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West Suffolk Hospital sign gives mixed messages

A sign at West Suffolk Hospital has been causing confusion for motorists.

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Medequip staff Michael Bryant and John Elgie are joined by (left to right) Rowan Procter, chief nurse at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, Jan Thomas, chief contracts officer at NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG and NHS West Suffolk CCG, and Lisa Nobes, chief nurse at The Ipswich Hospital Trust to launch the Return Recycle Reuse NHS equipment campaign

Appeal for return of unused NHS community equipment in Suffolk

Residents are being urged to return their unused NHS equipment this month.

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Dora Leeder opens the new suite of beds with Stephen Dunn, chief executive of West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

West Suffolk Hospital opens new suite of beds at Bury St Edmunds care home

A new suite of beds has opened at a Bury St Edmunds care home to offer rehabilitation to medically-fit hospital patients.

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Bury St Edmunds cinema staff become ‘dementia friendly’

Bury St Edmunds cinema staff become ‘dementia friendly’

A team of cinema staff from Abbeygate Cinema have become ‘Dementia Friends’ following an awareness session run by Elaine Channen, of Bury’s Dementia Hub.

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The G9 team were recognised at last year's Shining Lights awards

New award gives you the chance to recognise West Suffolk Hospital’s unsung heroes

Patients at West Suffolk Hospital are being given the chance to nominate members of staff for a new award.

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New number is aiming to support those who experience power cuts in their area

Vulnerable should register for extra power cut help

As Storm Doris hits electricity supplies in Suffolk, MP Matt Hancock has urged the vulnerable to sign up for special power cut help.

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Sarah Prentice wants to know what will happen to her dad's dementia group at the Jubilee Centre

Suffolk dementia services change leaves users worried about help groups

The charity behind a new Suffolk dementia service has been criticised for failing to keep users informed of what is happening to the existing groups they use.

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East Harling-based Feline Care Cat Rescue have taken on 44 new cats, from a South Norfolk home. Submitted photo.

East Harling animal charity praises public generosity after influx of 48 new cats

The manager of an East Harling cat rescue charity has praised the generosity of the local community after an influx of nearly 50 new animals.

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NHS IN CRISIS: GP numbers in England heading for a ‘cliff edge’

NHS IN CRISIS: GP numbers in England heading for a ‘cliff edge’

GP numbers are heading for a ‘cliff edge’ as almost 40 per cent approach retirement in the next few years, it has been warned.

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NHS IN CRISIS: Health service must not rely on ‘nursing on the cheap’

The NHS must not be forced to rely on ‘nursing on the cheap’ as vacancies of fully-qualified staff mount and trainees on cheaper and quicker courses are brought in, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.

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Free neutering for Bury cats

The Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket branch of Cats Protection is tackling the growing problem of cat overpopulation in Bury St Edmunds.

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More patients will have to get blood tests at West Suffolk Hospital

West Suffolk patients may have to travel further to get blood tests

Patients may have to travel further to get blood tests after a phlebotomy service to GP surgeries is scrapped.

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23,000 poultry are set to be culled at Bridge Farm near Redgrave in Suffolk, after a suspected bird flu outbreak. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Latest: Bird flu confirmed at poultry farm near Redgrave

Defra scientists have confirmed an outbreak of bird flu at a poultry farm near Redgrave.

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Keith Marshall, left, receiving his special voluntary services award from Anthony Marsh, chief executive of East of England Ambulance Service Trust in 2014.

Posthumous award for first responder

An East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST) volunteer from Wattisham has been posthumously recognised nationally.

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Elmswell man who suffered heart attack at leisure centre is reunited with his life-savers

A 68-year-old man who suffered a heart attack at a leisure centre has praised quick-thinking staff and paramedics for saving his life.

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New Queen Elizabeth Hospital chief executive Jon Green

King’s Lynn hospital names new chief executive

A new chief executive has been appointed at Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital, the trust has announced this afternoon.

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Surgeon who beat breast cancer is shortlised for award for her inspirational blog

An inspirational breast surgeon who beat breast cancer has been shortlisted for an award for an acclaimed online blog which she created to chronicle her experience to help others.

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East of England Ambulance Trust service praised

Almost 98 per cent of patients said they were satisfied or very satisfied East of England Ambulance Trust’s service din a survey for December.

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Suffolk mental health service is reaching people ‘sooner’

People with complex mental health needs are getting the support they need to live independently sooner thanks to changes made to the Suffolk Rehabilitation and Recovery Service (SRRS).

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Dana Hart, 9, had her hair cut off for The Little Princess Charity

Pictured: Dana Hart having her hair cut by Angi Stevens at Cloud Nine, Lavenham

Dana’s a cut above by giving her hair to children’s charity

A nine year old girl from Great Barton has had her hair cut off to donate to a children’s charity.

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