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Yesterday, 17:11

A lack of beds and increased demand led to a four-fold increase in the cost of sending people with mental health problems outside of Norfolk and Suffolk in 2014/15.

Yesterday, 12:45
Parish councillor Edwina Galloway (left) and Kayleigh Button with the defibrillator in the red phonebox in Kelsale-cum-Carlton

It may not serve its original purpose, but a village’s newest asset could one day answer the call to save lives.

Wed, 19:36
Sharon Halls and Daniel Compton's baby, Evie

The parents of baby Evie born prematurely in the Dominican Republic have had confirmation they will get medical costs – and more – reimbursed by their insurance company.

Wed, 12:44
Newborn baby

Expectant fathers can now be on hand to comfort their partners during early labour in a move to reduce stress and anxiety for mums-to-be.

Wed, 12:23
Suffolk Community Healthcare working with Sim Man in Stowmarket

Healthcare teams in Suffolk have been joined by a new member of staff – a simulated patient.

Tue, 12:00
The homeless in Ipswich tuck in to a hot meal at the Ipswich Winter Night Shelter. Photograph Simon Parker

The Ipswich Winter Night Shelter has launched a drive for volunteers ahead of opening its doors on December 2.

Tue, 11:00

Work is being stepped up at hospitals in Suffolk and north Essex to deal with “bed blocking” after new figures revealed more than 38,000 “bed days” have been lost because of the issue since 2012.

Mon, 08:33
Children's mental health problems are increasing in Suffolk. PA/PA Wire

A worrying increase in the need for mental health treatment in Suffolk was revealed on Saturday. But what is behind this rise?

Mon, 08:10
Dr Daniel Poulter MP

Former health minister Dan Poulter had accused the Government of imposing excessive working hours and compromising patient safety with its new junior doctor contracts.

Saturday, October 3, 2015
Stretching can change your life

It prevents injuries and will make you perform better at everyday tasks as well as more athletic endeavours.

Saturday, October 3, 2015
Anne Humphrys and Bec Jasper have set up PACT support group for parents and families of children with disabilities.

Huge increases in the number of children in Suffolk suffering from mental health problems were today laid bare - amid major concerns about the quality of services youngsters receive.

Friday, October 2, 2015
Mills Meadow care home on Fore Street in Framlingham

New facilities at Framlingham’s Mills Meadow care home will be officially opened by one of its residents next Wednesday.

Friday, October 2, 2015
Essex park and ride buses

A trial shuttle bus will link Broomfield Hospital to one of Chelmsford’s park and ride sites.

Window on the NHS

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

We all have to make difficult financial decisions in our daily lives.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Looking at role of carers

Across north east Essex, there are an estimated 33,920 carers, making up around 11% of the population of our district.

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Hasan Chowhan

Its very obvious, not least locally, that the NHS is very stretched, says Dr Hasan Chowhan, of the North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group.

A GP's Diagnosis

Friday, September 11, 2015

What is the background?

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Jeremy Hunt

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt made a speech a couple of weeks ago in which he said that general practice will be one of the government’s top priorities during this parliament.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Having a dog can be good for your health

Ever since the NHS started there has been a fascination about medical science and how it can be relied on to fix more and more health problems.

Thursday, May 14, 2015
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leaving hospital with Princess Charlotte.

It is great to learn that the Duchess of Cambridge has had a healthy daughter.

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Matt Bunn

Health correspondent

Email | 01473 324738

Matt's 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.

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