Health and Wellbeing

In West Norfolk, Health and Wellbeing is taken very seriously.  We have a diverse population which the NHS supports with a range of options, including your GP and local Accident and Emergency department.

The West Norfolk Alliance is a partnership of statutory and non-statutory agencies involved in delivering health and social care in West Norfolk.  Each stakeholder has made a formal commitment to change the way they work together and to develop a new way of providing care that is better for people and financially sustainable in the long term.  The aim is to improve and protect the future health and wellbeing of the local population.

Details on the practices and surgeries closest to where you will be living including dentists, opticians or pharmacists can be found on the West Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group website.

For people living in the West Norfolk the main hospital is The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn.

Treatment may also be provided in other hospitals in the neighbouring areas, including:

  • Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Addenbrooke’s Hospital
  • Peterborough and Stamford Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

In some circumstances you may be offered treatment at selected private hospitals.  The Community Hospital in our area, run by Norfolk Community Health and Care, is Swaffham Community Hospital, which provides rehabilitation and outreach clinics.  They also provide community services to patients, such as district nursing, physiotherapy, speech and language therapy and child health.

Patients living with mental health conditions need treatment, care and support, which in West Norfolk is usually provided by their GPs, by voluntary organisations and where additional and more specialist care is required by the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust.

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