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Give your views on our plans for a new hospital

09 December 2021

An aerial photograph of our hospital site, looking from the front car park towards the fields at the back of the buildings. It shows how vast the hospital site is. There are four ambulances parked near the main entrance for some perspective - they are very small. Homes are visible on the right side of the photo and towards the top of the image, with trees and more fields in the far distance and then sky.

Ahead of the next milestone within the development of ambitious plans for a new hospital, we're asking for your views on what is important to you.

The James Paget was announced in 2020 as one of the hospitals that would receive funding through the Department of Health and Social Care to develop plans for a new hospital, as part of the Government’s Health Infrastructure Plan.

As part of this announcement, JPUH received funding to begin development of its plans, which is part of the Government’s ambition to build 40 new hospitals by 2030. In early 2022, the James Paget will submit its Strategic Outline Case for review, a significant step towards its vision of a modern hospital and health and care campus in the future.

The hospital is asking patients and residents for their views on how plans for a new hospital can build on the quality of health and care services locally, and what is important to them in developing the James Paget’s physical environment.

Anna Hills, Chief Executive of the James Paget, said: “We are delighted to be part of the New Hospital Programme, and the opportunity this provides for our hospital to physically grow to continue to deliver outstanding care to our patients and communities.

“We know this a long journey, and we are focusing on listening to the views of our staff and patients every step of the way.”

Mark Flynn, who is Director of Strategic Projects at the James Paget and leading the hospital’s New Hospital Programme, said: “Everyone at the hospital recognises the Paget’s role as a much-loved part of the local community, as well as its reputation as a healthcare provider.

“Our planning is reflecting this – we are focusing on how a new hospital can support high quality, modern clinical services in the future, but also the positive impact it can have on our local environment, employment market and economy. That is why we are asking for a breadth of views from our communities to support the ambition of what we want to build for the area.”

The James Paget has established a short survey where anyone can give their views on what is important to them, which will be utilised as part of the hospital’s Strategic Outline Case for the New Hospital Programme. 

We're asking for responses to the following questions:

We are developing our hospital site over the next 10 years – what is important to you in how we provide and locate services at our hospital in the future?

Based on your experience, how could we improve the services we provide at the James Paget?

What is the most important thing to you in how we design our new hospital?

What else could our new hospital provide to benefit the communities of Great Yarmouth and Waveney?

Access the survey here:

Responses can also be emailed to

Further information about the Paget’s New Hospital development and progress to date can be found in the 'new hospital' section of our website here. 

More details about the Government’s Health Infrastructure Plan and New Hospital Programme can be found here: