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Invitation to AGM

01 September 2017


The children’s clinic, research programmes and community paediatric services will all be highlighted in a presentation being given at the James Paget University Hospital’s Annual General Meeting later this month.

Anyone interested in the work of the hospital, which cares for patients from across Great Yarmouth and Waveney, is being invited along to the Foundation Trust AGM and annual members meeting, which starts at 6pm on Wednesday 20 September with a showcase of the Trust’s services and innovative initiatives.

Keynote speaker for the evening is paediatric consultant Dr John Chapman who will talk about developments in care for children at the hospital and the role research has to play in developing treatments for young patients.

Dr Chapman says; “I will be talking about paediatrics, not just about the children’s ward but other areas including patient experience, children’s outpatient services via our new facility ‘The Cove’, the community paediatric team, neonatal services, paediatric recovery, and research.

“In each of these areas there have been developments over the past 12 months, with The Cove clinic recently celebrating its first year of operation. This is proving hugely beneficial for both patients and staff, providing a better environment and allowing us to have clinic appointments in both the morning and afternoon in this dedicated facility.

“The community paediatric team are now established working from the Newberry Clinic in Gorleston but are very much an integrated part of the James Paget team too and, within the hospital itself, we’re looking to improve the service for new mothers by putting in place transitional care arrangements for babies that are between needing intensive care and needing additional care.

“We also have three or four active research projects and we’re currently talking to more parents about signing up. Two new Paediatric Clinical Research Support Nurses have been appointed to help the team with this, and I’ll be giving more details on these projects in the presentation.”

The James Paget is your local hospital and you can find out more about our work, the improvements we have made, and how we have performed in the last year at the meeting on September 20, which is being held in the Burrage Centre, on the hospital site at Lowestoft Road, Gorleston. The meeting formally starts at 7pm on Wednesday 20 September, following the showcase, which will feature exhibition stands giving more information about the Trust’s work.

The Annual Report and Accounts for 2016/17, which includes the Quality Report, together with summary documents, are available on this website.

If you would like to attend the meeting, please email Ann Filby, Head of Communications and Corporate Affairs, or call 01493 452162.