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Saturday, January 20, 2018
Clive Lewis

A damning dossier compiled by a senior whistleblower from the region’s ambulance trust has claimed at least 40 patients died or were harmed due to delays over Christmas and New Year - including one person who froze to death.

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A senior whistleblower within the region’s ambulance trust has claimed up to 80 people could have died or come to harm because of delays over the Christmas and New Year period.

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Clive Lewis

A new defibrillator has been donated to a running club after one of its members collapsed at an event.

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There has been widespread commendation for the efforts of hospital staff who have been battling one of the highest admission rates in the country during the winter crisis.

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James Paget University Hospital

The resignation of the region’s ambulance trust’s medical director has been announced just a day after it was alleged 20 people died waiting for help whilst the service was stretched.

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Clive Lewis

A nursing leader has painted a bleak picture of the conditions nurses in East Anglia are working under, as it was revealed one in 10 leave the profession every year.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital

New eye clinic opens to patients

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

A new service to treat an eye condition that is the most common cause of blindness has been launched in Waveney.

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Beccles Hospital

A husband who was forced to wash his wife in the kitchen for 16 months has been helped by a scheme designed to maintain independence.

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Tony Goldson

The pressure on the NHS over Christmas meant Norfolk County Council bosses had to pay “golden hellos” to care providers to take in patients to free up beds.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Two women who inspire others to lose weight and change their lives have been congratulated by singer and TV presenter Peter Andre.

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A number of healthy walks in the Waveney area have been organised for next week by OneLife Suffolk.

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The Waveney and District Group of Ramblers have three walks coming up in the week ahead.

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Vulnerable residents of a children’s home in Lowestoft are faced with confrontational staff, inadequate protection from sexual exploitation and physical intervention, a watchdog has said.

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The crisis the NHS is going through could have been avoided. So says Joan Pons Laplana, a nurse and clinical project manager at James Paget Hospital 
in Gorleston.

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NHS

A medical surgery has moved to quash comments made on social media which claimed it only had one GP available to treat patients.

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NHS

A care home is set to begin running specialist sessions to assist people with early onset dementia.

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Peter Aldous

A care facility has upgraded its services with the addition of a new rehabilitation ward for brain conditions.

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Care Quality Commission

A number of healthy walks in the Waveney area have been organised for next week by OneLife Suffolk.

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The hospital that serves the population of Great Yarmouth and Waveney is launching a scholarship to help two people from the region it covers qualify as nurses.

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University of East Anglia

A health chief is urging people to get the flu vaccine and look after themselves as rates of the illness are on the rise.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital

The Waveney and District Group of Ramblers have two walks coming up in the week ahead.

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More than six people an hour in the east of England are admitted to hospital with smoking-related illnesses, it has been revealed.

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United Kingdom

The chief executive of the General Medical Council (GMC) received an insight into the work of the region’s mental health trust when he visited Hellesdon Hospital.

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At the age of 77, Maureen Underdown still works as a community nurse, a role she has carried out for 40 years and has no plans to give up.

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All three of Norfolk’s hospitals were completely full at points over the Christmas and New Year period, new data has revealed.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital

All non-urgent operations and day case procedures have been cancelled for the rest of the week at one of the county’s hospitals, as pressure on the health service continues to be high.

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Christine Allen

All non-urgent operations and day case procedures have been cancelled for the rest of the week at one of the county’s hospitals, as pressure on the health service continues to be high.

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Christine Allen

A provider responsible for two Waveney elderly care facilities has been told by a watchdog both are inadequate and remain in special measures.

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Care Quality Commission

More GP appointments have been made available to patients across Norfolk and Waveney to help ease winter pressures on the health service.

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NHS

Josephine Reed is starting the new year as a new woman after losing more than six stone.

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Carlton Colville

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Saturday, January 20, 2018

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Saturday, January 20, 2018

A damning dossier compiled by a senior whistleblower from the region’s ambulance trust has claimed at least 40 patients died or were harmed due to delays over Christmas and New Year - including one person who froze to death.

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Clive Lewis
Friday, January 19, 2018

A new defibrillator has been donated to a running club after one of its members collapsed at an event.

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