A senior councillor has met with the Health Secretary Steve Barclay to push for a new hospital in King’s Lynn.
Borough council leader Stuart Dark met him in London to press for the design and construction of a new building to be fast-tracked.
Mr Dark said: “I was pleased that the Secretary of State was able to see James Wild MP and myself in London last week, particularly given his diary commitments.
“At our meeting I was able to once more state this council’s long-standing, united, cross-party position that the QEH needs to be urgently replaced and that the delay in an announcement of a funding decision was causing continuing concern.
“I was heartened that the Secretary of State clearly understood the serious challenges faced by the QEH specifically, and RAAC hospitals in general, and took on board the issue of our community needing as early an announcement as possible.
“This meeting, and the response from The Chief Secretary of the Treasury to James Wild’s question in parliament earlier this week, has given me much optimism for the outcome of the QEH bid.”