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Yesterday, 12:01
Endeavour House, where the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust board meeting was held

Muslim mental health professionals are facing increasing levels of abuse while working in the Suffolk community due to intolerance and “political issues”, NHS bosses claim.

Mon, 18:28
Paramedic suspended for a year for posting pictures of patients on Instagram

A “naive and unintelligent” paramedic who posted pictures online of car crashes with comments including “you’ve got to laugh” and “idiot” has been suspended.

Mon, 06:30
Stock image. Photo: PA Wire.

Rising numbers of adults in Suffolk eligible for free and potentially lifesaving NHS health checks are taking up the offer, new figures show.

Sunday, June 19, 2016
Hundreds of people took part in the Race for Life 2016 at Trinity Park in Ipswich  on Sunday 19th June.
L-R Megan Tredeant, Tanya Tokley, Rebecca Tredant, Laura Jones.

Trinity Park was awash with thousands of pink shirts this weekend as the Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life returned to Ipswich.

Sunday, June 19, 2016
Families got together in Christchurch Park on Saturday 18th June morning to do a walk in aid of the charity Bliss.
Children dressed up as their favourite superhero.
Yasmine Jeffery with her twinsJude and Belle.

Spider-man, Captain America and Batman were just some of the superheroes who braved the wet weather at Christchurch Park in Ipswich on Saturday for the third annual Buggy Push.

Sunday, June 19, 2016
Stock image. Photo: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

Public health challenges and cuts to funding are risking people’s health, nurses in the region fear.

Saturday, June 18, 2016
Tommy Brown has serious conditions including cerebral palsy, epilepsy and chronic lung disease

A Suffolk dad is using Father’s Day to highlight the often unheralded work of parents caring for seriously ill children at home.

Thursday, June 16, 2016
Members of the Ipswich Hospital Stroke Services team

Stroke patients at Ipswich Hospital are benefitting from some of the fastest access to treatment in the country according to new data, giving Suffolk residents a higher chance of making a good recovery.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Children taking part in Beat the Street earlier this year

A national initiative encouraging participants to walk, run and cycle as far as possible as part of a six-week competition is coming to west Suffolk.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Ipswich Hospital car park.

Ipswich Hospital spent £11,421,000 on agency staff in one year, new figures reveal.

Monday, June 13, 2016
Winners and finalists celebrate at the Most Active County Town and Village awards presentation earlier this year.

From dancing to cycling, sporting people in and around Bury St Edmunds have been urged to demonstrate why it was recently named Suffolk’s most active town.

Monday, June 13, 2016
St Eds Sports Awards  (1 of 1)

After Bury St Edmunds clinched Suffolk’s most active town award earlier this year, individual sporting stars across west Suffolk are now set to be honoured.

Monday, June 13, 2016
Lauren Merrin having treatment in hospital.

A young Ipswich woman suffering from a life-threatening lung disease is fundraising for equipment that she says will help her get her independence back.

Thursday, June 9, 2016
The two cases are Whitton Community Primary School are said to be recovering well.

There has been an outbreak of the viral infection hepatitis A at an Ipswich primary school, Public Health England has confirmed.

Thursday, June 9, 2016
The maternity team at Ipswich Hospital along with new dad Carl Duff and baby Fletcher, celebrate the fact they will be supporting families to stay together throughout their hospital stay.

In a move that is likely to help thousands of parents in the years ahead, Ipswich Hospital has revealed it will now finally let the partners of new mums stay overnight at the hospital after their baby is born.

Thursday, June 9, 2016
Lee and Michelle Markwell with son Tommy-Lee.

The father of a young boy who relies on the use of a wheelchair is calling for improved transport for disabled people in Ipswich.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Chris McKenna is a clinical psychiatrist and is hoping to create Suffolk's first specialist residential home for people with eating disorders. Chris is pictured at his home in Bury.

A father has admitted he is “raring to go” after getting approval to build Suffolk’s first £2million eating disorder treatment centre.

Monday, June 6, 2016
Hollie-Mae Parkin cuts the ribbon to open The Dell at the EACH Treehouse watched by her family Beryl Golding (left) Rachel and Adam Parkin.

A secluded woodland garden area for therapy and reflection has been opened at the grounds of The Treehouse at East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).

Monday, June 6, 2016
Colchester based organisation Enable East's Extraordinary People project is featuring in BBC2's Horizon programme on Tuesday

A Colchester organisation is featuring in an episode of BBC Horizon tomorrow following its research into the possible reasons behind obesity.

Monday, June 6, 2016
Nick Hulme, the new chief executive of Colchester Hospital

The new boss of a struggling Essex hospital has said it needs to “take a good hard look” at itself – admitting that past criticisms of the organisations have been “appropriate and justified”.

Sunday, June 5, 2016
Rates of whopping cough soar in region

A call for more volunteer drivers has been issued by the East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST) to help people get to routine NHS appointments.

Friday, June 3, 2016
Health leaders say the figures for antidepressant prescriptions could indicate growing awareness of mental health issues. Photo credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

New figures showing antidepressants have been prescribed more often than any other drug in parts of the region this year have prompted fresh warnings over access to mental health services.

Friday, June 3, 2016
An East of England Ambulance Service Trust vehicle. Photograph Simon Parker

A survey of more than 100 users of the region’s emergency ambulance service in April has found that 98% were very satisfied, satisfied or fairly satisfied with their experience.

Thursday, June 2, 2016
South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge chats with Sara Jackson (centre) and Chris Boatwright of the Kernos Centre in Sudbury.

Vulnerable children and young people in the Sudbury area who are struggling with emotional and psychological problems will have faster access to the help they need, thanks to a £10,000 funding boost.

Thursday, June 2, 2016
Ipswich Hospital car park.

Ipswich Hospital nurses who are being forced to park on grass verges because of a lack of parking spaces are facing consistent threats of fines, but feel unable to talk to hospital bosses for fear of their jobs, according to a new letter.

Thursday, June 2, 2016
Robert Morton is the Chief Executive of the East of England Ambulance Service.

Ambulance chief Rob Morton has said that progress is being made to improve emergency response times, despite some of the worst figures the region has seen in recent years.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The region’s ambulance service is still desperately short of its target for responding to the most serious medical emergencies, it’s latest figures have shown.

Monday, May 30, 2016
Walkers get ready for the start of the ladies midnight walk in aid of St Helena Hospice at Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom on 28-May-2016.
Picture: Steve Waller

Hundreds of ladies illuminated the streets of Colchester this weekend — wearing their finest and brightest neon clothes and accessories for St Helena Hospice’s eighth annual Midnight Walk.

Saturday, May 28, 2016
Colchester General Hospital

An “exciting” new multi-million pound state-of-the-art department will be built at Colchester General Hospital as it becomes a regional centre for medical tests.

Friday, May 27, 2016
A rise in the older population could put strains on health services. Getty Images/iStockphoto

New estimates predicting a steep rise in the region’s older population have prompted fears for the future of health services.

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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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