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About us

About us

The JPUH is a vibrant university hospital providing the best possible care to a population of 230,000 residents across Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft and Waveney, as well as to the many visitors who come to this part of East Anglia. Our main site in Gorleston is supported by services at Lowestoft Hospital, the Newberry Clinic and other outreach clinics in the local area.

Ensuring our patients are central to everything we do is our priority. Our vision is to deliver excellence in healthcare, high quality education and research.

The James Paget Hospital officially opened on 21 July 1982. We were established as a third wave NHS Trust in 1 April 1993 and became a Foundation Trust on 1st August 2006. Because of this, we are more able to develop services that meet the needs of our local community. This means local people and staff are directly involved in decisions about their hospitals, and influence the future.

The Trust provides a full range of general acute services plus a number of specialised services; including a hyperbaric chamber for ventilating and monitoring critically ill patients whilst they are receiving hyperbaric oxygen therapy. We work collaboratively with a number of local primary care colleagues and community services, to ensure that patients receive the best care in the right place.

The Trust has 440 inpatient beds located on the James Paget University Hospital. Beds are a mix of critical, intensive and high dependency care, general surgery and medicine, maternity, paediatrics and neonatal. 

We employ 3,000 staff, making us the largest local employer in the area. Our staff act as ambassadors for the Trust and are guided by four key values which underpin the work that we all do. These are to put patients first; aim to get it right; recognise that everybody counts; and do everything openly and honestly.

We pride ourselves on our continuing commitment to modernise and improve patient care. As a University Hospital, the Trust trains over one third of the medical students from the University of East Anglia and has a strong national reputation for research and excellence in the quality of their training facilities. For more on our education, training and research facilities, please click here.

Our priority is ensuring that patients always come first and remain at the heart of everything we do. We focus on high quality, safe and compassionate care, supporting our growing elderly population and developing closer links with our health, social and educational partners. Listening to patients and carers so that we understand what matters, what works well and what we need to do to improve is also very important to us. If you would like to share your experience of the JPUH, good or bad, we would love to hear from you.

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Welcome from the Chief Executive

Chief Executive Christine Allen welcomes visitors to the JPUH.

Proud to be Chairman

Chairman David Wright explains why he is proud to be a part of the JPUH.

DSCF2906 Education & Training Centre