New Cromer Hospital is up and running
The new Cromer Hospital opened for business on Saturday 3 March 2012.
The new hospital cost approximately £15m, the majority of which came from a legacy left by Cromer widow Sagle Bernstein in 2000. Mrs Bernstein reportedly left the hospital £11m.
The Cromer Hospital is part of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The move from the existing hospital which has been in existence since the 1930s to the up-to-date complex will continue over the next fortnight. The first unit to move was the minor injuries unit, imaging department and administrative offices. Over the course of the next few months, most of the old hospital is likely to be demolished to make way for a car park.
Benjamin Ward, Medical Injury Solicitor at Ashtons Legal, comments; “I remember the District Hospital in Cromer as a young child. It is a typical small hospital providing services to a relatively small community and any overflow of patients from the Norfolk & Norwich. It has been calling out for an update for some time and I am sure that the new facility will continue to provide a good service to patients within the community. The funding of the hospital has largely been from private donations as opposed to the Government which, unfortunately, is not surprising but what a wonderful enduring legacy from Mrs Bernstein.”
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