A invitation to Gorleston to hear more about the work of the James Paget University Hospital

The James Paget University Hospital at Gorleston. Picture: James Bass

The James Paget University Hospital at Gorleston. Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press � 2011

Anyone interested in the work of the James Paget University Hospitals is invited along to their Annual General Meeting.

The meeting will be held later this month at the hospital on Wednesday, September 20 at 6pm in the Burrage Centre.

There will be a presentation highlighting the children's clinic, research programmes and community paediatric services.

The foundation Trust's AGM and annual members meeting will showcase the services and innovative initiatives.

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 said: '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 celebrated 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.

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'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 search support nurses have been appointed to help the team with this, and I'll be giving more details on these projects in the presentation.'

You can find out more about the improvements the Trust has made and how they have performed in the last year. The meeting formally starts at 7pm following an exhibition of information.

If you would like to attend the meeting, email Ann Filby on ann.filby@jpaget.nhs.uk or call 01493 452162.