TV Technology to link East Anglian Hospitals

Health professionals across the region are getting together next month using videoconference technology to demonstrate the benefits of remote meetings between NHS staff in different parts of the country.

The videoconferencing link-up takes place on March 4th and involves staff at the UK's newest teaching hospital, the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH), the West Suffolk Hospital in Suffolk, and Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

The day will include a live videoconference broadcast from NNUH of a lecture by Dr Ian Gibson, who is MP for Norwich North and chairman of the House of Commons Science and Technology select committee.  His lecture is titled “Giving the Health Service back to the people. 

The videoconference event also includes clinical perspectives on multidisciplinary working, radiology in Portsmouth, minor injuries in Cornwall and Genetics from Cardiff.

Most major hospitals, including NNUH, now use video conferencing to save staff valuable time and money otherwise spent on travelling to other centres in order to share ideas and experiences.

Dr Gibson's lecture takes place in the Benjamin Gooch Lecture Theatre, East Atrium, NNUH, on March 4 from 13:00 to 14:00.

Media contacts: Andrew Stronach or Hayley Gerrard on 01603 287200.

Tuesday 17th of February 2004 12:00:05 PM