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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Location and Contact details

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
Colney Lane

Telephone: 01603 286286


Type of organisation

  • NHS Service

Descripton of organisation

  • Trauma Unit
  • Acute Hospital
  • In patient

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Entry last updated

Feb 28, 2012

Further Details

The job of the hospitals run by the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is to provide the best possible acute hospital care for a tertiary catchment area of up to 822,500 people. The Trust provides a full range of acute clinical services, including more specialist services such as oncology and radiotherapy, neonatology, orthopaedics, plastic surgery, ophthalmology, rheumatology, paediatric medicine and surgery.
Orthopaedic & Trauma (T & O)
There has been a strong tradition of orthopaedics in Norwich going right back to Benjamin Gooch.

The department now has 20 orthopaedic consultants including an academic reader at UEA. We provide an upper and lower limb and spinal service as well as paediatric orthopaedics.
Accident and Emergency (A&E)
Our Accident and Emergency department (A&E), sometimes called Casualty or the Emergency Room, has its own dedicated entrance located in the East block on Level 2. The department is open all year round, 24 hours day.

Our A&E is one of the busiest in the region and treats more than 85,000 patients a year. You can visit our Choose Well section to see what other health services are available if you need help with health problems.

Within the A&E department we treat patients with life-threatening problems in the Resuscitation area (we call it Resus). Those patients with major illnesses or injuries are treated in the area we call Trolley Bay.

Children are cared for in their own separate treatment and waiting area. A&E patients may also need to be seen by our Radiology team for x-rays or MRI and CT scans and patients with broken bones are treated in our plaster room.

Physiotherapists combine their knowledge, skills and approach to improve a broad range of physical problems associated with different 'systems' of the body.

Physical therapy is concerned with identifying and maximizing quality of life and movement potential within the spheres of promotion, prevention, treatment/intervention, habilitation and rehabilitation. By using a number of different approaches and techniques, a physiotherapist can help a person to overcome injury or short-term health problems, or manage long-term disability.

Occupational Therapy enables people to achieve as much as they can for themselves and get the most out of life. Occupational Therapists and support workers help people who have physical, mental or social problems engage as independently as possible in the activities (occupations) which enhance their health and wellbeing.

Services available

ABI Specialist National Regional Local
Acute Medical Care no no no yes
Clinical psychology no no no yes
Nursing no no no yes
Occupational Therapy no no no yes
Physiotherapy no no no yes
Psychology no no no yes
Speech & Language Therapy no no no yes
National = country wide, Regional = offering a service within 150 miles, Local = offering a service within 50 miles

This service adheres to the following Regulatory Frameworks / is affiliated to the following bodies:

Referrals can be made by

GP yes
Consultant yes
Healthcare Professional no
Self/Advocate/Family no
Other professional eg Social Care/Case Manager no

How are services paid for?

yes Publicly funded - free at point of access
Regularly Sometimes Never
NHS yesnono
Social Care Services ???
Jointly funded by NHS & Social Care Services ???

Typical duration that a service is offered

No Data

This Service was mapped by Eastern Region ABI. See HERE for more information

Services available are defined by the following EHIG Rehabilitation Codes

For an explanation of the codings please click here


[Code 20]
Patient description
Medically unstable – requires general but not neurosurgical critical care.

Major Trauma Centre/ Trauma Unit/Acute Hospital

Description of rehabilitation input
Identifying and addressing early rehab goals before medically stable and transfer of care to rehab team


[Code 40]
Patient description
Needs in-patient care due to physical dependency, or the need for specialist therapy equipment, a safe environment, supervision, or intensity of therapy, in a unit with the expertise and experience in rehabilitation of a condition (Level 1)which cannot be provided in a local specialist centre or in the community (Level 2) which cannot be provided in the community.

Level 1: Regional specialized centre Level 2: Local specialist centre, Acute or community hospital

Description of rehabilitation input
Needs inpatient care due to physical dependency, or need for specialist therapy equipment, safe environment, supervision or intensity of therapy which cannot be provided in community

This service is defined by the NMDS (National Minimum Data Set) codes as:

For an explanation of the NMDS, please click here

Level 3B (local non-specialist rehabilitation services): Treat patients with Category D needs and can be led by non-medical staff

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