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A judge has slammed a care company for its decision to employ a carer with learning difficulties who then went on to have sex with a vulnerable client.


More children are being given the MMR vaccine in Suffolk than the national average - but the figure still falls short of the 95% target set by the World Heath Organisation.

A brain injury centre in Ipswich is to increase in size to help growing numbers of people with head injuries.


The battle lines have been drawn in a fight over where a £30million orthopaedic centre should be built.

Yesterday, 19:06

At the age of 40, Lou Montgomery was a busy, fun-filled mother-of-one who loved meeting friends and completing her favourite puzzle, the Rubik's Cube.

Yesterday, 12:11

Event organisers are warning runners to be quick if they want to take part in the 2019 Simplyhealth Great East Run.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Free routine health checks at the Sailmakers shopping centre in Ipswich turned into a potentially life-saving intervention after one woman was found to need urgent medical attention.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Record numbers of drug-related deaths across Suffolk have been called a 'preventable' tragedy.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

A damning inspection report has plunged a Colchester care home into special measures for the second time in a year, prompting questions over its future.

Friday, August 16, 2019

A battery responsible for triggering back-up electricity was "faulty" at the time Ipswich Hospital suffered a dip in power - causing a partial blackout for eight minutes, an investigation has found.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Eating less would appear to be a must for anyone who wants to lose weight.

Friday, August 16, 2019

The £25million revamp of Ipswich Hospital has moved a step closer with a planning application being formally submitted.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Check your homes for these Dune Craft toys which are being recalled as they pose a potential choking hazard.

Monday, August 12, 2019

After being told by doctors to "expect the worst", Karl Butler has been completing his epic bucket list.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

A campaigner has said it is "worrying" that thousands of vulnerable children risk being sidelined by mental health services, according to new research.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Author and teacher Jane Hawking will be the keynote speaker again this year at a conference held by a Suffolk charity which supports adults who have an acquired brain injury or a neurological condition.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Three mental health teams are set to be created which will go into schools and offer mental health support, thanks to a £2million cash boost.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Aspiring footballers practising their skills in the hope of becoming the next Ipswich Town stars were treated to a surprise visit from a very special guest at a summer camp.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Physical exams taken by police could be overhauled and made more appropriate for an "older and more diverse" force, it has emerged.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Suffolk slimmers kicked off their 'Golden Body Magic Challenge' with a one-mile walk of Elmer's Big Parade.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

One in five people in Suffolk do not walk for 30 minutes once a month, shocking figures have revealed.

Monday, August 5, 2019

The mental health trust for Suffolk and Norfolk is set to receive almost £40million in funding for a new mental health ward in Norfolk - a decision which has left some asking 'what about Suffolk'.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Health services across Norfolk and Suffolk will benefit from a £135m funding boost as part of the prime minister's £1.8bn cash injection for the NHS.

Monday, August 5, 2019

More than 73,000 appointments were missed at Suffolk surgeries last year - wasting up to £2million worth of precious NHS funds.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

An investigation has been launched by health officials after an outbreak of MRSA hit a hospital ward in Ipswich.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The MP for Suffolk Coastal is calling for the region's ambulance trust to be split into "two or three smaller services" after inspectors found its leadership was not fit for purpose.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The region's mental health trust has moved to reassure over care as it was revealed patients were sent to a hospital with "unacceptable" standards.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The region's ambulance service still does not have enough staff to keep patients safe, as bosses were slammed in its latest inspection report.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The East of England Ambulance Service has revealed it received 1000 more calls than normal on the hottest day if the year.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Rivals in politics should set aside their differences in the wider interests of tackling the obesity crisis, a hospital chief executive has urged.

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