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  • We signed the HEAR pledge to help tackle domestic abuse
    We signed the HEAR pledge to help tackle domestic abuse The Trust has signed the HEAR (Help, Educate, Awareness, Respond) pledge in support of breaking the silence around domestic abuse. The campaign, launched by Norfolk County Council, is part of the national “16 days of safeguarding” awareness campaign, and it is aimed at promoting awareness that […]
  • Ballot papers dispatched in hospital election
    Ballot papers have been dispatched to over 9,000 members of Norfolk’s biggest hospital Trust, who will be asked to elect five new Governors in Norwich, Broadland and South Norfolk. The Governors will be part of the Council of Governors for the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NNUH).  The council represents local people, […]
  • Bereaved mum donates cuddle cot
    Bereaved mum donates cuddle cot Our Rainbow Clinic team has been presented with a cuddle cot, donated by a mum who has lost three babies in the final stages of pregnancy. A cuddle cot is housed within a Moses basket to keep the baby’s body cool, giving families valuable extra time to bond with their […]
  • Survey to patients on our waiting list
    Survey to patients on our waiting list If you are currently on our waiting list or awaiting planned care at our hospital Trust, you may have received a text from our digital partner DrDoctor asking you a question about your ongoing hospital care. The text will come from a mobile number 07860039092. DrDoctor is a […]
  • Healthcare Support Workers Day
    Healthcare Support Workers Day Today (23 November) we are celebrating the vital contribution of the more than 2,000 Healthcare Support Workers at our Trust. This includes Healthcare Assistants, Radiology Assistants, Maternity Support Workers, Physio Assistants and Occupational Therapy Assistants. Ahead of our Healthcare Support Workers Day event in the East Atrium, we have been speaking […]
  • Winners of NNUH Annual Staff Awards announced
    Winners of NNUH Annual Staff Awards announced The outstanding work of colleagues working across our hospitals has been celebrated at the annual Staff Awards 2022. These awards took place in person for the first time in two years at the Norwich City Football Club on Thursday 17 November. Nearly 600 nominations for our teams and colleagues […]
  • 50 years in the NHS: the story of Maureen Chapman, Senior Audiologist
    50 years in the NHS: the story of Maureen Chapman, Senior Audiologist Maureen Chapman, Senior Audiologist, celebrated her 50-year anniversary as an NHS Audiologist this month. She started as a trainee in Colchester in 1972, when she was 17, and moved to NNUH in 1979. When she started working at NNUH there were only six […]
  • NHS Adult Inpatient Survey results
    NHS Adult Inpatient Survey results The annual NHS Adult Inpatient Survey has been published by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), which highlights areas where patient experience is best and areas where we can improve. More than 550 NNUH patients took part in the 2021 survey, which looks at experiences of people who stayed at least one […]
  • Spotlight on: the Substance Misuse team
    Spotlight on: the Substance Misuse team To mark Alcohol Awareness Week (15-21 November) we’re highlighting the work of our Substance Misuse team. According to Alcohol Change UK, 24% of adults in England and Scotland regularly drink over the Chief Medical Officer’s low-risk guidelines. And 27% of drinkers binge drink on their heaviest drinking days. Alcohol […]
  • Neonatal unit receives Gold Baby Charter
    Neonatal unit receives Gold Baby Charter Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit has been awarded a prestigious Gold Baby Charter Accreditation. The baby charity Bliss announced that our NICU has successfully completed its accreditation and shown that we have sufficient processes and facilities in place to deliver high-quality family-centred care. The assessment was carried out at […]
  • New prostate biopsy service starts at Cromer
    New prostate biopsy service starts at Cromer A new procedure has begun at Cromer and District Hospital to help speed up tests for patients with suspected prostate cancer. State-of-the-art equipment is being used at the North Norfolk Macmillan Centre to enable prostate biopsies to take place for the first time at Cromer. The start of […]
  • Rheumatology leads collaborative international research in axial spondyloarthritis
    Rheumatology leads collaborative international research in axial spondyloarthritis Teamwork across multiple NNUH departments – Rheumatology, Gastroenterology, Radiology – and the UEA has enabled the Rheumatology team to identify patients with undiagnosed axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), an arthritis-associated disease. The research has also been supported by the National Axial Spondyloarthritis Society, N&N Hospitals Charity and AbbVie. The […]
  • Virtual Ward shortlisted for national finance award
    Virtual Ward shortlisted for national finance award Congratulations to the Virtual Ward and Finance teams who have been shortlisted for a national award recognising the value they are delivering with digital technology. Our Trust is in the running to win a National Healthcare Finance Award 2022, run by the Healthcare Finance Management Association (HFMA). The […]
  • Spotlight on: two new colleagues in our Patient Experience team
    Spotlight on: two new colleagues in our Patient Experience team Our Patient Experience Team brings together a wide variety of feedback from our patients, their relatives and carers which is used to improve services. The team works in partnership to amplify the patient and carer voice, liaising with colleagues across the hospital to help them encourage […]
  • Norfolk’s largest hospital seeks new governors
    Patients and the public will have the opportunity to put their name forward as a governor at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  Six public governors have reached the end of their three-year term, creating vacancies in Broadland, Norwich (3 seats), South Norfolk, plus a governor for the Rest of England constituency […]
  • Trust Board meeting in public – 2 November
    Trust Board meeting in public – 2 November Our Trust’s Board meets in public on Wednesday 2 November 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
  • Bringing exercise therapy to patient’s homes with new mobile app
    Bringing exercise therapy to patient’s homes with new mobile app An app that brings NHS exercise therapy to people’s homes is set to help more patients with vascular disease after being developed by a NNUH Consultant. The Walk-A-Cise smartphone app is the brainchild of Philip Stather, Vascular Consultant and Clinical Associate Professor, to make it easier for […]
  • Recognise and Respond team win HSJ award
    Recognise and Respond team win HSJ award The Recognise and Respond Team (RRT) has won The Deteriorating Patients and Rapid Response Initiative of the Year award at the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Patient Safety Awards 2022.  The award was for their expanded and enhanced Critical Care Outreach service which moved from 12 hours a day […]
  • Spotlight on: the NaNOC Orthopaedic Pharmacy Team
    Spotlight on: the NaNOC Orthopaedic Pharmacy Team Rarely seen across the country, the trauma and orthopaedic department includes an eight-strong pharmacy team, made up of prescribing pharmacist practitioners and pharmacy technicians. Now the team has come to the attention of the national Chief Pharmaceutical Officer David Webb, who is meeting them today (Thursday 20 October) […]
  • Spotlight on: Connor Weeden, ED Nurse
    Spotlight on: Connor Weeden, ED Nurse Twenty-two-year-old Connor Weeden has been an ED Nurse for the last year, after working as an HCA, and said he always “wanted to work in this department” and “could not recommend it enough.” Connor, who’s originally from Kent and studied at UEA, relishes the challenges of working in one […]
  • HIPEC programme hailed as success
    HIPEC programme hailed as success Two years ago the hospital started the UK’s first gynaeoncology hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) programme and the only colorectal HIPEC programme in the East of England. It is used to treat advanced ovarian or bowel cancer, which has already spread to the abdominal cavity. In that time the multidisciplinary team […]
  • Spotlight On: Senior Pharmacy Technician Zoe Armstrong
    Spotlight On: Senior Pharmacy Technician Zoe Armstrong Today (18 October) is Pharmacy Technician Day to recognise the invaluable contributions made by pharmacy technicians to patient health, safety and as an integral part of the NHS. Zoe Armstrong, Oncology and Haematology Pharmacy Technician, said: “My pharmacy career started at the age of 15 when I got […]
  • New menopause and cancer information session
    New menopause and cancer information session A new information session supporting women who are navigating life through the menopause and cancer will take place at the North Norfolk Macmillan Centre next month. The event will take place on 7 November between 4.30pm and 6pm to give information and support to women who may have premature […]
  • Harnessing the power of genetic testing to improve patient care
    Harnessing the power of genetic testing to improve patient care Our hospital Trust is playing a vital role in the delivery of genomic testing across the East to tailor treatments for patients according to their genetic makeup. We are a key partner in the East Genomic Medicine Service Alliance (GMSA), which has been established to ensure […]
  • Virtual Reality dementia training premiere
    Virtual Reality dementia training premiere Four Virtual Reality films have been premiered this week, which will help transform dementia education at our Trust. Thirty-five volunteers were involved in the filming of scripted scenarios, which were shot using a 360-degree camera with six lenses, to help put clinicians in the shoes of patients living with dementia. […]
  • The new Training Centre has been officially unveiled
    The new Training Centre has been officially unveiled As part of the Trust commitment to invest in staff facilities a new two-storey Training Centre, with multimedia equipment to support learning, has been officially unveiled. The new facility, based on the main hospital site, was built over the last twelve months and is already in use […]
  • Football team wears N&N Hospitals Charity logo with pride
    Football team wears N&N Hospitals Charity logo with pride A community football club is sporting a new logo in recognition of the hospital which helped to save the life of one of its volunteers. Steve Normanton, a referee, linesman and volunteer at Long Stratton Football Club, was treated at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital […]
  • NNUH Voluntary Services Manager shortlisted for national award
    NNUH Voluntary Services Manager shortlisted for national award Congratulations to Sally Dyson who has been shortlisted as Volunteer Manager of the Year at the Helpforce Champions Awards 2022 Helpforce partners with health and care organisations across the UK to accelerate the growth and impact of volunteering. The awards are a chance to shine a light […]
  • Abseil raises thousands for hospital charity
    Abseil raises thousands for hospital charity Sixty brave fundraisers have reached new heights to raise money for the N&N Hospitals Charity by abseiling from the top of the hospital. Staff and hospital supporters took on the challenge at the weekend, which started 40ft up on the fourth floor of the East Atrium. Dave Talbot, from […]
  • Spotlight On the Medicines Management Team
    Spotlight On the Medicines Management Team Our Medicines Management Team have a wealth of experience working in pharmacy and are involved in medication safety and governance at our Trust. The team includes Helen Willimott, Deputy Chief Pharmacist and our Medication Safety Officer, Specialist Pharmacists Charlotte Waller and Finola MacAuley, and Faye Healey, Pharmacy Governance and Ward […]
  • Try your hand at robotic-assisted surgery training at our AGM
    Try your hand at robotic-assisted surgery training at our AGM Visit our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 5 October, where from 3pm to 4pm you will be able to walk around a marketplace of staffed stands, see an exhibition of our work and speak to our teams.  There’s also an exhibition of our history up […]
  • Young patients set to benefit from new app to reduce asthma attacks
    Young patients to benefit from new app to reduce asthma attacks A project to reduce hospital admissions for children and young people at high risk of an asthma attack has been launched utilising the latest digital technology. Our clinicians at the Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital and the James Paget University Hospital have joined forces with […]
  • New cancer centre to host first Macmillan Coffee Morning
    New cancer centre to host first Macmillan Coffee Morning A new cancer care and support unit in Cromer will host its first Macmillan Coffee Morning this week. The North Norfolk Macmillan Centre has provided information and support to more than 300 patients since it opened last year and will be hosting a coffee morning on […]
  • “Forever thankful” – former patient remembers how her and her mum’s lives were saved
    “Forever thankful” – former patient remembers how her and her mum’s lives were saved In 2013 Abigail Wallace, only 17 at the time, suffered from Bacterial Meningitis. Nine years later, she shared her story with us via Facebook. Her mum, Alison, found her unconscious on the sofa after she felt very poorly over the weekend. […]
  • Nurses celebrate 20 years at the hospital
    Nurses celebrate 20 years at the hospital Twenty-five nurses are celebrating their 20th anniversary of working at our hospital after joining the Trust at the beginning of our overseas recruitment programme. The nurses joined our hospital in 2002 from the Philippines and work across medicine and surgical specialities. They marked the anniversary on 6 September […]
  • ‘Ditching the Des’ in theatres helps to reduce greenhouse gases
    ‘Ditching the Des’ in theatres helps to reduce greenhouse gases Our theatres teams have officially ‘ditched the Des’ as part of a project to reduce our environmental impact. A Sustainability Within Theatres committee was formed in April 2021 to help cut our carbon footprint and the use of greenhouse gases, with the anaesthetic gas desflurane […]
  • Arrangements for Bank Holiday on 19 September
    Arrangements for Bank Holiday on 19 September Following the announcement of a Bank Holiday on Monday 19 September, our hospital Trust will continue to run emergency, urgent and cancer services on that day. A reduced routine service will also be provided to allow as many staff as possible to participate in the Bank Holiday and […]
  • Our tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
    Our tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Her Majesty The Queen. NNUH Chief Executive Sam Higginson and Interim Chair Tom Spink said: “On behalf of everybody at NNUH, we’d like to send our sincerest condolences to the Royal Family at this difficult time.” “For […]
  • Special exhibition & talks to mark 250 years of Norfolk & Norwich Hospital
    As part of Norfolk Heritage Open Days, members of the public are invited to come and view a specially created exhibition and listen to talks marking 250 years of Norfolk and Norwich Hospital (N&N). Running from 9 – 18 September at The Forum in Norwich, there will be a free to view exhibition where people […]
  • Spotlight On the Specialist Pharmacist Clinical Trials teams
    Spotlight On the Specialist Pharmacist Clinical Trials teams A team of specialist pharmacy staff play a vital role in keeping more than 150 clinical trials running at our hospital at any one time. They’re responsible for all clinical trials medicines from the moment they arrive in the hospital, to the moment they are given to […]
  • Spotlight on Megan Purdy, Medical Secretary and Fire Fighter
    Spotlight on Megan Purdy, Medical Secretary and Fire Fighter By day Megan Purdy is a full-time medical secretary, by night she is a retained firefighter. “I have always wanted to work in some way with the emergency services and, living near the fire station, I often see the trucks go out and I really wanted […]
  • Butterfly Volunteers service going from strength to strength
    Butterfly Volunteers service going from strength to strength The Butterfly Volunteers service, which supports patients as they approach the end of their life, has recently strengthened its offering thanks to more volunteers who are helping wards, including Critical Care. Caroline Stevens, Butterfly Volunteers Co-ordinator, has recruited more volunteers, and by the end of the month […]
  • Learning from medicine in the past
    Learning from medicine in the past “There are often lessons we can learn about how to do medicine better now when studying what has happened in the past,” says Consultant Dermatologist Nick Levell, whose latest historical research is into the skin maladies of British royalty and aristocracy. Prof Levell’s most recent historical research with US […]
  • Training boost for colorectal unit
    Training boost for colorectal unit Our robotic-assisted surgery programme has received a funding boost to help train more surgeons in robotic colorectal surgery. The Intuitive Foundation has committed to fund higher surgical training fellowships in robotic colorectal surgery at our Trust. NNUH provides state-of-the-art minimally invasive cancer surgery and advanced robotic colorectal surgery to our […]
  • Spotlight on the Phlebotomy team
    Spotlight on the Phlebotomy team Phlebotomy is one of the main hospital support teams. Made up of 37 colleagues, the team is responsible for most blood samples taken within the hospital. Phlebotomists run special paediatric clinics for patients as young as six months old and collect bloods for patients in the wards – that’s almost […]
  • Spotlight on Louise Williamson, Nurse, Colney Centre
    Spotlight on Louise Williamson, Nurse, Colney Centre Louise joined our hospital as an Assistant Practitioner in 2009. 10 years later she started to train as a Nurse. Shortly after starting her training, she realised she was struggling to hear and after a hearing check, she was diagnosed with hearing loss in both ears and was […]
  • A day in the life of…Scott Hanton, Sonographer
    A day in the life of…Scott Hanton, Sonographer Sonographers, also known as ultrasound practitioners, use high frequency sound waves to assess organs and structures within the body and to assist in the screening and diagnosis of a wide range of conditions. Scott has been working for almost 10 years at our hospital, he was first […]
  • Director of transformation appointed at NNUH
    Alex Berry has been appointed as the Director of Transformation at NNUH after a nationwide recruitment search. As Director of Transformation, a new post at the Trust, Alex is the executive lead at Board level responsible for driving forward the transformation agenda in support of the Trust’s strategic and business goals. Alex joined NNUH from […]
  • Communications team listed for two industry awards
    The Corporate Communications Team at NNUH has been shortlisted for two prestigious public relations industry awards. The team is in the running for honours at the Chartered Institute of Public Relation’s (CIPR) PRide Awards for Anglia, Thames and Chiltern which covers nine counties. The team is up for awards for the Best Public Sector Campaign with […]
  • Trust Board meeting in public – 3 August
    Trust Board meeting in public – 3 August Our Trust’s Board meets in public on Wednesday 3 August at 9.30am. Access to the meeting will be available through Microsoft Teams. If you would like to listen online to the Trust Board in Public meeting, please contact the Communications team by emailing communications@nnuh.nhs.uk.
  • New Cancer Care Navigator scheme launches
    New Cancer Care Navigator scheme launches A new support service to provide additional practical and emotional support to cancer patients, carers and companions has gone live at NNUH. The Cancer Care Navigator project will help people affected by cancer with their non-clinical needs. Our three new Cancer Care Navigators are Chantelle Gale, Megan Harmer and […]
  • First Clinical Associate Professors announced to enhance NNUH research
    First Clinical Associate Professors announced to enhance NNUH research The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital has announced its first ever Clinical Associate Professors to boost its research profile. Eight Consultants have been awarded the posts in translational and clinical medicine following funding from the University of East Anglia’s Norwich Medical School and NNUH. These appointments […]
  • 50 Foundation Year 1 Doctors join our hospital
    50 Foundation Year 1 Doctors join our hospital A huge welcome to our 50 new junior doctors who are joining us as Foundation Year 1 (FY1). Half are UEA graduates and the rest come from medical schools across Europe (for example, Poland and Ireland) and other teaching hospitals in the UK, such as Lancaster, St […]
  • A day in the life of…Kurian Thampi, MRI Radiographer
    A day in the life of…Kurian Thampi, MRI Radiographer Kurian Thampi is one of the 17 Radiographers who work in our MRI team. He has been working at NNUH since 2017 and, as part of our focus on MRI Safety Week, he spoke about his duties at the hospital. “The day begins at 7am with a ‘team […]
  • Walk-In Centre joins anti-spiking campaign
    Walk-In Centre joins anti-spiking campaign The Norwich Walk-In Centre has joined the fight against spiking by stocking drug screening kits. The Anti-Spiking Campaign pilot was launched in Norwich last December by the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and joined forces with Norfolk Police, the SOS wellbeing bus, and selected clubs and bars to offer anti-spiking […]
  • Spotlight on: our Pain Management Service
    Spotlight on: our Pain Management Service Our Pain Management Service is a multi-disciplinary service, helping people living with long-term persistent pain. The team care for around 2,700 new patients, 6,800 follow-up patients and 2,300 day-case patients each year. The team is made of five doctors, six nurses, five psychologists, three physiotherapists, one occupational therapist, one […]
  • Happy retirement to Kathy Hate, Rheumatology Nurse
    Happy retirement to Kathy Hate, Rheumatology Nurse Rheumatology colleagues have bid a fond farewell to Nurse Kathy Hate who has retired today after 56 years with the NHS – 38 at our hospital. Cake, balloons, and gifts were all part of the celebrations on the Rheumatology Day Unit, where Kathy spent her last shift. Her […]
  • Spotlight on: Mark Andrews, Renal and Obstetric Physician
    Spotlight on: Mark Andrews, Renal and Obstetric Physician We have become home to one of two Maternal Medicines Centres in the East of England and at the helm of the service is Mark Andrews, Renal and Obstetric Physician. As part of the national strategy to create these centres of excellence, NHS England funded the training […]
  • Spotlight on: our Safeguarding team
    Spotlight on: our Safeguarding team Safeguarding is about the safety and well-being of all patients and providing additional measures for those least able to protect themselves from harm or abuse. It is a key priority of our hospital as we expect all patients and relatives to experience a safe, sound and supportive service that is […]
  • New Paediatric Mental Health Service launched
    New Paediatric Mental Health Service launched Our new Paediatric Mental Health Service (PaMHS) has been launched last week. The service will provide intensive, individualised, mental health support to children up to 17 years old on Children Emergency Department, Children’s Assessment Unit and Buxton ward. Once at full establishment the service will operate Monday to Friday, […]
  • Sickle cell patients benefit from new treatments
    Sickle cell patients benefit from new treatments Veronique Mwembo has lost count of the times she has been hospitalised with severe pain. Since the age of three, she has had regular emergency admissions to hospital as a result of sickle cell disease. But the 29-year-old, from Norwich, says she has new hope after becoming the […]
  • Spotlight on: Mike Shemko, our new Head of Data Science
    Spotlight on: Mike Shemko, our new Head of Data Science Mike Shemko has recently started working as the Head of Data Science. He joined our hospital from Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care System (ICS) and before that Public Health England, University College London Hospital and the private sector. This is a new role to help […]
  • Take on the abseil challenge for N&N Hospitals Charity
    Take on the abseil challenge for N&N Hospitals Charity The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is on the lookout for thrill seekers who would like to take on an abseil challenge while supporting the N&N Hospitals Charity. The challenge on Saturday October 1, starts 40ft up on the fourth floor of the East Atrium where […]
  • Clinical Research Network Celebration Awards
    Clinical Research Network Celebration Awards The Clinical Research Network (CRN) East of England Celebration Awards were held this week to reflect, connect and give recognition for the inspiring research happening across the region. Many of our regional colleagues involved in National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), including some of our Public Contributors and Participant […]
  • Spotlight on: Kathrine Pitt, Safety Nurse
    Spotlight on: Kathrine Pitt, Safety Nurse Safety Nurses were introduced last year to guarantee the safety of patients and to ensure a timely assessment is undertaken on all patients. This is primarily for those who are unable to be offloaded from ambulances and to provide clinical support throughout the Emergency Department. Kathrine Pitt is one […]
  • Covid-19 deaths announcement
    As of July 2022, all deaths of patients who have died in hospitals in England and had either tested positive for COVID-19 or where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate are reported weekly by NHS England and published here Update for 8 July to 14 July We can confirm that 19 patients who tested […]
  • Jacqueline’s efforts to raise awareness around tackling violence against women and girls
    Jacqueline’s efforts to raise awareness around tackling violence against women and girls Outside of her work as one of the Executive Assistants to our Management Board, Jacqueline Kovacevic is involved in a charity that supports victims of sexual violence, exploitation, and coercion. Jacqueline is a Project Administrator for The Magdalene Group, a local charity that […]
  • Spotlight on: Phoebe Smith, Senior Clinical Educator
    Spotlight on: Phoebe Smith, Senior Clinical Educator Phoebe Smith is our new Senior Clinical Educator in Trauma and Orthopaedics. Her mission since she has chosen to accept it is to develop a training and support programme for the new recruits who will be joining the Norfolk and Norwich Orthopaedic Centre as well as supporting new […]
  • Spotlight on: our Clinical Coders
    Spotlight on: our Clinical Coders Our team of Clinical Coders record information about every patient who visits our hospital, investigating all aspects of their journey from start to finish. Over 30 people make up our Coding Department as they are responsible for accurately recording the stay of each patient, both inpatients and day cases, who […]
  • Spotlight on: Jennifer Sanders, returning to practice Nurse
    Spotlight on: Jennifer Sanders, returning to practice Nurse After a15-year break from working in healthcare Jennifer Sanders returned to work at our hospital last year as Healthcare Assistant during the second wave of Covid-19. Since then, Jennifer, who initially worked on Gunthorpe ward, decided to resit her OSCE exam, which is the national test of […]
  • Spotlight on: our Temporary Staffing team
    Spotlight on: our Temporary Staffing team Our Temporary Staffing team looks after more than 7,300 bank and agency colleagues who fill a variety of roles across our hospital. “We’re a large, multi-cultural, team and we’re split between recruitment and the booking desk,” said Adeniyi Olaleye, Temporary Staffing team and Grow the Bank Manager. “We help […]
  • Bishop of Norwich to open his gardens to help celebrate 250 years of NNUH
    Bishop of Norwich to open his gardens to help celebrate 250 years of NNUH Taking place on Sunday 31 July, there’ll be a chance to walk around the Bishop of Norwich’s garden to celebrate our 250th anniversary. There will be a rare opportunity to enjoy the beautiful gardens between 1 and 4.30pm whilst relaxing with […]
  • New nutrition toolkit being rolled out across medical wards
    New nutrition toolkit being rolled out across medical wards A new toolkit has been developed to help ward teams manage patients who need extra nutrition during their hospital stay. It has been piloted on Mulbarton ward with the aim of rolling out the toolkit across all the medical wards. “We see nutritional issues right across […]
  • Spotlight on Sallyann Palmer, OT, and her work at Oakwood House
    Spotlight on Sallyann Palmer, OT, and her work at Oakwood House To support patient flow through the hospital last winter some of our patients were moved into residential care home beds whilst they became able enough to return home. The project has now come to an end and has seen 31 patients being cared for […]
  • Happy retirement to Colin Brown, Specialist Nurse
    Happy retirement to Colin Brown, Specialist Nurse Colin Brown, Specialist Nurse in Earsham ward, has retired this month after 38 years’ working for the NHS. Colin started his career in 1984 as a Phlebotomist and Lab Aid; in 1991 he qualified as a Registered Nurse being part of the team on Bowthorpe ward at what […]
  • Spotlight on: the Learning Disability team
    Spotlight on: the Learning Disability team To mark Learning Disability Week (20-26 June) we’re highlighting the vital role our LD team play in caring for patients with learning disabilities and autism. The specialist LD and Autism team is made up of Tara Webster who is the Adult Specialist LD and Autism Nurse, LD and Autism […]
  • Spotlight on: our Dietitians
    Spotlight on: our Dietitians To celebrate Dietitians Week (20-24 June) we’re highlighting the story of two of our colleagues, Sophie Rudgley and Anna Ribenfors. They found out on Twitter they were both heading for our hospital and became colleagues and real-life pals. Dietitians work across all specialties at the hospital. They provide care for patients […]
  • Spotlight on: Daniela Ayre, Palliative Care Educator
    Spotlight on: Daniela Ayre, Palliative Care Educator Daniela Ayre has recently joined our Palliative Care team as one of our three educators. Her role is to deliver formal and informal training to colleagues around palliative and end of life care skills. Daniela has over 15 years’ experience in palliative care having worked in Scotland, London […]
  • Recognise and Respond Team shortlisted for National Patient Safety Award
    Recognise and Respond Team shortlisted for National Patient Safety Award Congratulations to our Recognise and Respond Team who have been shortlisted for a national patient safety award. The Recognise and Respond Team (RRT) expanded and enhanced Critical Care Outreach, moving from 12 hours a day to a 24/7 service last year. They have been shortlisted […]
  • New Falls Prevention Lead appointed
    New Falls Prevention Lead appointed Anna Skipper has been appointed to a new post; she’ll be leading Falls Prevention and Management as part of our Practice Development Team. The aim is to co-ordinate our approach to falls prevention across inpatient services. “Falls are distressing for patients and can lead to harm which increases length of […]
  • Spotlight on: Sarah Watson, the new Lead Midwife for Recruitment, Retention and Staff Engagement
    Spotlight on: Sarah Watson, the new Lead Midwife for Recruitment, Retention and Staff Engagement Sarah Watson has recently been appointed as our new Lead Midwife for Recruitment, Retention and Staff Engagement, thanks to funding from NHS England and NHS Improvement’s ongoing commitment to support our maternity services. “I was Matron for Maternity Inpatients at Ipswich […]
  • Spotlight on: our Library team
    Spotlight on: our Library team This week the NHS celebrates Knowledge and Library Services Awareness Week (13-17 June) and we’re focussing on the work of our colleagues in the Library team. Based in the East Atrium, Level 1, the Library team is made up of two Librarians and two Assistant Librarians – Richard Looney is […]
  • Keeping families updated on inpatient wards
    Keeping families updated on inpatient wards We have been deploying a number of temporary Family Liaison Officers (FLOs) across our adult inpatient wards to provide a vital link between families and patients. Family Liaison Officers are ward-based and are helping patients, families and staff by answering and making calls with families, enabling Skype and other […]
  • Join the brew crew on 5 July
    Join the brew crew on 5 July Communities are being urged to get involved in the nation’s biggest brew to help raise funds for the NHS. Led by NHS Charities Together, the NHS Big Tea on Tuesday 5 July brings the nation together to celebrate the birthday of the NHS and give thanks to the […]
  • Trust Board in Public – 8 June
    Trust Board in Public – 8 June Our Trust’s Board meets in public on Wednesday 8 June at 9.30am. Access to the meeting will be available through Microsoft Teams. If you would like to listen online to the Trust Board in Public meeting, please contact the Communications team by emailing communications@nnuh.nhs.uk.
  • We’re awarded brain cancer centre of excellence status
    We’re awarded brain cancer centre of excellence status Our hospital is part of one of six NHS brain cancer centres to be awarded excellence status by the Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission. The East of England service was recognised for its commitment to equality of access for patients across the region, with Cambridge University Hospitals, […]
  • Spotlight on: our Emergency Planning team
    Spotlight on: our Emergency Planning team “Plan for the worst and expect the unexpected.” Our Emergency Planning team go by this motto and work to ensure we’re prepared in the event of a major incident. The team, made of Paul Holley-Smith (EPRR Lead), Simon Wardale (Security Manager & EPRR Officer) and Hayley Piddington (Acting EPRR […]
  • A day in the life of Andrew Sindle, Housekeeper, DPU
    A day in the life of Andrew Sindle, Housekeeper, DPU A housekeeper in our hospital since 2016, Andrew Sindle is one of the ‘go to’ people in the Day Procedure Unit thanks to his vast experience of the department and its procedures. Andrew’s work is extremely hands on as he, and his other four colleagues, […]
  • Spotlight on: our Ambulatory OPAT service
    Spotlight on: our Ambulatory OPAT service OPAT (outpatient antibiotics service) is our day service, delivered in the Aylsham Medical Day Unit, that enables clinicians to discharge their patients sooner with the ability to still administer their antimicrobial therapy. The service was launched two years ago and up until the end of March this year had […]
  • Putting outpatient follow-ups in the hands of our patients ​
    Putting outpatient follow-ups in the hands of our patients ​ A new digital platform has been launched by our hospital to make it easier for patients to request outpatient follow-up appointments when they need one. The Trust is working with digital partners to change the way we deliver outpatient care to better suit patients and […]
  • Palliative Care team celebrate 30th birthday
    Palliative Care team celebrate 30th birthday It was 30 years ago this month that our hospital launched its Palliative Care service. In the beginning the team was formed by just a nurse, Sandra Winterborn, who was funded by Macmillan Cancer Support; with no in house medical support help was received from Dr Jenny Blyth, who […]
  • Spotlight on: Mazen Jeha, Operations Manager for theatres
    Spotlight on: Mazen Jeha, Operations Manager for theatres Mazen Jeha is looking after one of the most expensive and important services in our hospital: the 23 Operating Theatres. His job is to ensure theatres are always properly booked and that the right staff and equipment for each operation are in place. Mazen can be described […]
  • Family raises £55,000 in baby Harrison’s memory
    Family raises £55,000 in baby Harrison’s memory A Norwich couple who started fundraising in memory of their baby son have raised more than £55,000 to help other families. Claire and Simon Nicholl, from Eaton, suffered heartbreak when their son Harrison Alexander Nicholl died four days after being born in February 2010. Harrison had been born […]
  • Hospital aims to recruit 250 volunteers for 250th anniversary
    The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is seeking 250 new volunteers in its anniversary year as it celebrates 250 years of providing care and treatment to the local community after seeing its first patients in 1772. Volunteers are being sought right across the hospital with a push on recruiting volunteers in Older People’s Medicine, the […]
  • NNUH Dementia Fayre goes virtual
    NNUH Dementia Fayre goes virtual Our online Dementia Fayre took place on 19 May as part of Dementia Action Week and can be viewed here    
  • Spotlight on: our new Discharge Clinical Educators
    Spotlight on: our new Discharge Clinical Educators The new role of Discharge Clinical Educator has recently been created to help embed the “Discharge to Assess” process with more training and support for colleagues on the wards. Kevin Feek and Samantha Mosedale, both Specialist Discharge Nurses, have started their new roles back in February, for an […]
  • Cath Lab 5 is now live
    Cath Lab 5 is now live As part of our £15m programme to create new Cath labs and invest in new equipment for radiology and cardiology, Cath Lab 5 has become operational today. This new lab creates a dedicated space for complex arrhythmia treatment, after redundant x-ray equipment was removed to clear the space as […]
  • Spotlight on: Wayne Bowditch, Operating Department Practitioner and Resus Officer
    Spotlight on: Wayne Bowditch, Operating Department Practitioner and Resus Officer Today (Saturday 14 May) is national Operating Department Practitioner Day, an opportunity to celebrate the ODP profession and to find out more about their roles. ODPs support the multi-disciplinary team to help deliver perioperative care in all kinds of surgery within our hospital. We spoke […]
  • England’s Chief Nurse presents posthumous CNO Gold Award for Norwich nurse
    England’s Chief Nurse presents posthumous CNO Gold Award for Norwich nurse The Chief Nursing Officer for England Ruth May has awarded a posthumous CNO Gold Award to Emergency Department Staff Nurse Estrella Catalan who worked at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.  Estrella sadly died of Covid-19 in February 2021 after receiving treatment in the […]
  • Covid Testing team celebrate ‘amazing’ success as service comes to an end
    Covid Testing team celebrate ‘amazing’ success as service comes to an end Our Covid Testing team celebrates two years of ‘amazing’ and ‘tireless’ work as the service has now come to an end. The majority of team members have returned to their pre-pandemic roles and the remaining team now operates on a small scale, to […]