Two lifesaving hospital services are explaining how they are improving care for patients in a talk for the public this autumn.

From 6pm on 9 November hospital experts will be explaining how we are improving breast cancer care and spinal surgery at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Hundreds of people across Norfolk have raised over £788,000 for the Boudicca Breast Cancer Appeal since it was launched in 2018 to buy new equipment and improve the environment for patients with breast cancer at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Consultant surgeon Simon Pain, says:  “The support we have received from local people has been amazing, enabling us to transform the service we provide with new equipment and a welcoming environment for patients.  We want to talk about the improvements being made and thank people personally if they have been fundraising for us.”

Consultant orthopaedic spinal surgeon Nick Steele explains:  “We have a skilled team that treat patients from across the region who have spinal injuries or health conditions requiring surgery.  We will be talking about the challenges with an increasing elderly population and an expanding regional population as well as our ambition to become a second Major Trauma Centre in East Anglia.

“Those attending will hear more about what spinal surgery does, how’s its changing and meeting those new challenges with the generous support of the Norfolk & Norwich Hospitals Charity.

“We’ll be describing how our latest equipment will enable safer, faster surgery for the most complex and challenging spinal cases including children as well as adults.”

A talk on the Boudicca Appeal and the latest developments on spinal surgery takes place from 6pm to 7.30pm on Thursday 9 November in the Benjamin Gooch Lecture Theatre, east atrium level 1, at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.  Free parking if you park in the hospital car parks.