Press releases

  • 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, […]
  • NNUH patient letters go digital
    NNUH patient letters go digital Following a successful trial at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, voice recognition and digital dictation software for patient letters will be rolled out across all departments over the coming months. By going digital, patients will receive their letters more quickly and admin staff will be freed up […]
  • The research championing proactive deprescribing to improve care for older patients
    The research championing proactive deprescribing to improve care for older patients There’s a growing body of evidence that shows ageing often affects the body’s handling of certain drugs and leads to a need for doctors to review and stop some medications for older patients. Our Older People’s Medicine research team and UEA School of Pharmacy […]
  • Join our outpouring of thanks for our NNUH heroes
    Join our outpouring of thanks for our NNUH heroes We’re just days away from the start of the nation’s biggest tea break and the chance to raise money for the N&N Hospitals Charity. The charity wants as many people and businesses as possible to get involved by hosting or taking part in the NHS Big […]
  • Creating special moments for patients facing end-of-life care
    Creating special moments for patients facing end-of-life care Wedding boxes have been put together by the N&N Hospitals Charity for patients who are receiving end-of-life treatment and wish to marry their partners. The weddings are made possible thanks to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals chaplaincy team which has helped to create the special box […]
  • NNUH reservist invited to St Paul’s Cathedral service
    NNUH reservist invited to St Paul’s Cathedral service One of our NHS reservists, who has been supporting the vaccination programme at NNUH, has been invited to a NHS anniversary event in London. Julie Greenslade retired from the health service as a nurse in 2015, but last year answered the call to become a reservist to […]
  • Raising awareness of axial spondyloarthritis
    Raising awareness of axial spondyloarthritis A national campaign to raise awareness and speed up diagnosis of a form of inflammatory arthritis has been launched in partnership with our Trust. The National Axial Spondyloarthritis Society (NASS) has launched Act On Axial SpA to increase public awareness of the condition and to drive down the eight year […]
  • Award for N&N Hospitals Charity fundraiser
    Award for N&N Hospitals Charity fundraiser Simon Kindleysides, who became the first paralysed man to walk the London Marathon, has been honoured for his latest fundraising efforts which raised £14,000 for the N&N Hospitals Charity. Simon set himself a goal to walk four miles every day of February this year, wearing a specially-made exoskeleton suit. […]
  • Lung cancer patients take part in new research study at NNUH
    Lung cancer patients take part in new research study at NNUH The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital has recruited its first patient onto a new research trial to help lung cancer patients after they have received treatment. The Second Primary Lung Cancer Cohort Study (SPORT) aims to detect early signs of secondary cancers amongst lung […]
  • Patients treated in renovated NNUH wards
    Patients treated in renovated NNUH wards This week sees the first patients being treated in the newly renovated Lion and Golden wards in the NNUH Arthur South Day Procedure Unit (DPU). The aim of the project was to create the infrastructure for a dedicated 23-hour patient stay recovery area. This work is all part of […]
  • We’re first to use 4D flow MRI scans to help patients with heart disease
    We’re first to use 4D flow MRI scans to help patients with heart disease We’re the first hospital in the UK to carry out a cutting-edge imaging technique that creates 4D flow images of the heart. Our Cardiology patients are first to benefit from ongoing research that uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to create detailed […]
  • Jenny Lind children’s theatres project embraces sustainability programme
    Jenny Lind children’s theatres project embraces sustainability programme The £6.5m Jenny Lind Hospital Paediatrics complex development is at the forefront of the charge to embrace sustainable practices at NNUH. Clinical lead Caroline Banson said with a new build, this was an ideal opportunity to embrace new, green initiatives from the beginning. Mrs Banson has been […]
  • The Stock Shop reopens at NNUH with new charity partnership
    The Stock Shop reopens at NNUH with new charity partnership The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital’s Stock Shop has become an official N&N Hospitals Charity partner following its reopening. Raising awareness and essential funds, The Stock Shop, is located at the entrance of the West Atrium at NNUH and will also give staff a 20% […]
  • NNUH In-patient diabetes team win international award
    NNUH In-patient diabetes team win international award Members of NNUH specialist In-patient Diabetes Services Team from Elsie Bertram Diabetes Centre are celebrating after winning the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) 2021 Excellence in Patient Care Quality Improvement Award.The announcement was made during the RCP’s virtual awards ceremony, held throughout the day on Twitter. NNUH’s specialist […]
  • Soldier takes on Snowdonia challenge for Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital
    Soldier takes on Snowdonia challenge for Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital A soldier from Norfolk is preparing to tackle one of the UK’s toughest mountain challenges to raise money for the Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital. John Williams, from Diss, has recruited 35 personnel to take part in the Welsh 3000s which takes in 15 peaks above […]
  • Norwich City kit auction raises thousands for Norfolk hospitals
    Norwich City kit auction raises thousands for Norfolk hospitals Shirts worn by Norwich City players and other football-related items from the club have raised £15,243.42 for Norfolk’s three main hospitals. Among the highlights were a Norwich City squad signed shirt which sold on the auction site eBay for £780 and a pair of shorts worn […]
  • Two cancer charities working together to support Norfolk patients
    Two cancer charities working together to support Norfolk patients The VOiCE campaign, part of the Norfolk & Norwich Hospitals Charity, supports patients with gynaecological cancers and it is funding care boxes to use with patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The boxes are from breast cancer charity littlelifts, via their online shop. The VOiCE stands for […]
  • NNUH replacement MRI and CT scanner replacement scheme nears completion
    NNUH replacement MRI and CT scanner replacement scheme nears completion One of the biggest equipment replacement programmes at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is taking another step to completion this week with a second new magnetic scanner going live. The £8m project replacing vital imaging equipment will see the change-out of four […]
  • Join a national outpouring of thanks to raise money for hospital charity
    Join a national outpouring of thanks to raise money for hospital charity The N&N Hospitals Charity is urging people to join the nation’s biggest tea break and raise money for the incredible people in our hospital who have done so much to help patients over the course of hugely difficult year. Following a year like […]
  • Spotlight on the region’s first hospital Dementia Palliative Care Nurse
    Spotlight on the region’s first hospital Dementia Palliative Care Nurse As part of Dementia Action Week, we will be shining a spotlight on our work to support patients living with dementia and their families. Lynsey Hannant is our first Dementia Palliative Care Nurse and took up the role in January 2020. Lynsey started her nursing […]
  • NNUH Dementia Fayre goes digital during Dementia Action Week
    NNUH Dementia Fayre goes digital during Dementia Action Week A panel of experts will be answering questions on dementia care and support at the NNUH Dementia Fayre this week. The annual event, part of Dementia Action Week, will be online on Thursday 20 May to provide information and support to people living with dementia and […]
  • Celebrating our amazing nurses and midwives
    Celebrating our amazing nurses and midwives Today is International Nurses’ Day and the national Day of the Midwife, when we reflect on the enormous contribution they make to society – and over the past year, this has been greater than ever before. “I couldn’t be prouder of our incredible nursing and midwifery teams,” said Prof […]
  • New badge launched at NNUH to celebrate International Nurses Day
    New badge launched at NNUH to celebrate International Nurses Day A new badge to celebrate the achievements of newly qualified nurses and midwives has been launched on International Nurses Day at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. The first pin badges and certificates were presented to ten staff today (12 May) following their successful completion […]
  • New website launched for Norwich’s health research biobank
    New website launched for Norwich’s health research biobank A biobank for health research based on the Norwich Research Park has launched a new website designed to help the public learn more about donating tissue samples to help advance medical research. The Norwich Research Park (NRP) Biorepository is a partnership between the Norfolk and Norwich University […]
  • Patients encouraged to go smokefree with new hospital signs
    Patients encouraged to go smokefree with new hospital signs New signage has been installed at all NNUH sites, including the N&N Hospital and Cromer Hospital reminding patients, staff and visitors that smoking is not allowed in the hospital grounds. The new installation is part of a long-term plan to reduce tobacco smoking on hospital premises […]
  • Runner’s 250-mile challenge to support hospital charity
    Runner’s 250-mile challenge to support hospital charity A runner is taking part in the ultimate challenge in support of the N&N Hospitals Charity and a department close to his heart. Ian Chilley, from Lowestoft, will take on the Thames Ring 250 in June a 250-mile unsupported race to be completed within 100 hours. Ian, a […]
  • International Day of the Midwife: what we learned from being midwives during Covid
    International Day of the Midwife: what we learned from being midwives during Covid Today (5 May) we celebrate International Day of the Midwife and the amazing contribution to patient care our midwives make day in day out. Our midwives have worked above and beyond during the Covid-19 to make services as safe as possible for […]
  • Getting crafty to celebrate NNUH’s workforce
    Getting crafty to celebrate NNUH’s workforce A flagship project has been launched to celebrate the heroic efforts of NHS staff through a new vibrant and colourful art installation. The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) is calling on the region’s sewers to help celebrate the diversity of the hospital trust by displaying personalised flags that represent […]
  • Historic partnership with independent sector relieves pressure on the NHS in Norwich
    Historic partnership with independent sector relieves pressure on the NHS in Norwich A landmark agreement between Norwich and Norfolk University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Spire Healthcare is enabling hundreds of Norfolk NHS patients with cancer to receive treatment in Spire’s Norwich hospital, allowing Norwich and Norfolk University Hospital to focus on caring for people […]
  • CQC report recognises significant improvements at NNUH
    CQC report recognises significant improvements at NNUH Sam Higginson, Chief Executive said: “All staff have worked hard in preparing the hospital for dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic and though working in extremely challenging times, our staff are hugely committed in their care and support of our patients. “It is in this climate that we have […]
  • Norwich Research Park scientists join hospital in the fight against COVID-19
    Norwich Research Park scientists join hospital in the fight against COVID-19 Norfolk and Waveney is to receive a major boost to its capacity for COVID-19 testing of frontline NHS workers thanks to the help of scientists at Norwich Research Park. Volunteers from all research organisations on the Park are working together with staff at NNUH […]
  • Second Emergency Department opens at NNUH
    Second Emergency Department opens at NNUH A second Emergency Department has opened at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the Arthur South Day Procedure Unit has been turned into an extra ED to treat patients. Patients will be directed to […]
  • First NNUH patients join COVID-19 treatment trial
    First NNUH patients join COVID-19 treatment trial The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital has enrolled its first patients onto a national trial aimed at identifying treatments for COVID-19. The RECOVERY trial (Randomised Evaluation of COVID-19 Therapy) is being led by researchers in Oxford and will test several medications that are safely used for other conditions […]
  • Six ways you can help NNUH during COVID-19
    Six ways you can help NNUH during COVID-19 Stay at home to save lives Our teams are working hard on the frontline of fighting COVID-19. We have been overwhelmed by the support we have received from our patients, visitors and supporters over the last few weeks. However, the biggest single thing that the whole community […]
  • New Partnership Agreement for Year in Industry placements between NNUH and UEA
    New Partnership Agreement for Year in Industry placements between NNUH and UEA The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has entered into a new employability partnering agreement with the Norwich Business School, UEA, to offer placements to business school students as part of the Year in Industry programme, with placement opportunities to commence […]
  • International Transgender Day of Visibility: Mx Han J A Gillies blog
    International Transgender Day of Visibility: Mx Han J A Gillies blog Hello, my name is Mx Han J A Gillies. I am the Admin and Clerical Team Lead for Radiology at NNUH and I am transgender. For those of you who may not know what “Mx” is or how to pronounce it, Mx is pronounced […]
  • Inspiring the next generation of surgical ward recruits
    Inspiring the next generation of surgical ward recruits A virtual tour of the NNUH’s emergency and urgent care surgical units has been launched to inspire young people into NHS careers. The Surgical Ambulatory Urgent Care, Theatres and Emergency Assessment Unit (EAUS) teams have created a new video explaining their roles and answering questions from local […]
  • Achievement for specialist pleural nurse
    Achievement for specialist pleural nurse A specialist nurse at NNUH has become the first in the region to carry out a procedure that helps patients with pleural disease to manage their symptoms from home. Cheryl Hardy, who joined the Trust as specialist pleural nurse three years ago, has become the first nurse in East Anglia […]
  • New drug offers hope for cancer patients
    New drug offers hope for cancer patients A new drug to help prolong the life of patients with ovarian cancer is being offered at NNUH. The news comes as we mark Ovarian Cancer Awareness month here at the hospital. Since January 2020 drugs in tablet form called PARPS inhibitors have been given to eligible patients […]
  • N&N Hospitals Charity provides disposable prayer Muslim mats
    N&N Hospitals Charity provides disposable prayer Muslim mats The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital Chapel has taken delivery of disposable prayer mats for use by Trust Muslim staff.Throughout the last year the chaplaincy has been researching ways to enable all faiths to worship safely in this difficult time at the hospital and have opened up […]
  • Play specialist workshops go virtual
    Play specialist workshops go virtual Having a blood sample taken can be traumatic enough for adults, but for children it can be doubly stressful, sometimes leading to a lifetime of anxiety about needles and visiting hospitals. Thanks to NNUH play specialists this could be a thing of the past as they have created a virtual […]
  • Children’s Diabetes check-up service opens in Cromer
    Children’s Diabetes check-up service opens in Cromer Thanks to NNUH Specialist Children’s Diabetes Nurses and the Cromer outpatient team, families living in and around Cromer will no longer have to travel to Norwich for one of their routine condition check appointments. As well as an annual check-up, children with diabetes have to have their overall […]
  • NNUH Virtual Ward helps patients recover at home
    NNUH Virtual Ward helps patients recover at home The NNUH Virtual Ward has launched to enable patients to continue their recovery from Covid-19 at home while being carefully monitored remotely. The Virtual Ward builds on remote monitoring that is already in place and, in a phased roll out, will provide a safe and effective monitoring and follow-up […]
  • Blog: NNUH Head of Sleep Medicine discusses Covinsomnia
    Blog: NNUH Head of Sleep Medicine discusses Covinsomnia Dr Philippe Grunstein, Head of Sleep Medicine at NNUH, discusses Covid nightmares and insomnia. The coronavirus pandemic has brought a collective trauma that has not spared our sleep. 50 per cent of the population has experienced unrefreshing sleep since the start of the pandemic, up to 60 […]
  • Work begins on new NNUH ambulatory procedures unit
    Work begins on new NNUH ambulatory procedures unit Work has started on a £2.9m walk-in day procedure unit at NNUH as part of the trust’s building improvement programme. The project will see cutting edge equipment housed in three neutral pressure treatment rooms, as well as associated support areas to enhance services for ambulatory patients attending […]
  • Meet our Healthcare Scientists this HealthCare Science Week
    Meet our Healthcare Scientists this HealthCare Science Week We’re celebrating Healthcare Science week by highlighting the work of our 500 Healthcare Scientists across the Trust. They’re some of the unsung heroes of the NHS, working, often behind the scenes, to develop our services through better diagnostic testing and treatment, improving patient experience and outcomes. There […]
  • Staff set for charity head shave for breast cancer appeal
    Staff set for charity head shave for breast cancer appeal Two NNUH staff members will be marking April Fool’s Day by cutting their hair off to raise money for the Norfolk and Norwich Hospitals Charity. Senior Operating Department Practitioner Kate Didwell and Operating Department Practitioner Hannah Hembry-Pearson decided to do a head shave in support […]
  • Urology surgery school goes virtual to help prostate cancer patients
    Urology surgery school goes virtual to help prostate cancer patients A ‘surgery school’ has gone virtual to help provide extra support to prostate cancer patients ahead of planned surgery at NNUH. A project by the urology team at NNUH to improve patient experience was launched at the end of 2019 to prepare patients due to […]
  • New associate non-executive director at NNUH
    New associate non-executive director at NNUH Aneeta Prem has joined the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) Trust Board as an associate non-executive director as part of a new programme offering NHS Board-level experience on a voluntary basis to aspiring directors. Born in London within the sound of Bow Bells, Aneeta moved to Norfolk ten […]
  • Lifesaving research trial recruits 200th patient at NNUH
    Lifesaving research trial recruits 200th patient at NNUH A research trial, which is helping to save lives during the coronavirus pandemic, has recruited its 200th patient at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. The RECOVERY (Randomised Evaluation of Covid-19 Therapy) clinical trial, which is run by researchers in Oxford and is funded by the National Institute […]
  • New MRI goes live at Cromer and District Hospital
    New MRI goes live at Cromer and District Hospital A state-of-the-art MRI machine has gone live at Cromer and District Hospital as part of a £8m imaging equipment replacement programme. A new Signa Artist was used for the first time on Monday 22 February after the hospital’s old MRI magnet was craned out of the […]
  • Volunteer drivers scheme marks first year
    Volunteer drivers scheme marks first year A volunteer driver scheme has travelled more than 40,000 miles and helped thousands of patients in its first year. The transport service has helped more than 300 patients get back home, delivered vital medical supplies to patients’ homes and ferried chemotherapy treatments to a relocated cancer unit. The Volunteer […]
  • £10k grant supports the vital work of men’s health charity
    £10k grant supports the vital work of men’s health charity A local charity – It’s on the Ball – which raises awareness of testicular cancer and supports patients with the condition has received National Lottery funding of £10,000. The funding will enable the charity to continue its work in raising awareness of testicular cancer in […]
  • Two hospital teams are finalists in HSJ awards
    Two hospital teams are finalists in HSJ awards Two teams at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital are finalists in the prestigious Health Service Journal (HSJ) Patient Safety Awards 2020. The palliative care service and the children’s learning disability and autism service have both made the top seven rankings in the country out of 800 […]
  • Young footballers on track to Anfield in virtual challenge for hospital charity
    Young footballers on track to Anfield in virtual challenge for hospital charity A team of young footballers are running the distance from the home of Norwich City FC to the Liverpool FC ground raising money for the Norfolk & Norwich Hospitals Charity. The Under 10 football team, Costessey Eagles, took on the challenge to “raise […]
  • Celebrating the contribution of women scientists in the NHS
    Celebrating the contribution of women scientists in the NHS Today (11 February) is International Day of Women and Girls in Science with this year’s theme celebrating women scientists at the forefront of the fight against Covid-19.Some of our NNUH clinicians have been sharing why they got into science careers and their advice to girls and […]
  • Hospital thanks community for its support
    Hospital thanks community for its support The community support for the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital has been outstanding says Chief Nurse Professor Nancy Fontaine. Professor Nancy Fontaine, Chief Nurse, says: “We want to say a big thank you for all the support we have received, both in the first wave of the pandemic and […]
  • Joining together in remembrance of Estrella Catalan
    Joining together in remembrance of Estrella Catalan On Monday 8 February, staff from across the Trust joined together in the plaza for a minute’s silence to remember Estrella Catalan. Estrella’s family was also present, and saw from the number of her colleagues gathered in remembrance and the many flowers left outside ED, where she worked, […]
  • NNUH Staff Nurse sadly dies of Covid-19
    NNUH Staff Nurse sadly dies of Covid-19 Today the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital has announced the loss of one of its much loved staff members to Covid-19. Emergency Department Staff Nurse Estrella Catalan, who had been receiving treatment in the hospital’s Critical Care Complex, sadly passed away on Friday evening. Sam Higginson, Chief Executive […]
  • £6.5m children’s theatres to be built at NNUH
    £6.5m children’s theatres to be built at NNUH Building work begins next week at the Norfolk and Norwich University NHS Foundation Trust on a £6.5m dedicated children’s theatre complex. Due to be completed over two phases, in phase one we will provide a twin paediatric theatre suite, a six-bay recovery unit, as well as associated supporting facilities. […]
  • Recreating cancer unit atmosphere on mobile unit
    Recreating cancer unit atmosphere on mobile unit Ruth Lightening is a Deputy Sister on the Weybourne Day Unit and has been working on the new Mobile Cancer Care Unit (MCCU), which is a partnership between the Trust, N&N Hospitals Charity and cancer charity Hope for Tomorrow. Ruth, who has worked for cancer services at NNUH for […]
  • Helping breast cancer patients move forward after treatment
    Helping breast cancer patients move forward after treatment A new clinic supporting breast cancer patients after their treatment at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) has helped 400 patients in its first year. The Moving Forward clinic ensures that patients have the knowledge, skills, confidence and support to live well and beyond their cancer diagnosis and […]
  • Proud to be playing our part in Covid-19 vaccine research
    Proud to be playing our part in Covid-19 vaccine research The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is proud to be playing its part in a Covid-19 vaccine trial, which has reported its first results overnight. Novavax have reported that their Phase 3 trial in the UK has been 89.3% effective and was launched at NNUH last year, […]
  • NNUH Trust Board meeting in public – 3 February
    NNUH Trust Board meeting in public – 3 February The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Board meets in public on Wednesday 3 February at 9.30am. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, board meetings are taking place online rather than onsite. If you would like to listen to the Trust Board in Public meeting […]
  • CNO praises teams during NNUH visit
    CNO praises teams during NNUH visit The Chief Nursing Officer for England thanked and praised teams during a visit to NNUH. Ruth May met with the maternity doctors, including Edward Morris, president of the RCOG, Anna Haestier, Chief of the Maternity Service, midwives and maternity support workers on Tuesday (26 January). She visited the Delivery […]
  • Blog: delivering babies during a pandemic
    Blog: delivering babies during a pandemic Throughout this current national lockdown, it has been essentially business as usual for the maternity service at the Trust. We want to reassure women that we are working hard by constantly reviewing the latest professional guidance to ensure that women receive the best possible care and experience. The hospital […]
  • Relatives’ Liaison Team reassembles at NNUH
    Relatives’ Liaison Team reassembles at NNUH A vital link between patients’ relatives and ward staff has been re-established at NNUH as part of the Trust’s response to the second wave of coronavirus. With visiting restrictions in place because of Covid-19, the Relatives’ Liaison Team has been reactivated to help keep families updated when their loved one is […]
  • £8m imaging equipment replacement scheme continues
    £8m imaging equipment replacement scheme continues One of the biggest equipment replacement programmes at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust continues to be delivered, despite the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. A new MRI magnet was delivered and craned into place at Cromer and District Hospital on Saturday 16 January, having been […]
  • Staff step up to support each other during the Covid-19 pandemic
    Staff step up to support each other during the Covid-19 pandemic NNUH staff from all specialities are stepping up to support their colleagues and help care for patients during the Covid-19 pandemic. Mikayla Warren, a Children’s Nurse on Buxton Ward, recently completed her first shift on Gissing Ward high dependency unit. “I thoroughly enjoyed the […]
  • Video – critical care nurse’s Covid-19 video diary
    Video – critical care nurse’s Covid-19 video diary Lauren Jaques, Deputy Sister on the Critical Care Complex, shares her video diary on a night shift talking about her Covid-19 experiences. In her video diary, which was filmed last week, Lauren talks about the huge challenges the team face at the moment, the help the team […]
  • Improving patient care with redesigned plastic surgery service
    Improving patient care with redesigned plastic surgery service A plastic surgery service for patients who suffer serious hand injuries has been transformed into an outpatient setting at NNUH during the Covid-19 pandemic. Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, more than 1,000 patients have received emergency and elective hand surgery without the need to be […]
  • Bringing cancer care closer to home with new mobile treatment unit
    Bringing cancer care closer to home with new mobile treatment unit An expansion of cancer services in Norfolk is set to begin with the launch of a pioneering mobile treatment unit. The Mobile Cancer Care Unit (MCCU) will hit the road from next week (Tuesday 12 January), thanks to an innovative partnership between the Norfolk […]
  • Cromer Minor Injuries Unit update
    Cromer Minor Injuries Unit update Cromer Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) will temporarily close from Monday 4 January as part of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. From Monday, staff based at the MIU in Mill Road, Cromer, will be redeployed to support the minor injuries and Emergency […]