James Paget Hospital
|James Paget Hospital|
|James Paget University Hospitals - NHS Foundation Trust|
|Location||Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England|
|Care system||National Health Service|
|Affiliated university||University of East Anglia University Campus Suffolk|
|Emergency department||A&E Accident and Emergency|
|Founded||1 April 1993|
|Website||James Paget Hospital|
|Lists||Hospitals in England|
James Paget Hospital at Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, on the A12 Lowestoft Road. It serves a population of around 230,000 people in the Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft and Waveney area. The hospital is named after Sir James Paget. It was established as a third wave NHS Trust from 1 April 1993 and is run by the James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
The hospital provides acute hospital care, including an Accident and Emergency service. The hospital has teaching facilities as part of the University of East Anglia Norwich Medical School. Hospital care for elderly patients is provided at Lowestoft Hospital and also at the Norwich Community Hospital. Treatment that cannot be provided at the James Paget is usually referred to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital in Norwich.
In 2011, a Care Quality Commission inspection found that the hospital was in the moderate concern category with respect to meeting the needs of some patients in nutritional and patient dignity standards. The inspection followed allegations that the care of some elderly patients was lacking in some respects earlier during the year.
These concerns have since been addressed and in August 2012 the Care Quality Commission published a report on a remaining minor concern about the hospital's record-keeping. Compliance in record-keeping meant that the hospital was now fully compliant on all the care standards.
Problems with hospital superbugs and black alerts
In December 2010 and into 2011, the hospital was put on black alert as it saw a rise in patient numbers. Patients were urged to relieve pressure on hospital by seeking treatment elsewhere such as at pharmacies, GP surgeries and Minor Injury Units.
Recent lists of hospital mortality have shown the JPUH to have outcomes amongst the best in the country.