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Ambulance workers were sent to Suffolk and Essex jails hundreds of times last year – the equivalent of more than once a day, we can reveal.

Dan Poulter

Ipswich patients failing to turn up for their GP appointments cost cash-strapped local NHS services more than £1.1million last year, it has been revealed.

NHS

The situation facing Suffolk and Norfolk’s struggling mental health trust has been dubbed “scandalous” after it emerged patients in crisis are still being sent hundreds of miles away for treatment.

NHS

Labour activists in Suffolk and Essex have reacted with sadness to the departure of seven moderate MPs who have left their party – but insist there should not be widespread defections among the grassroots.

Sandy Martin

A Sudbury man whose life was saved thanks to his wife’s knowledge of CPR has welcomed news of our new campaign to increase the number of people in Suffolk trained in the life-saving skills.

NHS

Suffolk County Council’s budget featuring a 4% council tax rise and a controversial decision to cut Citizens Advice cash has been given the final go-ahead.

Suffolk County Council

A former NHS consultant surgeon sacked for alleged misconduct has won the right to appeal her dismissal following a successful crowdfunding campaign.

Ipswich Hospital

Suffolk’s Citizens Advice Bureaux have had their funding restored after the county’s health services stepped in to make up the cash cut being planned by the county council.

Suffolk County Council

Norfolk and Suffolk police have today announced a collaboration to provide staff and officers bespoke mental health support when needed.

NHS

A family from Stanningfield near Bury St Edmunds have spoken out about the dangers of kissing newborn babies on the lips after their daughter contracted neonatal herpes and suffered permanent damage.

West Suffolk Hospital

A cancer patient was shocked to discover a number of parking spaces near to the oncology ward were shut of tho the public on his first day of treatment at Ipswich Hospital.

Ipswich Hospital

Patients at Ipswich Hospital can now return crutches, walking sticks and shower chairs through special on-site recycling bins.

Ipswich Hospital

An innovative music mentoring project will run a one-to-one scheme with 50 Ipswich youngsters to combat low school attendance levels.

NHS

Grave concerns are being raised about how prepared Suffolk is for Brexit with just a few weeks left on the clock.

Suffolk County Council

A new service specialising in the management of infection control has been launched in Ipswich.

Care Quality Commission

Health commissioning groups in Suffolk have reassured patients that issues which blighted the NHS 111 service’s pilot will not be repeated with new changes – and more callers will be able to speak to a medical professional.

Suffolk County Council

The crisis facing new patients seeking dental treatment on the NHS in Suffolk has been laid bare after it was revealed that more than 11,000 people were unable to get an appointment.

NHS

The troubled mental health trust in Suffolk and Norfolk could be split into three, we can reveal.

Dan Poulter

Work to build 60 new homes for rent on the former Took’s Bakery site on Old Norwich Road in Ipswich is set to start before the end of February.

Ipswich Council

Affluent recreational drug users have been accused of causing deprived communities to suffer by fuelling demand in a lucrative criminal trade.

Tim Passmore

A new guide to help teenagers with special educational needs progress into adulthood has been published as part of a major revamp of SEND provision in Suffolk.

Care Quality Commission

Public health bosses in Suffolk have outlined the priorities for its new Health and Wellbeing Strategy, with a fresh focus on helping people of working age to optimise their wellbeing.

Tony Goldson

Ipswich has a long history of printing and manufacturing - and PDC BIG is making it big, in the niche world of employee badges and identification, business cards and other products for public events and conferences.

Ipswich Building Society

Plans have been unveiled for a modern new ambulance facility in West Suffolk which will free up paramedics to spend more time with patients.

NHS

Needham Market-based Mixbrow Construction has completed a new unit for the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust which will offer new mothers suffering from mental health problems specialist help closer to home.

NHS

Experts behind a radical new mental health plan in Suffolk have said a widespread culture change is needed, and urged all health bosses to get behind the proposals.

Care Quality Commission

A cross-party group of MPs have demanded the “chaos and confusion must end” over the region’s failing mental health care provision.

Dan Poulter

The scale of GP shortages in our region is laid bare in NHS data which ranks parts of Suffolk and Essex among the worst places in England for patient-doctor ratios.

NHS

Suffolk’s NHS bosses have spelled out their vision for a major shake-up of mental health services ahead of a meeting of experts.

Care Quality Commission

New mums across Suffolk with post-natal depression and other mental health issues will benefit from targeted support when a specialist service expands its staff numbers.

West Suffolk Hospital

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