NNUH reaches over 2,500 followers on Twitter

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital has gained over 2,500 followers on Twitter making it the most followed NHS hospital on the social media site.

The Norwich teaching hospital has been using Twitter since April 2009 and tweets news updates, links to to health information and events, and to respond to feedback and questions. The hospital currently has 2,525 followers.

Twitter is a free social networking and microblogging service that enables users to send and read messages known as tweets. Tweets are posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the author's profile page and seen by the author's followers.

On Christmas Eve last year the hospital used its twitter account to give people quick and accurate updates on a major incident involving a coach crash near Norwich International Airport.

Twitter was launched in 2006 and has more than 175 million registered users around the world. One of the most prominent users of Twitter is Norfolk's very own Stephen Fry.

You can follow the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on Twitter at http://twitter.com/nnuh

Thursday 3rd of February 2011 04:00:59 PM