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A union last night insisted patients would not be put at risk by plans to limit the number of 999 calls paramedics respond to in the last hour of their shift.

Care home praised by CQC. Library image.

A care home which had been rated as needing improvement by inspectors has now been classed as good in all areas.

Brooke Lawrance and family at home after the re-launch of the Brooke's Wish to Walk campaign. 
L-R: Neve,Nadine,Peter,Brooke,Sarah,Samuel.

A fundraising campaign to help an inspirational young girl from Ipswich learn to walk has been re-launched.

Yesterday, 10:52
Orthopaedic team, Colchester General Hospital

A new form of hip surgery has been introduced at Colchester General Hospital – meaning patients from north Essex no longer have to travel to Southend or Cambridge.

Yesterday, 08:00
The official opening of the Siklos Centre for Clinical Skills and Simulation at the West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust.
Dr Paul Siklos and Dr Diana Wood, clinical Dean of Cambridge University unveil a commemorative plaque

A plaque has been unveiled to officially open West Suffolk Hospital’s new £500,000 clinical skills unit.

Saturday, May 2, 2015
Care home investigated. Library image.

A care home has been rated as inadequate after a damning report by inspectors.

Saturday, May 2, 2015
Colchester General Hospital.

The interim chief executive of the Colchester hospital trust has said she has no plans to take on the job permanently.

Friday, May 1, 2015
Maureen Kowalyk is pictured at her home in Mildenhall for the 'Surviving Winter' campaign.

Suffolk’s “outstanding generosity” was last night praised after it emerged the county raised the highest amount of money in England for the Surviving Winter campaign.

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Michael Scott, chief executive of Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust

Suffolk’s NHS foundation trust has agreed measures to improve the care they provide patients and the way they are run.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Suffolk police

Defibrillators have been installed at seven police stations across Suffolk, thanks to the efforts of one officer who suffered a cardiac arrhythmia.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
An East of England Ambulance Trust ambulance. Photograph Simon Parker

Check your medical stocks, remember your allergy medication and dress for the weather, warn ambulance chiefs this weekend as they prepare for a surge in calls.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Friars Hall Nursing Home in Hadleigh has been inspected by the CQC

A care home in Hadleigh has been told it has made some improvements following a damning Care Quality Commission report towards the end of last year.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Colchester General Hospital is preparing to open their new Radiotherapy Centre.

Maternity services in north east Essex have been awarded almost £375,000 to make improvements.

Window on the NHS

Thursday, April 9, 2015

I do hope you, dear reader, have had a healthier Easter holiday than I have so far.

A GP's Diagnosis

Thursday, April 9, 2015

There is a surprising measure of agreement in the healthcare sector about what direction the NHS needs to take.

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Community health includes district nurses and community hospitals.

In six months’ time a new provider will have to be chosen to take over the community services contract, responsible for all the services in the community from district nurses to cottage hospitals.

Monday, February 16, 2015
John Havard

The words NHS and crisis seem to be in a long term relationship. Since 1948 the NHS has tackled injustice and poverty while ensuring care was delivered according to need, not ability to pay.

Friday, January 16, 2015
Dr John Havard

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.

Friday, January 16, 2015
How will the election result effect 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.

BMI news

Thursday, March 12, 2015

It is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer, claiming 10,000 lives a year, but it seems that many men are still not getting tested for prostate cancer.

Friday, January 16, 2015

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

Friday, January 16, 2015
Get on your bike

Cycling has been never been so popular in Britain.

Friday, January 16, 2015
Hospitals under pressure

With more people than ever before looking to pay for treatments outside the NHS, most of the UK’s major private hospital groups are now offering flexible finance options.

Friday, January 16, 2015
Macmillan World's Biggest Coffee Morning

Coffee cups will be raised throughout the UK this month as millions of people take part in the Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee 

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Matt Bunn

Health correspondent

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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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