Visiting restricted from today (Friday) at the QEH

Borough business leaders and senior officials have united to press the government to prioritise funding for a new King’s Lynn hospital, warning the town’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital is in an “appalling state”.

A letter signed by members of the West Norfolk Partnership Strategy Group was sent to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock highlighting “unacceptable safety risks” at QEH, which they said was “shocking”, with the building held up by around 200 props in more than 40 areas. 

The letter writers said staff and the community “deserved better”, the building was neither “safe nor sound” and a “real concern”.

They have called for a hospital “fit for purpose” for a growing community.

See the full story in tomorrow’s Your Local Paper.