community Hospital site in order to provide a new hospital here for the communities it serves. This redevelopment would be cost neutral to the Trust, facilitated through the delivery of a number of new uses complementary to the new hospital.
The new hospital would accommodate all of the services currently provided on site, as well as others which may be relocated from other Trust sites in the future.
We will shortly be publicising these proposals through on site exhibitions, ahead of an anticipated planning application submission later this year. This website will be further updated over the coming weeks with more information about the proposals for the site and how you can provide your feedback.
Aerial view of the site (outlined in red)