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It’s Dementia Action Week, an annual campaign to improve the lives of the UK’s 850,000 sufferers. Sheena Grant reports on a housing initiative that helps couples stay living together after a dementia diagnosis, however bad things get.

10:51

Advancing age brings all sorts of challenges that are hard for younger, more able-bodied people to fully understand, however empathetic they may be. That’s why a Suffolk home care company has bought an ‘ageing suit’ to assist staff training. Sheena Grant tried it out...

Yesterday, 17:49

Dramatic cuts have enabled health services in Suffolk and north-east Essex to slice their deficit by even more than planned – but there’s still a long way to go to break even.

Yesterday, 17:36

Critically ill patients in Suffolk are waiting too long for an ambulance despite new measures being introduced to tackle delays, figures reveal.

Yesterday, 11:10

The MP for South Suffolk has defended the government’s policy on austerity following the release of a damning report on the state of the NHS.

Yesterday, 10:51

Staff at a west Suffolk GP surgery are celebrating after receiving a ‘good’ rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Yesterday, 07:41

17 nurses from England, Ireland and the USA spent the weekend in Ipswich after being invited across by Deben Ward senior midwife Evelyn Lobley, senior paediatric nurse Natalie Steward and Geraldine Byrne, a nurse on surgical unit.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

West Suffolk Hospital’s MyWiSH charity - which has raised millions of pounds towards improving patient care - has been picked as regional champions in a prestigious competition celebrating the NHS’s 70th birthday.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

A member of staff at Ipswich Hospital is believed to have been sacked and another issued with a written warning after accessing Ed Sheeran’s personal details with no legitimate reason, according to the BBC.

Friday, May 18, 2018

A man has been charged with racially abusing a medic on board an ambulance in Suffolk.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Bereaved relatives will be able to say farewell to loved ones in a “calm, reflective ” space – thanks to a £100,000 upgrade at Ipswich Hospital’s mortuary.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Urgent changes are being made at a Suffolk GP surgery facing doctor shortages amid fears of a looming “crisis”.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

More than £100 million in cuts were made to health services in Suffolk and north-east Essex last year, it has been revealed.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

A Mildenhall care home threw a special event involving the community to celebrate being graded as ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Thursday, May 17, 2018

The maximum stake on the so-called “crack cocaine” of gambling is to be slashed from £100 to £2 in a move backed by a Suffolk MP to reduce harm.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Free first aid courses are being offered today in Ipswich to show people how to save a baby’s life.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

All children and staff at a primary school near Halesworth are to be offered free vaccinations against a deadly strain of meningitis following a cluster of cases over the past six months.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Chiefs at Colchester and Ipswich hospitals are having to reapply for their jobs ahead of the merger of the trusts, it has emerged.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

There’s still time to pick up your paddles and sign up for Ipswich’s first ever Dragon Boat Festival.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

A number of artists from across Suffolk have illustrated their experiences of emotional trauma as part of an exhibition designed to put a spotlight on mental ill health.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

A Suffolk nurse’s proposals to decriminalise cannabis for medical use has been backed by the national union.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

A number of students from East Anglia have drawn on their creativity as part of a project to promote good mental health.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

A Stowmarket care home has raised over £200 for a special garden project after opening its doors to the community.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Campaigners in Suffolk are urging people to take action to ensure stress does not take control over their lives.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

A charity link-up with a Suffolk hospital is set to speed up discharge times and reduce readmissions for people with a brain problem.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Residents at a Suffolk nursing home have been knitting gifts for babies at two of the county’s hospitals.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

School doesn’t work for everyone but for children with mental health issues there’s often little else on offer to turn around lives at risk of stalling before they’ve even got started. Until now... As Mental Health Awareness Week begins, Sheena Grant reports on one woman’s bold new venture.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, from May 14 to 20, is focussing on stress and how we cope with it. We get some advice from local experts.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

More than 40% of adults in Suffolk are not doing enough physical activity as needed to maintain a healthy lifestyle according to new figures from the county council.

Monday, May 14, 2018

An Ipswich nurse said a “really good discussion” took place today at an international conference about whether NHS staff should wear body cameras to improve safety.

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