Why join us in Vascular?

Top Rated by Patients

In 2018 Vascular Surgery, combined with Urology, won the Patient Choice Ward of the Year Award at the NNUH Staff Awards

Be Encouraged to Progress

On joining, you’ll receive a period of supernumerary shifts and a robust induction with a personal development plan based on your skills and career goals within the vascular specialty

Get Support from a Dedicated Educator

Our Eaton Ward has just appointed its own Clinical Educator who supports all staff, from new-starters to established employees, enhancing knowledge, skills and progression opportunities

Join a Team of Global Experts

We are one of the busiest vascular units in England and in the top five centres for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) surgery

About Our Unit

The Vascular Services team deals with disorders of the arteries and veins. Some patients with arterial disease may have narrowed or blocked arteries restricting the flow of blood to the legs, arms or brain. Others have widened arteries (aneurysms) which may burst causing sudden blood loss.
The NNUH Vascular Unit provides comprehensive vascular services for around one million people in Norfolk and the Waveney area. We are part of a vascular network with the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston and Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kings Lynn.

Around 40% of vascular problems occur as emergencies, and we provide a 24/7 consultant delivered on call service with all emergencies and major surgery undertaken at NNUH.

Outpatient clinics, ward-based review of inpatients and some day case surgery take place at James Paget Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital every week.

We are one of the busiest vascular units in England and in the top five centres for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) surgery.

We deal with a wide variety of vascular conditions, including abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), varicose veins, renal access surgery and poor blood supply to the legs and feet.

Our Staff

The department consists of seven consultant vascular surgeons, four specialist nurses and 10 junior doctors.

We are supported by a team of vascular anaesthetists, a high quality intensive care unit and an excellent team of secretarial staff.  

Our nursing team runs treadmill clinics, intermittent claudication exercise classes, offer advice and education on lifestyle modification.  They run aneurysm and EVAR surveillance programmes with close links to the NAAASP.

The nursing team also devise and measure for support hosiery and compression therapy and offer support and advice for patients pre and post lower limb amputation.

Who We Work With

We work very closely with a team of five interventional radiologists. Additionally, vascular ultrasound is provided by a team of vascular technologists based in the Vascular Studies department, and a team of technicians based at Rouen Road provide the AAA screening service in the community.

About Our Wards

Denton Ward

Vascular patients are nursed on Denton Ward, which works as a close and integrated team, bringing together consultants, doctors, nurses and other care staff to provide patient care.

Our team includes Vascular Specialist Nurses who support the ward, as well as working in clinic, and a nurse who specialises in Amputee care, who has helped set up a specialist amputee gym on the ward to support patients in beginning their rehabilitation as early as possible.

The ward has an excellent reputation for patient care. In 2018 Vascular Surgery was one of two recipients of the Patient Choice Ward of the Year Award at the NNUH Staff Awards.

Denton Ward operates a full shift pattern of days, nights and weekends.

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