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£26m Cromer hospital plans go on display

PUBLISHED: 17:44 22 October 2008 | UPDATED: 09:12 13 July 2010

A vision of what Cromer's new £26m hospital might look like has been unveiled.

Drawings and plans showing the layout and look of the complex are being tabled at a drop-in session to get public views.

A vision of what Cromer's new £26m hospital might look like has been unveiled.

Drawings and plans showing the layout and look of the complex are being tabled at a drop-in session to get public views.

Officials from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital trust, which is behind the scheme, will be on hand to discuss the project in the Cromer Community Centre, the former WI Hall, in Garden Street, on Thursday, October 23, from 10am to 8pm.

It will sweep away the existing hospital, which dates back to 1932, with its well-known Dutch-gabled main entrance.

In its place, on the Mill Road site, will be a modern building with a curved roof which will be home to range of services including two general anaesthetic operating theatres, an out-patient procedure room, and an ophthalmic theatre.

There will also be new diagnostic services such as a permanent on-site breast screening service, a scanner for osteoporosis diagnosis, as well as facilities for a mobile MRI scanner.

More than half the price tag is being covered by major legacies of £13m from Cromer millionairess Sagle Bernstein in 2001 and £1m from Bacton holiday chalet owner Phyllis Cox four years later. The rest is from the N&N trust, which found its new foundation status opened doors for more funding, enabling it to expand an earlier £14m scheme.

The aim is to seek planning permission this autumn, start work next summer, and have it finished by 2011.

Patients have been assured that all health services on the site would continue operating during construction, but that there could be some disruption.


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