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Yesterday, 12:29

A talk show presenter, known for his zero tolerance approach, has backed a hard-hitting new campaign by the region’s ambulance service.

Yesterday, 10:57

Health chiefs in Suffolk and Essex have welcomed Government plans to make NHS England the first care system that routinely publishes figures on avoidable patient deaths.

Yesterday, 10:44

A new organisation has been set up to accelerate improvements in the involvement of volunteers in the NHS.

Yesterday, 17:24

Dozens of over 50s took part in the return of the ActivIpswich pentathlon, which puts on sport taster sessions to get older people into regular activity and exercise in a social environment.

Yesterday, 14:10

A teenage patient at Colchester General Hospital has been gifted a life-saving piece of equipment.

Yesterday, 13:55

A kind-hearted young patient asked his loved ones to donate money to Ipswich Hospital rather than give him presents for his ninth birthday.

Thu, 17:00

Meet William – the remarkable seven-year-old rugby player from Ipswich who acts as a young carer for his mother.

Thu, 16:18

A mother born with life-threatening birth defects she believes were caused by a controversial drug has spoken out about being one of its ‘forgotten victims’.

Thu, 16:11

Experts at West Suffolk Hospital fear a global shortage of a widely used antibiotic has fuelled a rise in the number of patients contracting a nasty infection.

Thu, 13:06

A Colchester mother campaigning for fairer treatment of women who bottle feed their babies has featured on a television show to deliver her message to the masses.

Wed, 18:50

Sudbury ambulance station will close in the new year and paramedics will start sharing a base with the town’s firefighters.

Wed, 18:49

Relief teams will be sent to busy A&Es in the region this winter to take patients out of the hands of paramedics so they can get back on the road quicker.

Wed, 15:14

The mother of a victim of paedophile hospital doctor Myles Bradbury says her son has been left “suicidal” following the abuse.

Wed, 11:23

Health bosses at Ipswich Hospital spent hundreds of thousands of pounds on photocopying costs in just over six months.

Tue, 18:30

Ipswich Hospital are urging people to only use their A&E department if it is a genuine emergency.

Tue, 15:18

A new treatment designed to prevent migraine by using antibodies to alter the activity of chemicals in the brain has given hope to millions of sufferers. Sheena Grant finds out more.

Mon, 16:12

Staff at a Suffolk care home are said to be “delighted” after being recognised for their excellence in customer service.

Mon, 08:00

The parents of a six-year-old boy, who died from Meningitis B, are campaigning for a vaccination programme to be rolled out to all children.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

More than 50% blood loss, a shattered pelvis, a broken femur, a broken back, a 12in wound down to the spine, internal bleeding and a haemothorax - these were not on Alison Allen’s Christmas list when she was the victim of a horror crash over the festive period last year.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Staff at a Stowmarket care home dressed as elves to raise awareness of an Alzheimer’s charity.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Fears are rising that Four Seasons, Britain’s second biggest care homes operator, is heading for administration as hopes of a rescue deal for the debt-stricken group fade.

Friday, December 8, 2017

A Suffolk mental health charity is set to sign a national pledge which will encourage employers to rethink public attitudes toward mental health in the workplace.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Teenage mothers are some of the best in society but still unfairly suffer from stigma and abuse, a Suffolk mother-of-eight has said.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Ground has been broken at West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds in preparation for the £5.2million cardiac suite which is set to transform heart patient care in the area.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Ipswich Hospital has been recognised as a trailblazer in diabetic foot care.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Bungled diagnoses have resulted in pay outs of £3.5 million from two of the region’s hospitals, it has been revealed.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

A Suffolk charity is launching a competition inviting teenagers to write about mental health in memory of a well-known trustee and radio pioneer.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

More than 200 men were tested for prostate cancer during a screening event held at Ipswich Town Football Club.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Council chiefs in Suffolk are desperately searching for families who can give vulnerable children a loving home amid a foster carer recruitment crisis.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Volunteers at St John Ambulance have raised more than £1,300 for a new defibrillator at their headquarters in Ipswich.

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