Local NHS Trusts

Remember that when you need to be referred by your GP for treatment, you can choose where you want to be cared for. Please read our 'Choices and Rights' page for more details.


nchc logoNCH&C is a provider of community-based health and care such as community nurses. It runs community hospitals too, including one in the centre of Norwich.

The Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services. It runs specialist hospitals such as The Julian and Hellesdon Hospital and cares for patients in the community.

  • ambulance at nightEast of England Ambulance Service 

    The ambulance service covers seven counties in the East of England.

  • IC24

    IC24 is not an NHS Trust - it is a Community Interest Company (social enterprise). Any surplus it makes is invested back into the NHS services it provides. IC24 provides the NHS 111 and out of hours primary care service in Norfolk, Wisbech and Waveney.

Other local hospitals -some of the main NHS hospitals closer to Norwich:

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital is an established 488-bed general hospital, with 12 cots in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. It mainly serves West and North Norfolk, and parts of Breckland, Cambridgeshire and South Lincolnshire.

This hospital is based in Gorleston, near Great Yarmouth. As a University Hospital, it trains more than one in three medical students from the University of East Anglia and has a strong national reputation for research and excellence.

West Suffolk Hospital is on the edge of Bury St Edmunds. It has around 430 beds open at any one time and serves a population of around 275,000 within area of approximately 600 square miles.

Addenbrooke's is the largest hospital in East Anglia and is a base for training and research.