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Ambulances have been head butted, kicked, and had blue lights ripped off in shocking acts of vandalism on the emergency vehicles - sometimes while crews have been trying to treat patients.

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Mental health campaigners will head to London to demand better mental health care in the region.

Antek Lejk

Ipswich Hospital has been recognised by Suffolk Family Carers, for its commitment to supporting the region’s carers.

Ipswich Hospital

MPs have urged caution amid calls for the government to seize control of the region’s failing mental health trust.

Therese Coffey

A Suffolk authority promoting campaigns to stop smoking has reduced its pension investments in tobacco firms – but says it still will not disinvest in cigarette firms entirely.

Suffolk County Council

A woman who said her life was given back to her by access to a thyroid medication faces paying for the drug abroad as it is not funded by the NHS.

Ipswich Hospital

Health officials are calling for more people to share their medical history as they say it could help in medical emergencies.

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A cash injection has been given to the region’s ambulance service as part of £1bn of funding announced by the government.

West Suffolk Hospital

A Suffolk MP will join calls to abolish the region’s mental health trust unless there is clear evidence of significant improvement by the end of January, it has emerged.

Sandy Martin

Less than three quarters of eligible women in Suffolk have had a cervical screening in the last three and a half to five and a half years – have you had yours?

NHS

MPs in Suffolk and Norfolk hope to meet with regulators over the future of the region’s crisis-hit mental health trust before Christmas, it has emerged.

Sandy Martin

More than 60,000 children in Suffolk have not seen a dentist in the last 12 months, new figures have revealed.

Suffolk County Council

A multi-million pound scheme will bring a high-speed fibre network to 10 towns across Suffolk - in a project which leaders believe will be “revolutionary” for the region.

NHS

A “tsunami” of youngsters with mental health problems is on the horizon in Suffolk, a wellbeing movement has warned.

Care Quality Commission

Radical action is needed to tackle the crisis facing Suffolk’s mental health trust, the health secretary has said.

Care Quality Commission

West Suffolk MP and health secretary Matt Hancock is facing calls to intervene over the future of the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT).

NHS

The top inspector of England’s hospitals has not ruled out asking the government to take over the region’s failing mental health trust.

Care Quality Commission

Mental health services have been in crisis for at least five years.

West Suffolk Hospital

The latest report’s into the region’s mental health trust - which brands it unsafe and poorly led - is the worst it has received, campaigners have claimed.

NHS

Norwich South MP, Labour’s Clive Lewis, has led calls for the region’s mental health trust to be put into special administration - a classification kept strictly for the very worst of health organisations.

NHS

Parents and readers have reacted to the news that an Ipswich school has told parents to send children back 24 hours after the last signs of a sickness following bugs, despite the NHS guidelines stating the quarantine period should be 48 hours.

NHS

From the latest addition to the Cornhill rejuvenation, Paul Lambert’s assurances that Ipswich will stay up, and the school telling pupils to return to classes only 24 hours after sickness – these are among the top five stories from Ipswich this week.

Paul Lambert

The University of Suffolk has almost tripled its spending on mental health in the last five years - outspending huge universities like Loughborough and Portsmouth.

University of Suffolk

Parents at an Ipswich school have expressed concern after they were advised to contradict NHS guidelines and send their children back to school sooner after they have been ill.

Suffolk County Council

Suffolk’s mental health and wellbeing system is failing and people are struggling to access support they need – even in moments of crisis.

Suffolk County Council

Campaigners have shared their views on the sudden resignation of a mental health trust chief – just days before a new inspection report is due to be published.

Care Quality Commission

A farm in Essex is using their animals and practices therapeutically, helping those with dementia and learning disabilities to make a difference in their community.

NHS

Midwives have shared a rare glimpse into the plight of babies born addicted to drugs at our hospitals.

Ipswich Hospital

Suffolk’s emergency services have welcomed the introduction of a law designed to provide better protection for staff.

NHS

Serious safety incidents led to 35 deaths at the region’s mental health trust over a six month period, figures have revealed.

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