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A union last night insisted patients would not be put at risk by plans to limit the number of 999 calls paramedics respond to in the last hour of their shift.
A care home which had been rated as needing improvement by inspectors has now been classed as good in all areas.
A fundraising campaign to help an inspirational young girl from Ipswich learn to walk has been re-launched.
A new form of hip surgery has been introduced at Colchester General Hospital – meaning patients from north Essex no longer have to travel to Southend or Cambridge.
A plaque has been unveiled to officially open West Suffolk Hospital’s new £500,000 clinical skills unit.
A care home has been rated as inadequate after a damning report by inspectors.
The interim chief executive of the Colchester hospital trust has said she has no plans to take on the job permanently.
Suffolk’s “outstanding generosity” was last night praised after it emerged the county raised the highest amount of money in England for the Surviving Winter campaign.
Suffolk’s NHS foundation trust has agreed measures to improve the care they provide patients and the way they are run.
Defibrillators have been installed at seven police stations across Suffolk, thanks to the efforts of one officer who suffered a cardiac arrhythmia.
Check your medical stocks, remember your allergy medication and dress for the weather, warn ambulance chiefs this weekend as they prepare for a surge in calls.
A care home in Hadleigh has been told it has made some improvements following a damning Care Quality Commission report towards the end of last year.
Maternity services in north east Essex have been awarded almost £375,000 to make improvements.
I do hope you, dear reader, have had a healthier Easter holiday than I have so far.
There is a surprising measure of agreement in the healthcare sector about what direction the NHS needs to take.
In six months’ time a new provider will have to be chosen to take over the community services contract, responsible for all the services in the community from district nurses to cottage hospitals.
The words NHS and crisis seem to be in a long term relationship. Since 1948 the NHS has tackled injustice and poverty while ensuring care was delivered according to need, not ability to pay.
Many hands make light work” is a saying that was coined in the 16th Century and remains valid today. If we are to avert the decline of the NHS into a financial black hole, then decisive action is needed and everyone needs to play their part.
The Government is promising seven day access by 2020 while Labour is promising 8,000 new GPs but it does seem neither aspiration has been thought through beyond the ballot box.
It is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer, claiming 10,000 lives a year, but it seems that many men are still not getting tested for prostate cancer.
Once, it was the exclusive preserve of movie stars and millionaires – but today people from all walks of life are considering cosmetic surgery.
Cycling has been never been so popular in Britain.
With more people than ever before looking to pay for treatments outside the NHS, most of the UK’s major private hospital groups are now offering flexible finance options.
Coffee cups will be raised throughout the UK this month as millions of people take part in the Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee
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Matt's job involves monitoring the progress of health care providers in Suffolk and Essex, including Ipswich,
Colchester and West Suffolk hospitals, the ambulance service and mental health trusts.
Matt also raises awareness of health campaigns, lesser-known conditions and health success stories.