Press releases

  • Ballot papers dispatched in hospital election
    Ballot papers have been dispatched to over 9,000 members of Norfolk’s biggest hospital Trust, who will be asked to elect five new Governors in Norwich, Broadland and South Norfolk. The Governors will be part of the Council of Governors for the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NNUH).  The council represents local people, […]
  • Norfolk mum donates Cuddle Cot to NNUH Fetal Medicine team
    Norfolk mum donates Cuddle Cot to NNUH Fetal Medicine team The Rainbow Clinic team at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals, has been presented with a cuddle cot, donated to them by a mum who has lost three babies in the final stages of pregnancy. A cuddle cot is a piece of equipment housed within […]
  • ​NNUH Virtual Ward Highly Commended at HSJ Awards
    ​NNUH Virtual Ward Highly Commended at HSJ Awards The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital’s Virtual Ward has been highly commended at the HSJ Awards 2022 for the Digitising Patient Care Award. The 2022 event reflects the HSJ Awards’ 42-year heritage of sharing best practice, improving patient outcomes and celebrating better service – but most importantly, […]
  • Major drive to recruit to the local NHS Reserve
    Major drive to recruit to the local NHS Reserve Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Trust is recruiting paid staff to join their NHS Reserve workforce, to support them as they tackle continued pressures. Local hospitals and NHS services will then be able to call on the ‘Reservist pool’ during peak times, for example in winter […]
  • NNUH establishes first of its kind treatment for patients with ovarian cancer
    NNUH establishes first of its kind treatment for ovarian cancer patients Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals are marking the successful establishment of the UK’s only gynaeoncology programme administering heated chemotherapy at the time of surgery (HIPEC- heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy) for patients with ovarian cancer. Since establishing the service two years ago a multidisciplinary team has […]
  • New prostate biopsy service starts at Cromer
    New prostate biopsy service starts at Cromer A new procedure has begun at Cromer and District Hospital to help speed up tests for patients with suspected prostate cancer. State-of-the-art equipment is being used at the North Norfolk Macmillan Centre to enable prostate biopsies to take place for the first time at Cromer. The start of […]
  • Norfolk’s largest hospital seeks new governors
    Patients and the public will have the opportunity to put their name forward as a governor at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  Six public governors have reached the end of their three-year term, creating vacancies in Broadland, Norwich (3 seats), South Norfolk, plus a governor for the Rest of England constituency […]
  • Bringing exercise therapy to patient’s homes with new mobile app
    Bringing exercise therapy to patient’s homes with new mobile app An app that brings NHS exercise therapy to people’s homes is set to help more patients with vascular disease after being developed by a NNUH Consultant. The Walk-A-Cise smartphone app is the brainchild of Philip Stather, Vascular Consultant and Clinical Associate Professor, to make it easier for […]
  • NNUH diabetes research published in top journal
    NNUH diabetes research published in top journal Intermittently scanned glucose monitoring technology significantly improves the management of Type 1 diabetes, according to research conducted in Norfolk and published in a prestigious health research journal. The findings of a study conducted at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and seven other Trusts across the country has […]
  • NNUH team wins national award
    NNUH team wins national award A team that provides critical care outreach across the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) has won a prestigious national patient safety award. The NNUH Recognise and Respond Team (RRT) has won The Deteriorating Patients and Rapid Response Initiative of the Year award at the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Patient […]
  • New non-executive director joins NNUH
    New non-executive director joins NNUH Dr Ujjal Sarkar, a lead GP partner at one of the largest GP partnerships in the country, has joined the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Board as a new non-executive director. Ujjal has been a GP for more than 14 years with extensive board experience in Clinical Commissioning […]
  • Transforming dementia training with Virtual Reality videos
    Transforming dementia training with Virtual Reality videos Four Virtual Reality films have been premiered, which will help transform dementia education at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Thirty-five volunteers were involved in the filming of scripted scenarios, which were shot using a 360-degree camera with six lenses, to help put clinicians in […]
  • Football team wears N&N Hospitals Charity logo with pride
    Football team wears N&N Hospitals Charity logo with pride A community football club is sporting a new logo in recognition of the hospital which helped to save the life of one of its volunteers. Steve Normanton, a referee, linesman and volunteer at Long Stratton Football Club, was treated at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital […]
  • NNUH Voluntary Services Manager shortlisted for national award
    NNUH Voluntary Services Manager shortlisted for national award The Voluntary Services Manager at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been shortlisted for a national award. Sally Dyson, who has grown the number of volunteers at the Trust from 65 to more than 700, has been shortlisted as Volunteer Manager of the Year […]
  • Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital launches digital personalised follow-up pathways
    Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital launches digital personalised follow-up pathways As part of the NHS Elective Recovery Programme, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has implemented digital solutions from Infinity Health and DrDoctor to enable clinical teams to review patients remotely and provide a personalised approach to outpatient appointments. An ambitious outpatient transformation […]
  • Abseil raises thousands for hospital charity
    Abseil raises thousands for hospital charity Sixty brave fundraisers have reached new heights to raise money for the N&N Hospitals Charity by abseiling from the top of the hospital. Staff and hospital supporters took on the challenge at the weekend, which started 40ft up on the fourth floor of the East Atrium. Dave Talbot, from […]
  • Try your hand at robotic-assisted surgery training at NNUH AGM
    Try your hand at robotic-assisted surgery training at NNUH AGM Visit the Annual General Meeting at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital’s East Atrium on Wednesday 5 October, where from 3pm to 4pm you will be able to walk around a marketplace of staffed stands, see an exhibition of our work and speak to our […]
  • Young patients set to benefit from new app to reduce asthma attacks
    Young patients set to benefit from new app to reduce asthma attacks A project to reduce hospital admissions for children and young people at high risk of an asthma attack has been launched between two Norfolk hospitals utilising the latest digital technology. The Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and […]
  • New cancer centre to host first Macmillan Coffee Morning
    New cancer centre to host first Macmillan Coffee Morning A new cancer care and support unit in Cromer will host its first Macmillan Coffee Morning this week. The North Norfolk Macmillan Centre has provided information and support to more than 300 patients since it opened last year and will be hosting a coffee morning on […]
  • NNUH marks Organ Donation Week 2022
    NNUH marks Organ Donation Week 2022 Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is proud to support Organ Donation Week 2022. The main hospital site will be lit up on Monday 26 September for the whole week and members of the Organ Donor Team will be at NNUH on Monday 26 September to talk […]
  • Our tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
    Our tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Her Majesty The Queen. NNUH Chief Executive Sam Higginson and Interim Chair Tom Spink said: “On behalf of everybody at NNUH, we’d like to send our sincerest condolences to the Royal Family at this difficult time.” “For […]
  • Special exhibition & talks to mark 250 years of Norfolk & Norwich Hospital
    As part of Norfolk Heritage Open Days, members of the public are invited to come and view a specially created exhibition and listen to talks marking 250 years of Norfolk and Norwich Hospital (N&N). Running from 9 – 18 September at The Forum in Norwich, there will be a free to view exhibition where people […]
  • NNUH anti-spiking kits go national
    NNUH anti-spiking kits go national NNUH anti-spiking campaign creator Specialist Biomedical Scientist Michelle Frost has confirmed that Leeds and Reading Festival are providing the anti-spiking kits for their festival-goers this weekend. Michelle said: “The NNUH will be delivering enhanced patient care to festival goers at both Reading and Leeds for their annual festival this bank […]
  • Celebration of 250 years of N&N to be held at the Norwich Cathedral
    Celebration of 250 years of N&N to be held at the Norwich Cathedral We are delighted to invite staff, past and present, volunteers, members of the public and all those who have supported the work of the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital (N&N), to a service of celebration at Norwich Cathedral at The Close, Norwich. The […]
  • Director of transformation appointed at NNUH
    Alex Berry has been appointed as the Director of Transformation at NNUH after a nationwide recruitment search. As Director of Transformation, a new post at the Trust, Alex is the executive lead at Board level responsible for driving forward the transformation agenda in support of the Trust’s strategic and business goals. Alex joined NNUH from […]
  • Communications team listed for two industry awards
    The Corporate Communications Team at NNUH has been shortlisted for two prestigious public relations industry awards. The team is in the running for honours at the Chartered Institute of Public Relation’s (CIPR) PRide Awards for Anglia, Thames and Chiltern which covers nine counties. The team is up for awards for the Best Public Sector Campaign with […]
  • Trust Board meeting in public – 3 August
    Trust Board meeting in public – 3 August Our Trust’s Board meets in public on Wednesday 3 August 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.
  • New Cancer Care Navigator scheme launches
    New Cancer Care Navigator scheme launches A new support service to provide additional practical and emotional support to cancer patients, carers and companions has gone live at NNUH. The Cancer Care Navigator project will help people affected by cancer with their non-clinical needs. Our three new Cancer Care Navigators are Chantelle Gale, Megan Harmer and […]
  • First Clinical Associate Professors announced to enhance NNUH research
    First Clinical Associate Professors announced to enhance NNUH research The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital has announced its first ever Clinical Associate Professors to boost its research profile. Eight Consultants have been awarded the posts in translational and clinical medicine following funding from the University of East Anglia’s Norwich Medical School and NNUH. These appointments […]
  • Walk-In Centre joins anti-spiking campaign
    Walk-In Centre joins anti-spiking campaign The Norwich Walk-In Centre has joined the fight against spiking by stocking drug screening kits. The Anti-Spiking Campaign pilot was launched in Norwich last December by the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and joined forces with Norfolk Police, the SOS wellbeing bus, and selected clubs and bars to offer anti-spiking […]
  • NNUH doctor first in the country to be awarded a National Diploma in Obstetric Medicine
    NNUH doctor first in the country to be awarded a National Diploma in Obstetric Medicine An NNUH doctor has become the only consultant in the country to be awarded a National Diploma in Obstetric Medicine. Mark Andrews is a lead consultant at NNUH with a specialty in renal (kidney) disease. He is the first consultant […]
  • Take on the abseil challenge for N&N Hospitals Charity
    Take on the abseil challenge for N&N Hospitals Charity The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is on the lookout for thrill seekers who would like to take on an abseil challenge while supporting the N&N Hospitals Charity. The challenge on Saturday October 1, starts 40ft up on the fourth floor of the East Atrium where […]
  • RRT delivers staff event on hospital’s 250th anniversary
    The Rapid Relief Team is supporting staff at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital as the hospital celebrates its 250th anniversary. A BBQ meal is being offered to staff on 15 July as a token of appreciation for the contribution made by NHS teams during the pandemic and to celebrate the 250th anniversary. Spokesperson Ben […]
  • 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 […]