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Yesterday, 17:28

Clowns, skeletons and a wealth of staff helped a recruitment drive held at Colchester General Hospital.

Yesterday, 15:42

A Suffolk social worker has been struck off after having an inappropriate relationship with a service user while employed by Suffolk County Council.

Yesterday, 11:40

Debbie Brous has no doubt about the difference special exercise sessions have made to her daughter, Bella.

Yesterday, 23:55

Couples thinking about having a baby are invited to meet fertility experts at an information day.

Yesterday, 19:47

Visitors will be able to learn more about Ipswich Hospital’s vision for the future and see some of its innovative equipment in action during an open day.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Brightlingsea Community First Responders (CFRs) are celebrating their 20th anniversary this June – years dedicated to helping save people’s lives.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

The achievements of West Suffolk Hospital staff have been celebrated in the annual Shining Lights awards.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

One third of seriously ill patients in Ipswich and east Suffolk are waiting too long to receive an ambulance, latest figures show.

Friday, May 19, 2017

An East of England Ambulance Service vehicle caught fire while crews were attending an incident.

Friday, May 19, 2017

A care home hairdresser is hanging up her scissors to retire after almost five decades in the job.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Around 12,000 people in Suffolk are currently living with dementia, and that figure is expected to quadruple in the coming years.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Ipswich Hospital will be hosting a stand at the Suffolk Show featuring a host of activities for visitors to keep healthy.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Anniversary celebrations at an Ipswich care home had an American theme as staff and residents dressed up in cowboy hats for a special hoedown party.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Brave Zoe Goddard gave until she could give no more – even in death her legacy lives on.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The centre will bring essential help closer to home for patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Suffolk’s “kind and generous” older generation will still support the acclaimed Surviving Winter campaign even if winter fuel payments are cut under plans unveiled by Theresa May.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

A student recruitment manager at the University of Suffolk will be running the Edinburgh Marathon at the end of the month in memory of her father and his battle with dementia.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Mayor of Ipswich paid a visit to a hearing specialist centre this week to raise awareness for the importance of regular hearing checks.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Five fundraisers are taking on the London to Brighton charity walk in memory of an Ipswich woman who died suddenly aged 45 last year.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Ipswich Hospital’s state-of-the-art cancer centre is offering treatment and care to twice as many patients every day thanks to the transformation of its services.

Monday, May 15, 2017

As Dementia Awareness Week gets underway, a charity is breaking down some myths and misconceptions about the condition.

Monday, May 15, 2017

A 10-year-old girl moved by her mum’s struggle with M.E. has walked more than 14 miles through Suffolk to raise money for research into the incurable condition.

Monday, May 15, 2017

A hospital charity campaign to raise funds for enhanced facilities for patients with dementia has topped the £100,000 mark - quadrupling the initial £25,000 target.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Two hospitals serving patients in Suffolk and Essex are yet to restore their systems after a national cyber attack on the NHS.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Hay fever sufferers in Suffolk are being urged to seek help at their local pharmacy - not their GP – to reduce the NHS’s spending on non-essential prescriptions.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

People are still being warned not to attend the A&E department at Colchester Hospital unless its is absolutely essential after yesterday’s cyber attack on the NHS.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Nurses at Ipswich Hospital have showcased their new uniforms, designed to help better distinguish their rank.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Meeting giraffes, seeing an Ed Sheeran concert and swimming with dolphins are just some of the most popular options on readers’ bucket lists, a survey run by this newspaper has revealed.

Friday, May 12, 2017

A team of Suffolk fundraisers taking the plunge for charity at this year’s Great East Swim have revealed how swimming changed their lives.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Health campaigners have called on the next government to extend the soft drinks levy to confectionery containing the highest levels of sugar.

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