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Friday, February 15, 2019

It is often considered as an illness that affects people in older age rather than their youth.

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Norfolk’s alcohol crisis is today deepening, as drink-related deaths have hit a 10-year high in Norwich and almost 60 people a day in Norfolk are being admitted to hospital with conditions linked to booze.

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Norfolk County Council

A brother and sister are set to open a new residential care home in Beccles next month after more than three years of development on the site.

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Suffolk County Council

NHS bosses have admitted there is no “definitive timeline” for when changes will be made to the region’s failing mental health services.

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Clive Lewis

The scale of alcohol-related admissions to hospitals in Suffolk and Essex has been revealed - with the equivalent of 120 cases recorded every day.

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United Kingdom

Patients in Norfolk and Waveney could soon be chatting to their GP on an app on their mobile phone instead of having to make a face-to-face appointment.

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United Kingdom

Elderly residents found in their own faeces, a lack of food and no hot water.

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Care Quality Commission

Health bosses have been urged to listen to how patients want to see mental health services change as they decide on a future for the region’s troubled provision.

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Clive Lewis

Those who suffer with tinnitus are being invited to come together and share their experiences of living with the condition.

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A hospital has urged patients not to use its A&E department unless there is a genuine emergency.

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James Paget University Hospital

Health bosses have admitted a plan to overhaul services published in 2016 was “over optimistic” as it was revealed the budget for Norfolk and Waveney was £96m behind where it should be.

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NHS

Questions have been raised over the number of GPs available out of hours in Norfolk, Waveney, and Wisbech.

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NHS

Thousands raised from the sale of Lowestoft Hospital have been pumped into “transforming” the James Paget Hospital’s emergency department.

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Department of Health

Marie Gabriel CBE has been appointed as the new chair of the struggling Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT).

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A care home has been going the extra mile to grant the wishes of its residents.

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Libraries across the county will give visitors the chance to win free leisure centre passes whilst putting on health-related activities to blow away the January blues.

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health

Prince William says the support of his East Anglian Air Ambulance colleagues helped stop him sliding down a “slippery slope” towards mental health problems.

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New Zealand

Before she had even had her smear test, Laura Woods knew something was wrong.

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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

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

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Clive Lewis

Carers can often be invisible - they look after members of their family and we know little about it. Among their numbers are 1.3 million people still caring for children while also looking after older family members. We found out more and hear one East Anglian woman’s story.

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United Kingdom

Transparency, openness and trust were the key ingredients to a care home transformation as inspectors upgraded its rating from inadequate to good.

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Care Quality Commission

Workers struggling with stress and mental ill health are often too embarrassed to raise it with their boss for fear their may be mocked, an MP has warned.

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The uptake of young woman attending a potentially life-saving routine test is at an all time low after new research has revealed many feel too embarrassed, scared or vulnerable to go.

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NHS

A care home which delivers an “exceptional” service has been praised by inspectors.

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Care Quality Commission

A health and wellbeing information event being held next month is aiming to raise awareness of the support available for those with bowel and bladder conditions.

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NHS

The mystery buyer behind the £475,000 winning bid to take control of Lowestoft Hospital has vowed to be ‘sympathetic’ to its history.

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Peter Colby

Pharmacists in Norfolk are “at their wits’ end” as they struggle to get hold of many common medicines, including painkillers and anti-depressants.

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European Union

There is still time to have your say about adult mental health services in Norfolk and Waveney, with local people being urged to join the conversation to help take the plans to the “next step and make it real.”

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Mental ill health in men has been called an epidemic. Health correspondent Geraldine Scott looks at why men are struggling, and what is being done to highlight the issue.

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University of East Anglia

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A 15-year-old girl who was last seen at her home on Valentine’s Day has gone missing.

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Suffolk Police
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Suffolk police
Friday, February 15, 2019

A man caught with cocaine following a police raid at an address in Lowestoft has been jailed for 12 months.

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Norwich Crown Court

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