We were the first Trust to obtain Foundation Trust status in Norfolk and Suffolk – this was due to our track record of financial success and service delivery. We continue to succeed.
At the forefront of innovation, we offer many exciting new treatments and services such as:
- A new clinic service for Lucentis/Age related Macular Degeneration patients, along with the purchase of a new Fluorescien angiography camera which allows better treatment planning
- We now conduct Vitreoretinal surgery here
- New stellaris cataract machines allow cataract surgery to be performed more safely and with less risk of complications
- We treat children with a milk allergy by desensitising them orally. In 2010 we will include egg allergies, and are working on grass pollen
- Initiation of a stroke thrombolysis pathway which means that patients who arrive within three hours of the onset of symptoms receive a drug which dissolves the blood clots
- A physician supports orthopaedic surgeons with the medical and general care issues of elderly patients whilst on the orthopaedic wards to improve the safety and quality of care of those patients
- Formal training is offered by trained nurse specialists and dieticians, to patients with Type 1 diabetes allowing them to best manage their own care
- We are part of a national pilot for Chemotherapy record books which keeps all information relating to the treatment together in one place for ease of access
- We run clinics by specialist nurses for the following conditions, offering a more flexible service: myeloproliferative, myeloma, haemochromatosis and bone marrow
- We have introduced Lipo filling which uses fat from other areas of the body to replace some of the volume lost in breast surgery
- In 2010 we will be offering hip arthroscopy.
We are an active partner in the Medical School joint venture with the University of East Anglia, taking approximately 1/3rd of medical students. Because of the quality of education provided we achieved University Hospital status and remain the most sought after training hospital in the region.
We are increasing our links with the University of East Anglia with the appointment of research and academic staff and in September this year The Guardian newspaper revealed the results of a survey of all Medical Schools in the UK for its 2010 University Guide - the UEA Medical School came 6th overall out of a ranking of 30. This is a fantastic achievement especially considering that our Medical School only opened in 2001, and an acknowledgement of the high standards which we continually strive to achieve.
Our Education & Training Centre is being further extended and developed, offering more choice. Our trainers and educators are passionate, talented role models who inspire and make learning fun within the organisation. Because of our values and interest in people as individuals, we offer the chance to grasp basic skills in English and Maths gaining NVQs, as well as more vocational options.
Many staff who train here want to go on and work here. We offer great opportunities at all levels – indeed we are the largest local employer, currently having over 3000 staff.
We are a Trust that is growing and changing. But we are still of a size where your individual contribution is recognised and where you are able to have an influence and make a real difference. This is very important to us, and very rewarding to you. We are looking for remarkable people to join us – see our recent press advertising on this site.
The culture and climate of the Trust, one of welcoming all, is evident as you walk through the front doors. This is underpinned by our values which are important as they describe our style. They dovetail in exactly with the Equality & Diversity agenda which considers each individual person’s needs and wants. As a member of staff, this provides a stimulating environment to work within. Our values are:
Putting patients first. I will
- Provide the best possible care in a safe, clean and friendly environment
- Treat everybody with courtesy and respect
- Act appropriately with everyone.
Aiming to get it right. I will
- Commit to my own personal development
- Understand my and others’ roles and responsibilities
- Contribute to the development of services.
Recognising that everybody counts. I will
- Value the contribution and skills of others
- Treat everyone fairly
- Support the development of colleagues.
Doing everything openly and honestly. I will
- Be clear about what I am trying to achieve
- Share information appropriately and effectively
- Admit to and learn from mistakes.
It is hard to imagine the full range of jobs available in a Trust such as ours. The information on this site will help you realise the many types of jobs and career opportunities we can offer. Once here, people often move on to different jobs as their skills, experience and confidence increases. We offer flexible working arrangements where we can, to enable a balance between home and work life.
The Trust, which falls on the border between Suffolk and Norfolk, is located at the coast and within an area of outstanding natural beauty, close to the Norfolk Broads and the cultural city of Norwich.
Our staff tell us they like it here.
To see the current list of vacancies which we detail on the NHS Jobs website, please use the link below.
For more information on our services please use the link below.