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Yesterday, 07:56
Suffolk County Council

Almost one in three Suffolk children are finishing primary school obese or overweight, we can reveal.

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A care company are celebrating the topping out of the roof to a new 60 bedroom care home in Beccles.

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The Suffolk User Forum launched the app, called Stay Alive, in association with Grassroots as part of World Mental Health Day.

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Commissioning Group

A ground-breaking response car service which provides support to people in the midst of a mental health crisis has saved 29 lives in just two years.

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Volunteers looking after a memory and sensory garden for families living with dementia have been shortlisted for a community award.

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NHS

More than 150 sexual safety issues have been reported at the region’s mental health trust this year, as regulators call for improvements nationwide.

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Care Quality Commission

Outstanding achievements, dedication and quality care were celebrated at this year’s James Paget University Hospital’s Remarkable People awards.

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Christine Allen

Two Waveney care providers have been rewarded for their outstanding efforts to provide high standards of care.

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A campaign has been launched to reopen Lowestoft Hospital following the announcement it will be auctioned off in the coming months.

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NHS

Students to be taught CPR

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Secondary school students across the East of England region will be learning first aid skills that could save a life as part of World Restart a Heart day later this month.

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East of England Ambulance Trust

A controversial change to rotas at the region’s ambulance trust has been halted after staff raised concerns about the impact on their work-life balance.

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Robert Morton

Front line paramedics who work through agencies are being offered up to £51-an-hour to plug gaps at the region’s ambulance service ahead of another busy winter.

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NHS

The use of restraints on adults with learning disabilities rose almost fivefold in the region’s mental health hospitals in the space of a year, figures show.

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Norman Lamb

Police have used stun guns to subdue mental health patients in Norfolk and Suffolk hospitals, it can be revealed.

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Norman Lamb

Awards celebrating Great Yarmouth and Waveney’s hardworking hospital staff will be live streamed for the first time.

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Eastern Daily Press

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) is encouraging local people with an interest in mental health to consider standing for election as a governor and help drive improvements.

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Women in Norfolk are being spared an anxious wait for smear test results, with almost 100pc receiving them within two weeks.

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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Medical experts have been instructed to draw up official guidelines for social media use amid fears over its impact on child mental health, a minster has revealed.

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A scheme designed to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions has saved an estimated 708 bed days, according to Great Yarmouth and Waveney’s health commissioners.

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The chairman of the region’s troubled mental health trust has announced he is stepping down.

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Gary Page

The number of diabetic people having devastating toe, foot and limb amputations in two of the region’s areas has shot up, shocking figures reveal.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital

A service which was successfully launched earlier this year is aiming to reach out to more families living with dementia.

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A woman who promised her father that she would try and influence change in cancer testing after he lost his battle with the disease has started a petition.

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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Hospitals are still too slow at taking patients off the hands of ambulance crews, it has been revealed, as plans to avoid another winter healthcare crisis were put to health bosses.

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James Paget University Hospital

Nearly £4m was wasted in just six months at Norfolk’s hospitals due to patients not showing up for appointments.

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Julia Hunt

Frontline staff at the region’s ambulance trust have launched a public petition in what they say is a bid to influence bosses.

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East of England Ambulance Trust

Fear, embarrassment, and stigma are just some of the reasons thousands of women in the country are putting off having routine cervical screening. Reporter DONNA-LOUISE BISHOP explores what can be done to break the shame.

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Elizabeth Hospital

It was a year of challenge and progress.

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Christine Allen

In all, 1,154 complaints were made to Suffolk County Council last year, according to data published by its audit committee.

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Suffolk County Council

There are no plans to scrap NHS parking charges in Norfolk, despite it being announced fees in Wales would be axed.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital

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A woman has died in a serious crash on the A12 which left two other people injured.

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Suffolk police
Yesterday, 17:48

A jobless drug user has been told to ‘grow up’ and start paying his way after leaving his father to settle a court fine for cannabis and cocaine possession.

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Oxford
Yesterday, 13:35

Work to build Beccles Town Football Club’s new state-of-the-art 3G pitch is under way.

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Beccles Town Council
Yesterday, 07:24

Walk through the doors of a sweet shop, and you are transported back in time.

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Yesterday, 11:08

Councillors unanimously rejected plans for an open gypsy and traveller site in Mutford and said they were being treated like ‘frogs in slowly boiling water’.

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Graham Elliott

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