The new outpatient unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn will be named in memory of a much-loved member of staff.
It will be christened the Emerson Unit after Chrissie Emerson, a hospital healthcare assistant who died from coronavirus in 2020.
The name won a poll of different options receiving 40 per cent of total votes.
Denise Smith, the QEH’s chief operating officer, said: “I am really pleased there was so much support to name the unit from our local community and staff. Chrissie’s sad death impacted the whole QEH family, and we believe naming the unit in her memory is a fitting tribute to her. Chrissie is very much missed by us all.”
The new unit, due to open in January, will bring together a number of outpatient services including urology, rheumatology, gynaecology, and a day assessment unit for pregnant women.