Health and fitness
Matt Bunn

Matt Bunn is the health correspondent for the East Anglian Daily Times.
His job involves monitoring the progress of health care providers in Suffolk and Essex, including Ipswich, Colchester and West Suffolk hospitals, the ambulance service and mental health trusts.
Matt also raises awareness of health campaigns, lesser-known conditions and health success stories.
If you have a health story, call Matt on 01473 324738 or send him an email

Health news

East of England Ambulance Trust CEO Anthony Marsh. Photo: Steve Adams

Recruitment of new ambulance service chief executive to begin soon – but officials suggest the process could take a while to complete

Bosses at the region’s ambulance service have suggested the recruitment of a new chief executive should begin soon, but the process could take many months to complete.

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Statistics released by NHS England showed that 96.6% of 1,398 patients who attended the hospitals emergency department were admitted, transferred or discharged within the four-hour limit in the week ending January 18.

Ipswich Hospital hits Government target of treating 95% of A&E patients in four hours for first time since December 7

Ipswich Hospital hit the Government’s target of treating 95% of A&E patients within four hours for the first time since the start of last December, figures showed today.

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EA Health Supplement

BMI news

BMI St Edmunds: More people are beginning to consider cosmetic surgery

Once, it was the exclusive preserve of movie stars and millionaires – but today people from all walks of life are considering cosmetic surgery.

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Get on your bike

BMI St Edmunds: Get on your bike for a healthier lifestyle

Cycling has been never been so popular in Britain.

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A GP’s Diagnosis

Dr John Havard

Dr John Havard: Round the clock care could prevent hospital admissions

Many hands make light work” is a saying that was coined in the 16th Century and remains valid today. If we are to avert the decline of the NHS into a financial black hole, then decisive action is needed and everyone needs to play their part.

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How will the election result effect local health services?

Dr John Havard: Will the election result have a major impact on local health services?

The Government is promising seven day access by 2020 while Labour is promising 8,000 new GPs but it does seem neither aspiration has been thought through beyond the ballot box.

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Window on the NHS

Health advisor Charlotte Scott takes an NHS 111 call

Dr Shane Gordon: Patients heeded advice to only use A&E in emergency

It’s hard to believe that after weeks of planning and the traditional hype, the busy Christmas and new year period is now behind us.

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