Hospital AGM to focus on research and enhanced recovery for orthopaedic patients

Patients, staff and the public are welcome to attend the Annual General Meeting for the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The meeting will be held in two sessions running sequentially to accommodate demand. Places are still available for the session starting at 5.30pm but the meeting starting at 3pm is already full.

The event takes place on Thursday 23rd September in the Gooch Lecture Theatre, East Atrium, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Colney Lane, Norwich.  To be sure of a place, call Communications on 01603 287634.

David Prior, Chairman of the Trust, says: “This is an opportunity for the public to find out more about our hospitals and how they are performing and also some of the exciting developments for the future.

“We used to struggle to fill seats at our AGM, now it is fully subscribed.  There is so much going on in the Trust and we are keen to tell you about it and listen to your views.”

At the AGM, people will be able to find out more about a radical and innovative way of improving care for patients receiving new hips and knees. Ideas have been taken from Denmark, Australia and Scotland to develop the Norwich Enhanced Recovery Project that uses new anaesthetic, surgical procedures and physiotherapy.

There will also be a presentation from Professor Andrew Stuart Coats about the new clinical research strategy developed with the University of East Anglia and the other science institutes on the Norwich Research Park. These presentations will be followed by an open question and answer session and there will also be a chance to speak to staff on an individual basis. Refreshments will be available. 

An information event on the Therapy Service is also being held as part of the AGM and will be run from 2pm and 6pm.  There will be an opportunity to learn about the role that therapies play within the hospital.  Visitors will be able to have their finger splinted by an occupational therapist, be able to test their balance on a physiotherapy balance board, analyse their voice with a speech and language therapist, or taste some dietetic supplements.

Monday 6th of September 2010 11:00:42 AM