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

Care Quality Commission

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

NHS

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.

West Suffolk Hospital

MPs from across the region have met with ambulance bosses amid ongoing concerns over the crisis that hit the service during the festive period.

Therese Coffey

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

NHS

A woman is reported to be suffering head and chest pains after the car she was in collided with a van in Suffolk this afternoon.

Suffolk police

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

NHS

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

West Suffolk Hospital

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.

West Suffolk Hospital

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.

NHS

Tributes have been paid to a well-respected retried Ipswich GP who has died aged 94.

NHS

Transport police are preparing a file for the coroner following the death of a person struck by a train in Essex yesterday.

British Transport Police

A woman has been hurt in a collision with a bus in Ipswich this morning.

Suffolk police

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.

NHS

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.

NHS

Margaret was about two years from retirement and looking forward to it. Then a letter blew a hole in her dreams

NHS

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

Liberal Democrat

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

Ipswich Hospital

Gina Long hails more Suffolk charity fundraisers.

Ipswich

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.

Colchester General Hospital

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

Tim Passmore

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

NHS

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.

Sandy Martin

Vaping is at least 95% less harmful than smoking, a new report by Public Health England (PHE) reveals.

NHS

Residents of north Essex and east Suffolk are invited to share their views about the proposed merger of two hospitals.

NHS

Witnesses to a serious collision which left a motorcyclist fighting for his life in hospital are being urged to contact police.

Addenbrooke's Hospital

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Care Quality Commission

A car has crashed into the central reservation of the A14 in Suffolk causing traffic delays and the closure of a slip-road.

Suffolk police

A former health minister has called for an overhaul of how the NHS is run and funded.

Liberal Democrat

The region’s ambulance trust will put extra crews on the road by using private ambulance services and hospitals have been ordered to take patients into A&E quicker.

NHS

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