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Yesterday, 11:00

Rendlesham Care Centre was found to provide a safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led service according to the CQC report.

Yesterday, 09:00
Suffolk Coastal MP Dr Therese Coffey (centre) with members of her team and Fern Howard (left) from the Alzheimer’s Society

It follows a visit by the Alzheimer’s Society, who run the Dementia Friends scheme, to help Dr Coffey and her staff understand the effect of dementia on everyday lives.

Fri, 11:00
New defibrillator installed at Riverside Centre, Stratford St Andrew (L-R) Names of people from left to right: Ian Norman (Parish Council Chairman); Rick Plant (Greenfuture Energy); Rosemary Conibeer (Parish Councillor); Phillip Dunnett (Suffolk Coastal District Councillor); Amanda (Manager Stratford Service Station); Andrew Reid (Suffolk County Councillor); Debbi Tayler (Parish Clerk); Steve Horner (Greenfuture Energy)

The public access automated external defibrillator (AED) was officially unveiled at the Riverside Centre last week.

Fri, 09:00

Health bosses in Suffolk last night pledged to work with the county’s NHS 111 phone service provider as new figures were released showing it has continued to miss targets in referring patients to clinical advisers.

Wed, 23:36
Some of the floral tributes left by the community

A Suffolk businessman who murdered his estranged wife with an axe before jumping to his death from a town centre car park was treated at a mental health unit the week before the tragedy, an inquest has heard.

Wed, 14:00
Julian Osborne who is shaving his beard off to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy UK.

An Ipswich man will be lopping off his facial locks to raise money in remembrance of a friend who died from a rare muscular condition.

Wed, 13:55

A care home in a west Suffolk village has been put in ‘special measures’ after being judged inadequate by healthcare inspectors.

Wed, 12:00
Laura Fuller with dad Colin Ely

An inspirational father who is suffering from terminal lung cancer defied his condition and braved a 200ft bungee jump to raise money for charity.

Wed, 07:00
Cheryl Thayer, Chair of Macmillan Woolverstone Fundraising Commitee, Nick hulme Chief Executive of Ipswich Hospital, Mandy Jordan and Helen Glenholmes of Macmillan look around the new extension which is being built.

Fundraisers from across Suffolk were praised yesterday as it was revealed an ambitious appeal to create a new cancer centre at Ipswich Hospital had reached £300,000 in just seven months.

Tue, 11:20

Figures presented in an operational performance report for the county show that the equivalent of 31 12-hour shifts were spent by ambulance staff treating patients who could not be admitted to A&E within 15-minutes of arrival.

Mon, 14:17
From left to right, Paul Goodchild, Dale Boustead, Gordon Wagstaff, Neil Stead, Stephen Cole, and Roger Stearne

A west Suffolk grandfather who collapsed at the bed and breakfast he runs and went into cardiac arrest has been reunited with the ambulance workers who saved his life.

Mon, 11:00
Kent Lodge Residential Home in Woodbridge Road, Ipswich.

The new manager of an Ipswich care home criticised by the health watchdog for putting the safety of older and vulnerable residents at risk has “brought calm about the place”, staff have said.

Friday, July 24, 2015
Stuart Mays and Charlene Howard and their baby Riley.

A Suffolk couple have been left disappointed and angry after being told the NHS will not carry out “cosmetic” treatment to help their baby who was born with skull problems.

Window on the NHS

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

We all have to make difficult financial decisions in our daily lives.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Looking at role of carers

Across north east Essex, there are an estimated 33,920 carers, making up around 11% of the population of our district.

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Hasan Chowhan

Its very obvious, not least locally, that the NHS is very stretched, says Dr Hasan Chowhan, of the North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group.

Thursday, April 9, 2015
Dr Hasan Chowhan

I do hope you, dear reader, have had a healthier Easter holiday than I have so far.

A GP's Diagnosis

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt made a speech a couple of weeks ago in which he said that general practice will be one of the government’s top priorities during this parliament.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Having a dog can be good for your health

Ever since the NHS started there has been a fascination about medical science and how it can be relied on to fix more and more health problems.

Thursday, May 14, 2015
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leaving hospital with Princess Charlotte.

It is great to learn that the Duchess of Cambridge has had a healthy daughter.

Thursday, April 9, 2015
File photo dated 10/09/14 of a stethoscope in a GP's practice room. The vast majority of GPs (94%) do not want their practices to open seven days a week, a major survey has revealed. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday April 9, 2015. David Cameron has said the Tories will guarantee access to a GP seven days a week by 2020 if they win the election, but the British Medical Association (BMA) said it found that while half (51%) of GPs polled said they feel practices should offer some form of extended hours to patients, most are against having to open theirs every day. More than half (56%) reported working out-of-hours services makes them feel that at times their workload is having a detrimental effect on the care they provide. See PA story HEALTH GPs. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

There is a surprising measure of agreement in the healthcare sector about what direction the NHS needs to take.

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Community health includes district nurses and community hospitals.

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.

Monday, February 16, 2015
John Havard

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.

BMI news

Thursday, March 12, 2015

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.

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Matt Bunn

Health correspondent

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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.

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