October 25 2014 Latest news:
Lauren Everitt, who was born and raised in Suffolk, is the health correspondent for the East Anglian Daily Times.
Her role involves monitoring the progress of our health care providers including the three main hospitals – Ipswich, Colchester and West Suffolk – as well as the ambulance service, mental health trust and primary care providers.
By telling your stories, she also raises awareness of little known conditions, of pioneering treatment and triumph over adversity.
If you have a health story, call Lauren on 01473 324840 or email her: Lauren.email@example.com
Patients and staff at a mental health support project are making a desperate plea for help to stop the service from closing.
The family of a resident who died at the under-fire care home Mildenhall Lodge had concerns over the care at the Care UK facility.
A privately-run care home in Great Cornard, near Sudbury, has received top marks following an unannounced inspection by an independent regulator.
We all want our health service to be the best it can be. I want it to do the best it can for your family and for mine, whenever we may need it.
A vasectomy is long-established as a safe and permanent method of contraception.
Holidays in the sun can be a testing time for parents as they have to judge how long to let their children play out in the sun.
Dr Nevianna Tomson is a consultant dermatologist at BMI St Edmunds Hospital and spokesman for the British Association of Dermatologists. Here she provides 10 top tips on how to keep your children safe in the sun.
James Armitage, consultant urological surgeon at BMI St Edmunds Hospital, discusses urinary symptoms in men and the role of laser prostate surgery in their treatment.
What is pneumonia?
Pneumonia is a life-threatening chest infection particularly in the elderly and young children.
Record numbers of experienced district nurses are leaving their jobs because it is all becoming too demanding and stressful. Nearly half of the senior district nurses in Ipswich have left in the last two years and replacing them is proving very difficult. However the staff situation in the west of the county has been more stable.
With a funding review for general practice currently being undertaken by NHS England, one GP has raised concerns that many surgeries in Suffolk could become financially unviable, make a significant number of staff redundant, close or see patients wait even longer for an appointment. Here Saxmundham GP Dr John Havard shares his views about the funding review and what it could mean for the county
Suffolk is the only county in the region to have seen a significant increase in the number of people playing sport every week over the last eight years, a survey has revealed.