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Health news

Yesterday, 17:51

More than £42m will be spent on new buildings and vehicles for the region’s ambulance service, after bosses voted to press ahead with two new schemes.

Yesterday, 17:30

Health commissioners have given the go ahead for a £9.5million super-surgery in Ipswich – with more expected to follow.

Yesterday, 19:55

The chairman of the inquiry into Baby P’s death has urged care and social workers in Suffolk to deliver “old school social work” free of red-tape distractions in a speech delivered to hundreds of industry professionals and students in Ipswich.

Yesterday, 11:56

Life-saving equipment was installed outside Clacton Town Hall this week following a £2,500 donation from the town’s carnival association.

Yesterday, 17:58

A team at Ipswich Hospital which helps frail patients return home quickly has scooped two prestigious national awards.

Tue, 17:19

Suffolk doctors say their “radical” scheme to reduce spending on prescriptions has pioneered the way for nationwide proposals announced today.

Tue, 17:15

It may seem like something out of a sci-fi movie, but patients of the future will be able get medical advice from a digital doctor with Artificial Intelligence.

Tue, 13:39

A Suffolk nurse has been sanctioned after a health regulator found she put vulnerable patients at risk of serious harm.

Tue, 12:03

Bubble Rush is returning to Christchurch Park again this summer – and there are only a few days left to secure early bird tickets.

Tue, 06:00

Agency consultants at Ipswich Hospital are being paid up to £126 per hour to fill gaps in the rota, it has been revealed.

Mon, 18:07

Her interactive presentation, which focussed on the importance of e-safety for young people, at the pupil referral unit in Spring Road was praised by the academy’s deputy head Trudy Read.

Mon, 15:17

More young patients in Suffolk are now able to benefit from specialist oxygen therapy thanks to a donation.

Mon, 14:14

A US neuroscientist will be visiting the country’s first Maharishi Peace Palace, based in Suffolk, to discuss his research into different kinds of meditation this Thursday, March 30.

Mon, 06:00

Reducing antibiotic prescriptions and use of cheaper drugs has helped GPs in Suffolk save almost £2million in a year, it has emerged.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

It was a case of déjà vu for an Ipswich Hospital practitioner who recently found herself caring for newborn twin girls - 24 years after she looked after their father.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Three disused clinics in north Essex are to be sold off as health chiefs look to make more than £16million in savings in the next financial year.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Ambulance crews have been held-up caring for patients at hospital emergency departments in Suffolk and Essex for more than five hours at a time.

Friday, March 24, 2017

The chief executive of national charity Mind has said leaders need to “turn rhetoric into reality” in order to truly bridge the gap between physical and mental health services.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

A new phone-line and extra support groups are to be laid on in Suffolk to help people improve their mental health.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The East Anglian Air Ambulance helped save Sandy Sutherland’s life. He’s repaying the favour by staging his annual fundraiser one last time so it can do the same for others.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Parents are being warned about the dangers of toys brought from market stalls and discount stores after an Essex investigation revealed retailers were selling child products with unsafe battery casings.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

A new £9.5million super-surgery is set to be built on the old Tooks’ Bakery site in Norwich Road, Ipswich, by 2020.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

A north Essex community group which uses canine therapy to help young people with psychological difficulties is seeking support in its bid for £50,000 of National Lottery funding.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Suffolk care providers have warned they can no longer offer safe services to the county’s most vulnerable at the “inadequate” prices council bosses are prepared to pay.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Suffolk nutritionist and superfood chef Juliette Bryant shares her knowledge and recipes each week, helping us to eat and feel much healthier...

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

An incident involving a number of casualties and emergency responders is going to take place in Lowestoft this weekend – but all will not be as it seems.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Members of the public are being invited to the meetings of the group which commissions care services in parts of Suffolk.

Monday, March 20, 2017

A Suffolk arts project for people with learning disabilities is transforming the lives of those who take part, giving them an outlet to express themselves and meet new friends.

Monday, March 20, 2017

More than half of Suffolk parents whose children have special educational needs do not believe their child is given the opportunity to achieve their best, a new study has revealed.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Supervised tooth brushing is set to be launched in nursery and primary schools in Suffolk to tackle the rising problem of tooth decay among children.

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