Norwegian ambassador to vist NNUH

The Norwegian ambassador to the UK, Tarald Brautaset, will visit the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital on January 29 to look at the NHS’s newest hospital.

The ambassador’s visit is a key part of a Norway in Norfolk week that builds on strong and growing links between the county’s academic, research, commercial, agricultural and health service sectors, and the Trondheim area of Norway.

Mr Brautaset will be shown the hospital’s brand new Medical School wing, which will help train a new generation of doctors. The Medical School block contains mock ward areas, clinical skills labs and teaching facilities. The University of East Anglia’s (UEA) joint venture medical school is currently training its first 110 undergraduates.

The hospital will also welcome another Norwegian delegation the day before the ambassador’s visit. The visitors are health professionals from Norway’s health service and they will be the second delegation from Norway to visit NNUH in the past six months.

The new hospital has been inundated with requests from overseas health experts since opening in late 2001. To date, visitors have come from Japan, Malaysia, Canada, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Estonia, as well as many visitors from other parts of the NHS in the UK.

Chief executive Stephen Day said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming the Norwegian ambassador to our award-winning hospital and we‘re also very pleased to be able help Norwegian health professionals learn from what we have already achieved here and it’s also a good opportunity for us to learn from them.”

Monday 27th of January 2003 08:00:21 AM