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Yesterday, 23:00

A criminal investigation has been launched by police into a failing care home in Hadleigh at which a resident died.

Yesterday, 17:36

A Suffolk man has been evicted from his hospital bed by court order after he “unnecessarily” refused to leave for more than two years.

Thu, 16:15

The Brewery Tap in Cliff Lane is the only food outlet in Ipswich to receive zero stars out of five following a visit by food hygiene inspectors.

Thu, 11:51

An Ipswich GP practice has been rated “inadequate” by health inspectors after they found patients were at risk of harm due to failures to act on safety assessments.

Thu, 17:22

All the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas is coming to Trinity Park next month to raise cash for Ipswich youngster George Woodward.

Thu, 10:43

Hospital admissions as a result of self harm are above the national average in Ipswich.

Wed, 10:13

Controversial proposals to cut IVF treatment offered to Suffolk couples will go before a meeting of commissioners next week.

Tue, 17:43

Vulnerable older people in Suffolk are missing out on a million pounds worth of benefits they did not know they could claim.

Mon, 17:55

The closure of a “crucial” day care service would be a “real loss” to an Ipswich community, a councillor has said.

Mon, 17:14

A woman who worked as a nurse for 32 years has been struck off after falsely claiming to have received medical qualifications from the University of Suffolk.

Mon, 08:53

A social club that helps autistic people in Ipswich break down barriers and form new friendships is celebrating its second birthday.

Mon, 06:00

There is plenty to be cheerful about in Suffolk during 2017. So what better time to celebrate that than today – ‘Blue Monday’. Here, we outline some of the great events coming to the region in the next 12 months.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

A charity which warned of a “humanitarian crisis” facing the NHS has appealed for volunteers to help at a Suffolk hospital.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Art by members of a cardiac support group has been used to brighten a Suffolk hospital’s heart clinic.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

A Suffolk doctor claims the county has a “huge problem” with obesity, which is reaching “epidemic proportions”.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Young people in Suffolk are being urged to have their say on physical activities available to them, as part of a new survey.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Work to redevelop the former Bridge School next to Ipswich Hospital could begin as early as next month if plans are approved – with the site set to become a temporary car park with 200 spaces and an air ambulance helipad.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT) has been stripped of some medical students and funding amid concerns about the quality of its training.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Care funding in Suffolk is facing a serious crisis – which is set to add even more pressure to hospitals across the region.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Hospital chiefs are urging the people of Ipswich to be good neighbours and check on those putting off seeing a doctor before they fall seriously ill.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Public health chiefs have urged people in Suffolk infected with the highly contagious norovirus to avoid GP surgeries, care homes and hospitals following reported outbreaks.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Forget most of what you thought you knew about dieting and healthy eating, says nutritionist Juliette Bryant.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Happiness and confidence among young people in the east of England is at its lowest level since in almost a decade, a new survey has revealed.

Monday, January 9, 2017

An Essex ambulance driver has denied causing the death of dentist Dr Michael Daly by careless driving while on an emergency call.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Six postcodes in east Suffolk were ranked among the ten worst in the country for ambulance response times, figures show.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

A 15-year-old hailed a hero for helping a man who hit his head during an epileptic fit in Ipswich has modestly said his actions were “nothing special”.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Hospitals across Suffolk and Essex are urging patients to only go to A&E if it is a genuine emergency, after departments have spent the first week of 2017 under increasing pressure from soaring patient numbers.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Charities are calling for greater support for troubled children after it emerged some young people in Suffolk were going missing dozens of times a year.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Staff at an Ipswich-based neurological care centre are celebrating after being praised by a health watchdog for showing dignity, kindness and compassion while caring for residents.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

A 21-month-old girl from Ipswich who nearly died after being born prematurely has scooped a national award.

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