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  • Dad prepares for multi-marathon fundraising challenge
    Dad prepares for multi-marathon fundraising challenge A dad whose two sons both spent time in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is taking on a multi-marathon challenge to raise money for the N&N Hospitals Charity. Jamie Hepher has started training ahead of his 400km run around the border of Norfolk, hoping to cover 30km every day […]
  • British Medical Association (BMA) industrial action 24 – 28 February
    British Medical Association (BMA) industrial action 24 – 28 February The British Medical Association (BMA) has announced industrial action involving junior doctors will take place in relation to an ongoing pay dispute with the UK Government. The strike will take place from 7am on Saturday 24 February 2024 until 11.59pm on Wednesday 28 February. Our […]
  • Director for NIHR East of England Regional Research Delivery Network appointed
    Director for NIHR East of England Regional Research Delivery Network appointed Dr Helen Macdonald has been appointed as Director of the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) East of England Regional Research Delivery Network (RRDN), which is hosted regionally by our Trust. The NIHR is the nation’s largest funder of clinical, public health, […]
  • World-first at NNUH with endometriosis drug trial
    World-first at NNUH with endometriosis drug trial A world-first has taken place at our hospital with the start of new non-hormonal drug trial that will investigate whether it can reverse the debilitating symptoms of endometriosis and reduce the need for surgery. The chronic condition affects 1 in 10 women in the UK and occurs when […]
  • Maternity Survey praises staff for their care, respect and compassion
    Maternity Survey praises staff for their care, respect and compassion Our Maternity department has been praised for their care and showing respect and dignity in the results of a national patient survey. More than 150 patients cared for by our maternity team took part in the 2023 Maternity Survey, which has been published by the […]
  • Obituary: Carol Payne, Clinical Physiotherapy Specialist
    Obituary: Carol Payne, Clinical Physiotherapy Specialist From an early age Carol immediately realised her calling to physiotherapy and adored helping patients. Her strong ambition and steely determination set the high standards by which she was to conduct her professional life. She first joined UCL Hospital and went on to Norwich, where she was to spend […]
  • Cardiologists perform procedures to conference
    Cardiologists perform procedures to conference Four cardiologists from our hospital have performed operations which were live streamed to hundreds of healthcare professionals meeting at a conference in London. The Advanced Cardiovascular Intervention conference is held in London over three days every January. It’s run by the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (BCIS) and is the largest […]
  • Haematology win top cancer award for second time
    Haematology win top cancer award for second time Our haematology department has scooped a national award for its commitment to patients living with incurable blood cancer. Members of the team were presented with the Myeloma UK Clinical Service Excellence Programme (CSEP) Award yesterday, in recognition of its outstanding care and dedication to patients with myeloma, […]
  • Butterfly Volunteer service expands
    Butterfly Volunteer service expands The service offered by our Butterfly Volunteers is expanding, with more volunteers reaching more patients. By the end of January, the team of more than 50 specially trained volunteers will not only support patients at the end of life on wards, but also in the Emergency Department as well as other […]
  • World Cancer Day event at NNUH on 2 February
    World Cancer Day event at NNUH on 2 February Members of the public, patients, carers and staff are invited to a special event on Friday 2 February 2024 ahead of World Cancer Day. World Cancer Day takes place every February and aims to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection and treatment. […]
  • NNUH maternity team achieves BFI full re-accreditation
    NNUH maternity team achieves BFI full re-accreditation The maternity team at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) is celebrating being fully re-accredited by UNICEF UK with the prestigious Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) award. The initiative supports breastfeeding and developing close and loving parent infant relationships so that all babies get the best possible start […]
  • NNUH Jenny Lind Paediatrics Theatres Complex opened
    NNUH Jenny Lind Paediatrics Theatres Complex opened The new £8.6m Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Jenny Lind Paediatrics Theatre Complex has been opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony supported by its very first patients. Ronnie Cooper and Henriette Johnson, held the ribbon for NNUH Clinical Lead Caroline Banson to cut, allowing everyone into the new […]
  • New complementary therapies for patients living with cancer
    New complementary therapies for patients living with cancer A new complementary therapy service will be offered to cancer patients, carers and staff on Mulbarton ward from January, thanks to £45,000 to fund the project for 18 months from the N&N Hospitals Charity. A new team of two therapists and a co-ordinator will offer a range […]
  • Tribute to Joann O’Donnell
    Tribute to Joann O’Donnell We have sadly lost one of our beloved colleagues and friends – Joann “Jo” O’Donnell. Jo passed away at Priscilla Bacon Lodge on Friday 1 December at the age of 49, due to cancer. Jo started at the Trust as a Radiology Department Assistant (RDA) in January 2010. In January 2011, […]
  • Critical Care Complex marks research trial milestone
    Critical Care Complex marks research trial milestone   The Critical Care team have celebrated recruiting over 250 patients onto a clinical trial looking at the optimum level of oxygen to give to critically ill patients. The UK-ROX trial has been running at NNUH since September 2021 and the team have recruited 260 patients from the […]
  • British Medical Association (BMA) industrial action in December and January
    British Medical Association (BMA) industrial action in December and January The British Medical Association (BMA) has announced that junior doctor industrial action will take place in relation to an ongoing pay dispute with the UK Government. A three-day strike will take place from 7am on Wednesday 20 December 2023 until 7am on Saturday 23 December […]
  • Inside the big freeze that is supporting health research
    Inside the big freeze that is supporting health research Hundreds of patients every year make a vital contribution to health research by allowing their tissue samples to be stored and frozen in one of the biggest human tissue banks in East Anglia. The Bob Champion Research and Education building is the Norwich Research Park (NRP) […]
  • Rotary governor treated with equipment he helped bring to NNUH
    Rotary governor treated with equipment he helped bring to NNUH A patient is being treated with a specialist form of radiotherapy using equipment he helped fundraise for 10 years ago. Ian Graham, who is the District Governor for East Anglia for Rotary International, is being treated, following a diagnosis of prostate cancer, using brachytherapy, where […]
  • Success of Virtual Ward for respiratory patients
    Success of Virtual Ward for respiratory patients Respiratory Consultant Dr Sundari Ampikaipakan has presented at two conferences showcasing service development and efficiencies made by using the Virtual Ward to manage respiratory patients. Our Virtual Ward was set up in February 2021 primarily for Covid-19 patients. Dr Ampi was one of the early adopters of the […]
  • Nurses receive national award for exceptional end of life care
    Nurses receive national award for exceptional end of life care Three nurses have received prestigious Cavell Star Awards for the exceptional care provided to a patient in his final days. Ruth Donley-Bond, from the Palliative Care team, and Katherine Monteith, who worked on Edgefield ward at the time, were nominated for the national award by […]
  • The importance of homegrown research
    The importance of homegrown research Meet Rebekah Girling, our Divisional Research Lead for Clinical Support Services and Imaging Research Lead Diagnostic Radiographer. Rebekah joined NNUH as a Radiographer in August 2007, specialising in CT and MRI. In 2013, she ventured into research as the Lead Imaging Research Radiographer, funded by the NIHR Clinical Research Network. […]
  • Funding for new project into palliative care research participation
    Funding for new project into palliative care research participation Dr Caroline Barry, a Clinical Associate Professor (jointly supported by NNUH and Norwich Medical School), has been awarded £95,000 from NHS England as part of the Research Engagement Network development programme. The programme aims to remove the barriers to inclusion for groups who are underrepresented in […]
  • ED uses feedback to make improvements
    ED uses feedback to make improvements Johnny Wells, Emergency Department Lead Matron, looked at Friends & Family Feedback in ED, the results of the CQC’s national annual Urgent & Emergency Care Survey and issues around ED staff experience in ED to identify areas that needed improvement. As a result of this feedback, multiple changes have […]
  • Christmas Bauble Appeal to support Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital
    Christmas Bauble Appeal to support Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital The Norfolk and Norwich Hospitals Charity has launched its Christmas Bauble Appeal to help decorate our Christmas tree and raise money for the Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital. For each donation, we will hang a bauble on our tree alongside a message from you to remember someone […]
  • Maternal Medicine Centre experts host national obstetrics conference
    Maternal Medicine Centre experts host national obstetrics conference Experts from the Maternal Medicine Centre at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) have organised a national conference for health professionals who work in obstetrics. The 46th MacDonald Obstetric Medicine Society (MOMS) conference was held in Norwich earlier this month with a focus on topics including […]
  • NNUH to host new NIHR Regional Research Delivery Network
    NNUH to host new NIHR Regional Research Delivery Network The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced that a new NIHR Research Delivery Network (RDN) will commence in 2024 to support the successful delivery of health and social care research in England. As part of this, 12 new Regional Research Delivery Networks (RRDNs) […]
  • Brain tumour support group re-launches
    Brain tumour support group re-launches A brain tumour support group for patients across Norfolk and Waveney, and their carers, has re-launched. The group provides an informal, calming environment for patients and carers to talk and share their experiences. The group was running prior to the Covid-19 pandemic and has re-launched with the hope of expanding […]
  • Transforming pre-operative care and enhancing surgical preparation
    Transforming pre-operative care and enhancing surgical preparation The Pre-Operative Assessment team has announced the launch of two new initiatives that will enhance patient care along the elective pathway and boost the efficiency of theatres by reducing last minute cancellations. A new pre-operative assessment (POA) system is being trialled, which aims to meet the national goal […]
  • Winners of NNUH annual Staff Awards announced
    Winners of NNUH annual Staff Awards announced The outstanding work of teams and individual staff members across Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals has been celebrated at the annual Staff Awards 2023. “We had a record number of more than 800 nominations sent in for this year’s Staff Awards, which included entries from patients and families […]
  • Pastoral Support team wins national award and commendation
    Pastoral Support team wins national award and commendation Congratulations to the cross divisional Pastoral Support team on winning the national NHS England Pastoral Support Silver Award and receiving an NHS England Special Commendation. The Pastoral Support Silver award was recently awarded to the team by Dame Ruth May, Chief Nursing Officer for England. The team, […]
  • Black History Month – a time for reflection
    Black History Month – a time for reflection Black History Month is a time of celebration and reflection. We get a chance to celebrate the rich Black culture in Britain, and recognise its contributions to our world, from science, healthcare, politics, to sports and music. This matters deeply to me because Black History is often […]
  • Spotlight on Gemma Wright, Paediatric Nurse in Children’s Emergency Department (CHED)
    Spotlight on Gemma Wright, Paediatric Nurse in Children’s Emergency Department (CHED) Mum of four, Gemma Wright, has recently made an appearance on national TV following our Emergency Nurses, sharing her story about why she became a nurse. With a background working in mental health and care assistant roles, Gemma was undecided as to whether she […]
  • New Digital PET-CT scanner officially unveiled
    New Digital PET-CT scanner officially unveiled A new PET-CT scanner has been launched to improve access to advanced cancer diagnostics for patients in the East of England. Working in partnership with our Trust, Alliance Medical have progressed the PET-CT service onsite from a mobile scanner to a specialist scanning centre in November 2019. A new […]
  • Spotlight on Physiotherapist Rekha Srinivasan
    Spotlight on Physiotherapist Rekha Srinivasan Inspired by her family, Rekha always knew she wanted to be a physiotherapist. Rekha works as a Neurospecialist Physiotherapist on Ingham and Heydon wards and runs out-patient appointments. Growing up in India, Rekha witnessed her mum give her grandfather exercises to do after he suffered a head injury in a […]
  • New CEO announced
    New CEO announced Professor Lesley Dwyer has been announced as the new Chief Executive of our Trust. With 30 years healthcare management experience, Prof Dwyer has been the CEO of Central Adelaide Local Health Network over the last five years, the biggest health authority in South Australia with more than 18,000 staff. Prof Dwyer was […]
  • Half marathon in memory of baby Frank
    Half marathon in memory of baby Frank This week is Baby Loss Awareness Week (9-15 October) and a time for bereaved parents, and their families and friends to support each other and remember their babies’ lives. Among those supporting the awareness week are Collette and Justin Goddard whose son Frank Jake was sadly born too […]
  • First in the world to recruit patient for lung cancer research study
    First in the world to recruit patient for lung cancer research study We have become the first site in the world to recruit patients to a clinical trial looking at developing a breath test for earlier diagnosis of lung cancer. Trevor Jackson, 70, from Cringleford, is the first patient to take part in the Phase […]
  • Improving stroke care in Norfolk and Waveney.
    Improving stroke care in Norfolk and Waveney. It is a sobering statistic that one third of all patients who suffer a stroke will have permanent disability and require long-term care. Most strokes are ischaemic caused by a blood clot blocking an artery in the brain, depriving the brain of its blood supply and nutrients resulting […]
  • Research into new technology improves experience for parents on NICU
    Research into new technology improves experience for parents on NICU Research into the use of cutting-edge technology to support sick and premature babies at our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)  has been presented at a leading international neonatology conference in Italy. SurePulse caps have been used on NICU, in the delivery room and operating theatre […]
  • Spotlight on: ED telephone Volunteers
    Spotlight on: ED telephone Volunteers The high volume of patients seen in our Emergency Department, up to 400 a day, means there is little time available to answer phone calls. That’s why a pilot has been launched, with the support of our Volunteers, to ensure that enquiries from relatives, care homes and other services don’t […]
  • Celebrating hospital’s 250 year history wins award for NNUH Communications team
    The Corporate Communications department at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) won a gold award last night at the Chartered Institute of Public Relation’s (CIPR) PRide Awards in Cambridge. The award was in the not-for-profit category for the year-long series of events, called Rhubarb to Robotics – Celebrating 250 years of the Norfolk and […]
  • British Medical Association (BMA) industrial action in October
    British Medical Association (BMA) industrial action in October The British Medical Association (BMA) has announced further industrial action will take place in relation to an ongoing pay dispute with the UK Government. Both consultants and junior doctors are planning to provide Christmas Day levels of staffing only from 2 to 4 October. Our primary focus […]
  • Three-year-old Eleanor’s organ donation story
    Three-year-old Eleanor’s organ donation story Today we tell the story of three-year-old Eleanor Timm, as we continue to support Organ Donation Week. In this heart-warming film we hear how Eleanor, from Wramplingham, near Wymondham, was born with an ultra-rare genetic condition which meant her intestines didn’t work. In order to keep her alive she had […]
  • Couple mark 40-year anniversary with charity abseil
    Couple mark 40-year anniversary with charity abseil A weekend away, dinner for two or a day out in the countryside are traditional ways to celebrate a Ruby wedding anniversary. However, something a little different was on the cards for Mark Jeffries and wife Catherine who decided 40 years of marriage was best celebrated by taking […]
  • National Organ Donation Week marked with the launch of poignant film
    National Organ Donation Week marked with the launch of poignant film We are proud to support Organ Donation Week 2023 and mark the start of the week by launching a poignant film in which a donor’s family meet the man who received their son’s heart. Norfolk businessman Kitt Blake was 30 years old and able […]
  • Butterfly Volunteers shortlisted for Who Cares Wins award
    Butterfly Volunteers shortlisted for Who Cares Wins award Congratulations to the Anne Robson Trust and our Butterfly Volunteers, who have been shortlisted in the national Who Cares Wins Awards. The awards, organised by the Sun newspaper, honour and celebrate outstanding contributions and excellence in healthcare across the UK. The Anne Robson Trust, who work in partnership […]
  • We’re supporting families to give ‘the gift of sight’
    We’re supporting families to give ‘the gift of sight’ The East Anglian Eye Bank, part of the Ophthalmic Directorate, delivers a vital service identifying potential corneal donors and performing eye retrievals. The small team consisting of Lisa Knights, East Anglian Eye Bank Manger, and Amanda Mabey, Assistant Eye Bank Coordinator, who cover the whole of Norfolk. Last […]
  • NIHR grants pave way for supporting research
    NIHR grants pave way for supporting research Two of our Advanced Clinical Fellows (ACF) have been successful in obtaining prestigious National Institute for Health Care and Research (NIHR) PhD Fellowships, totalling more than £850,000. In addition, a Skills Enhancement Fund has been granted to one of our Clinical Lecturers. Vicky Tsampasian, Cardiology ACF, has been […]
  • Technology helps pregnant women with diabetes
    Technology helps pregnant women with diabetes Women who develop gestational diabetes are benefiting from new technology which makes it easier for our maternal diabetes team to monitor their blood sugar levels. Clinicians recommend that people who develop diabetes during pregnancy test their blood sugar readings four times a day by pricking their finger and using […]
  • NNUH Emergency Department on national television
    NNUH Emergency Department on national television Emergency nursing teams from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital will be making their national television debut on Tuesday 5 September. Our Trust will feature in the new series of Emergency Nurses: A&E Stories, which will be shown on ITVBe over the next ten weeks and streamed on ITV […]
  • PIFU saves 29,000 appointments in one year
    PIFU saves 29,000 appointments in one year Patient Initiated Follow Up (PIFU), an NHS England pilot that enables patients to book their follow-up appointments digitally, has avoided more than 29,000 unnecessary out-patients appointments in one year. One year into the project, 31,862 patients with chronic conditions or who have had surgery or treatment, are on […]
  • NNUH first in region for innovative corneal transplant surgery
    NNUH first in region for innovative corneal transplant surgery We are the first Trust in the region to offer innovative and highly-specialised corneal transplant surgery, giving our patients quicker healing times and better visual outcomes. Transplant surgery involves removing all or part of a damaged cornea and replacing it with healthy, clear corneal tissue from […]
  • Supporting discharge with welfare calls
    Supporting discharge with welfare calls Over the last year a new service has been provided by our volunteers to check on patients after they’ve been discharged. Welfare/Safety Netting calls are made to patients who have no recognised support needs. Any issues are immediately escalated so that patients can receive further support at home, with the […]
  • New service for women who experience early pregnancy loss
    New service for women who experience early pregnancy loss We have appointed a new Bereavement Nurse to help support women and their families who experience a pregnancy loss up to 18 weeks gestation. Louise Harper will work alongside the Bereavement Midwifery Team who provide support to families experiencing losses from 18 weeks onwards. This new […]
  • British Medical Association industrial action in August
    British Medical Association (BMA) industrial action in August The British Medical Association (BMA) has announced further industrial action will take place in August and September in relation to an ongoing pay dispute with the UK Government. A four-day strike involving junior doctors is planned from 7am Friday 11 August until 7am Tuesday 15 August. A […]
  • Celebrating our Volunteers
    Celebrating our Volunteers In celebration of the fantastic work our Volunteers do, the Voluntary Services team showcased their contribution to staff and patients during Volunteers’ Week. Three Volunteers, Barbara, Vida and Marion, spoke about what they do with Jules Alderson, Workforce Transformation Volunteering Programme Manager at Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care Board (ICB), who shares […]
  • Hospital Charity funds anaesthetic simulator
    Hospital Charity funds anaesthetic simulator An epidural training simulator has been purchased by the N&N Hospitals Charity to benefit staff and patients in the Anaesthetic department. The simulator models the lower back in silicone which is cast around plastic anatomy to form an exact copy of the human body. It can be used for training […]
  • Trial of foldable incubator at NNUH helps save lives in Ukraine
    Trial of foldable incubator at NNUH helps save lives in Ukraine Research carried out at our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to trial an innovative foldable incubator is helping to save lives in war-torn Ukraine Our Trust was one of three hospitals in the UK to trial a lightweight and battery powered incubator, which has […]
  • Dad’s 50km fundraising challenge to support NICU
    Dad’s 50km fundraising challenge to support NICU A dad whose daughter was given just a 5-10% of survival when she was born at 24 weeks has embarked on a fundraising challenge to support the teams that saved the life of his baby girl. Olivia was born on 14 December 2022 at our hospital weighing just […]
  • From Pipes to Pills: NNUH’s Switch from IV to Oral Antibiotics
    ‘From pipes to pills’: Switch from IV to oral antibiotics As “Plastic Free July” concludes, the Sustainability team wants to share a project that grants us environmental, patient and economic benefits. Caroline Hallam, Antimicrobial Specialist Pharmacist, has introduced an initiative aimed at shifting away from intravenous (IV) antibiotics to the more environmentally friendly alternative of […]
  • CQC annual survey shows great feedback
    CQC annual survey shows great feedback Colleagues and volunteers in our Emergency Department and Cromer Minor Injuries Unit have been praised following publication of the latest Care Quality Commission (CQC) Urgent and Emergency Care Survey. More than 400 patients took part in the 2022 survey to rate their overall experience and our hospital was rated as better […]
  • Communications team shortlisted for industry award
    Communications team shortlisted for industry award The Corporate Communications department at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) has been shortlisted for a prestigious communications industry award. 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 […]
  • Dedicated Older People’s ED reduces waiting times, according to new NNUH research
    Dedicated Older People’s ED reduces waiting times, according to new NNUH research The formation of the country’s first Older People’s Emergency Department (OPED) has led to a signification decrease in the time spent in A&E and a small reduction in patients being admitted, according to new research. The first OPED in England was opened at […]
  • Transition information evenings for young patients
    Transition information evenings for young patients Two information evenings are being held for young people and their carers to discuss moving from the care of our Children’s Services to Adult Services. The first event is taking place on 12 September from 6pm – 8pm in the Benjamin Gooch Lecture Theatre. The focus will be on […]
  • Double success for radiography researchers
    Double success for radiography researchers Congratulations to Rebekah Girling who won the ‘Research Inspiration’ award and Sarah Bailey who won the ‘Unsung Hero’ award at the NIHR CRN East of England Celebration Awards ceremony. The ceremony was held on Wednesday 12 July at St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich, providing a fantastic opportunity to recognise research efforts […]
  • Anaesthesia research achieves 1,000 volunteer patients
    Anaesthesia research achieves 1,000 volunteer patients A research team in our theatres has achieved a significant milestone by enrolling over 1,000 patients in the Perioperative Quality Improvement Programme (PQIP). With approximately 10 million operations taking place within the NHS each year, ensuring the utmost safety for patients throughout the entire surgical process is essential. PQIP […]
  • Macmillan Centre receives ‘five star’ report
    Macmillan Centre receives ‘five star’ report Healthwatch Norfolk officers have praised the North Norfolk Macmillan Centre at Cromer Hospital for the excellent service it offers to patients and their families. Last month Healthwatch visited the centre that provides treatment as well as practical, emotional, physical and financial support to anyone who has been affected by […]
  • NNUH in top 20 hospitals for Organ Donation
    NNUH in top 20 hospitals for Organ Donation New figures out today reveal that we were in the top 20 hospitals for organ donation last year. During 2022-2023 20 patients went on to save the lives of 51 patients following their death at NNUH. Nationally 1,429 people who donated their organs after death and 958 […]
  • N&N Hospitals Charity abseil returns with a double dare
    N&N Hospitals Charity abseil returns with a double dare The N&N Hospitals Charity Abseil is returning in what is fast becoming an annual tradition for thrill-seekers and daredevils, raising vital funds to support patients and staff at our hospital Trust. And for 2023, there’s double dare – take on the iconic 42-foot Forum building in […]
  • Use health and care services wisely ahead of planned industrial action
    Use health and care services wisely ahead of planned industrial action Residents in Norfolk and Waveney are being urged to think NHS 111 first and to only attend an Emergency Department if it’s absolutely necessary to ensure that care is available to patients who need it most during planned industrial action. The British Medical Association […]
  • The Prince and Princess of Wales surprise health workers with 75th anniversary party
    The Prince and Princess of Wales surprise health workers with 75th anniversary party One of our Consultant Surgeons attended an event to mark the 75th anniversary of the NHS, which was attended by Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Wales. Hosted by NHS Charities Together – the national charity caring for the NHS, […]
  • NNUH receives research equipment funding boost
    NNUH receives research equipment funding boost Medical research at our hospital Trust has received a boost after being awarded more than £400,000 from the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) to help invest in our research infrastructure and equipment. The UK Government has announced today that NHS organisations in the East of England […]
  • Spotlight on: Kristian Skinner, Heart Failure Consultant
    Spotlight on: Kristian Skinner, Heart Failure Consultant In March, Kristian Skinner was appointed as our dedicated consultant for heart failure to work alongside our team of specialist nurses. This is part of our work with primary and community care to set up an integrated heart failure pathway, one of the service priorities for the Norfolk […]
  • Surgical team shortlisted for 2023 HSJ Patient Safety Awards
    Surgical team shortlisted for 2023 HSJ Patient Safety Awards A surgical team at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital has been shortlisted in the HSJ Patient Safety Awards which recognises safety, culture and positive experience in patient care. Our team who run a radiofrequency ablation clinic for the treatment of varicose veins is in the […]
  • OT shortlisted for HSJ Patient Safety Awards
    OT shortlisted for HSJ Patient Safety Awards One of our Occupational Therapists is celebrating after being shortlisted in the HSJ’s Patient Safety Awards. The awards recognise safety, culture and positive experience in patient care and acknowledge the hard-working teams and individuals across the UK who are continually striving to deliver improved patient care. Holly Bray, […]
  • Myths busting for Learning Disability week
    Myths busting for Learning Disability week The theme of this year’s “Learning Disability (LD) week” (19-23 June) is busting myths and our LD team wants to help break down misconceptions about people with learning disabilities and shine a light on the stigma many might still face. “We know that a lot of people are not […]
  • Change to hospital parking charges from 1 July 2023
    Change to hospital parking charges from 1 July 2023 From 1 July 2023, we will be increasing charges at our patient and visitor car parks at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and Cromer Hospital. Due to rising costs, we have made the difficult decision to increase fees on Trust-run car parks. The new charges […]
  • NNUH Consultant made CBE in King’s Birthday Honours  
    NNUH Consultant made CBE in King’s Birthday Honours Dr Edward Morris, NNUH Consultant and Medical Director for NHS East of England, has been made Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in the King’s Birthday Honours. Dr Morris, who has been a Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at NNUH for more than 20 years, has been […]
  • The clinicians cutting carbon and catheter costs
    The clinicians cutting carbon and catheter costs The Cardiology Department has launched a new sustainability initiative aimed at reducing clinical waste by remanufacturing single-use medical devices for reuse, which in turn reduces CO2 emissions and saves costs. We’ve partnered with Vanguard Medical Remanufacturing, a company that collects used medical devices and remanufactures them to quality-assured standards in […]
  • NNUH patient letters set to go digital
    NNUH patient letters set to go digital A project to make it easier for patients to manage their hospital appointments is being launched, which will see thousands of letters move to a digital platform. Almost 70,000 letters are sent by our Trust every month – the equivalent of eight trees worth of paper – from […]
  • Junior doctors strike action 14 – 17 June
    Junior doctors strike action 14 – 17 June A 72-hour strike involving junior doctors is due to start at our hospital Trust on Wednesday 14 June. The industrial action by the British Medical Association (BMA), which relates to national pay, is due to start at 7am on 14 June and run until 7am on Saturday […]
  • Trust Board meeting in public – 7 June
    Trust Board meeting in public – 7 June Our Trust’s Board meets in public on Wednesday 7 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 Back to News
  • We’re celebrating our great volunteers
    We’re celebrating our great volunteers Yesterday we marked the beginning of “Volunteers Week” (1-7 June) with a special thanksgiving service in the Chapel. More than 30 people came together to celebrate the generous support given by volunteers across the hospital. The service was opened by Krishna Sethia, Urology Consultant and High Sheriff of Norfolk and Adrian Woodbridge, […]
  • New video shows spinal cord injury rehabilitation
    New video shows spinal cord injury rehabilitation A new patient video has been made to explain what patients with a spinal cord injury (SCI) can expect when they are being cared for at our hospital and then move to the SCI rehabilitation centre in Sheffield. As a trauma centre we have a dedicated team looking […]
  • 16-year-old Norfolk fundraiser stars alongside famous faces in new Rankin exhibition celebrating 75 years of NHS charities
    16-year-old Norfolk fundraiser stars alongside famous faces in new Rankin exhibition celebrating 75 years of NHS charities A former patient of the Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital is featuring alongside comedian Michael Palin and England footballer Jordan Henderson in a new exhibition from Rankin and NHS Charities Together, celebrating 75 years of NHS charities. 16-year-old Evie […]
  • Spotlight on: Butterfly Volunteers
    Spotlight on Butterfly Volunteers Across the hospital we have over 30 volunteers who give their time to provide comfort to patients who are in their last days, weeks, or hours of their lives.  Our Butterfly Volunteers service was set up in 2019 in partnership with the Anne Robson Trust. The charity helps hospitals set up […]
  • Consultant will drive palliative care development
    Consultant will drive palliative care development Caroline Barry, Palliative Care Consultant, has been appointed as the managing director of the newly-established Palliative Care Provider Collaborative, linking our hospital with Norfolk Community Health and Care (NCH&C) and the Priscilla Bacon Hospice (PBL). The role will involve creating a framework of collaboration across existing services and leading […]
  • Grounds for optimism with new planting programme
    Grounds for optimism with new planting programme A new conservation approach is being adopted for the grounds of our hospital. Many new trees have been planted along with shrubs and a new wildflower area in response to our changing climate. We have one of the greenest hospital grounds in the country. However, we are an […]
  • Meet Amy Greengrass, Sustainability Clinical Lead
    Meet Amy Greengrass, Sustainability Clinical Lead Amy Greengrass, Paediatric Anaesthetic Consultant, is the new Clinical Lead for Sustainability. She is currently part of our Sustainability Committee who are working together to make our hospital eco-friendly and help deliver our Green Plan to get to net zero. Amy began working with us as a Consultant in […]
  • Hospital volunteering showcase event
    Hospital volunteering showcase event An event to showcase the different volunteering opportunities available at the Trust is taking place next month. The event will coincide with the end of Volunteers’ Week, which aims to celebrate the generous support made by volunteers across the country. Members of the public will be able to find out more […]
  • Spotlight on: Berenice Lopez, Caldicott Guardian
    Spotlight on: Berenice Lopez, Caldicott Guardian Berenice Lopez, Consultant Chemical Pathologist and Associate Medical Director for Quality and Safety, has recently been appointed as the Trust’s new Caldicott Guardian. Berenice is responsible for protecting patients’ confidentiality and making sure information about their health and care is used appropriately. “I act as ‘the conscience of our […]
  • Spotlight on Operating Department Practitioner Nathan Ellis
    Spotlight on Operating Department Practitioner Nathan Ellis Today (Sunday 14 May) is Operating Department Practitioners awareness day, an opportunity to celebrate this profession and to find out more about it. ODPs support the multi-disciplinary team to help deliver perioperative care in all kinds of surgery within our hospital. We spoke to Nathan Ellis, Operating Department […]
  • Spotlight on the Dementia Support Team
    Spotlight on the Dementia Support Team Our Dementia Support Team are contacted by ward staff from across the hospital when they have a patient with dementia who they think needs extra support. Set up in 2014, the team remains a vital service for patients living with dementia. It is made up of a Clinical Nurse […]
  • Mapping skin cancer trends using big data
    Mapping skin cancer trends using big data As we head into the summer months, it is a sobering statistic to learn that one in five of us will get skin cancer in our lifetimes. Our ageing population, changing sun exposure behaviours and improvements to cancer registration are believed to be the reason why there was […]
  • Experience of care week: Palliative, End of Life and Bereavement Care
    Experience of care week: Palliative, End of Life and Bereavement Care We understand talking about dying is never easy. There are a lot of taboos surrounding death and dying and the concept of dying can prompt different reactions to people depending upon their previous experiences or knowledge. Talking about dying with people you love and […]
  • Choose healthcare services wisely during industrial action this May Bank Holiday
    Choose healthcare services wisely during industrial action this May Bank Holiday People in Norfolk and Waveney are being urged to use health and care services wisely to help ensure that care is available to patients who need it most during the May Bank Holiday. Health and care services in Norfolk and Waveney are seeing high […]
  • NNUH consultant and team performs life changing surgeries to children in India
    NNUH consultant and team performs life changing surgeries to children in India One of our Consultant Spinal Surgeons has recently returned from India where he performed corrective surgery on children with complex scoliosis. Mr Girish Swamy was joined by retired NNUH Consultant Spinal Surgeon Mr Bob Crawford, former President of the British Scoliosis Society, and […]
  • Text message to patients on our waiting list
    Text message to patients on our waiting list If you are currently on our waiting list or awaiting planned care at our hospital Trust, you may receive text messages from us that will come from our digital partner DrDoctor. This will include a link to an online survey asking you a question about your ongoing […]
  • Spotlight on: Tom Roques, Consultant Oncologist
    Spotlight on: Tom Roques, Consultant Oncologist Our Oncology service is one of 60 nationally, providing treatment and care for patients with cancer. Tom Roques has been a Consultant Oncologist here for 19 years and has a national role as the Vice President for Oncology at the Royal College of Radiologists. Tom sees patients with a […]
  • Endoscopy Units re-achieve national accreditation
    Endoscopy Units re-achieve national accreditation Our two Endoscopy Units have once again achieved accreditation with JAG (Joint Advisory Group on GI Endoscopy) which is part of the Royal College of Physicians. “We take a lot of pride in this as it is about showing consistency and continuous improvement, improving efficiency, raising our profile and sharing […]