Norwich hospital recognised as centre of excellence

PUBLISHED: 11:11 27 February 2018 | UPDATED: 11:11 27 February 2018

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH). Picture: NNUH

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH). Picture: NNUH


The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) has become the first trust in Norfolk and Suffolk to become a recognised centre of excellence for urogynaecology.

This accreditation by the British Society of Urogynaecology means that NNUH meets the highest UK standards for urogynaecology, a specialist area which looks at the diagnoses and treatment of female pelvic floor disorders such as urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.

The purpose of the accreditation is to define and monitor standards of care, organisation and quality within urogynaecology units, provide a framework that will help these units enhance patient care and identify those units which deliver best practice.

Mr Ilias Giarenis, NNUH consultant gynaecologist, said: “We are delighted to receive accreditation from The British Society for Urogynaecology who has set very high standards for urogynaecology care. Accreditation is evidence that the team is working together to provide excellent treatment and continuously improve care for all our patients.”

Mr Sambit Mukhopadhyay, lead for urogynaecology at NNUH said: “The team is very proud of this achievement, as this accreditation is the result of many years’ hard work by the team of specialists who include consultants, specialist nurses, physiotherapists and secretaries, as well as the urologists and coloproctologists for contribution towards the multi-disciplinary team.”

Mark Davies, NNUH chief executive, added: “I would like to congratulate all those involved in achieving this accreditation. This is great news for both the trust and for our patients and highlights the fantastic expertise of our team who continue to deliver a fantastic service to patients here in Norfolk.”

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