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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.

Yesterday, 22:30

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


Parents in Suffolk are being urged to help educate their children to be responsible online, with a warning issued that “online behaviour has offline consequences”.

A severely disabled teenager from Essex met members of the Royal family as part of a “unique and memorable” experience on board a vintage train.

Yesterday, 17:57

Two executive directors have handed in their resignations at the region’s beleaguered mental health trust.

Macmillan Cancer Support is sending its ‘Dougie’ bus to Notcutts garden centre in Woodbridge to offer free, specialist information for people affected by cancer, as well as those who are worried about their risk and symptoms.

Tue, 19:35

A third of teenagers and young adults at a Suffolk health and wellbeing cause have anxiety issues, a new report has revealed - as demand for counselling continues to increase.

Tue, 15:51

An innovative nursing scheme helping people cope with a wide range of health care problems has been hailed as a trailblazing example for other communities in the county to follow.

Mon, 22:17

A remarkable Colchester 10-year-girl was recognised for her bravery at a prestigious national awards ceremony on Monday night, supported by Prince Harry.

Mon, 18:50

The Duchess of Cambridge put her morning sickness behind her when Paddington Bear asked her for a dance - and she revealed she was fleet of foot.

Mon, 18:41

Lifesaving skills were taught to pupils at the Royal Hospital School in Holbrook today as part of Restart a Heart Day.

Mon, 16:11

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

Mon, 08:57

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”.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Families in need of mental health support in Suffolk are being “pushed to breaking point and beyond” due to failings in the care system, it has been claimed.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

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.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

NHS staff will be able ask patients whether they are straight, gay, bisexual or other under new Government plans.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

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.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

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

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Students at Chantry Academy got the chance to meet their sporting heroes yesterday as Ipswich Town stars Jordan Spence and Grant Ward popped in for a kickabout.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Million-pound plans to roll out a ‘golden hello’ for GPs starting their careers in rural areas would not provide enough cash to plug a chronic GP recruitment gap in Suffolk and north Essex, an MP has said.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

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.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

West Suffolk Hospital has formed a partnership with NHS Blood and Transplant to boost donor numbers, while Essex County Hospital also backs the campaign

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The family of a “beautiful” little boy who died last year have donated more than £8,500 to The Treehouse hospice in Ipswich saying they are “forever grateful” for their support.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Ipswich Waterfront was transformed into a sea of purple as dozens of students took on a two-mile walk to bring greater awareness of suicide and its prevention to the community.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The charity launched its ‘Don’t let death kill life’ campaign this week but some people raised concern about parts of the manifesto as they claimed death can in certain cases be a tragedy

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Today is World Obesity Day 2017 and figures released has shown an increase in obesity in young people, but what can we do to prevent it?

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Domestic abuse victims in Suffolk have gained “therapeutic” benefits from a stage production based on their real-life stories. Watch one of the powerful scenes here.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The latest ActivIpswich kurling competition featured more than 50 over 45s enjoying the social sport at Whitton Sports Centre on Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

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”.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

A school in Suffolk has used this World Mental Health Day to show pupils it is normal to struggle, and help is always on hand when times get tough.

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