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Fri, 10:12

Planning permission has been granted for a £710,000 resource centre in Halesworth which will provide information and support to people with life-limiting illnesses.

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The leader of Waveney District Council has pledged to write to the region’s care commission asking them to reinstate funding for an innovative scheme.

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A plea has been made to protect an innovative mental health treatment scheme, after a decision not to renew its contract left it with a £23,000 funding gap.

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A health boss has apologised to the family of a woman who died after failings in care at a mental health unit.

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Julie Cave

Young people from The Prince’s Trust are celebrating after successfully completing their training course with a community care provider.

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NHS

The father of missing student Sophie Smith will speak at a mental health awareness event organised for young people in Gorleston and Hopton.

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Sophie Smith

Waveney suffers from more heroin and morphine misuse deaths than anywhere else in Suffolk, according to data from the Office of National Statistics.

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United Kingdom

Norfolk’s women are more likely to be admitted to hospital with an alcohol-related condition now than they were five years ago, data reveals.

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NHS

A mental health boss has hit out and branded it ‘utterly indefensible’ that a bid for more than £5m which would be used to address safety concerns was snubbed by the government.

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Julie Cave

East Coast Community Healthcare has been named as the highest performing community health organisation in the east of England for staff flu vaccinations for the second year running.

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NHS

The dream of an end-of-life hospice in the grounds of Gorleston’s James Paget Hospital was thrown into doubt this week after health care commissioners said they wouldn’t fund the beds.

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Louise Hamilton Centre

Golden hellos of up to £10,000 are being used to entice medical staff to the region’s struggling mental health trust, it has been revealed.

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Partners, families and friends are being encouraged to consider what they can do to become a ‘Breast Friend’ to mothers.

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Suffolk County Council

More than 170 people turned up at Norfolk’s emergency departments last year because of a sore throat, new data has revealed.

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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Obesity-related hospital admissions in Norfolk have increased by thousands over the last three years, the latest figures show.

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NHS

A bid for more than £5m worth of funding to help solve safety issues at the region’s mental health has been rejected by the Department for Health, it can be revealed.

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A bid for more than £5m worth of funding to help solve safety issues at the region’s mental health has been rejected by the Department for Health, it can be revealed.

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Julie Cave

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) has been awarded a second gold star in recognition of its commitment to ensuring carers are fully supported and involved in decisions about care.

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NHS

A green marrow “the length of [an] arm but much thicker and very heavy”, a first edition of Gone with the Wind, and a commemorative plate of Prince William and his young family.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Patients could been left waiting for potentially life-saving treatment for longer than they should have, despite new measures being brought in to ensure paramedics reach them on time.

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East of England Ambulance Trust

Being overweight could overtake smoking as the biggest preventable cause of cancer, according to a new study.

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NHS

Only around 1 in 20 people in the east of England think the government is making the necessary preparations for the increasing number of people who will be diagnosed with cancer in the future.

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NHS

Teenage pregnancy rates in the east of England are at the lowest they have been since records began, new figures have revealed.

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NHS

Staffing levels and unsafe environments were among the reasons for the closure of 36 beds at the region’s beleaguered mental health trust over the last few months, it can be revealed.

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The region’s air ambulance has been given a glowing report by inspectors, with four areas highlighted as outstanding.

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Care Quality Commission

Six practices in Great Yarmouth and Waveney will be offering additional GP and nurse cover after the Easter weekend.

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Inspectors have paid a visit to the region’s ambulance trust.

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St John Ambulance in the East Region has teamed up with The Journal to give some simple but life saving first aid tips.

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The full extent of winter NHS crisis has been revealed as figures showed Norfolk hospitals hit ‘safe’ occupancy levels just three times.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Being the best at losing wouldn’t normally help you to scoop an award, but one man from Carlton Colville has done just that after being named the ‘Greatest Loser’ 2018.

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Thu, 13:38

Horn Hill in Lowestoft was the worst street for reported crime in the whole of Waveney in the last year.

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Suffolk Police

The ambition to have 90 minute train times between Norwich and London is in doubt, it has been claimed.

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Network Rail
Yesterday, 16:00

A 14-year-old ballet dancer from Lowestoft is one step closer to achieving her dream of dancing professionally as she rehearses for her latest role.

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Sir John Leman High School

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