Our service

Providing rapid assessment to patients in west Norfolk who have been admitted to hospital but would prefer to remain within their own home.

The team, which includes an physiotherapist, occupational therapist, two specialist nurses, plus a technician, assess patients and organises appropriate support for them. This could see them return to their own home or another community setting.

To assist with safe and timely hospital discharge, patients are referred by emergency care and ambulance services for assessment and patients can request an additional assessment while the patient is in hospital.

Interpretation and translation services can be arranged by staff, for users of this service.


Who we care for

18 and over.



Open referrals system, self-referrals accepted.



Rapid Assessment Team

Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gayton Road, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 4ET

Tel: 01553 613813

Opening Hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm



Rapid Assessment Team - QE Hospital


Help with health costs

If you're referred to hospital or other NHS premises for specialist NHS treatment or diagnostic tests by a doctor, dentist or another primary care health professional, you may be able to claim a refund of reasonable travel costs under the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS). Find out more about the HTCS.


How to have your say

A guide for friends and family carers about ways to help us improve the experience of receiving care from our Service.
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