James Paget performing well

JAMES Paget University Hospital is performing well and in a strong position to build for the future.That was the message to a packed audience of public, patients, staff, volunteers, governors and stakeholders at the NHS Foundation Trust's annual meeting last night.

JAMES Paget University Hospital is performing well and in a strong position to build for the future.

That was the message to a packed audience of public, patients, staff, volunteers, governors and stakeholders at the NHS Foundation Trust's annual meeting last night.

They heard how key targets were being met in areas such as accident and emergency waiting times and reducing infection rates.

Staff and volunteers were publicly thanked for their dedication and professionalism in delivering services by chairman John Hemming.

Nick Coveney, director of nursing and patient services, highlighted how significant progress was being made in reducing healthcare associated infections and creating more single-sex wards.

Chief executive Wendy Slaney said the trust wasn't complacent and continued to listen to the views of patients and staff.

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Director of finance and performance Mark Madden, told the audience the JPUH is financially sound, achieving a �3.6million surplus that will be reinvested in services.

The trust's annual report is available at www.jpaget.nhs.uk or from foundation trust secretary Ann Filby on 01493 452162.