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An east Suffolk GP surgery facing a 25% growth in patient numbers has secured significant funding to expand.

Plans for a major shake-up of home care provision in Suffolk from next year have been revealed – with social care chiefs vowing that lessons have been learnt from previous disruptive changes.

Thieves branded “heartless” by devastated campaigners are suspected of stealing a life-saving defibrillator in Ipswich overnight.

An Ipswich GP surgery serving around 3,000 people will close at the end of the year, health bosses have confirmed – leading to fresh fears that patients at nearby surgeries will struggle to get an appointment.

Yesterday, 14:53

Rough sleepers in Ipswich and Suffolk Coastal will be given dedicated mental health support as part of a bid to break the cycle of homelessness.

Calls have been made for investment into Suffolk’s cycle path network, with opposition groups putting forward a proposal to set up a cross party group.

Tue, 18:58

Health chiefs have vowed to improve conditions at a Suffolk care home after inspectors issued a damning report urging them to take action.

More than 500 teenagers in Kesgrave will get free icards this summer alongside thousands of Ipswich youngsters, after councillors put together a zero-hour effort to secure the additional cards.

Suffolk leaders have granted a six figure sum of cash to improve domestic abuse support services in the county – including plans for a dedicated contact point.

Mon, 11:20

Intensive care beds at an Ipswich mental health ward are likely to stay closed until the autumn, it can be revealed.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

The parents of a Suffolk toddler who had to have one of his eyes removed after developing a rare form of childhood cancer are striving to raise awareness of the condition.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Ipswich has one of the highest proportion of smokers in Britain, it can be revealed.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

The calming influence of baby goats helped yoga enthusiasts “reconnect with nature” as part of a unique fitness workshop held in Suffolk.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

A six-month pilot community bus service linking Haverhill with West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds will be launched next month, it has been announced.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Out-of-date ambulance stations could get a multi-million pound revamp to help paramedics get on the road to life-saving emergencies quicker.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Healhcare professionals in Eye will be offering free hearing tests for all at a special open day this week.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Should advice about cutting the risk of cancer include avoiding many common chemicals and environmental toxins?

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

A care home in Great Barton is celebrating after being rated outstanding in a recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

A trained nurse who was appointed to lead Suffolk mental health services has told of her ambitions to deliver quality care.

Monday, July 9, 2018

More people are giving lifesaving organs after their deaths than ever before, new figures have revealed, with a donor signing up every fortnight in Suffolk.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Six vital heartbeat monitors for unborn babies have been donated to the maternity unit at Ipswich Hospital.

Friday, July 6, 2018

A Suffolk athlete has returned with a haul of medals after representing Great Britain in an international competition – just five years after undergoing life-saving transplant surgery.

Friday, July 6, 2018

​A specialist nurse who works in Norfolk and Suffolk has been named as the best learning disability nurse in England.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Two young Suffolk first-aiders have learned lifesaving techniques to receive the highest accolade in their training programme.

Friday, July 6, 2018

A promised rise in funding will only be enough to keep the newly merged Ipswich and Colchester hospitals standing still, their boss has warned.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

The architect for the original West Suffolk Hospital building in 1972 has returned as a patient on the 70th anniversary of the NHS.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

More than three in four readers believe the NHS is underfunded, a survey has revealed as the health service today celebrates its 70th birthday.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Harnessing new technologies and building closer ties between health care services will be key in overcoming challenges facing the NHS.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Doctors across Suffolk are “prescribing exercise” as part of a national trial.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Every time four-year-old Indie-Rose Clarry has a seizure her life is in danger.

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