The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Sir Henry Bellingham has praised Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital for emerging from special measures. 

Speaking in the House of Commons on Wednesday, Sir Henry paid tribute to the hard work and dedication of QEH staff and chief executive Dorothy Hosein, who is due to step down in December.

In response, Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, agreed the hospital had made excellent progress.

Since coming out of special measures last July, the hospital has installed a new state-of-the-art laparoscopic theatre and an expanded A&E department.

Sir Henry said: “Obviously when the hospital went into special measures it was a low point for a proud and successful hospital.

“So I am now delighted that such good progress has been made. This really has been a team effort which all the staff can be proud of.”