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Yesterday, 11:53

More than 300 people are now CPR trained thanks to the “Learn to be a Lifesaver” campaign.

Yesterday, 08:50

A petition calling for vital health services to be saved has been backed by more than 2,000 people in its first 24 hours.

Thu, 20:31

The Magpas air ambulance put the man in a medically induced coma at the scene before flying him to hospital.

Thu, 11:52

Hundreds of concerned relatives, service users and staff have signed a petition to save All Hallows Healthcare Trust after it announced plans to close vital services pending a consultation.

Thu, 11:49

An Ipswich gym is opening its doors to the public free of charge in order to increase awareness of mental health and raise money for charity.

Thu, 09:19

A grieving mother from Essex has spoken of the dangers of breech births following the death of her son.

Thu, 05:30

Exam stress and social media have been blamed for a huge rise in the number of cases of children referred to social services for mental ill health.

Thu, 05:30

Distribution of an opioid overdose antidote credited with saving lives has increased tenfold in Suffolk.

Wed, 19:30

One year ago, Nick Sawyer woke up to a phone call. That phone call saved his life.

Wed, 17:18

Concerned relatives have been left “numb” after a healthcare trust announced shock plans to close a service supporting hundreds of people each day.

Wed, 16:14

The loss of a healthcare service which supports more than 250 people a day would be “devastating news” for local communities, it has been claimed.

Wed, 15:26

A “culture of change” is to be brought about at Suffolk schools as part of a drive to improve the mental wellbeing of children.

Up to 280 people are set to lose their jobs after a health care trust announced its likely closure.

Health checks for 40 to 74-year-olds are on the rise again following concerns that confusion over new GDPR laws was causing fewer people to take them up.

Tue, 18:28

A nursing home in Woodbridge is to spend £1.5 million on a project to expand its site.

Tue, 10:13

A new running club has been launched in Thurston, near Bury St Edmunds, for people of all abilities.

Tue, 09:21

A Suffolk charity that supports unpaid carers across the county has scooped a national award for its work in the community.

Tue, 01:00

The Suffolk parents of a four-year-old girl with a severe form of epilepsy will march on Westminster to demand access to medicinal cannabis four months after the law was changed to help families.

Mon, 18:15

Controversial plans to abandon the four hour waiting time target at A&E could be detrimental to patients, the boss of Ipswich and Colchester hospitals is warning.

Mon, 16:44

The chief executive of Suffolk and Norfolk’s failing mental health trust is moving on, it has been announced.

Mon, 14:45

The Blanketeers have been out in full force knitting blankets for Ipswich Hospital’s most poorly patients.

Mon, 07:35

Brain injury patients are set to be offered their own ‘home from home’ after plans were revealed for a new 24-bed residential unit at Ravenswood.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Mayor of Ipswich Jane Riley was blindfolded on a walk through the town centre to learn more about the daily obstacles blind and partially sighted people face.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

A new defibrillator has been installed in the north of Woodbridge.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

A seven-year-old is on a mission to collect as many Easter eggs as he can to brighten the day of the children at West Suffolk Hospital.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

A Sudbury health shop is spearheading the fight against plastic packaging by launching the town’s first zero=waste food range.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Health secretary Matt Hancock MP saw for himself the work of the life-saving team at Ipswich Hospital’s Heart Centre.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Calls have been made for Norfolk and Suffolk’s under-fire mental health trust to be split up, so it can provide a better focus for each county.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Patients tasted pureed teacakes and soaked battenberg at Ipswich Hospital during a special afternoon tea which aimed to highlight the difficulties faced by those with dysphagia ahead of Swallow Awareness Day.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

A new initiative in Suffolk is encouraging mums to ‘stub it out’ by offering more support for those wanting to quit smoking this ‘No Smoking Day’.

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