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

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

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

NHS Hospital trusts in Ipswich, West Suffolk and Colchester have failed to achieve their targets for admitting and treating accident and emergency patients.

A retired nurse got a surprise on her 100th birthday when she was visited by four ex-students she had trained more than 50 years before at a Sudbury Hospital.

Members of the St Mary’s Wives group have boosted the funds of the My WiSH Every Heart Matters appeal by raising £1,000.

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

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

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”.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Students and staff at the King Edward VI School, in Bury St Edmunds, are giving their support to the My WiSH Every Heart Matters Appeal.

A top Suffolk doctor has praised GPs in the east of the county for continuing to achieve strong quality and safety ratings in the face of “unprecedented demand”.

Tess Jewson often gets odd stares when she parks her car and displays her disability badge. She just doesn’t look ill a lot of the time.

Founders of Inside Out Community explain how the charity’s art workshops help people rebuild their confidence and self-esteem, while organisers behind media project True Thoughts prepare for an exhibition at The Smokehouse called Expressions of Wellbeing

The chief executive of St Nicholas Hospice Care has said the charity is “committed” to supporting terminally-ill patients and their families in their own homes.

A Suffolk charity is using this year’s Hospice Care Week to launch a new campaign that aims to change the conversation around death.

A new system of remote monitoring of people who need support is being tested by social services staff in Essex.

My month of foraging is almost at an end but I’m not quite done yet, writes Sheena Grant.

A Bury St Edmunds blood donor with a rare blood type made his 100th blood donation on Tuesday.

A Bury St Edmunds-based paediatrician is to receive a national award at a national ceremony headlined by Prince Harry.

Breaking the taboo of talking about suicide among young people is the first step towards saving lives, say campaigners. As October 10’s World Mental Health Day approaches, Sheena Grant reports on awareness-raising walks taking place in East Anglia and hears how mental ill health affected one teenager.

Volunteering on projects that bring people closure to nature can help to boost mental health, a study pioneered by the University of Essex has found.

Patients have been warned to stay away from an Essex hospital unless they are suffering an emergency.

Ipswich MP Sandy Martin has said frontline services must be given financial support to stop people suffering after a 97-year-old woman had to wait several hours for an ambulance despite breaking her hip.

A driver is reported to have been injured after a car and van collided on the A14 in Suffolk this afternoon.

The boss of the region’s beleaguered mental health trust is retiring with immediate effect.

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