King's Lynn is a seaport and market town of over 42000 inhabitants located on the attractive Norfolk coast. It is connected to Peterborough and Norwich via the A47 and to Cambridge via the A10 as well as having a train station with services to Cambridge and London amongst other destinations.
Queen Elisabeth Hospital is located on the outskirts of King's Lynn, to the eastern edge of the town. The catchment area of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital covers the West Norfolk area, South Lincolnshire and North East Cambridgeshire, an area of approximately 1500 km² and 250,000 people. The hospital has 515 beds, 19 inpatient wards and 7 operating theatres. It receives students from the University of East Anglia, Norwich Medical School and Cambridge University.
Urology at the QEH is now partnered with the Norfolk and Norwich hospital and some of the services are shared with the NNUH hospital. There will usually be a single urology trainee at the QEH and below are some of the departmental guidelines and a sample rota:
- 4 sessions of theatre per week
- 1 SPA abd 1 Admin/ week
- 1 in 4 on call averaged out
- All clinical commitment cancelled in the week when on call
- Protected Paediatric clinics and Paediatric DSU theatre time