Emergency Department

Our Emergency Department is undergoing a radical period of development and growth and we are looking for talented people to join us and help realise our ambitions to deliver the gold standard of care for our patients.

Why join our Emergency Department?

Our leadership teams are passionate about providing the best possible services for our visitors to the Emergency Department and want you to come help us make this a reality.  With a high emphasis on education you will be fully supported to achieve your potential.

About our Department

Children’s Emergency Department

We have recently launched our dedicated Children’s Emergency Department.  At the heart of this has been a significant growth in our ability to care for children requiring emergency treatment.  

We now have a six fold increase in capacity with a dedicated waiting area for children and adolescents, a dedicated resus and HDU space, as well as clinical isolation cubicles and provisions to support patients with mental health conditions.  

Alongside these new facilities our teams are supported by dedicated play workers and a range of multi-disciplinary experts from across the hospital.

Minor Injuries Unit

The Minor Injuries Unit operates as part of the Emergency Department offering patients presenting with conditions which could be managed in primary care an alternative to the traditional Emergency Department treatment pathways.

The team is led by skilled and experienced GPs to help lead and develop our team of Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses and Health Care Assistants.

The team working within the Minor Injuries Unit have access to the full range of diagnostic tests available to ED.

Minor Injuries Unit

Our Emergency Department also includes a well-established Minor Injuries Unit.  Minor Injuries is situated next to the main entrance to the Emergency Department and allows us to effectively triage patients.  Minor Injuries also includes our plaster room and eye treatment room.

Rapid Assessment & Treatment

The introduction of 8 brand new Rapid Assessment and Treatment bays has given us the ability to speed up the time from patient’s arrival into the Emergency Department to initial assessment.  This means that our patients are seen quicker.

Older People’s Emergency Department

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is recruiting staff with a passion for caring for Older People as we celebrate the 1 year anniversary of our revolutionary new service. Our continued work on Frailty identification and intervention has seen a significant redesign of our services over the last year, leading to the creation of a dedicated Older Peoples ED (OPED), for patients of 80 years and over. OPED  identifies

We have seen a significant decrease in the number of frail elderly admissions and we have also seen a decrease in the length of time our frail elderly spend in hospital. This groundbreaking scheme is the first in the UK and is delivering a dynamic service that meets the needs of an ever growing part of the population.

Easton (Emergency Assessment Unit – Surgery)

Our emergency activity within Surgery is managed on Easton Ward and comprises a combination of assessment rooms and short stay inpatient beds.  The unit caters for a range of emergency attendances for all Surgical specialities, covering simple plastics procedures to complex poly-trauma.

The patients journey to Easton is varied either starting in the Emergency Department, GP or surgical clinics.  Patients are allocated same day diagnostic investigations or clinic appointments and the team work closely with the emergency Theatre team to support patient care.  After elective admissions, Easton is the next main route for surgical patients to transfer to inpatient speciality wards where they receive continued care.  Easton is a versatile area for any nurse to work, as it offers a supportive environment for newly qualified nurses, we have a dedicated educator who helps with the transition into registered nursing roles.  This is also the ideal environment for experienced nurses to hone their skills in emergency assessment nursing which is slightly different to an emergency department role. 

Cromer Hospital Minor Injuries Unit

Cromer hospital has a long history of providing accident care to its local population and visitors alike, dating as far back to the late 1800s. In the present day, Cromer Minor Injuries Unit is run by Emergency Nurse Practitioners (ENPs), who are experienced nurses and have undergone specific training to assess and treat all forms of minor injury.

These injuries include minor head injuries and minor burns to simple wounds, eye conditions and simple fractures. The team is supported by the x-ray department and computer links to the N&N which allow images to be visualised by senior doctors.

Although Minor Injuries Unit in Cromer does not have a constant flow of ambulances arriving like the larger main site in Norwich, as a nurse-led unit, they see more than 12,000 patients per year and demand increases when the North Norfolk holiday makers visit the coast in the summer months.

We'd love you to join us!

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is one of the largest employers in Norfolk, our staff work together to provide care for our local population.

We have a huge variety of roles, with opportunity for development and career progression.

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