The use of restraints on adults with learning disabilities rose almost fivefold in the region’s mental health hospitals in the space of a year, figures show.
Police have used stun guns to subdue mental health patients in Norfolk and Suffolk hospitals, it can be revealed.
This weekend sees the party conference season move up a gear with the start of the Labour Conference in Liverpool – an event that politicos across the country will be watching closely.
Ambulances which are already carrying patients could be sent to new emergencies in a bid to drive down response times.
As yet another health trust in Norfolk in plunged into special measures by inspectors health correspondent Geraldine Scott looks at what is going wrong in the county’s NHS.
The boss of the region’s embattled ambulance service has revealed he will step down.
A £50,000 independent review into the region’s ambulance trust has looked at whether bosses are good enough after a winter crisis engulfed Norfolk’s health service.
A second whistleblower has come forward from the region’s ambulance trust to claim an independent report into winter delays “does not tally with the experiences of front line staff”.
A former health minister has claimed ambulance bosses “misled” MPs on a number of matters relating to winter pressures.
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An extra 330 staff are to be recruited as part of a multi-million pound boost for the region’s under-pressure ambulance service to help it cope with an intense rise in demand.
A survey of more than 900 frontline East of England Ambulance staff has highlighted long shifts and difficult working conditions at the Trust over the past year.
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.
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.
A damning dossier compiled by a senior whistleblower from the region’s ambulance trust has claimed at least 40 patients died or were harmed due to delays over Christmas and New Year - including one person who froze to death.
A senior whistleblower within the region’s ambulance trust has claimed up to 80 people could have died or come to harm because of delays over the Christmas and New Year period.
Hospitals in Norfolk made millions last year in car parking charges from patients, visitors, and staff, new data has revealed.
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