Media Release

Main phase of A&E redevelopment starts on Monday

The main building work to create a new and improved A&E reception and improved patient facilities is due to start next week at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn.

Groundworks have already been put in place, including the erection of Heras fencing between the main hospital and A&E receptions to allow for the installation of a new footpath.

On Monday and Tuesday (27 and 28 January), work will begin on the new A&E waiting area to create new public and ambulance reception areas and a new communications desk.

Visitors will be unaffected as the public reception will be housed in a temporary mobile building, while the work is completed.

Staff and equipment will be transferred to new locations on Monday 3 February in preparation for work to begin.

Internal screening will be erected around the existing reception area while the building work is taking place.


  • Monday, 27th January: Erect temporary internal screen and remove existing window in reception waiting area and form door new opening
  • Monday, 3rd February: New A&E Access operational from mobile building within fenced off area
  • Monday, 3rd February: Reception and communication desks to move to new temporary locations.
  • Monday, 3rd February: Temporary internal screens erected around existing reception desks to enable redevelopment to start.
  • Thursday, 9th April: Internal works to be completed
  • Thursday, 9th April: Start and completion of return moves for reception and communication desks. While Ambulance and A&E new access should be fully operational, they are dependent on completion of return moves
  • Thursday, 23rd April: Complete minor external works.



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