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A 'remarkable' place to work

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The James Paget University Hospital is a vibrant university hospital providing the best possible care to the people of east Norfolk and north Suffolk.

Situated between two popular holiday destinations, and with a steadily increasing local population of over 230,000, the JPUH is the largest local employer in the area with over 3000 staff.

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.

We pride ourselves on our safety levels and are active in clinical research and play an important role in the teaching and training of a wide range of health professionals.

Like all hospitals, we face a challenging future, but we are ready to make the bold decisions so that we are at the forefront of innovative working practices. Our services have to be safe and also represent value for money. Our staff will work in creative ways, using advances in technology to their full potential and to eliminate waste that adds no value to patient care.

Our five year strategy sets out our vision from 2018 to 2023 – click here to find out more.


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Living here

Norfolk, Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft have something for everyone. Beautiful rural countryside, award winning beaches, unique market towns and a wealth of social activities.

We have the world famous Norfolk and Suffolk Broads, which have National Park status and represent the country’s largest inland waterways.

Norwich is just a short distance away, with its vast number of shops, fine dining, cinemas, medieval landmarks, and of course the home of Championship League Norwich City Football Club. Plus, Southwold, Cambridge, Ipswich and even London are within easy reach.

The area is a great place to live, especially for families, and is proud to have one of the lowest crime rates in the country. 

Working for us

Every member of our staff plays a vital role in providing the highest possible standards of care for our patients. They are guided by our Vision, Values and Behaviours which underpin the work that we all do.

We support flexible working and family friendly policies that enable our staff to have a rewarding work life balance. We also have the Busy Bees nursery on site.


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Finding a home

Norfolk and north Suffolk offers a wide range of properties for sale or rent. Property prices locally are more affordable than London and the south east.

Find your new home by contacting the National Association of Estate Agents or by searching on Rightmove.



Norfolk and Suffolk have many good schools and colleges, in the state, church and independent sectors. The links below can help you find out more. 

Norfolk County Council – school finder 

Independent Schools Council


Transport Links

Great Yarmouth has good rail links to Norwich and on to London. Norwich has a regional airport and London Stansted is only 100 miles from Great Yarmouth.

Harwich International Port is 85 miles from Great Yarmouth and provides daily foot passenger and car ferry services to the Hook of Holland in the Netherlands.

For bus information - First Bus Norfolk and Suffolk

For train times - National Rail

By air - Norwich International Airport