One year on for NNUH
A year after the first patients arrived at the new Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and the medical complex has treated approaching half a million patients in less than 12 months.
In the period December 2001 to the end of October 2002, the hospital has treated:
- Emergency in-patients 61,671
- Day case patients 38,801
- Routine in-patients 19,031
- New out-patients 108,346
- Follow-up out-patients 232,182
The hospital has 953 beds (with another 36 bed ward coming into service early next year) 26 operating theatres, 27 wards, the UKs most advanced digital x-ray system, two MRI scanners, two CT scanners, and one of Europes most advanced cancer centres also comes into operation in December.
The new hospital also became an undergraduate teaching hospital from September 2002, with the arrival of the first 110 medical undergraduates from the joint venture Medical School at the University of East Anglia.
In a very busy start to the life of the new hospital, the trusts dedicated and hardworking staff have successfully treated 17,000 more patients in the first six months of 2002 than were treated at the old hospital over the same period in 2001.
The trusts staff have this year ensured that no patients are waiting more than 15 months for in-patient treatment or more than 26 weeks for a first out-patient appointment.
Acting chief executive Anne Osborn said: The first year for the new hospital has been extremely busy and staff have done a magnificent job in moving hospitals and then ensuring record numbers of patients have been treated. The sheer achievement of moving into a new hospital and treating 17,000 more patients in the first six months, compared with the same period a year before, cannot be underestimated and we are striving to continue improving the service for our patients.