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Yesterday, 11:19

Ipswich is the third most stressful place to live in the UK, according to a new study.

Yesterday, 07:00

Almost 300 people in Suffolk have been given electroconvulsive therapy to treat a mental health problem since 2012, new figures reveal.

One of the brains behind an album in aid of East Anglian charity Julian Support has spoken out about his own battle with mental health issues.

Yesterday, 11:56

A Suffolk mother’s nighttime anxieties have been lifted by the donation of a lifesaving device.

Wed, 20:02

A new campaign has been launched in Suffolk to challenge the status quo around weight issues and help to support families to enjoy a healthy weight.

Wed, 19:32

A paramedic from Essex who posted pictures on Instagram of incidents he attended to draw people onto his online jewellery store has been struck off.

Wed, 17:42

Minor injuries centres in north-east Essex have been saved from closure, a move which health bosses hope will relieve pressure on over-stretched A&E and ambulance staff.

Wed, 13:16

A Kesgrave care home has celebrated after being rated ‘Good’ by a health watchdog following more than two years of struggles.

Wed, 11:38

As councils look at new ways to bring more people into the adult social care sector, Beccy Hopfensperger, the authority’s cabinet member for adult care, explains the various ways of getting into a rewarding career.

Wed, 11:27

It takes a special kind of person to work as a live-in carer, says Sarah Van Niekerk, who has travelled half way round the world to find her vocation. She told Sheena Grant more.

Wed, 10:51

A year-long pilot which has seen mental health nurses working in Suffolk doctors’ surgeries to improve care for patients with learning disabilities has been permanently commissioned due to its success.

Wed, 06:00

People in Suffolk are the warmest you will ever know – that’s the message from care home residents as the first ever Suffolk Day dawns.

Tue, 16:39

A routine operation at West Suffolk Hospital was postponed during the heatwave, after the ventilation system failed.

Tue, 11:47

Patients across Suffolk and north Essex are to benefit from the expansion of a nationwide diabetes prevention programme, NHS chiefs have said.

Tue, 11:21

A record breaking year for West Suffolk Hospital has seen tens of thousands of hours given by their team of volunteers.

Tue, 07:39

An estimated 62 people die by suicide in Suffolk every year; a figure health leads want to reduce by 10% over the next five years.

Mon, 14:09

Hundreds of patients have been left without the oral surgery clinic at West Suffolk Hospital, after the service was shut down.

Mon, 07:00

A Suffolk man who relies on people giving blood to back up multiple transfusions is supporting an urgent call for more donors.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

St Elizabeth Hospice has received a long overdue donation - from a collection pot older than the hospice itself.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Thousands of swimmers zipped up their wet suits and took on the Great East Swim today.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Temperatures in East Anglia could soar to 30C this weekend as the region experiences a three-day heatwave, forecasters have said.

Friday, June 16, 2017

An Ipswich man who is still working at the age of 90 has said staying positive is the key to living a long and healthy life.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Mums at Ipswich Hospital will now be given a free cardboard box for their newborn to sleep in, as the trust joins a fast-growing movement which is said to be saving babies’ lives.

Friday, June 16, 2017

An event is being held in Woodbridge for dementia patients and their families and carers to find out what support is available in the area.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Health bosses in west Suffolk are looking to recruit their first ‘Buurtzorg’ team to test out a Dutch model which involves caring for patients in their homes.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Care homes in Suffolk will be opening their doors to the public and hosting a variety of events on Friday, June 16.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

The number of people with dog attack injuries being treated at Ipswich Hospital’s A&E has nearly trebled in the past decade, latest figures show.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

A specialist clinic is launching in Suffolk to treat pregnant women and new mothers suffering from mental health problems.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The boss of Suffolk’s fire service has agreed to sign a pledge to challenge mental health stigma within the brigade and to ensure staff are able to ask for help if they are feeling low.

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