Two new healthcare hubs for Norfolk

Two new health care hubs have moved a step closer in Norfolk.

They are planned for King’s Lynn and Rackheath, and will provide a range of health and care services.

Bosses say they will be modern, accessible and have digital facilities, and aim to help ensure health and social care are joined up.

The King’s Lynn project has had its business case approved by NHS England and building work will start this autumn.

Meanwhile a decision on planning permission for Rackheath is expected soon and if it is positive, building will also start this autumn, with both buildings planned to be open in Spring/Summer 2024.

Tracey Bleakley, Chief Executive of NHS Norfolk and Waveney said: “We are delighted to get the final go ahead to proceed with this much-needed investment into healthcare services in King’s Lynn and Rackheath.

“These facilities are a key part of the necessary infrastructure we need to deliver better and more sustainable health and social care within our communities. They will enable primary and community care services to be better integrated, and will improve access to care for people in these growing communities to help them lead healthier lives.”