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  • 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 […]
  • Covid-19 deaths announcement
    Update for 28 June We can confirm that four patients: two women, one in her 90s and one in her 80s, and two men; one in his 70s and one in his 80s, all with underlying health conditions, and who had tested positive for Covid-19 have died at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Update […]
  • 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 […]
  • Spotlight on: Rosie Bloomfield, Patient Engagement & Experience Facilitator
    Spotlight on: Rosie Bloomfield, Patient Engagement & Experience Facilitator As we strive to become an outstanding organisation with an exceptional patient and carer experience, we continue to work in partnership with patients and carers to improve our services. Rosie Bloomfield has recently joined our hospital to become our new Patient Engagement & Experience Facilitator. Rosie’s […]
  • Diagnostic Assessment Centres plans submitted
    Diagnostic Assessment Centres plans submitted Planning applications for the three new Diagnostic Assessment Centres (DACs) to be built adjacent to the three existing hospital sites have been submitted to local councils. The centres will provide capacity to support patients and healthcare staff in the rapid diagnosis of disease, with a view to reducing waiting lists, […]
  • A day in the life of…Katie Gooda, Palliative Discharge Case Manager
    A day in the life of Katie Gooda, Palliative Discharge Case Manager For Dying Matters Awareness Week we spoke to Katie Gooda, Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist who started working last December as a Palliative Discharge Case Manager to support end-of-life discharges, particularly on our Fast-Track Discharge Pathway.   “I work across the Specialist Palliative Care […]
  • Hospital celebrates 250th anniversary with open day and fete
    The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is celebrating its 250th anniversary with an Open Day and Fete on Saturday 11 June from 11am to 3pm.  The public is being invited to take a tour of the hospital’s history, find out how modern healthcare saves lives, enjoy fun and games and help to raise money for […]
  • Historic yacht makes fundraising journey
    Historic yacht makes fundraising journey A motor yacht used in 1940 to rescue British soldiers at Dunkirk is preparing to set off on a new mission to raise money for two charities. The yacht Estrallita is owned by Tony Billson, from Diss, who spent five years painstakingly restoring her and researching her history. Next month, […]
  • NNUH Chairman steps down due to ill health
    NNUH Chairman steps down due to ill health The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has announced that their Chairman, David White, will not be seeking a second term as Chair at the end of May due to serious ill health. David joined the Trust in June 2019 from East Suffolk and North Essex […]
  • Free cookery classes for men living with cancer
    Free cookery classes for men living with cancer 20.04.2022 A series of free cookery classes, run by Norfolk’s top chefs, has been launched to help men who are living with cancer. The North Norfolk Macmillan Cancer Support Centre at Cromer and District Hospital has joined forces with the Richard Hughes Cookery School in Norwich to […]
  • Spotlight on: Louise Coke, Lead Research Nurse for Strategic Partnerships and Commercial
    Spotlight on: Louise Coke, Lead Research Nurse for Strategic Partnerships and Commercial 19.04.2022 Louise Coke has worked in research here for the last 10 years, mainly in paediatrics, and recently became Lead Research Nurse for Strategic Partnerships and Commercial. Her role involves supporting our research strategy to build on our partnerships with Quadram Institute Bioscience […]
  • Flag raised in solidarity with Ukraine
    Flag raised in solidarity with Ukraine 07.04.2022 The Ukrainian flag has been raised at NNUH this morning in support of colleagues and friends affected by the conflict in Ukraine. We have all been shocked by the ongoing crisis and we stand together for peace and support colleagues and the local community who have friends, relatives […]
  • Spotlight on: Lisa Dennis, International Recruitment Lead
    Spotlight on: Lisa Dennis, International Recruitment Lead Lisa Dennis has recently been appointed as our new International Recruitment Lead. Lisa qualified in 2005 at UEA and her background is in Urology, General Surgery, ITU, Coronary care, ED and Acute medicine. She joined the Practice Development & Education team in 2014 as Clinical Educator and has […]
  • Norwich Research team showcases work internationally
    Norwich Research team showcases work internationally A multi-disciplinary team of clinical researchers is due to present its work on Vasculitis at the international Vasculitis conference in Dublin, the first time the event has taken place since the pandemic began. The Vasculitides are a group of conditions in which inflammation of the blood vessels causes a […]
  • Trust Board in Public – 6 April
    Trust Board in Public – 6 April The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Board meets in public on Wednesday 6 April at 9.30am. Access to the meeting will be available through Microsoft Teams. If you would like to listen online to the Trust Board in Public meeting, please contact the Communications team […]
  • Over four million children benefit from Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital since it opened in 1854
    Over four million children benefit from Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital since it opened in 1854 Our Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital celebrates 168 years of caring for local families on 3rd April 2022.  Founded in 1854 with monies raised by Swedish Opera Singer Jenny Lind, known as the Swedish Nightingale, the hospital treats over 60,000 patients […]
  • NNUH anaesthetists take part in new national research
    NNUH anaesthetists take part in new national research Our anaesthetists are taking part in a new national research project aimed at improving the care of older patients having surgery. A team of doctors at NNUH are taking part in the Royal College of Anaesthetists-run SNAP3 project, which will run for the next two weeks. The […]
  • Wellbeing sessions at ‘The Green Room Therapy’ hailed as a success
    Wellbeing sessions at ‘The Green Room Therapy’ hailed as a success Over 400 colleagues, in the last 16 months, have benefited from a series of wellbeing sessions kindly donated by “The Green Room Therapy” and supported by our Workplace Health & Wellbeing team. The collaboration began back in December 2020 when Cathy Cookson (pictured) from […]
  • We’ve opened our Regional Maternal Medicine Centre of Excellence
    We’ve opened our Regional Maternal Medicine Centre of Excellence Our hospital will be home to one of two Maternal Medicine Centres (MMCs) of excellence in the East of England for pregnant women with pre-existing medical conditions. Creation of the MMCs follows successive maternal death reports which have shown that most of the women dying during […]
  • NICU trials new incubator
    NICU trials new incubator Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is one of three hospitals in the UK to trial an innovative and affordable incubator. The mOm Incubators aim to reduce the number of premature baby deaths globally by giving a flexible solution to neonatal care and making incubators accessible everywhere. The cost-effective, compact, fold-away […]
  • Spotlight on: our new Orthopaedic Centre
    Spotlight on: our new Orthopaedic Centre As we launch a major recruitment campaign for our new Orthopaedic Centre, Jim Wimhurst, Clinical Lead Consultant, talks about what benefits the unit will bring to both patients and colleagues. Over the coming weeks and months, you will see several adverts going out for doctors, nurses, physios and admin […]
  • Spotlight on: Michelle Briggs, Senior Matron for ED and Trauma & Orthopaedic Departments
    Spotlight on: Michelle Briggs, Senior Matron for ED and Trauma & Orthopaedic Departments Michelle Briggs has returned to our hospital to start a new role as Senior Matron for ED and Trauma & Orthopaedic Departments. Michelle, who had previously worked for 19 years with us, left for six months to work as Service Manager for […]
  • Welcoming new international nurses to Team NNUH
    Welcoming new international nurses to Team NNUH By the end of May, 96 new nurses will be joining us from outside the UK with the new recruits working in medicine and surgery to fill our vacancies and support teams that are expanding. The first 27 nurses have arrived and they are working through the pre-registration […]
  • Spotlight on Johnny Wells, new ED Lead Matron
    Spotlight on Johnny Wells, new ED Lead Matron Johnny Wells, our former Virtual Ward Operations Lead, has recently joined our Emergency Department as new Lead Matron. Johnny, who qualified as a Nurse in 1998 in Norwich, has always been an ED nurse. His first job was in London at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, he […]
  • A day in the life of: Dawn Shackell, Lead Respiratory & Exercise Physiologist
    A day in the life of: Dawn Shackell, Lead Respiratory & Exercise Physiologist As we continue to celebrate Healthcare Science Week, Dawn Shackell, Lead Respiratory & Exercise Physiologist, explains what her role involves.   “Within the Respiratory Physiology laboratory, we carry out a wide range of routine and advanced breathing tests, which provide vital data […]
  • Woman’s marathon quest for children’s hospital
    A Norwich woman is taking part in her first marathon in memory of her sister-in-law who died in 1993 at the age of 20. On May 2, Zoe Harcourt will line up with hundreds of others for the start of the Milton Keynes Marathon. As well as recognising sister-in-law Tanya Harcourt’s battle against Cystic Fibrosis, Zoe […]
  • Spotlight on: Steph Ward, Home First Unit
    Spotlight on: Steph Ward, Home First Unit Steph Ward, Quality Improvement and Cardiology Nurse, has been charged with developing a new unit which will form a bridge between our hospital and community services. The 30-bed unit on Gunthorpe Ward is being redesigned to accommodate patients who are medically well enough for discharge but who are […]
  • Live streaming boosts robotic-assisted surgical training
    Live streaming boosts robotic-assisted surgical training 08/03/2022 From Colney to Cologne. A new educational tool has been launched at our hospital, which can securely livestream surgery in Norfolk to the next generation of surgeons across the UK and Europe. We’ve become the first hospital in the East of England to use Intuitive Telepresence to enable […]
  • NNUH helps world’s largest Covid-19 trial make another big breakthrough
    NNUH helps world’s largest Covid-19 trial make another big breakthrough The world’s largest coronavirus treatment trial has found that baricitinib, an anti-inflammatory rheumatoid arthritis drug, reduces deaths in patients hospitalised for Covid-19 by around one-fifth. The RECOVERY Trial, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), has been investigating treatments for people hospitalised with Covid-19 since March 2020. […]
  • £1m funding boost for our Clinical Research Facility
    £1m funding boost for our Clinical Research Facility NNUH has been announced as one of 28 research institutions to receive funding from the Department of Health to expand the delivery of early phase clinical research in NHS hospitals across England. The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has awarded us £1m, spread over the next […]
  • Leisa Freeman, Honorary Consultant in Cardiology, awarded honorary fellowship of the RCOG
    Leisa Freeman, Honorary Consultant in Cardiology, awarded honorary fellowship of the RCOG Leisa Freeman, Honorary Consultant Cardiologist, has been awarded an honorary fellowship from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) for her contribution to women’s health and in particular maternal cardiology. Leisa, who retired last October, established an adult congenital heart service at […]
  • Our digital journey praised by senior NHS officials
    Our digital journey praised by senior NHS officials Our progress on digital modernisation has been recognised by the national team following an update to senior officials including NHS England’s Chief Nurse Ruth May and Chief Digital Officer Tara Donnelly. The key focus of the meeting was to hear about the highly successful Virtual Ward and […]
  • First Registered Nursing Associates complete their preceptorships
    First Registered Nursing Associates complete their preceptorships Olivia Slater and Michelle Robinson are our first two Registered Nursing Associates to have completed their preceptorship competencies post qualifying. Both were apprentices in the very first Trainee Nursing Associate (TNA) Apprenticeship Programme, which started in September 2018. Olivia, who works in the Renal Team, was presented with her preceptorship […]
  • Praise for maternity staff in new national survey
    Praise for maternity staff in new national survey The first National Maternity Survey since the start of the pandemic has been published today (10 February) with service users highly rating the care they received at our hospital. More than 200 patients responded to the 2021 survey, which is coordinated by the Care Quality Commission, and […]
  • Sara Thompson shares her experience of taking part in Novavax trial
    Sara Thompson shares her experience of taking part in Novavax trial Sara Thompson, Study Support Service Manager for the National Institute for Health Research NIHR Clinical Research Network Eastern, is one of 500 volunteers who took part in one of the largest and fastest recruiting vaccine research trials in the UK. The Novavax vaccine has […]
  • Spotlight on the oncology and haematology pharmacy team
    Spotlight on the oncology and haematology pharmacy team Our specialist oncology and haematology pharmacy team provides a service to patients who are receiving treatment at Weybourne Day Unit, Mulbarton ward, North Norfolk Macmillan Cancer Centre and the Mobile Cancer Care Unit. The team, which consists of five pharmacists, two pharmacy technicians and one pharmacy assistant, […]
  • Spotlight on the Aylsham Medical Day Unit team
    Spotlight on the Aylsham Medical Day Unit team Our Aylsham Medical Day Unit (AMDU) team are celebrating their most successful month since they opened their doors in December 2018. Last December they saw a record number of 764 patients, saving the Trust 307 bed days and 380 days in admission avoidance. Nicola Evans, Senior Sister, […]
  • New cancer support hub launches
    New cancer support hub launches A virtual hub to provide support and information to anyone affected by cancer has been launched by our Trust. Ahead of World Cancer Day on 4 February, the cancer services team have launched their CARE Hub, which stands for Cancer Advice, Resource and Enquiries. The online hub is a place […]
  • Video: World Cancer Day 4 February 2022 #ClosetheCareGap
    World Cancer Day 4 February 2022 The theme of this year’s World Cancer Day is #CloseTheCareGap to improve access to quality cancer care for everyone. Dr Matt Lawes, Cancer Clinical Leader and Consultant Haematologist at NNUH, talks about the importance of tackling health inequalities to help improve cancer care for all and introduces our new […]
  • Norfolk Cycle Challenge to celebrate 250 years of NNUH
    Norfolk Cycle Challenge to celebrate 250 years of NNUH A new cycle challenge has been set by the Norfolk and Norwich Hospitals Charity in celebration of the hospital’s 250th anniversary. The fitness fundraising challenge is part of the celebrations to mark the special anniversary in our county’s healthcare history, allowing the charity to also celebrate […]
  • Trust Board meeting in public – 2 February
    Trust Board meeting in public – 2 February The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Board meets in public on Wednesday 2 February at 9.30am. Access to the meeting will be available through Microsoft Teams. If you would like to listen online to the Trust Board in Public meeting, please contact the Communications […]
  • Norwich primary school pupils create artwork for our Paediatric Theatres Complex
    Norwich primary school pupils create artwork for our Paediatric Theatres Complex 25/01/2022 We have joined forces with the N&N Hospitals Charity and a Norwich primary school to enhance the environment of our paediatric theatres complex, due to open later this year. More than 120 pupils of all ages at Mile Cross School were invited to […]
  • Charity funds new programme to support cancer patients
    Charity funds new programme to support cancer patients Our oncology dieticians and Big C have launched a new programme to help individuals living with cancer. The cancer charity has been awarded a national NHS Charities Grant, supported by the N&N Hospitals Charity, to fund the ‘Nourish & Nurture’ Intervention. Big C’s grant of £49,752 will […]
  • Spotlight on Maleesha Mallawarachchi, visiting Medical Director
    Spotlight on Maleesha Mallawarachchi, visiting Medical Director Maleesha Mallawarachchi joined our hospital in November 2021 to gain experience in leadership and health management with a year-long Associate Medical Director role. Maleesha is from Sri Lanka and she’s shadowing Prof Erika Denton, Medical Director, until November 2022 as part of her post-graduate studies and to learn more […]
  • Spotlight on Michelle Frost, Specialist Biomedical Scientist
    Spotlight on Michelle Frost, Specialist Biomedical Scientist From photographer to Specialist Biomedical Scientist, Michelle Frost talks about the Anti-Spiking Campaign she created, which has taken her all the way to the House of Commons. Michelle is in the middle of writing a 3,000-word report to the Home Affairs Select Committee on the Anti-Spiking Campaign she […]
  • The Covid neutralising treatment helping high risk patients
    The Covid neutralising treatment helping high risk patients A new antibody infusion service is helping to neutralise Covid-19 and reduce hospital admissions for high risk patients with the virus. The Covid Medicines Delivery Unit (CMDU) has been established at our hospital to offer extra protection to clinically vulnerable patients if they have recently tested positive […]
  • Spotlight on: Lucy Arora, Associate Director of Education
    Spotlight on: Lucy Arora, Associate Director of Education Lucy Arora joined us as Associate Director of Education on 4 October – a new role in which she leads all educational activities for nursing, midwifery and allied health professional staff and will drive innovative future training and development initiatives. “I am delighted to support Lucy in […]
  • Celebrating the success of our Robotic Surgery team
    Celebrating the success of our Robotic Surgery team In December we launched our Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) and our Head and Neck robotic surgery service offering robot-controlled surgery for Oropharyngeal (tonsil and base of tongue) cancer patients. Ramez Nassif completed the first two robotic procedures making him the first surgeon in East Anglia to […]
  • 250 Years Of Caring Being Celebrated At NNUH
    250 Years Of Caring Being Celebrated At NNUH We’re celebrating our 250th anniversary in 2022. We saw our first outpatients on 11 July 1772 and first inpatients on 7 November 1772. David White, chairman, said: “Over the generations, our hospital has touched the lives of every local family and this year we want to celebrate our […]
  • Major funding for dizziness device research
    Major funding for dizziness device research A pioneering device, developed in Norfolk, to help patients with dizziness problems has received a major funding boost to be trialled nationally. Researchers from NNUH and UEA have been awarded £1.25m by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to further develop a device that monitors dizziness and diagnoses […]
  • Two initiatives boosting staff morale in Theatres
    Two initiatives boosting staff morale in Theatres Our Theatres team have been boosting staff morale with a couple of new initiatives. Bella Knaapen, Theatres Complex Governance and Risk Management Facilitator is leading on both of these projects. “We’re not hiding away from the fact that it’s been a very hard couple of years for our […]
  • New governors announced at Norfolk’s largest hospital
    The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has just announced the results of its latest governor elections where there were seats for five public governor positions. These covered Broadland, Breckland (two seats), North Norfolk, and King’s Lynn and West Norfolk The newly elected governors are Elaine Bailey for North Norfolk and Tim How […]
  • School’s festive single to support hospital charity
    School’s festive single to support hospital charity A father who raised thousands for the Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital running the Loch Ness Marathon is now hoping a musical venture will be the first of many fundraising projects at the school where he works. Elliott Catchpole, a science teacher at Wymondham High Academy, raised £8,395 in […]
  • We’re working with clubs and bars to tackle drinks spiking
    We’re working with clubs and bars to tackle drinks spiking We have launched a pilot Anti-Spiking Campaign, working with clubs and bars in the city to keep party-goers safe over the Christmas period. If successful, and funding is available, the campaign will be rolled out more widely. The spiking of drinks – adding drugs or […]
  • Donation helps fund new equipment at Cromer Hospital
    Donation helps fund new equipment at Cromer Hospital The new North Norfolk Macmillan Centre at Cromer Hospital has benefitted from a donation of £665,000 to fund equipment thanks to the Cromer Community and Hospital Friends. A range of equipment has been purchased for the centre, including Prostate Biopsy equipment, furniture and a state-of-the-art point of […]
  • Spotlight on our support network for new international nurses
    Spotlight on our support network for new international nurses 13.12.2021 A team of 24 overseas nurses has recently come forward to form part of our Internationally Recruited Buddy Network. This network aims to support new overseas nurses and provide a friendly welcome to our Trust. The network also helps new staff preparing for their OSCE […]
  • Vaccine trial concludes at NNUH-run Clinical Research Facility
    Vaccine trial concludes at NNUH-run Clinical Research Facility 13.12.2021 One of the most high profile and fast-paced research studies at NNUH has come to a conclusion with hundreds of Norfolk volunteers playing a role in Covid-19 vaccine research. The Novavax vaccine clinical trial began at the Clinical Research Facility (CRF) at the Quadram Institute in […]
  • Our Butterfly Volunteer Service completes 1,000 visits
    Our Butterfly Volunteer Service completes 1,000 visits 10.12.2021 Our Butterfly Volunteer Service, led by Caroline Stevens, Butterfly Volunteer Service Co-ordinator, hit 1,000 visits last Friday (3 December). “It is my absolute pleasure to be the Co-ordinator who oversees the Butterfly Volunteers. The volunteers are such a wide and varied group of individuals who all share […]
  • Jenny Lind Hospital praised by young patients in latest CQC survey
    Jenny Lind Hospital praised by young patients in latest CQC survey Our staff at Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital have been praised in the latest Children and Young People’s Patient Experience Survey. More than 350 patients and their parents/carers took part in the 2020 survey, which is co-ordinated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Staff working […]
  • Our Covid vaccination campaign one year on
    Our Covid vaccination campaign one year on Today we mark a year since joining the biggest vaccination programme in NHS history as we battled against the Covid-19 virus. Since we begun, we have given 72,000 vaccinations. These have gone to: 41,000 NHS staff 14,000 care home / local authority staff (teachers / firefighters / police) […]
  • Spotlight on: Maternity Care Assistants
    Spotlight on: Maternity Care Assistants Our MCAs play a crucial role assisting midwives in delivering safe and compassionate care to mothers, their babies and their families. MCAs work in ante-natal clinics, delivery suites, our post-natal ward (Blakeney) and also in the community with the home birth team. They have been praised by colleagues for their […]
  • Consultant recognised as the world’s top expert for diabetic ketoacidosis
    Consultant recognised as the world’s top expert for diabetic ketoacidosis One of our consultants has been recognised as the world’s top expert for diabetic ketoacidosis – a condition which can prove fatal for people with either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. Expertscape.com recognises Ketan Dhatariya, who works in our Elsie Bertram Diabetes Centre, as […]
  • Celebrating the success of our robotic-assisted surgical programme
    Celebrating the success of our robotic-assisted surgical programme In 2017 we became the first hospital in the region to carry out bowel cancer surgeries using robotic-assisted technology. Over the last four years staff have carried out 200 colorectal surgeries using this minimally invasive method. The Sir Thomas Browne Academic Colorectal Unit now has three Consultants […]
  • Spotlight on: Alison Vinall, former Head of Radiotherapy Physics
    Spotlight on: Alison Vinall, former Head of Radiotherapy Physics Alison is a clinical scientist and until her recent retirement was our Head of Radiotherapy Physics. Alison received the “Lifetime Achievement” award at this year’s Staff Awards. Clinical scientists in radiotherapy are responsible for the science side of treating cancer patients with radiation. They are involved in treatment planning […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]