Annual open meeting

Members of the public are invited to attend our annual open meeting where there will be a review of the year and presentations on the Big C Family Cancer Information and Support Centre and on the new services NNUH provides for heart patients.

  • How the Big C Information Centre is making a difference, Jill Chapman, Centre Manager and Philip Blanchflower, Chairman, Big C.  
  • Balloons for angina and heart attacks – a new service at NNUH, Dr Leisa Freeman, consultant Cardiologist and Paul Creasy, Senior Nurse, Cardiology  

These will be followed by an open question and answer session.  Tea and coffee will be served in the East Atrium after the AOM and there will also be a chance to speak with staff on an individual basis.  There will also be a chance to have a look around the Big C Family Cancer Information and Support Centre.

The annual open meeting will hear that in 2005/06:

  • NNUH was judged the best hospital in the East of England by the independent Dr Foster Hospital Guide 2005
  • For the first time in 12 years the waiting list fell blow 10,000 a reduction of 19% in a year
  • Healthcare Commission patient surveys placed us in the top 20% nationally for quality of care, and patients being involved in their care
  • Our maternity unit was rated the best in the country by 2,000 surveyed by parenting website
  • The Trust was awarded a higher patient safety rating (Level 2) by the Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trusts
  • We balanced the books with a small surplus of £145,000.

The year saw increased numbers of patients being treated in both Norwich and Cromer: 

  • 408,354 out-patients – up 21 per cent on five years ago
  • 100,267 in-patients – up 18 per cent on five years ago
  • 72,048 A&E attendances – up 3 per cent on five years ago
  • 52,115 day cases – up 36 per cent on five years ago
  • 9,519 minor injuries attendances – up 32 per cent on five years ago

The Trust's annual report is available here Annual Report 2005 – 06. Anyone who wishes to attend the annual open meeting is welcome. The open meeting takes place in the Gooch Lecture Theatre, East Atrium, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Colney Lane, from 6pm on Thursday, September 28.

Monday 18th of September 2006 01:00:13 PM