Geraldine Scott Share Email this article to a friend To send a link to this page you must be logged in. Reporter email@example.com @Geri_E_L_Scott East Anglian children have least spent on their mental health in the country Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Geraldine Scott Children in the east of England have the least money spent on their mental health care in the country, as some were having to threaten suicide to fight their way into treatment. Mental health patients in 'acute distress' STILL sent miles away five years after pledge to end practice Wednesday, March 27, 2019 Geraldine Scott Scores of mental health patients in “acute distress” were sent out of Norfolk and Suffolk for care - despite five years of promises that the practice would end. Mental health boss' in tray: What will Jonathan Warren need to focus on? Wednesday, March 27, 2019 Geraldine Scott The new boss of the region’s failing mental health has a difficult task in front of him - to turn around a trust first branded as inadequate four years ago and twice again since. Gallery 'Respect and gratitude' theme to mental health staff awards night Monday, March 25, 2019 Geraldine Scott Dedicated staff who go the extra mile to provide mental health services in Norfolk and Suffolk have been celebrated during an awards ceremony. Six fire engines called to house fire in Lowestoft Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Geraldine Scott Six fire engines were called to a house fire in Lowestoft tonight. Video Communities left 'cut out' by plans for windfarms which include substation the size of Wembley stadium - MP Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Geraldine Scott Norfolk communities have been left “disempowered” as windfarm developers have bypassed local concerns, an MP has claimed. Mental health support to be 'beefed up' in weeks following Brexit Thursday, February 28, 2019 Geraldine Scott Support for people suffering mental ill health will be “beefed up” in the period following Brexit over fears of how it could impact them. Life-saving air ambulance bids to become a 24-hour service Monday, February 25, 2019 Geraldine Scott The region’s air ambulance has launched an ambitious plan to become a 24/7 service provider by 2020. Ambulance service employee threatened with legal action after telling bosses he was suicidal Friday, February 22, 2019 Geraldine Scott A suicidal ambulance trust employee was threatened with legal action and the boss handling his dismissal said he wanted to “pummel” his viewpoint into him “with [his] fists”. Missing Lowestoft teenage girl last seen on Valentine's Day Friday, February 15, 2019 Geraldine Scott A 15-year-old girl who was last seen at her home on Valentine’s Day has gone missing. 'Patients end up suffering' - Anorexia service still failing patients, says father of teen who died in 2012 Sunday, February 3, 2019 Geraldine Scott “You have to wait for someone to recover or to die to get help.” High Court Judge in Twitter plea to mother on the run with three-year-old son who has links to Norfolk Saturday, February 2, 2019 Geraldine Scott A High Court judge has used Twitter to send a come home plea to a woman with links to King’s Lynn who has gone missing with her three-year-old son. Cross-party letter demands end to 'chaos and confusion' in Norfolk and Suffolk mental health Wednesday, January 23, 2019 Geraldine Scott A cross-party group of MPs have demanded the “chaos and confusion must end” over the region’s failing mental health care provision. East of England UKIP MEP defends joining controversial group set up by Marine Le Penn Thursday, January 17, 2019 Geraldine Scott East of England MEP Stuart Agnew has been accused of getting “into bed with some very dodgy people” as he joined a new group in the European Parliament. Opinion Forget 'media hype' and focus on improving mental health care Thursday, January 17, 2019 Geraldine Scott “Media hype” has been blamed for causing anxiety in those under the care of the mental health trust. Health and political correspondent Geraldine Scott says that’s a denial of the issues at hand. Mental health trust senior manager was sacked for gross misconduct in previous role Saturday, January 5, 2019 Geraldine Scott A senior manager at the region’s mental health trust’s troubled crisis service was previously dismissed from another NHS organisation for gross misconduct, it can be revealed. 'Totally unacceptable' - Ambulance staff abused on average three times a day Wednesday, January 2, 2019 Geraldine Scott Ambulance staff in the region were assaulted on average three times a day last year, it can be revealed. Couple who shed 24 stone win slimming award Sunday, December 23, 2018 geraldine scott Former Stowmarket husband and wife Glyn and Gillian Woodward became almost housebound because of their weight problems but have now been crowned Slimming World’s couple of the year after losing 24 stone between them. Video East Anglian pair become Slimming World couple of the year after wife could not push husband up a hill Thursday, December 20, 2018 Geraldine Scott An obese husband and wife who became almost housebound because of their weight problems have been crowned Slimming World’s couple of the year after losing 24 stone between them. Video WATCH: First look inside new east of England ambulances Wednesday, December 19, 2018 Geraldine Scott This is the first look inside new ambulances due to hit to road in the east of England by early next year. 'There must be no more deaths' - Four mothers who lost sons to suicide join London protest for better mental health care Monday, December 17, 2018 Geraldine Scott Four bereaved mothers travelled to London on Monday to demand change in mental health services in Norfolk and Suffolk. Windows smashed, vehicles head butted, and blue lights ripped off - the shocking vandalism on ambulances revealed Friday, December 14, 2018 Geraldine Scott Ambulances have been head butted, kicked, and had blue lights ripped off in shocking acts of vandalism on the emergency vehicles - sometimes while crews have been trying to treat patients. Mental health campaigners to hold protests in London over inspection report Thursday, December 13, 2018 Geraldine Scott Mental health campaigners will head to London to demand better mental health care in the region. 'I'm playing snakes and ladders with my life' - Woman may be forced to buy medication not available on NHS abroad Sunday, December 9, 2018 Geraldine Scott A woman who said her life was given back to her by access to a thyroid medication faces paying for the drug abroad as it is not funded by the NHS. Updated Region's ambulance trust handed £18m to increase capacity Friday, December 7, 2018 Geraldine Scott A cash injection has been given to the region’s ambulance service as part of £1bn of funding announced by the government. Crunch talks between MPs and inspectors over mental health trust future Monday, December 3, 2018 Geraldine Scott MPs will demand answers over the future of the region’s mental health trust at a meeting with regulators. Video Father of teenager who took his own life faces trust bosses who 'let him down' Thursday, November 29, 2018 Geraldine Scott “I’m here to see the faces of those who let me down.” Facts and figures lay bare challenge of turning round mental health trust Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Geraldine Scott These statistics lay bare the situation faced at the region’s mental health trust, as it has once again been placed in special measures. Inspectors have not ruled out parachuting in government special administrators at mental health trust Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Geraldine Scott The top inspector of England’s hospitals has not ruled out asking the government to take over the region’s failing mental health trust. 'Last chance' mental health trust boss says some patients might wait longer as focus moves to those in most need Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Geraldine Scott The boss of the region’s failing mental health trust has admitted the organisation is on its “last chance” to get things right.