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James Paget University Hospital
James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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James Paget Hospital
James Paget University Hospital is located in Norfolk
James Paget University Hospital
Location in Norfolk
LocationLowestoft Road, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
Coordinates52°33′42″N 1°43′04″E / 52.5617°N 1.7177°E / 52.5617; 1.7177Coordinates: 52°33′42″N 1°43′04″E / 52.5617°N 1.7177°E / 52.5617; 1.7177
Care systemNational Health Service
Hospital typeTeaching
Affiliated universityUniversity of East Anglia and University of Suffolk
Emergency departmentYes
BedsApproximately 500[1]
SpecialityAcute Care
FoundedJuly 1982

James Paget University Hospital is at Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, on the A47 Lowestoft Road. It is managed by the James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.


The hospital, which replaced Great Yarmouth General Hospital and Gorleston-on-Sea Cottage Hospital, opened in July 1982.[2] It was named after Sir James Paget an English surgeon and pathologist who was born in Great Yarmouth and is best remembered for naming Paget's disease.[3]

The Louise Hamilton Centre, which was built to provide palliative care for people with cancer and other life limiting and progressive illnesses, was officially opened by Princess Anne in April 2013.[4]


James Paget University Hospital provides a full range of clinical services for a population of 230,000 residents across Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft and Waveney.[1]


Four-hour target in the emergency department quarterly figures from NHS England Data from https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/ae-waiting-times-and-activity/

In March 2007, there was an outbreak of Clostridium difficile at the hospital which killed 17 people.[5] 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 the hospital by seeking treatment elsewhere such as at pharmacies, GP surgeries and Minor Injury Units.[6]

In March 2011, the hospital had an outbreak of group A streptococcal infection which resulted in the death of a patient. As a preventative measure, staff and patients were screened.[7] In June 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.[8] The inspection followed allegations that the care of some elderly patients was lacking in some respects earlier during the year.[9] In August 2012 the Care Quality Commission published a report mentioning one 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.[10]

The Trust was named by the Health Service Journal as one of the top hundred NHS trusts to work for in 2015. At that time it had 2511 full-time equivalent staff and a sickness absence rate of 3.25%. 65% of staff recommend it as a place for treatment and 64% recommended it as a place to work.[11]

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  1. ^ a b "About us". James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Man evicted from hospital for blocking bed for two years". BBC. 20 January 2017. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  3. ^ Paget, J. (1877). "On a Form of Chronic Inflammation of Bones (Osteitis Deformans)". Medico-Chirurgical Transactions. 60: 37–64.9. PMC 2150214. PMID 20896492.
  4. ^ "Princess Anne Opens Palliative Care Centre". Daniel Connal. 7 May 2013. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Superbug linked to deaths of 17 elderly hospital patients". The Guardian. 31 March 2007. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  6. ^ "James Paget Hospital 'black alert' status". BBC News. 31 December 2010. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Bug outbreak prompts James Paget clampdown". Great Yarmouth Mercury. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Nutritional and dignity concern at James Paget Hospital". BBC. 9 June 2011. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Norfolk hospital's care criticised by husband". BBC. 17 February 2011. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  10. ^ "James Paget University Hospital has CQC concerns lifted". BBC. 14 August 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  11. ^ "HSJ reveals the best places to work in 2015". Health Service Journal. 7 July 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2015.

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