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Health news

Thu, 23:00

Remarkable staff and volunteers at Ipswich Hospital who go the extra mile were recognised at the trust’s annual awards ceremony.

Thu, 17:41

Clinicians at the region’s mental health trust are too busy to complete mandatory basic life support training, it has been revealed.

Thu, 09:06

A woman from Woodbridge has says she was left traumatised following a procedure to fit a vaginal mesh at Ipswich Hospital.

Thu, 00:01

Domestic abuse campaigners in Suffolk have welcomed news that crimes will be treated as more serious if they are committed in a domestic setting under new sentencing guidelines.

Wed, 17:11

A ward councillor concerned about the closure of one of Ipswich’s largest care homes has said she is “puzzled” by the lack of demand for its services – as fellow health leaders claim they are seeing a spike in older people needing care, not a fall.

Wed, 12:44

A debate will be held in the House on Commons this week on whether England should adopt an ‘opt-out’ organ donation system.

Wed, 06:22

One of the biggest care homes in Ipswich is closing – and the news has come as a shock to residents and their families.

Tue, 18:23

Markedly fewer people are smoking within the grounds of Ipswich and Colchester hospitals since vaping zones were introduced, bosses have said.

Tue, 17:30

The equivalent of 92 ambulance staff shifts were lost in January due to delays at A&E in Suffolk and north Essex, it has been revealed.

Tue, 12:41

An Ipswich care provider which helps support people with complex needs in their homes has been given an ‘inadequate’ rating by a health watchdog after a catalogue of issues were found.

Mon, 17:53

A woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer just days after discovering she was pregnant has raised more than £6,000 for the Ipswich Hospital Charity’s Blossom Appeal.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

The region’s ambulance service has apologised to patients who experienced delayed responses over winter as it investigates more than 20 ‘serious incidents’.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Diabetes care across Suffolk and north-east Essex has been rated ‘outstanding’ following an inspection by NHS England.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Ipswich Hospital has launched a £2.5 million fundraising appeal for a new-look children’s department that can stand the test of time amid soaring visitor numbers.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Cockney Rebel singer and musician Steve Harley is the latest to be affected by ambulance wait times, after waiting three hours and ten minutes after injuring his leg on Thursday.

Friday, February 16, 2018

The emergency hospital admission rate for asthmatic children in Suffolk is higher than the national average, latest figures reveal.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Health leaders hope a new heart monitoring device that is being rolled out across the NHS will save 500 lives from stroke in the East of England.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Residents at a Stowmarket care home came face-to-face with some feathered friends as they took part in this year’s RSPB Big Garden Watch.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Patients at Ipswich and Colchester hospitals will be able to choose where they receive care when the trusts merge, it has been revealed.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Parents are being urged to treat pharmacists as their first port of call for minor illnesses in their children, instead of visiting a GP or A&E.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Grandmother Debbie Richards was walking her dog Poppy in Ipswich on Friday morning when she slipped and fell. She screamed in agony. She had suffered a serious leg break.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Fears have been raised over how Orwell Bridge closures will impact travel between Ipswich and Colchester hospitals following their merger.

Friday, February 9, 2018

A Suffolk man has questioned the long-term stability of the ambulance service after receiving delayed care for suspected kidney stones.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

An Essex A&E that had the longest waiting times in the country just two-and-a-half years ago is now among the top performing, new figures have revealed.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

A 23-year-old chemistry student from Felixstowe is hoping her research will help save lives from sepsis.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Suicidal thoughts, self-harm, flashbacks, alcoholism and panic attacks – the impact of childhood sexual abuse is devastating and long lasting.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Pressure on the region’s hospitals looks set to remain high as plummeting temperatures put vulnerable people at risk.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

An app with the potential to save lives is about to be launched in Suffolk.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The University of Suffolk is taking steps to establish itself as a front runner in health research.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Mentally unwell people in Suffolk who can’t afford to pay for counselling or wait for NHS treatment will have the chance to access free support thanks to the fundraising efforts of a charity boss.

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