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

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More than 2,000 hours when ambulance crews could have been responding to other calls in Norfolk were lost due to delays in handing patients over at A&E last month.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital

The James Paget University Hospital has been shortlisted for an award for supporting students into nursing placements.

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Nearly 700 adults and young people with learning disabilities could be missing out on essential annual health checks because they have not registered their disability with their GP.

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Norfolk County Council

Hospital directors have described how they “never experienced difficulty” like that they faced over Christmas and New Year and felt “helplessness” over the demand.

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Christine Allen

More than 1,500 admissions to hospital in Norfolk and Suffolk over the course of a year were due to drug-related mental illness, new figures revealed.

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Norfolk

The Waveney and District Group of Ramblers have three walks coming up in the week ahead.

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A number of healthy walks in the Waveney area have been organised by OneLife Suffolk.

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It’s not entirely unusual for me to talk to people who have known me for some time and for them to say ‘dude, what is it that 
you do now?’.

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Cancer patients in the region could see faster diagnosis and more support at home after a partnership of health chiefs and councils were granted £1.3m.

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NHS

A Lowestoft grandmother who has spent almost two months in hospital after being rushed into intensive care while on a family holiday in Florida, could finally be flying home.

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Representatives from the region’s ambulance service will face questions from MPs this month following allegations of patient deaths due to delays.

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Therese Coffey

A care worker from Lowestoft has been recognised as part of a new incentive programme.

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A number of healthy walks in the Waveney area have been organised by OneLife Suffolk.

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A hospital is hoping to nurture the healthcare staff of the future by launching its own academy.

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Sixth Form College

The Waveney and District Group of Ramblers have three walks coming up in the week ahead.

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New figures released by the Department for Transport (DfT) reveal the walking habits of people across the region.

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West Norfolk

Fundraisers from the Lowestoft-based Lauren Lou appeal, which raises money and awareness in aid of cancer charities, have been involved in two events.

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Gary Bennett

A charity helping people with disabilities to live more independent lives is urgently seeking volunteers.

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NHS

Residents have been given four weeks to have their say on the future of Patrick Stead Hospital ahead of a decision next month which could see the building put up for sale and services at a nearby day centre stopped.

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The Waveney and District Group of Ramblers have two walks coming up in the week ahead.

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A number of healthy walks in the Waveney area have been organised for next week by OneLife Suffolk.

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Children living in the most deprived areas of our region are more likely to be obese, new statistics have revealed.

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University of East Anglia

The sister of a mentally ill man who died after being tranquillised in hospital has slammed the region’s mental health trust for not addressing problems with the practice sooner.

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Michael Scott

Up to 81 patients may have died due to ambulance delays in the east of England over a three-week period, according to a Norfolk MP.

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Norman Lamb

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.

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NHS

Students in the Kingsley Care Academy have been presented with £250 bursary cheques to mark the start of their care home work placements.

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East Coast College

Thousands of elderly people across Norfolk and Waveney may be living with undiagnosed dementia, according to estimates by the NHS.

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David Cameron

Top NHS executives met behind closed doors to probe “shocking” delays at the region’s ambulance service which may have led to a man freezing to death.

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Norman Lamb

The brother of a man who allegedly froze to death after waiting 18 hours for an ambulance to arrive is demanding answers.

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Peter Aldous

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