Acute Care

Acute care refers to short–term treatment, usually in a hospital, for patients with any kind of illness or injury.

Acute NHS Trusts provide services such as accident and emergency departments, inpatient and outpatient medicine and surgery and in some cases very specialist medical care.

They provide secondary care, ranging from relatively small district hospitals to large city teaching hospitals.

If you need to go to hospital you can choose which one you want to be treated at. You may wish to discuss what is best for you with your GP.

One thing to consider is that waiting times vary from hospital to hospital.

The NHS Constitution gives you the right to receive your consultant-led treatment within a maximum of 18 weeks, unless you choose to wait longer, or it is clinically appropriate that you wait longer. Read more about the NHS guide to waiting times.

Within your lifetime you – or one of your family members – may need to go to hospital for an operation, treatment or respite.

In Norfolk and Waveney the three main hospitals are:

In some circumstances you may also be offered treatment at selected private hospitals.

To find a local service near you click here.

To view our policies, guidance and services please visit the Knowledge Anglia Website 

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