Our Hospitals and Patients

Our hospitals are made up of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Cromer and District Hospital and Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital.

Thanks to your donations, we are able to offer much more than that which could be provided by the NHS funding alone. The charity funds state-of-the-art equipment, specialist staff, research projects, improvements to the hospital environment and much more to improve the comfort and care of our patients, visitors and staff.

N&N University Hospital

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is a 1,200 bed teaching hospital with state-of-the-art facilities which provides care to a population of approximately 825,000 from Norfolk, neighbouring counties and further afield.

Each year, we treat over 90,000 inpatients and nearly 700,000 outpatients.

We have a range of more specialist services such as cancer care and radiotherapy, orthopaedics, plastic surgery, ophthalmology, rheumatology, children’s medicine and surgery, and specialist care for sick and premature babies.

We work closely with the University of East Anglia’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences to train health professionals and undertake clinical research.

We have world class facilities, highly skilled staff and low infection rates.  Our patients rate us highly on quality of care and having friendly, approachable staff.

Cromer Hospital

Cromer Hospital is based on the North Norfolk coast and serves the North Norfolk population. Our newly developed £15m Cromer Hospital opened in 2012, replacing the 1930s-founded hospital. The hospital provides a wide range of consultant-led outpatient services, day case operations and a Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) open seven days a week.

Facilities include an ophthalmic operating theatre plus new diagnostic services including a permanent on-site mammography (breast screening) service, and a DEXA scanner for osteoporosis diagnosis. A brand new MRI scanner was also installed in late 2010.

The old Davison and Barclay ward areas of the current hospital have been retained and refurbished for use as a permanent renal dialysis unit with room for expansion.

Jenny Lind

Norwich was the second city in the country to have a children’s hospital (the first was London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children which opened in 1852).

The Norwich infirmary for sick children admitted its first inpatients just two years later on 3 April 1854 thanks to the generosity and goodwill of Swedish opera singer Jenny Lind (so we will be celebrating our 164th birthday this April).

Opera singer Jenny Lind, dubbed the “Swedish Nightingale”, was one of the best known and most popular entertainers in mid-19th century Europe – you may have seen her feature recently in the hit film ‘The Greatest Showman’ starring Hugh Jackman.

In 1847 she gave her first concerts in Norwich and they proved so popular that a third concert was arranged. The money raised from the Jenny Lind concerts were later earmarked for the purpose of an infirmary for sick children. A public meeting in 1853 unanimously endorsed the idea and in 1854 the hospital opened in Pottergate, Norwich.

In recent years, money raised for the Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital has helped fund the children’s playground, virtual reality TV and games, a sensory room and many more items.

In recent years, money raised through the hospital charity has helped fund the children’s playground, virtual reality TV and games, a sensory room and many more items.

While the NHS provides the necessities, the charity
funds projects to the hospital experience a better one for our patients, visitors and staff .

Donations to the charity make a difference and we are incredibly grateful for the support we receive.

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