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Young patients who have finished chemotherapy at Ipswich Hospital can now ring a special bell to celebrate the end of their treatment and mark the start of the next chapter of their lives.

Friday, June 15, 2018

One in five cancer patients in Suffolk and north-east Essex faced a “horrendous” wait of more two months for treatment last year, it has been revealed.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Tower Street Print Project in Ipswich will be running a number of hands on print making courses over the summer.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Community ultrasound services in east Suffolk are being expanded following a £120,000 investment in three new scanners.

Friday, June 15, 2018

A new chief nurse appointed to the region’s mental health trust has vowed to drive safety improvements and regain people’s confidence in services.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Paramedic Tracy Nicholls has been appointed as director of clinical quality and improvement at East of England Ambulance Trust (EEAST).

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Sexual health check-ups should be as routine as going to the dentist, a health professional has said, as new figures show cases of syphilis have increased five-fold in Suffolk.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

A man accused of outraging public decency will face trial at Ipswich Crown Court next month.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Customers of a personal alarm service are being advised to stay vigilant against fraud after a user received calls from someone pretending to represent the service.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The catering team at Finborough School have received a prestigious award from Mid Suffolk District Council for their work promoting healthy eating.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The final line-up for Stowmarket’s biggest annual music festival has been announced.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

With only a week to go until Suffolk Day organisations across the county are stocking up on merchandise.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

We’ve long been a nation of shed lovers but even that can’t account for the extraordinary rise of the men’s shed movement.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Blogger Leah Larwood of Roots & Toots picks her favourite places for guilt-free dining.

Monday, June 11, 2018

A new helipad at Ipswich Hospital that will allow critically ill patients to receive life-saving care quicker has welcomed its first air ambulance.

Monday, June 11, 2018

The £3 million revamp of the Deben Leisure Centre is nearing completion according to council bosses.

The centre in Woodbridge has been closed for 10 months while the work has been carried out.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

One in seven people in Suffolk are living with depression or anxiety, according to a survey of patients registered with GPs.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Three further victims of a paedophile doctor from Suffolk have received compensation, it has been reported.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

A team of intrepid mental health staff are taking on a gruelling mud run in Suffolk to raise money for the region’s children’s unit.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

A Suffolk pharmacist has told how she put new life-saving training into practise to help a patient gain early help for cancer – increasing the chances of survival.

Friday, June 8, 2018

A deal to give more than one million NHS workers a 6.5% pay rise over the next three years has been rubber-stamped.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Health workers in Ipswich will swap their scrubs for running gear today as part of a nationwide celebration of the NHS.

Fostering services in Suffolk have revealed that 25 new foster carers are needed each year for 11+ children alone, as more are encouraged to consider fostering.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Students, staff and parents at St Helen’s Primary School in Ipswich are raising money to save its swimming pool - and are hosting an event marking International Day next month to help reach their target.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The breast cancer screening blunder that shortened the lives of up to 75 women has been labelled a “terrible oversight” by Colchester’s MP.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

A fitness instructor diagnosed with breast cancer at 39 has paid tribute to the outstanding Ipswich Hospital clinicians whose care and compassion gave her hope for the future.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Thousands of pounds have been spent on firefighters helping to move obese people in Suffolk over five years.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Vintage lovers are invited to take a step and a swing back in time to support people living with dementia.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The true impact of the national breast screening scandal in Suffolk and north Essex has been revealed.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Loneliness can affect anyone and has such devastating effects that doctors have called for a national public campaign to highlight the issue.

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