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Yesterday, 17:36
James Paget University Hospital, Gorleston, Norfolk.

A Suffolk man has been evicted from his hospital bed by court order after he “unnecessarily” refused to leave for more than two years.

Yesterday, 23:00
Friars Hall Nursing Home in Hadleigh has been ranked inadequate by inspectors.

A criminal investigation has been launched by police into a failing care home in Hadleigh at which a resident died.

Thu, 16:15
The Red Lion Hotel, High Street, Colchester, Essex.

A well-known hotel in the heart of Colchester has joined a range of other outlets in the town to be given just one star for food hygiene.

Thu, 18:21
West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds. Photograph: Simon Parker.

The hip fracture care at West Suffolk Hospital has been named as the best in East Anglia and the sixth best in the country.

Thu, 16:15
The Brewery Tap in Cliff Lane, Ipswich

The Brewery Tap in Cliff Lane is the only food outlet in Ipswich to receive zero stars out of five following a visit by food hygiene inspectors.

Thu, 11:51
Hawthorn Drive Surgery ranked inadequate by inspectors.

An Ipswich GP practice has been rated “inadequate” by health inspectors after they found patients were at risk of harm due to failures to act on safety assessments.

Thu, 10:43
Ezra Hewing for Suffolk MIND feature.

Hospital admissions as a result of self harm are above the national average in Ipswich.

Wed, 17:13
The launch of the trial at Sudbury fire station

Lives have been saved as a result of a pilot scheme which has seen cardiac arrest emergencies in parts of the county dealt with by firefighters.

Wed, 10:13
Ipswich vlogger Jules Furness with her son Josh

Controversial proposals to cut IVF treatment offered to Suffolk couples will go before a meeting of commissioners next week.

Tue, 17:43
From left to right: Nicky Willshire (Citizen’s Advice), Mandy Abdel-Aziz, Tim Holder  (Suffolk Community Foundation) Teresa Howarth, Sue Hall (Warm Homes Healthy People)

Vulnerable older people in Suffolk are missing out on a million pounds worth of benefits they did not know they could claim.

Tue, 07:00
Prime Minister Theresa May leaves Bute House in Edinburgh after meeting Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. ... Prime Minister visit to Scotland ... 15-07-2016 ... Edinburgh ... UK ... Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire. Unique Reference No. 28086983 ... Picture date: Friday July 15, 2016. See PA story POLITICS Conservatives. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan /PA Wire

A west Suffolk doctor has invited the Prime Minister Theresa May to spend a day at his surgery in a bid to highlight the pressures facing doctors.

Mon, 17:55
Foxhall Day Centre in Ipswich

The closure of a “crucial” day care service would be a “real loss” to an Ipswich community, a councillor has said.

Mon, 17:14
The University of Suffolk, Waterfron Campus in Ipswich.

A woman who worked as a nurse for 32 years has been struck off after falsely claiming to have received medical qualifications from the University of Suffolk.

Mon, 08:53
Gemma Grace in the centre with Sally Dean, progression worker from Leading Lives (left), Trudie Timms, senior practitioner for NSFT (right), and members of the The Autism Social Club.

A social club that helps autistic people in Ipswich break down barriers and form new friendships is celebrating its second birthday.

Mon, 06:00
La La Land, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, is the perfect film to lift your spirits in January. Picture: Dale Robinette

There is plenty to be cheerful about in Suffolk during 2017. So what better time to celebrate that than today – ‘Blue Monday’. Here, we outline some of the great events coming to the region in the next 12 months.

Sunday, January 15, 2017
Ipswich Hospital. Photo by Phil Morley

A charity which warned of a “humanitarian crisis” facing the NHS has appealed for volunteers to help at a Suffolk hospital.

Saturday, January 14, 2017
Members of Heartbeat (East Suffolk)

Art by members of a cardiac support group has been used to brighten a Suffolk hospital’s heart clinic.

Saturday, January 14, 2017
A Suffolk doctor has raised concerns about rising levels of obesity

A Suffolk doctor claims the county has a “huge problem” with obesity, which is reaching “epidemic proportions”.

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Youngsters are being urged to have their say on healthy activities they want to see in Suffolk

Young people in Suffolk are being urged to have their say on physical activities available to them, as part of a new survey.

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Gerry Rayman  EADT 18.12.12

People with type two diabetes in west Suffolk are being asked to share their experiences of healthcare following reported improvements.

Thursday, January 12, 2017
The former Bridge School in heath Road, Ipswich, which is to be developed by Ipswich Hospital

Work to redevelop the former Bridge School next to Ipswich Hospital could begin as early as next month if plans are approved – with the site set to become a temporary car park with 200 spaces and an air ambulance helipad.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Hellesdon Hospital, headquarters of the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Picture: James Bass
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The Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT) has been stripped of some medical students and funding amid concerns about the quality of its training.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Care providers have warned about their cost pressures.

Care funding in Suffolk is facing a serious crisis – which is set to add even more pressure to hospitals across the region.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds. Photograph: Simon Parker.

Patients have been treated on trolleys in A&E as the region’s hospitals tackle an unprecedented wave of very sick patients.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Public health chiefs have urged people in Suffolk infected with the highly contagious norovirus to avoid GP surgeries, care homes and hospitals following reported outbreaks.

Monday, January 9, 2017
Juliette Bryant with a healthy chocolate smoothie

Forget most of what you thought you knew about dieting and healthy eating, says nutritionist Juliette Bryant.

Monday, January 9, 2017
Young people say they feel anxious about their future

Happiness and confidence among young people in the east of England is at its lowest level since in almost a decade, a new survey has revealed.

Monday, January 9, 2017
Launch of Colchester General Hospital park and ride service. From left: front to back): Cllr Ray Howard, Essex County Council (ECC) deputy cabinet member for highways and transport; David Cohen, capital projects manager at Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust; Deborah Fox, head of commissioning Connected Essex at ECC; Fiona Sparrow, head of facilities Colchester Hospital Trust, Pam Nelson, Colchester Travel Plan Club co-ordinator; and Chris Howlett, director of estates and facilities at Colchester Hospital Trust. Photo: Seana Hughes

A new park and ride stop serving Colchester General Hospital has been officially launched today.

Monday, January 9, 2017
People are advised to wash their hands to avoid spreading the norovirus

A winter vomiting bug has struck at a Suffolk primary school.

Monday, January 9, 2017
An East of England Ambulance Trust ambulance. Photograph Simon Parker

An Essex ambulance driver has denied causing the death of dentist Dr Michael Daly by careless driving while on an emergency call.

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