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Yesterday, 08:00

Parents in Suffolk are being urged to help educate their children to be responsible online, with a warning issued that “online behaviour has offline consequences”.

Yesterday, 07:00

Unprecedented demand on A&Es in Suffolk and north Essex has seen paramedics facing soaring delays handing over patients, figures reveal.

Yesterday, 14:34

Macmillan Cancer Support is sending its ‘Dougie’ bus to Notcutts garden centre in Woodbridge to offer free, specialist information for people affected by cancer, as well as those who are worried about their risk and symptoms.

Yesterday, 10:19

Haverhill residents are being invited to have their say on the future of a GP surgery in the town later this month.

Yesterday, 08:00

A severely disabled teenager from Essex met members of the Royal family as part of a “unique and memorable” experience on board a vintage train.

Wed, 22:30

Applications by students to study nursing at the University of Suffolk have dropped by 17% since the Government abolished NHS bursaries, new figures reveal.

Wed, 17:57

Two executive directors have handed in their resignations at the region’s beleaguered mental health trust.

Wed, 16:18

The former Essex Police and Crime Commissioner Nick Alston is to become the new chairman of the Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust (MEHT).

Tue, 19:35

A third of teenagers and young adults at a Suffolk health and wellbeing cause have anxiety issues, a new report has revealed - as demand for counselling continues to increase.

Tue, 17:00

Organisers of a Suffolk pool’s annual Swimathon joined people from all over the country to celebrate the charity event’s 30th anniversary.

Tue, 16:19

Bury St Edmunds doctor Lucy Grove rubbed shoulders with Royalty and VIPs when she received her

Tue, 15:51

An innovative nursing scheme helping people cope with a wide range of health care problems has been hailed as a trailblazing example for other communities in the county to follow.

Mon, 22:17

A remarkable Colchester 10-year-girl was recognised for her bravery at a prestigious national awards ceremony on Monday night, supported by Prince Harry.

Mon, 18:50

The Duchess of Cambridge put her morning sickness behind her when Paddington Bear asked her for a dance - and she revealed she was fleet of foot.

Mon, 18:49

Proposals for a new £710,000 resource centre for people with life-limiting illnesses in north Suffolk have suffered a setback – and fresh plans will have to be drawn up.

Mon, 18:41

Lifesaving skills were taught to pupils at the Royal Hospital School in Holbrook today as part of Restart a Heart Day.

Mon, 17:49

Health chiefs have welcomed extra funding for Colchester hospital in a bid to reduce the number of ‘bed-blockers’.

Mon, 16:11

A mother-of-two from Ipswich fighting a debilitating condition is fundraising for potentially life-changing surgery in Spain.

Mon, 08:57

News about NHS plans to quiz patients on their sexuality has been met with caution by people in Suffolk, with one campaigner branding the move “intrusive” and “offensive”.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Families in need of mental health support in Suffolk are being “pushed to breaking point and beyond” due to failings in the care system, it has been claimed.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

The region’s mental health trust has once again been branded as failing as inspectors found serious issues first raised three years ago had not been fixed.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

NHS staff will be able ask patients whether they are straight, gay, bisexual or other under new Government plans.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

The sister of a 49-year-old man who died while being treated on a ward run by the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) says she was horrified to hear the trust was back in special measures.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

In the final part of our series celebrating Hospice Care Week we meet Kirsty Beckwith, a volunteer nurse assistant at St Helena Hospice.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

The Learning Disability Action Group was launched in August for patients to share their experiences and suggestions for improvement

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Students at Chantry Academy got the chance to meet their sporting heroes yesterday as Ipswich Town stars Jordan Spence and Grant Ward popped in for a kickabout.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Million-pound plans to roll out a ‘golden hello’ for GPs starting their careers in rural areas would not provide enough cash to plug a chronic GP recruitment gap in Suffolk and north Essex, an MP has said.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

As part of Hospice Care Week, we spoke to St Helena Hospice’s chief executive Mark Jarman-Howe about running the charity over the past four-and-a-half years.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Twelve people have been moved out of a sheltered housing scheme in north Essex over fears of legionella at the site.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

GPs in training could be offered a so-called ‘golden hello’ of £20,000 to begin their careers in rural or coastal areas in a bid to boost doctor numbers in places with recruitment issues.

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