News of the recommendation has been welcomed in West Norfolk.
West Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group chief officer Dr Sue Crossman said: “This is a really positive achievement and testament to the hard work of staff who should feel positive about the future of the hospital.
“As commissioners we continue to work closely with the trust and other partners to drive forward improvements and ensure that patients receive the highest standards of care they rightly expect.”
Unison representative at the hospital Darren Barber said: “Two years ago we said this was a great hospital and we have shown it. I am proud of the staff and the staff are proud to work at the QEH and that will help going forward.
“Dorothy has brought energy and pace along with understanding from the staff.”
West Norfolk Council leader Nick Daubney said: “I am most pleased for those of us who use the hospital. It is really important for us to have a well run and thriving hospital.”