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Working together for excellent healthcare in North Norfolk and rural Broadland






Interested in the future of local health services in North Norfolk and rural Broadland?

Want to help create a vibrant new future for Benjamin Court Hospital Unit in Cromer?


What is the issue?

We think there is an opportunity to change the type of services provided at Benjamin Court in Cromer and we think it could really improve care for many people living in North Norfolk and rural Broadland.

Currently the hospital has 18 ‘intermediate care’ beds. But we are considering whether most of the beds and some other space at Benjamin Court could be devoted to specialised services.

The sort of things we have looked at are: 

  • 8 Palliative Care Beds
  • 2 Intravenous (IV) Therapy Beds/Chairs
  • 6 Discharge to Assess Beds plus
  • Additional voluntary and community sector services
  • Additional outpatient clinics


We also want to introduce a Supported Care service to help people continue living safely and independently at home. They would also be supported before a health or care crisis occurs, to reduce the need for hospital admissions.


So what do you think?

We have been working with a steering group made up of local patients, doctors/nurses and managers to develop this thinking but now we need to know what you think.

  • How would these proposed changes impact you?

  • What else should the CCG consider in making this decision?

The steering group has helped us write a detailed consultation and engagement document to give you as much information as possible about our ideas.  Minutes for the steering group are available below. We have also put together a summary consultation flier for people to display and share, and an Easy Read version. Let us know if you would like some hard copies of either document via nnccg.contactus [at] nhs.net.  


Please send us your feedback using our online contact form (please label your message with 'Benjamin Court Consultation') or we are holding a public drop-in meeting on August 29th 12 noon - 8pm at the Cromer Community Centre.


The personal information you supply as part of your response to this consultation will be shared with a trusted third party. This individual third party will collate and analyse the data into a consultation report.  Your feedback will remain anonymous and no personally identifiable information will be used in the consultation report. At the end of the consultation your personal information will be returned to NHS North Norfolk CCG who will securely store them in accordance with Records Management Code of Practice for Health and Social Care 2016.


More Information

The NHS Five Year Forward View , published in October 2014 by NHS England, sets out a positive vision for the future based around seven models of care.