Media Release

Help QEH name new Outpatient’s Unit

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn (QEH) is appealing to the local community to help it name a new Outpatient’s Unit at the hospital.

The new unit will open in January 2022 and is possible thanks to £20.6m national emergency capital received for 2021/22 which will allow QEH to improve services and enhance the environment and experience for patients, their families and staff. Specialties that will be housed in the new Outpatient Unit include:

  • Urology, Pain Service, and Rheumatology
  • Gynaecology outpatients, antenatal care , and obstetric ultrasound
  • Day Assessment Unit for pregnant women (20+ weeks)

Members of the public are encouraged to vote for one of the following five names, which are the most popular nominations from QEH staff:

  • Duke of Edinburgh Unit
  • Emerson Unit
  • Mountbatten Unit
  • Prince Philip Unit
  • Holkham Unit

Voting closes at midnight on Sunday 21 November 2021. You can vote by clicking here.

Denise Smith, Chief Operating Officer at QEH, said: “This exciting development for the Trust is the latest addition in modernising our facilities and digitising our hospital, which will further improve services and patient experience alike at QEH.”

The current programme of work at the Trust for 2021/22 also includes the following additional developments:

  • Refurbishing a series of wards by April 2022 including creating a dementia-friendly ward for the elderly
  • A new Maternity Bereavement Suite – due to open this winter
  • Two new MRI scanners to replace outdated equipment – by the end of March 2022


For more information, please contact or call 01553 613216.

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