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  • 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 […]
  • Covid-19 deaths announcement
    Update for 1 December We can confirm that a woman in her 80s, with underlying health conditions, and who had tested positive for Covid-19, has sadly died at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Update for 29 November We can confirm that a man in his 80s, with underlying health conditions, and who had tested […]
  • Spotlight on Tegwen Ecclestone, Speciality Trainee Registrar
    Spotlight on Tegwen Ecclestone, Speciality Trainee Registrar Tegwen Ecclestone, Associate College Tutor and Speciality Trainee Registrar, offers clinical training and skills support to internal medicine trainees (IMTs) and medical registrars. “I have a keen interest in training and education. This all started when I’d take small groups of medical students to bedsides and teach them […]
  • Consultant Radiologist receives travelling professorship
    Consultant Radiologist receives travelling professorship 23/11/2021 Tom Marshall, Consultant Radiologist, has been awarded the prestigious travelling professorship jointly by the Royal College of Radiologists and British Society of Skeletal Radiologists (BSSR) which will run over the next 12 months. Tom, who will have worked as a consultant at our hospital for 25 years next year, […]
  • Vaccination service extended for maternity service users at NNUH
    Vaccination service extended for maternity service users at NNUH We have extended the Covid-19 vaccination service for mums-to-be, their partners and new parents. A project to offer vaccinations in the antenatal clinic at the hospital began in August to help increase vaccination rates amongst pregnant women. This has now moved to the hospital’s vaccination hub […]
  • 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 10.11.2021 A new training pilot has been devised by our Sir Thomas Browne Colorectal Unit and Intuitive, the pioneer of robotic-assisted surgery and makers of the da Vinci surgical systems. This has enabled surgical registrars, on the path to becoming consultants and who have had many […]
  • Spotlight on: Vicky Braide, Integrated Discharge Team Service Lead
    Spotlight on: Vicky Braide, Integrated Discharge Team Service Lead Vicky Braide, Integrated Discharge Team Service Lead, a matron level role, is responsible for managing our dedicated team helping make the process of returning home as smooth as possible for patients. After four years training at the College of Medicine, part of the teaching hospital at […]
  • 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 […]
  • Spotlight on: Tarandeep Dhillon-Smith, Head of Digital Hospital
    Spotlight on: Tarandeep Dhillon-Smith, Head of Digital Hospital As Head of Digital Hospital, Tarandeep Dhillon-Smith leads our ambitious Digital Transformation programme, which contributes towards delivery of our vision to support patient care with state-of-the-art technology. “The current Digital Transformation programme is rolling out an Electronic Document Management System which allows easier access to patient records, […]
  • 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 […]
  • Spotlight on the Swab team
    Spotlight on the Swab team Throughout the pandemic, the Swab team have worked across the Trust to ensure patients coming into the hospital have been correctly swabbed and provide negative Covid-19 tests. Angie Honnor, Swab Team Co-ordinator, has been in the role since the pandemic began and ensures the site is set up in the […]
  • Spotlight on: Anish Sanghrajka, Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon
    Spotlight on: Anish Sanghrajka, Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon Anish joined NNUH in 2012 as a consultant, having completed his training at the Royal London then as a Fellow in Sydney, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Sheffield’s Children’s Hospital. “When I came to the N&N, I was looking for a good hospital where there were opportunities […]
  • Spotlight on Bank Staff
    Spotlight on Amy and Jamie, Bank Staff “I love the flexible hours, being able to work around my own time and building up plenty of experience in different areas,” said Amy Buck, Admin & Clerical on the bank since April last year. “Last year I was supposed to be doing my A-Levels but due to […]
  • 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 […]
  • Spotlight on: Kudzai Nyamupfukudza, Clinical Educator
    Spotlight on: Kudzai Nyamupfukudza, Clinical Educator “The N&N is the perfect environment – it’s more than I ever thought it would be,” said Clinical Educator Kudzai Nyamupfukudza, who joined us nearly three years ago. He graduated from university in Zimbabwe in 2006, moving to Namibia in 2009 before coming to England in 2018 to train […]
  • Spotlight on: Anna Liwag, Emergency Department Nurse
    Spotlight on: Anna Liwag, Emergency Department Nurse Anna came to England as a fully-qualified Emergency Department nurse, having completed her training in the Philippines followed by seven years working in Singapore. “Singapore is a very busy, vibrant place with a tropical climate, so Norfolk’s countryside in the winter was the complete opposite of my previous […]
  • Celebrating the outstanding work of our staff
    Celebrating the outstanding work of our staff The outstanding work of our colleagues has been celebrated at the annual Staff Awards 2021. More than 500 nominations for our teams and individuals were made for this year’s Staff Awards scheme, which included entries from patients and families for the Patient Choice awards. Five members of staff […]
  • Building on pandemic research successes
    Building on pandemic research successes The annual NNUH research report has been published, which gives an update on our progress with the 2020-2025 Research Strategy. Our five year plan for research was published just before the Covid-19 pandemic, which dramatically changed research priorities across the globe. 2020 was the year of coronavirus with National Institute […]
  • Praise for NNUH staff in annual CQC patient survey
    Praise for NNUH staff in annual CQC patient survey Our staff 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 (CQC). This is the first time […]
  • 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 […]
  • Next phase of building our fifth Cath Lab starts
    Next phase of building our fifth Cath Lab starts The next phase of our £15m programme to create a new Cath Lab and invest in new equipment for Radiology and Cardiology has started. Cardiology used to share the labs with the Interventional Radiology team, who has now moved into the Norfolk Centre for Interventional Radiology. […]
  • Spotlight on: Physiology Unit
    Spotlight on: Physiology Unit Our Physiology Unit provides a diagnostic service for the whole of Norfolk and Suffolk and sees over 2,500 patients each year. They take referrals from more than 50 consultants and a range of specialities including General Surgery, Gastroenterology, Respiratory Medicine, Urology, Gynaecology and Paediatrics. The most common procedures they carry out […]
  • Update for Covid vaccine trial participants
    Update for Covid vaccine trial participants The UK Government‘s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has published an announcement today regarding booster doses and additional doses of approved vaccines to support foreign travel. Letters with more information will be sent to participants on all vaccine trials from next week, including to those who participated in […]
  • First AR neuromodulation spinal surgery in the world takes place at NNUH
    First AR neuromodulation spinal surgery in the world takes place at NNUH The first neuromodulation AR surgery in the world has taken place at our hospital. Nick Steele, Spinal Consultant, and team used the latest video technology and augmented reality (AR) goggles and were assisted by a neurosurgical colleague in Wales providing extra support with a complex […]
  • AGM 2021 – 6 October
    AGM 2021 – 6 October Please join us at our online Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 6 October, from 4pm to 5.30pm. The programme includes a review of the year, and you will be able to hear talks from our experts on the work of our Maternity and Emergency Department teams. We are also looking […]
  • Working as a member of staff and a Butterfly Volunteer
    Working as a member of staff and a Butterfly Volunteer  Young, Staff Nurse in Cardiology and Rena Spink, Bank Midwife on the Delivery Suite, both give up their spare time to be Butterfly Volunteers, offering company and a comforting word to our end-of-life patients.   Jessica, who has worked here for a year, became a […]
  • Net zero heroes – how Team NNUH are reducing their carbon footprint
    Net zero heroes – how Team NNUH are reducing their carbon footprint As part of the Greener NHS agenda, the health service aims to become net zero by 2040. Our surgical and anaesthetic teams have taken the net zero pledge by forming a sustainability committee involving theatre staff, Serco, procurement, Infection Prevention and Control and […]
  • Increasing surgical capacity with new standalone orthopaedic centre
    Increasing surgical capacity with new standalone orthopaedic centre A major project to increase surgical capacity at our Trust 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 a 21-bedded ward and will […]
  • New research study to help reduce falls
    New research study to help reduce falls We’ve become the first hospital in the East of England to join Cholinesterase Inhibitors to Prevent Falls in Parkinson’s Trial (CHIEF-PD), which is testing the use of a drug used to treat memory problems to reduce falls. CHIEF-PD is sponsored by University of Bristol and supported by the […]
  • We mark Organ Donation Week
    Maida and Katrina’s story 24.09.2021 Herminio Astorga, Pogs to his family, suffered a cardiac arrest while on a video call with friends last September. He was resuscitated and taken to NNUH but sadly could not be saved – but he was able to save and improve the lives of three others by donating his kidneys […]
  • First patient treated in North Norfolk Macmillan Centre
    First patient treated in North Norfolk Macmillan Centre Jane Ducker is delighted to be the first patient receiving care at the new North Norfolk Macmillan Centre at Cromer Hospital. Mrs Ducker, 65, who lives at Aylsham, has immunotherapy treatment every three weeks as part of a long term cancer management plan and visiting Cromer is […]
  • Increasing imaging capacity and opening the door to new therapies
    Increasing imaging capacity and opening the door to new therapies A £2.5m project to improve diagnostics capacity and patient experience 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 number of SPECT-CT scanners from one to three. The gamma […]
  • Spotlight on: our Nutrition Support Team
    Spotlight on: our Nutrition Support Team Our team Nutrition Support Team (NST) comprises of three consultants, four nursing staff, a specialist dietitian, a specialist pharmacist and secretary. “We provide support and treatment plans for adult patients with complex nutritional requirements. Our particular focus is on patients with short and long term intestinal failure, patients needing […]
  • 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 […]
  • Spotlight on Amy Hindmarch, Advanced Nurse Practitioner
    Spotlight on Amy Hindmarch, Advanced Nurse Practitioner Amy Hindmarch has been an Advanced Paediatric Nurse Practitioner for the past three years. “I love my role – it’s multi-faceted, supporting, nursing, medical and surgical teams with additional non-clinical roles,” she said. “My average day involves working in the Children’s Assessment Unit (CAU), seeing children from a […]
  • 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 […]
  • Spotlight on Rachel Burridge, Advanced Clinical Practitioner
    Spotlight on Rachel Burridge, Advanced Clinical Practitioner “I absolutely love working with older people – nothing brings me more joy than an older patient telling you that you’ve done a good job,” said Rachel Burridge, Lead Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) in the Older People’s Emergency Department (OPED), who manages a team of seven other ACPs […]
  • 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 […]
  • Spotlight on Liv Thompson, Lab Technician
    Spotlight on Liv Thompson, Lab Technician “We are ready and waiting!” That is the message from Laboratory Technician Liv Thompson, who has joined the LAMP Testing team at the Earlham Institute (EI). Liv works for EI, where she’s currently supporting the LAMP testing lab with waste disposal, stock management, deliveries and maintenance. Having completed a […]
  • 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 […]
  • A Day in the Life of – Lyndal Edwards, Newborn Hearing Screener
    A Day in the Life of – Lyndal Edwards, Newborn Hearing Screener Lyndal Edwards is one of our Newborn Hearing Screeners, whose role is to check all newborn babies for hearing loss before they leave hospital. He works in the Delivery Suite, Maternity Led Birthing Unit (MLBU) and Blakeney ward. He describes his typical day: […]
  • 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 […]
  • Cromer Minor Injuries Unit set to reopen on 29 March
    Cromer Minor Injuries Unit set to reopen on 29 March Cromer Minor Injuries Unit is set to reopen on Monday 29 March as part of the restoration of services at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. It comes after the Cromer team, including ten Emergency Nurse Practitioners, were redeployed to support the […]
  • 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 […]