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More than one in 10 children with eating disorders seen by Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust are waiting too long to be treated, new figures reveal.

Yesterday, 14:30

Thousands of people in Suffolk could be carrying a new sexually transmitted ‘superbug’ in what experts have described as a ‘public health emergency waiting to happen’.

Yesterday, 08:26

From a body being identified in the River Gipping, in Ipswich to ITFC’s striker Kayden Jackson being excited to be playing alongside Janoi Donacien ahead of tonight’s Carabao Cup first round against Exeter City - here we bring you five must-read stories for this morning.

Mon, 08:11

A Suffolk MP and environment minister has mystified Twitter followers with an unusual comment advocating a controversial weed killer, which has recently been the subject of a high profile cancer court case.

Mon, 05:00

The number of NHS patients who have died of sepsis has risen dramatically across three major hospitals in Suffolk and Essex over the last four years.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

It’s something many of us don’t like to talk – or even think – about, but a change in government rules could save tens of thousands of lives among those hit by bowel cancer, writes Paul Geater.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Paramedics have claimed morale is at an “all time low” after new rules put restrictions on holiday time for half the year.

Friday, August 10, 2018

An East Anglian hospital has seen patient demand soar to levels not seen since winter’s health crisis – this time brought on by the prolonged hot weather.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Suffolk patients’ satisfaction with GP services has exceeded national benchmarks despite the growing pressures and recruitment difficulties facing healthcare staff in the county.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Goodgym combines the ideas of a running club and a volunteering group allowing people in towns and cities across the country to make a positive impact in their communities.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Hundreds of people are set to pound the streets of Ipswich for a special walk tipped to raise thousands for charity.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

West Suffolk is the best performing area in the country for minimising the amount of time patients stay in hospital longer than necessary.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Bosses at a Suffolk care agency have vowed to continue making improvements after a health watchdog put the service into special measures.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Increasing numbers of pregnant women are overweight and figures suggest this region could be worse affected than many other parts of the country.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

The Every Heart Matters appeal has edged ever closer to its half way target of raising £500,000 to help create a fully integrated cardiac centre at the West Suffolk Hospital, in Bury St Edmunds.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Two Suffolk men formed part of a six-man team which tackled a gruelling Land’s End to John O’Groats cycle ride to raise nearly £200,000 for charity.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Bosses behind a new three-year project to get older people active and reduce feelings of loneliness are hopeful it can be rolled out further in the county.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

A campaign to prevent attacks on guide dogs was formally launched in Ipswich on Saturday.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

A medical firm in Ipswich which delivers contracts for the NHS and social services is eyeing a new medical centre in Ransomes to reduce bed blocking.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Mid Suffolk District Council has formed a tie-up with Stowmarket Rookery Bowls Club as part of a drive to get more people active.

Friday, August 3, 2018

NHS organisations across Suffolk and Essex have been put on terror alert after suspicious liquid were sent to a number of hospitals elsewhere in the country.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

The region’s ambulance trust has floated the idea of asking volunteers to drive ambulances to help cope with winter pressures, it can be revealed.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

The chief executive of newly merged Ipswich and Colchester hospitals has said patients must hold the trust to account as it seeks to combat the “unprecedented challenges” facing the NHS.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Inspectors have told the region’s struggling mental health trust that issues last year have not been fixed quick enough.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

An Ipswich woman who lost her aunt to suicide has spoken out about the importance of mental health awareness.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

The mother of Archie Hall, who fell from the Orwell Bridge in 2015, has voiced her support for Ipswich Town’s new mental health campaign.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Health workers in Suffolk have been commended for their “incredible dedication and professionalism”.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Septuagenarians celebrated 70 years of the NHS at a special tea party arranged by health leaders in east Suffolk.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Bosses at Ipswich Town Football Club are shining the spotlight on mental health this season.

Monday, July 30, 2018

As it celebrate its 20th anniversary, a family-run business which offers hearing care services from 25 centres across Suffolk and Norfolk is embarking on an ambitious expansion plan.

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