James Paget Hospital

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James Paget Hospital
James Paget University Hospitals - NHS Foundation Trust
Location Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
Care system National Health Service
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university University of East Anglia University of Suffolk
Emergency department A&E Accident and Emergency
Beds 396
Speciality Acute Care
Founded 1 April 1993
Website James Paget Hospital
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James Paget Hospital at Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, on the A47 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.[1] The inspection followed allegations that the care of some elderly patients was lacking in some respects earlier during the year.[2]

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.[3]

In 2007, there was an outbreak of Clostridium difficile at hospital which killed 17 people.[4]

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.[5]

In 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.[6]

Recent lists of hospital mortality have shown the JPUH to have outcomes amongst the best in the country.[citation needed]

It 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.[7]

In November 2015, the Care Quality Commission rated the Trust as GOOD overall.


The Louise Hamilton Centre was built within JPUH grounds to provide a Supportive and Palliative Care resource centre providing services for people with cancer and other life limiting and progressive illness, and their family carers. It was officially opened in April 2013 by Princess Anne.[8]

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Coordinates: 52°33′42″N 1°43′04″E / 52.5617°N 1.7177°E / 52.5617; 1.7177