Press releases

  • Bishop of Norwich to open his gardens to help celebrate 250 years of NNUH
    Bishop of Norwich to open his gardens to help celebrate 250 years of NNUH Taking place on Sunday 31 July, there will be a chance to walk around the Bishop of Norwich’s garden and celebrate 250 years of the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, which started treating patients in 1772. There will be a rare opportunity […]
  • NNUH team shortlisted for national patient safety award
    NNUH team shortlisted for national award A team that provides critical care outreach across the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) has been shortlisted for a national patient safety award. The Recognise and Respond Team (RRT) expanded and enhanced Critical Care Outreach, moving from 12 hours a day to a 24/7service last year. ​They have been shortlisted for The Deteriorating […]
  • Join the brew crew on 5 July
    Join the brew crew on 5 July Communities are being urged to get involved in the nation’s biggest brew to help raise funds for the NHS. Led by NHS Charities Together, the NHS Big Tea on Tuesday 5 July brings the nation together to celebrate the birthday of the NHS and give thanks to the […]
  • Trust Board in Public – 8 June
    Trust Board in Public – 8 June Our Trust’s Board meets in public on Wednesday 8 June at 9.30am. Access to the meeting will be available through Microsoft Teams. If you would like to listen online to the Trust Board in Public meeting, please contact the Communications team by emailing communications@nnuh.nhs.uk.
  • NNUH beds donated to Eastern Ukraine
    NNUH beds donated to Eastern Ukraine The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and Medstrom Ltd have been working together to recycle and rehome outgoing hospitals beds to support those affected by the war in Ukraine. In excess of 50 beds have transited through charitable organisations and Ukrainian NGOs across the Polish border, to reach hospitals […]
  • Norfolk and NNNUH surgical trainee launches national mental health campaign
    Norfolk and NNNUH surgical trainee launches national mental health campaign Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Oral & Maxillofacial surgery trainee, Sukh Dubb, has launched a national campaign to encourage people who have faced trauma in their lives or any number of issues which have affected their general and mental health to speak up and share […]
  • NNUH awarded brain cancer centre of excellence status
    NNUH awarded brain cancer centre of excellence status Our hospital is part of one of six NHS brain cancer centres to be awarded excellence status by the Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission. The East of England service was recognised for its commitment to equality of access for patients across the region, with Cambridge University Hospitals, […]
  • Putting outpatient follow-ups in the hands of our patients ​
    Putting outpatient follow-ups in the hands of our patients ​ A new digital platform has been launched by our hospital to make it easier for patients to request outpatient follow-up appointments when they need one. The Trust is working with digital partners to change the way we deliver outpatient care to better suit patients and […]
  • Family raises £55,000 in baby Harrison’s memory
    Family raises £55,000 in baby Harrison’s memory A Norwich couple who started fundraising in memory of their baby son have raised more than £55,000 to help other families. Claire and Simon Nicholl, from Eaton, suffered heartbreak when their son Harrison Alexander Nicholl died four days after being born in February 2010. Harrison had been born […]
  • Hospital aims to recruit 250 volunteers for 250th anniversary
    The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is seeking 250 new volunteers in its anniversary year as it celebrates 250 years of providing care and treatment to the local community after seeing its first patients in 1772. Volunteers are being sought right across the hospital with a push on recruiting volunteers in Older People’s Medicine, the […]
  • NNUH Dementia Fayre goes virtual
    NNUH Dementia Fayre goes virtual Our online Dementia Fayre took place on 19 May as part of Dementia Action Week and can be viewed here    
  • Interim Chairman appointed
    Interim Chairman appointed Tom Spink, Non-Executive Director at NNUH since 2020, has been appointed as interim Chairman at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Sam Higginson, Chief Executive said: “I am grateful to Tom for taking on this role.  He has already brought a great deal of experience and insight to the […]
  • England’s Chief Nurse presents posthumous CNO Gold Award for Norwich nurse
    England’s Chief Nurse presents posthumous CNO Gold Award for Norwich nurse The Chief Nursing Officer for England Ruth May has awarded a posthumous CNO Gold Award to Emergency Department Staff Nurse Estrella Catalan who worked at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.  Estrella sadly died of Covid-19 in February 2021 after receiving treatment in the […]
  • NNUH launches Regional Maternal Medicine Centre of Excellence for pregnant women with pre-existing medical conditions
    NNUH launches Regional Maternal Medicine Centre of Excellence for pregnant women with pre-existing medical conditions   The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Foundation Trust has officially opened its Maternal Medicines Centre with a launch event held at the John Innes Conference Centre. More than 120 guests attended the event either in person or virtually to […]
  • Hospital celebrates 250th anniversary with open day and fete
    The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is celebrating its 250th anniversary with an Open Day and Fete on Saturday 11 June from 11am to 3pm.  The public is being invited to take a tour of the hospital’s history, find out how modern healthcare saves lives, enjoy fun and games and help to raise money for […]
  • Mobile cancer unit celebrates first anniversary
    Mobile cancer unit celebrates first anniversary A service that has brought cancer care closer to people’s homes is celebrating its first anniversary next month. The Mobile Cancer Care Unit (MCCU) hit the roads of Norfolk and Waveney last year, thanks to an innovative partnership between the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and […]
  • Historic yacht makes fundraising journey
    Historic yacht makes fundraising journey A motor yacht used in 1940 to rescue British soldiers at Dunkirk is preparing to set off on a new mission to raise money for two charities. The yacht Estrallita is owned by Tony Billson, from Diss, who spent five years painstakingly restoring her and researching her history. Next month, […]
  • NNUH Chairman steps down due to ill health
    NNUH Chairman steps down due to ill health The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has announced that their Chairman, David White, will not be seeking a second term as Chair at the end of May due to serious ill health. David joined the Trust in June 2019 from East Suffolk and North Essex […]
  • Taking to the skies for Boudicca Breast Cancer Appeal
    Taking to the skies for Boudicca Breast Cancer Appeal A woman is preparing to take to the skies above Norfolk to raise money for the hospital which cared for her grandmother during her breast cancer treatment. Emily Petch will take part in the charity skydive on 9 July with money raised going to the Boudicca […]
  • Free cookery classes for men living with cancer
    Free cookery classes for men living with cancer 20.04.2022 A series of free cookery classes, run by Norfolk’s top chefs, has been launched to help men who are living with cancer. The North Norfolk Macmillan Cancer Support Centre at Cromer and District Hospital has joined forces with the Richard Hughes Cookery School in Norwich to […]
  • NNUH anti-spiking campaign extended across Norfolk towns
    NNUH anti-spiking campaign extended across Norfolk towns An Anti-Spiking Campaign pilot launched by NNUH Specialist Biomedical Scientist Michelle Frost in Norwich has been rolled out further across the region, with kits now also available in venues in Great Yarmouth and King’s Lynn. The Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner has funded the kits, which are now […]
  • Trust Board in Public – 6 April
    Trust Board in Public – 6 April The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Board meets in public on Wednesday 6 April at 9.30am. Access to the meeting will be available through Microsoft Teams. If you would like to listen online to the Trust Board in Public meeting, please contact the Communications team […]
  • Over four million children benefit from Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital since it opened in 1854
    Over four million children benefit from Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital since it opened in 1854 The Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital celebrates 168 years of caring for local families on 3rd April 2022.  Founded in 1854 with monies raised by Swedish Opera Singer Jenny Lind, known as the Swedish Nightingale, the hospital treats over 60,000 patients […]
  • NNUH Foundation Day invites public to see behind the scenes
    NNUH Foundation Day invites public to see behind the scenes Celebrating 250 years of caring for patients, the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) will be throwing open its doors this year on Saturday 11 June and inviting members of the public to come and see behind the scenes, meet the hospital teams and see […]
  • NNUH anaesthetists take part in new national research
    NNUH anaesthetists take part in new national research Anaesthetists at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital are taking part in a new national research project aimed at improving the care of older patients having surgery. A team of doctors at NNUH are taking part in the Royal College of Anaesthetists-run SNAP3 project, which will run […]
  • Woman’s marathon quest for children’s hospital
    A Norwich woman is taking part in her first marathon in memory of her sister-in-law who died in 1993 at the age of 20. On May 2, Zoe Harcourt will line up with hundreds of others for the start of the Milton Keynes Marathon. As well as recognising sister-in-law Tanya Harcourt’s battle against Cystic Fibrosis, Zoe […]
  • Live streaming boosts robotic-assisted surgical training
    Live streaming boosts robotic-assisted surgical training From Colney to Cologne. A new educational tool has been launched at NNUH, which can securely live stream surgery in Norfolk to the next generation of surgeons across the UK and Europe. NNUH became the first hospital in the East of England to use Intuitive Telepresence to enable more […]
  • NNUH helps world’s largest Covid-19 trial make another big breakthrough
    NNUH helps world’s largest Covid-19 trial make another big breakthrough The world’s largest coronavirus treatment trial has found that baricitinib, an anti-inflammatory rheumatoid arthritis drug, reduces deaths in patients hospitalised for Covid-19 by around one-fifth. The RECOVERY Trial, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), has been investigating treatments for people hospitalised with Covid-19 since March 2020. […]
  • Thousands raised for hospital charity after Sainsbury worker’s Santa challenge
    Thousands raised for hospital charity after Sainsbury worker’s Santa challenge An employee at Sainsbury’s in Norwich has raised £4,548 for the N&N Hospitals Charity’s new £1m appeal, by dressing up as Santa Claus throughout his shifts in December. Simon Game, from Bowthorpe, who works as a personal shopper in the Longwater branch, collected donations from […]
  • £1m funding boost for our Clinical Research Facility
    £1m funding boost for our Clinical Research Facility NNUH has been announced as one of 28 research institutions to receive funding from the Department of Health to expand the delivery of early phase clinical research in NHS hospitals across England. The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has awarded us £1m, spread over the next […]
  • £1m funding boost for our Clinical Research Facility
    £1m funding boost for our Clinical Research Facility NNUH has been announced as one of 28 research institutions to receive funding from the Department of Health to expand the delivery of early phase clinical research in NHS hospitals across England. The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has awarded us £1m, spread over the next […]
  • NNUH anti-spiking pilot campaign hailed a success
    NNUH anti-spiking pilot campaign hailed a success An Anti-Spiking Campaign pilot launched by NNUH Specialist Biomedical Scientist Michelle Frost has been hailed a success and is set to be rolled our further across the region, and possibly nationally. Michelle said the pilot exceeded all expectations with the number of reported spiking incidents going from an […]
  • Norfolk and Norwich Orthopaedic Centre receives full planning permission
    Norfolk and Norwich Orthopaedic Centre receives full planning permission This week the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals (NNUH) has received full planning permission from South Norfolk District Council for the new orthopaedic surgery unit being developed on the main hospital site. The new Norfolk and Norwich Orthopaedic Centre (NaNOC) is expected to be complete this […]
  • Augmented reality headsets purchased by the charity
    Augmented reality headsets purchased by the charity State-of-the-art augmented reality headsets have been purchased by the Norfolk and Norwich Hospitals Charity to be used for interventional radiology research, training and surgical planning. The HoloLens Augmented Reality headset works by overlaying digital images onto the clinician’s field of view, allowing surgeons to easily access imaging and […]
  • Novavax Covid-19 vaccine researched at NNUH approved in the UK
    Novavax Covid-19 vaccine researched at NNUH approved in the UK Participants in one of the largest and fastest recruiting Covid-19 vaccine trials at NNUH are reassured today after the study vaccine was given authorisation for use in the UK. The Novavax Covid-19 trial concluded in December 2021 and yesterday the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory […]
  • New cancer support hub launches
    New cancer support hub launches A virtual hub to provide support and information to anyone affected by cancer has been launched by the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Ahead of World Cancer Day on 4 February, the cancer services team have launched their CARE Hub, which stands for Cancer Advice, Resource and […]
  • Norfolk Cycle Challenge to celebrate 250 years of NNUH
    Norfolk Cycle Challenge to celebrate 250 years of NNUH A new cycle challenge has been set by the Norfolk and Norwich Hospitals Charity in celebration of the hospital’s 250th anniversary. The fitness fundraising challenge is part of the celebrations to mark the special anniversary in our county’s healthcare history, allowing the charity to also celebrate […]
  • Trust Board meeting in public – 2 February
    Trust Board meeting in public – 2 February The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Board meets in public on Wednesday 2 February at 9.30am. Access to the meeting will be available through Microsoft Teams. If you would like to listen online to the Trust Board in Public meeting, please contact the Communications […]
  • NNUH and Mile Cross Primary School art collaboration
    NNUH and Mile Cross Primary School art collaboration Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has joined forces with N&N Hospitals Charity and a Norwich primary school to enhance the environment of our paediatric theatres complex, due to open later this year. More than 120 pupils of all ages at the school were invited […]
  • Latest development unveiled in breast cancer unit
    Latest development unveiled in breast cancer unit A new waiting area and reception has been opened for patients attending the breast cancer unit at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. The new area is the latest development in the project to create a new unit, funded by donations to the N&N Hospitals Charity’s Boudicca Breast […]
  • The Covid neutralising treatment helping high risk patients
    The Covid neutralising treatment helping high risk patients A new antibody infusion service is helping to neutralise Covid-19 and reduce hospital admissions for high risk patients with the virus. The Covid Medicines Delivery Unit (CMDU) has been established at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) to offer extra protection to clinically vulnerable patients, if […]
  • 250 years of caring being celebrated at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
    250 years of caring being celebrated at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is celebrating its 250th anniversary in 2022.  The hospital saw its first outpatients on 11 July 1772 and first inpatients on 7 November 1772. David White, chairman, said: “Over the generations, our hospital has touched the lives […]
  • An update on current hospital pressures
    An update on current hospital pressures  
  • Major funding for dizziness device research 
    Major funding for dizziness device research A pioneering device, developed in Norfolk, to help patients with dizziness problems has received a major funding boost to be trialled nationally. Researchers from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) and University of East Anglia (UEA) have been awarded £1.25m by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to […]
  • New governors announced at Norfolk’s largest hospital
    The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has just announced the results of its latest governor elections where there were seats for five public governor positions. These covered Broadland, Breckland (two seats), North Norfolk, and King’s Lynn and West Norfolk The newly elected governors are Elaine Bailey for North Norfolk and Tim How […]
  • School’s festive single to support hospital charity
    School’s festive single to support hospital charity A father who raised thousands for the Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital running the Loch Ness Marathon is now hoping a musical venture will be the first of many fundraising projects at the school where he works. Elliott Catchpole, a science teacher at Wymondham High Academy, raised £8,395 in […]
  • NNUH launches anti-spiking campaign
    NNUH launches pilot anti-spiking campaign NNUH has launched a pilot Anti-Spiking Campaign, working with clubs and bars in the city to keep party-goers safe over the Christmas period. If successful, and funding is available, the campaign will be rolled out more widely. The spiking of drinks – adding drugs or substances to a person’s drink […]
  • Donation of £665,000 from Cromer Community and Hospital Friends
    Donation of £665,000 from Cromer Community and Hospital Friends A new cancer unit at Cromer Hospital has benefitted from a donation of £665,000 to fund equipment thanks to the Cromer Community and Hospital Friends. A range of equipment has been purchased for the North Norfolk Macmillan Centre, including Prostate Biopsy equipment, furniture and a state-of-the-art […]
  • Vaccine trial concludes at NNUH-run Clinical Research Facility
    Vaccine trial concludes at NNUH-run Clinical Research Facility One of the most high profile and fast-paced research studies at NNUH has come to a conclusion with hundreds of Norfolk volunteers playing a role in Covid-19 vaccine research. The Novavax vaccine clinical trial began at the Clinical Research Facility (CRF) at the Quadram Institute in October […]
  • Children’s hospital praised by young patients in latest CQC survey
    Children’s hospital praised by young patients in latest CQC survey Staff at the Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital at NNUH have been praised in the latest Children and Young People’s Patient Experience Survey. More than 350 patients and their parents/carers took part in the 2020 survey, which is coordinated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Staff […]
  • Celebrating the success of robotic-assisted surgical programme
    Celebrating the success of robotic-assisted surgical programme The success of a robotic-assisted surgery programme has been celebrated after reaching a landmark at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. The Trust became the first hospital in the region to carry out bowel cancer surgeries using robotic-assisted technology in 2017. Over the last four years staff have […]
  • The nurse-led service helping patients with minor injuries this winter
    The nurse-led service helping patients with minor injuries this winter Winter is traditionally a very busy time for the NHS, which is why it is important to access the right service for our healthcare needs first time. The cold weather brings the risk of slips and trips and minor injuries, which can be dealt with […]
  • Sainsbury’s worker’s festive fundraiser for new surgical centre
    Sainsbury’s worker’s festive fundraiser for new surgical centre A £1m N&N Hospitals Charity appeal to help create an innovative orthopaedic elective centre has received a festive boost from an employee at Sainsbury’s in Longwater, Norwich. Simon Game was just 50 when he underwent hip surgery after crippling arthritis had left him in unbearable pain. Now, […]
  • Consultant Radiologist receives travelling professorship
    Consultant Radiologist receives travelling professorship Trainee radiologists from across Great Britain are set to benefit from the expertise and guidance of a NNUH consultant who has been awarded a travelling professorship. Consultant Radiologist Tom Marshall has received the prestigious accolade from the Royal College of Radiologists and British Society of Skeletal Radiologists (BSSR). Professor Marshall, […]
  • Vaccination service extended for maternity service users at NNUH
    Vaccination service extended for maternity service users at NNUH A Covid-19 vaccination service for mums-to-be, their partners and new parents has been extended at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. A project to offer vaccinations in the antenatal clinic at NNUH began in August to help increase vaccination rates amongst pregnant women. This has now […]
  • NNUH to open new specialist clinics for severely obese children
    NNUH to open new specialist clinics for severely obese children Extra clinics to deliver intensive support for severely obese children and young people are to be delivered by a team from the Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital at NNUH. Our Trust has been chosen to run one of 15 new specialist clinics set up by the NHS in […]
  • Innovative programme helps train more doctors in robotic-assisted surgery
    Innovative programme helps train more doctors in robotic-assisted surgery A group of surgeons at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) have become the first registrars in the UK to benefit from a new da Vinci robotic surgery training programme. The use of robotic-assisted surgery is gaining momentum within the world of surgery and in […]
  • Loss of former NNUH Medical Director Dr Iain Brooksby
    Former medical director and cardiologist Dr Iain Brooksby died last weekend at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH). Dr Brooksby, aged 76, retired in March 2009 having spent a decade as Medical Director at NNUH at a time when the hospital moved from the old site on St Stephen’s in Norwich to the new […]
  • Team NNUH feature in COP26 photography exhibition
    Team NNUH feature in COP26 photography exhibition The work of our sustainability in theatres committee is being seen by world leaders, delegates and environmentalists this week at COP26 in Glasgow. Joel Fiddy, Matron for Theatres Governance, Risk and Education and Dr Amy Greengrass, Consultant Anaesthetist, feature in a new Greener NHS photography exhibition, which has […]
  • Joint working in Norfolk’s hospitals takes off as first policy rolled out
    Norfolk three acute hospitals have agreed the first joint policy which will set the foundation for improved care and more efficient hospital services across Norfolk and Waveney. The James Paget University Hospital (JPUH), the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn (QEH) will be introducing a shared consent policy […]
  • Trust Board meeting in public – 3 November
    Trust Board meeting in public – 3 November The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Board meets in public on Wednesday 3 November at 9.30am. Access to the meeting is online only through MS Teams. If you would like to listen online to the Trust Board in Public meeting, please contact the Communications […]
  • New visiting restrictions due to Covid-19 pandemic
    New visiting restrictions due to Covid-19 pandemic New visiting restrictions have been put in place at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Following rising infection rates in the community and an increase in coronavirus related admissions, we have made the difficult decision to suspend visiting on inpatients […]
  • Send a Smile with Santa appeal launched for 2021
    Send a Smile with Santa appeal launched for 2021 The annual appeal to give every patient at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital a gift on Christmas Day has been launched. Each year, the N&N Hospitals Charity’s Send a Smile with Santa appeal collects more than 1,000 presents kindly donated by the members of the […]
  • Celebrating the outstanding work of NNUH staff
    Celebrating the outstanding work of NNUH staff The outstanding work of staff working across the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been celebrated at the annual Staff Awards 2021. More than 500 nominations for our teams and colleagues were made for this year’s Staff Awards scheme, which included entries from patients and […]
  • Praise for NNUH staff in annual CQC patient survey
    Praise for NNUH staff in annual CQC patient survey Staff at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital have been praised for their care and keeping patients involved in conversations around their treatment in the latest Adult Inpatient Survey. Almost 600 patients took part in the 2020 survey, which is coordinated by the Care Quality Commission […]
  • North Norfolk Macmillan Centre declared officially open
    A ground-breaking £4.85million cancer centre which will bring treatment and support services closer to home for thousands of people has officially opened The North Norfolk Macmillan Centre at Cromer and District Hospital has been built as part of the local healthcare trust’s response to predictions that demand for local cancer services could increase by more […]
  • North Norfolk Macmillan Centre Declared Officially Open
    A ground-breaking £4.85million cancer centre which will bring treatment and support services closer to home for thousands of people has officially opened. The North Norfolk Macmillan Centre at Cromer and District Hospital has been built as part of the local healthcare trust’s response to predictions that demand for local cancer services could increase by more […]
  • NNUH Cath lab work begins
    NNUH Cath lab work begins Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has begun the next phase of its £15m programme to create new Cath labs and invest in new equipment for radiology and cardiology. Redundant x-ray equipment has been removed to clear the space ready for it to become a new Cath lab […]
  • Five hospital governors sought to represent patients across Norfolk
    People living in Norfolk will have the opportunity to put their name forward as a governor at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, as five public governors reach the end of their three-year term. The vacancies are in Broadland, North Norfolk, King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, plus two posts in Breckland. David […]
  • Five hospital governors sought to represent patients across Norfolk
    People living in Norfolk will have the opportunity to put their name forward as a governor at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, as five public governors reach the end of their three-year term. The vacancies are in Broadland, North Norfolk, King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, plus two posts in Breckland. David […]
  • Five hospital governors sought to represent patients across Norfolk
    People living in Norfolk will have the opportunity to put their name forward as a governor at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, as five public governors reach the end of their three-year term. The vacancies are in Broadland, North Norfolk, King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, plus two posts in Breckland. David […]
  • First augmented reality neuromodulation spinal surgery in the world takes place at NNUH
    The first augmented reality (AR) spinal surgery in the world has taken place at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Surgeons at NNUH utilised the latest video technology and augmented reality (AR) goggles with the assistance of a neurosurgical colleague in Wales providing extra support with a complex spinal cord stimulation procedure. The NNUH is […]
  • Communications Team strikes double Gold
    Communications Team strikes double Gold The Corporate Communications Team at NNUH has struck double gold at a prestigious public relations industry awards event. The team scooped two Gold and two Silver awards at the Chartered Institute of Public Relation’s (CIPR) PRide Awards for Anglia, Thames and Chiltern, which covers nine counties. The awards, which were […]
  • Open Day for new Cancer Centre at Cromer & District Hospital
    Open Day for new Cancer Centre at Cromer & District Hospital Cromer & District Hospital will be hosting a community open day on Saturday 16 October so members of the public can visit the new North Norfolk Macmillan Cancer Centre, which has been made possible due to donations from the public and three charities – […]
  • Net zero heroes – how Team NNUH are reducing their carbon footprint
    Net zero heroes – how Team NNUH are reducing their carbon footprint Teams working across the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NNUH) have taken the net zero pledge to help reduce the carbon footprint of the NHS. As part of the Greener NHS agenda, the health service aims to become net zero […]
  • New non-executive director announcement at NNUH
    New non-executive director announcement at NNUH Professor Charles ffrench-Constant, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at UEA, is joining the Board of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as a new non-executive director. Charles joined UEA this year from the University of Edinburgh where he established the Multiple Sclerosis […]
  • Increasing surgical capacity with new standalone orthopaedic centre
    Increasing surgical capacity with new standalone orthopaedic centre A major project to increase surgical capacity at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) has been announced with plans to create a new £11m standalone orthopaedic elective centre. The new Norfolk and Norwich Orthopaedic Centre will see the creation of two new laminar flow theatres and […]
  • NNUH joins Parkinson’s research study to help reduce falls
    NNUH joins Parkinson’s research study to help reduce falls Research that aims to improve the lives of patients living with Parkinson’s disease by reducing the risk of falls has been launched at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Our Trust has become the first hospital in the East of England to join Cholinesterase Inhibitors to […]
  • NNUH marks Organ Donation Week 2021
    NNUH marks Organ Donation Week 2021 Today, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust marks the start of Organ Donor Week 2021 by paying tribute to everyone who has gone on to help save the lives of others following their death. In the last 12 months, 29 families at NNUH have said yes to […]
  • First patient treated in North Norfolk Macmillan Centre
    First patient treated in North Norfolk Macmillan Centre The first patient to receive her cancer care at the new North Norfolk Macmillan Centre has told of a ‘wonderful environment for patients and staff’ that is closer to home and less crowded than the hospital she normally visits. Jane Ducker, 65, from Aylsham, was the first […]
  • Increasing imaging capacity and opening the door to new therapies at NNUH
    Increasing imaging capacity and opening the door to new therapies at NNUH A £2.5m project to improve diagnostics capacity and patient experience at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital has been completed with the refurbishment of the Nuclear Medicine service. Work began at the hospital in January 2020 to reconfigure the department to increase the […]
  • New technology launches to speed up sepsis diagnosis for hospital patients
    New technology launches to speed up sepsis diagnosis for hospital patients The combined Microbiology departments at the Eastern Pathology Alliance have launched onsite blood culture machines across Norfolk’s three acute hospitals to diagnose sepsis more quickly. Sepsis is a serious life-threatening condition that can occur in patients in the community or in hospital with vulnerable […]
  • State-of-the-art paediatric patient simulator joins NANIME
    State-of-the-art paediatric patient simulator joins NANIME Our NANIME technical skills department has welcomed Hal to the team – one of the world’s most advanced paediatric patient simulators. Hal is helping junior doctors and healthcare professionals to develop their skills in simulated medical scenarios to diagnose and treat young patients. The new simulator is the first […]
  • Team NNUH support their hospital charity
    Team NNUH support their hospital charity Two teams from NNUH are undertaking different challenges to raise money for the N&N Hospitals Charity. Staff from Gateley Ward are going to be putting on their wellies and hiking boots and each walking 73km during September to raise money to purchase an additional ECG machine for their ward […]
  • Patient and carer cancer group seeks new members
    Patient and carer cancer group seeks new members Patients and carers are being urged to help shape and improve cancer services by joining the Together Against Cancer (TAC) in Norfolk group. The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has had a patient and carer representative group for the last 14 years working in […]
  • Pregnant and breastfeeding women can now access Covid-19 jabs at hospital antenatal clinic
    Pregnant and breastfeeding women can now access Covid-19 jabs at hospital antenatal clinic Pregnant and breast-feeding women and their partners can now access Covid-19 vaccinations at a new clinic being launched by Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust and NNUH. Jo Metcalfe, Clinical Operations Lead for the Norfolk and Waveney Vaccination Centres run by Cambridgeshire Community […]
  • A global first for NNUH using special shield for prostate cancer treatments
    A global first for NNUH using special shield for prostate cancer treatments Prostate cancer specialists from the Radiotherapy Department at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Foundation Trust have become the first in the world to use an innovative technique to help patients receiving treatment for prostate cancer. Some patients receiving radiotherapy for prostate cancer will […]
  • Hospital charity’s Service of Remembrance
    Hospital charity’s Service of Remembrance The annual Service of Remembrance will be available to view online from Saturday 18 September. The service is held for families, friends and carers of people who have died at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals (NNUH). This is the second year the N&N Hospitals Charity and the NNUH Chaplaincy […]
  • Animal assisted therapy returns to NNUH
    Animal assisted therapy returns to NNUH Four-legged volunteers have returned to NNUH for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic started to support the wellbeing and recoveries of patients. The Trust joined forces with the charity Pets As Therapy (PAT) three years ago to provide animal assisted therapy to inpatients at the Norfolk and Norwich […]
  • NNUH Ambulatory Procedures Unit opens
    NNUH Ambulatory Procedures Unit opens Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Trust has opened its new £2.9m Ambulatory Procedure Unit, specialising in procedures for patients with hand trauma. As part of our extensive building improvement programme, the unit has some of the most advanced equipment housed in three neutral pressure treatment rooms, as well as associated […]
  • Norfolk fundraiser donates £40k to NNUH
    Norfolk fundraiser donates £40k to NNUH Norfolk fundraiser and heart patient Peter Orford has donated £40,000 to the NNUH Cardiology Department. Peter presented the cheque to NNUH Consultant Cardiologist Alisdair Ryding, having raised the money through the NNUH Friends charity shop on London Road South, Lowestoft. He has run the shop for 10 years with […]
  • Team prepares to chase Nessie for hospital charity
    Team prepares to chase Nessie for hospital charity A trio of runners are training for a marathon in October on one of the most beautiful routes in the world, raising money for the N&N Hospitals Charity and a department close to their heart. Elliott Catchpole, from Attleborough, and friends James Flannigan and Jonathan Lee will […]
  • Trust Board meeting in public – 4 August 2021
    Trust Board meeting in public – 4 August 2021 The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Board meets in public on Wednesday 4 August at 9.30am. Access to the meeting is online only through MS Teams. If you would like to listen online to the Trust Board in Public meeting, please contact the […]
  • Emergency Department rated as ‘good’ by CQC
    The Care Quality Commission has published a report about the Emergency Department at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital following an unannounced inspection in June 2021. The Emergency Department has been rated as ‘good’, up from requires improvement, since the inspection in December 2020. The service was also rated ‘good’ for being safe and well-led. […]
  • NNUH celebrates Norwich Pride
    NNUH celebrates Norwich Pride We are proud to be the first NHS Trust in the region to create a Progress Pride Pathway as a visual symbol of inclusion. The installation is in advance of our Norwich Pride celebrations on 30 July and will be a long-term addition to the NNUH site. Our LGBT+ Staff Network […]
  • Improving care for patients with giant cell arteritis
    Improving care for patients with giant cell arteritis A specialist service for patients with an acute inflammatory disease has shared its ten year quality improvement journey in a national medical journal. In 2009, just 27 patients were diagnosed with giant cell arteritis (GCA) at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and received no formal education […]
  • Guard of honour for patient after 203 days at NNUH
    Guard of honour for patient after 203 days at NNUH Sean Hunte has spent almost the whole of 2021 in hospital after suffering serious Covid-19 complications. After 203 days at NNUH, the 58-year-old from Eaton left hospital to continue his recovery at home. He received a guard of honour from the team on Docking ward […]
  • New cancer service opens at Cromer
    New cancer service opens at Cromer A new service has begun at Cromer and District Hospital to provide further support and care to cancer patients closer to their homes. A satellite service of the NNUH Acute Oncology and Haematology Service (AOS) has started in Cromer to help patients who are having symptoms or side effects […]
  • Families continue to save and improve lives through deceased organ donation at NNUH
    Families continue to save and improve lives through deceased organ donation at NNUH New figures out today reveal there were 19 deceased organ donors at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital last year, helping save or improve the lives of  people desperately in need of a transplant in the UK. NHS Blood and Transplant have […]
  • Charity funds new baby warming blankets on NICU
    Charity funds new baby warming blankets on NICU New warming blankets have been purchased by the N&N Hospitals Charity for babies being treated in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at NNUH. The Astopad Patient Warming System can be wrapped around babies when they are sleeping in their cots, out for cuddles with their parents, […]