James Paget University Hospital


Our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant

The James Paget University Hospital is committed to supporting the Armed Forces community and recognises the value serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families bring to our organisation. The Trust have signed the Armed Forces Covenant which is a pledge that together we acknowledge and understand that those who serve or who have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in the communities. Other ways we support is by:

  • We will always consider offering an interview to spouses/partners if they meet the essential job criteria.
  • We will support spouses and partners to work flexibly enabling them to achieve a suitable work/life balance.
  • We support our staff who are Reservists by providing 10 days paid leave per year to undertake training/attend annual camp.
  • We identify all Service Community inpatients and work to provide them with additional support if required.
  • Our Armed forces advocate is here to support all Service Community staff.

About us

The James Paget Healthcare NHS Trust became the first Foundation Trust in Norfolk and Suffolk on 1 August 2006 and is known as the James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

We employ over 4,000 staff. We provide services at the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston, supported by services at the Newberry Centre Children’s Clinic and other outreach clinics.

Our catchment population is 250,000 which is expected to steadily increase, particularly people aged over 65.

The Trust is a high performing organisation that prides itself in putting patients first. We continually strive to improve clinical outcomes and patient experience to meet the needs of our patients and local population and our hospital is firmly rooted in the local community. We have a talented and loyal workforce, with a commitment to embrace and deliver improvement and change.