James Paget Hospital in Gorleston invites residents to annual meeting

James Paget University Hospital, Gorleston, Norfolk.

James Paget University Hospital, Gorleston, Norfolk. - Credit: Nick Butcher

Residents in Great Yarmouth and Waveney are being given the chance to find out more about the work of their local hospital at a special event next month.

The James Paget Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust annual general meeting/annual members' meeting takes place on Wednesday, September 14 – and organisers say it is an ideal opportunity for people to find out how the hospital has performed over the last year, hear about key developments and see plans for the future.

A special exhibition showcasing some of the varied departments that make up the hospital will open its doors before the meeting, with a display on plans to create a new health campus on the hospital site taking centre stage.

During the meeting, there will be a series of presentations, including a focus on work to improve and strengthen the service provided to frail, elderly patients as well as inputs from chief executive Christine Allen and trust chairman David Wright.

Mr Wright encouraged people to attend the event to find out more about their local hospital at a time when health was so high on the news agenda.

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He said: 'I struggle to think of a time when the NHS has been so much in the news.

'Along with hospitals nationwide, and the system in general, we are facing an unprecedented rise in demand coupled with a squeeze on our finances.

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'Despite this backdrop, the hospital has continued to perform strongly during 2015/16, retaining its focus on providing high quality patient care - as was underlined by our 'Good' rating from the Care Quality Commission's (CQC) inspection last year.

'I would encourage people to come along to hear for themselves about our work over the past year, get a glimpse of the future – and, importantly, take the opportunity to question representatives from the hospital's board of directors.'

The annual general meeting/annual members meeting takes place at 7pm on Wednesday, 14 September in the Burrage Centre at the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston. The exhibition opens at 6pm.

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