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Yesterday, 12:12
The service will help people suffering with depression

A new service offering people easier access to support for anxiety, stress and depression, as well as advice on wellbeing, launches next week.

Tue, 14:30
Picture posed by model.  Undated file photo of a man posing as a prisoner asleep in a police cell. A new £15 million government fund launched to end the

Mental health facilities in Essex have received £819,000 to get an upgrade, it has been released today.

Tue, 12:28
Mark Shenton, chairman of the Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group

Senior doctors will be out on the streets of east Suffolk next week asking members of the public for their views on how to save the NHS money.

Tue, 12:00
Sydney Mini Market, Ipswich

Three establishments in Ipswich have been given one star food hygiene ratings after latest inspections.

Tue, 10:40
Ambulance at V Festival

Ambulance staff have been praised by service chiefs for their hard work covering V Festival in Chelmsford this weekend.

Tue, 06:00
Alicia Bradnum who was diagnosed with depession, anxiety and ADHD in January last year, with mum Cherese.

The family of a teenager who was forced to take urgent mental health care in Nottingham because of a lack of beds, has called for more support over child mental health.

Mon, 18:13
Reuben Harvey-Smith, 3, who had both his legs and most of his fingers amputated after doctors wrongly diagnosed a life-threatening infection

A Suffolk mum whose three-year-old son who had to have both legs and most of his fingers amputated after doctors misdiagnosed a life-threatening infection, has called for more support for amputees and a culture change in the way his condition is diagnosed.

Mon, 17:01
Healthwatch chief executive Andy Yacoub

A campaign seeking feedback from people using the region’s mental health trust found praise for staff despite overall negative comments.

Mon, 09:50
Reuben Harvey-Smith, 3, who had both his legs and most of his fingers amputated after doctors wrongly diagnosed a life-threatening infection

A Suffolk mum is suing Ipswich Hospital for millions of pounds after her young son had to have both his legs and most of his fingers amputated after doctors wrongly diagnosed a life-threatening infection.

Sunday, August 21, 2016
Consultant urological surgeons Mr Sam Datta, Mr Gerald Rix and Mr Zafar Maan pose in Theatre 12 at Colchester General Hospital with the new laser equipment they have been testing.

Colchester surgeons have become the first in the world to use the latest version of a high powered laser.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

A doctors’ surgery which was faced with the prospect of possible closure is looking ahead to a positive future after the Suffolk GP Federation was given the green light to take it over.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Victoria Surgery in Bury.

A GP surgery in Bury St Edmunds has taken “appropriate action” after a requires improvement rating from a health watchdog earlier this year.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
19-year-old Beth Cobbold who lost two times the total volume of blood in her body during an operation to remove a brain tumour. Beth is now campaigning to help get more people to sign up and give blood.

Having lost two times the amount of blood in her entire body during one gruelling 13-hour surgery, 19-year-old Beth Cobbold knows better than most just how important blood donations can be.

Monday, August 15, 2016
East Anglian Air Ambulance

An air ambulance has landed in Ipswich to respond to a potentially life threatening medical emergency.

Monday, August 15, 2016
The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust's accident and emergency centre.

Ipswich Hospital “coped well” this weekend with the help of local GPs to cover gaps in the rota within its accident and emergency department.

Saturday, August 13, 2016
The team visits Beira Hospital

Staff from a Suffolk hospital who have volunteered their skills and expertise to boost healthcare overseas have been helping colleagues in Mozambique drive through safety improvements for their patients.

Saturday, August 13, 2016
Ipswich Hospital.

Ipswich Hospital has offered to pay local GPs £100 an hour to work in accident and emergency this weekend – because it cannot fully staff the department itself.

Saturday, August 13, 2016
Averil main pic

“Nothing will bring Averil back. But we need to protect others from a similar tragedy.”

Friday, August 12, 2016
Susan Key, who is having her head shaved in aid of Macmillan Nurses

A 67-year-old multiple sclerosis (MS) sufferer from Suffolk is appealing for sponsors to support her charity head-shave.

Friday, August 12, 2016
Lauren Merrin (right) in France with her grandmother Jan and boyfriend Danny.

A young woman suffering from a serious lung condition has been able to fulfil her dream of visiting her grandparents in France after receiving a life-changing gift.

Friday, August 12, 2016
Ipswich Hospital.

Three major hospitals in Suffolk and north Essex failed to meet national targets for A&E admissions throughout June, new NHS figures reveal.

Thursday, August 11, 2016
Bluebird Lodge in Ipswich where a lift has been out of action

Health bosses who failed to fix a Suffolk hospital’s only lift - leaving some patients stuck in their rooms for weeks - have been criticised for “not doing their job properly”.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
An early appearance for Mildenhall U9s football team for Tom Youngs. Photo: TOM YOUNGS

It was a trip to the optician that signalled the end of Tom Youngs’ rollercoaster career as a footballer… and heralded the beginning of something much more scary than a game with a ball.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
St Mary's Nursing Home in Felixstowe

A Felixstowe care home has been taken out of special measures after a follow-up report by the government’s Care Quality Commission.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Blue Bird Lodge, pictured prior to its opening 11 years ago. Pic: Clifford Hicks.

A Suffolk couple have been separated for months because of a faulty hospital lift, which left the 84-year-old wife “imprisoned” in her room.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
An East of England Ambulance.

A Newmarket Town striker says he bears no grudges despite waiting almost three hours for an ambulance after suffering a suspected broken leg in a football match.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
St Nicholas Hospice Care celebrates an outstanding CQC inspection

The care at a Bury St Edmunds hospice has been rated “outstanding” by government inspectors.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Ipswich Hospital

Administrative errors at Suffolk’s largest hospital saw it record its highest number of monthly overpayments to staff in recent history.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Robert Morton

Improvements must be made to response times, staff numbers and medicine management at the region’s ambulance service, its latest inspection report warns.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Drummond Court Care Home in Bury has received an inadequate rating from a recent CQC inspection.

A supported home for people with learning disabilities in Bury St Edmunds has made dramatic improvements, according to Government inspectors.

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Matt Bunn

Health correspondent

Email | 01473 324738

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.

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