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New A&E developments and a proposed £44m orthopaedic centre project were up for debate during a ministerial visit to Ipswich and Colchester hospitals.

Yesterday, 07:30

Medication for common illnesses such as asthma and high blood pressure are being rationed by pharmacies across Suffolk due to a shortage in supply.

Thu, 18:59

A Stowmarket woman has rediscovered her confidence through the world of beauty pageants, after years of being housebound and "feeling like a zombie" due to living with epilepsy.

Wed, 18:00

One woman in Essex had to learn to walk again after she was struck by a stroke at just 29 years old.

Wed, 17:27

More NHS staff in Suffolk look forward to going to work - but rising numbers of workers are reporting being bullied, harassed or abused by managers.

Wed, 12:21

Parents in Suffolk are being targeted with free workshops on what to do if their child has an eating disorder - after shocking statistics revealed young people with conditions such as anorexia are not being seen fast enough.

Wed, 10:51

Concerns over bullying from ambulance bosses have again been highlighted - just a month after the deaths of three staff members prompted a major investigation into the trust's culture.

Wed, 08:09

A popular Ipswich pub is set to open its own charity shop to help stage four cancer struck toddler Ireland Banham.

Tue, 16:02

Patients from Suffolk will have to travel down the A12 for operations in the future - after Colchester was chosen over Ipswich as the site of a brand new multi-million pound orthopaedic centre.

Tue, 15:20

Too many frontline nurses, doctors and NHS staff are subjected to violence, health secretary and West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock has said - as he urged hospitals to take a zero tolerance approach to assaults.

Tue, 14:57

The region's ambulance service has restricted access to its buildings because of coronavirus.

Tue, 12:44

More than £7m has been spent on sending people out of Norfolk and Suffolk for mental health care, new figures have revealed.

Tue, 11:11

A support group for people suffering from sight loss is moving to new premises for its monthly meetings from Thursday February 27.

Tue, 06:00

The number of people being admitted to hospital for alcohol related conditions has increased by over 20% in the past six years.

Education chiefs in Suffolk agreed a contract with an academy trust to run five special educational needs units - despite being aware that it had breached equality laws by excluding a dyslexic pupil.

Mon, 19:00

Tens of thousands of women have already been affected by HRT shortages, and now certain types of contraceptives are in short supply, too

Mon, 10:25

Iceland is urgently removing some vegan products from its shelves as they contain milk which is not specified on the label.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

A council team attended a major bus conference in London in which it later emerged a visiting delegate had coronavirus, it has been confirmed.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Daisy* clearly remembers waiting to see a nurse to make a decision she never thought she would face.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Almost one in five patients requiring emergency treatment at Ipswich and Colchester hospitals were not seen within four hours, figures have revealed.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

NHS isolation pods have been set up at Ipswich Hospital to assess any suspected Coronavirus sufferers, in order to restrict the spread of the deadly disease.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

A disused medical day centre in Suffolk may be brought back after refurbishment proposals were submitted to planning officials by NHS Property Services.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

A care home that was threatened with closure has implemented a new system under its new operator.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Around one in seven young people in Suffolk have self-harmed - and many are not reaching out for support, according to a major new survey.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

More than 550 people were taken to A&E with stab and knife wounds at Suffolk and north Essex's main hospitals in just three years, we can reveal.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Ipswich business leaders counting the cost of poor mental health in the workplace will be tackling the root causes at all-day conference in March.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Patients are cheering a vital £1.5million investment in a medical centre in Clacton.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Youngsters with special educational needs in Suffolk are being excluded three time more than their peers, new data revealed.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Ipswich Town's Kayden Jackson opened up about missing penalties and coping with defeat during a visit to an Ipswich school to encourage youngsters to take care of their mental health.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

A community of former football players is coming together to celebrate the life of their coach Thomas Dunne who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer.

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