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Alfie’s family fund bells of hope

A Lakenheath family have raised money for two ‘end of treatment bells’ for cancer units after seeing the way they gave hope to their five-year-old grandson.

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The AEC team at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust: (Left to right) Paul Martin, advanced nurse practitioner, Ian Proctor, assistant practitioner, Tara Coe, sister, Dr Elizabeth Hamilton, acute medical consultant and ambulatory care lead, Denise Combe advanced nurse practitioner, Debs Crelly, deputy general manager for general and emergency medicine and Will Ferreira, unit manager.

Medical team aims to help patients go home

A medical team which helps to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions and could see a record 5,000 patients this year is celebrating its third birthday.

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Paperboy knocked over in Diss.

Wisbech man charged after fatal Mendlesham crash

A 50-year-old man from Wisbech has been charged after a fatal crash on the A140 at Mendlesham on Tuesday.

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Man killed in Mendlesham crash named

Man killed in Mendlesham A140 crash named

A man who died after an accident in Mendlesham yesterday has been formally named as 43-year-old Colin Fisk from Kesgrave.

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Accident on A140 at Mendlesham

BREAKING: Emergency services on scene of ‘serious’ crash between lorries and car on A140 at Mendlesham

Emergency services are currently at the scene of a serious road accident on the A140 at Mendlesham.

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Some of the team from Greener Growth, a community interest company promoting recovery and well-being through nature, set up by Joannah Metcalfe, pictured centre

Greener Growth’s pub project at The Tickell Arms launches more schemes to promote well-being

The transformation of a pub garden is the first corporate project to be undertaken by community interest company Greener Growth.

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West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust chief executive Stephen Dunn, with a patient

West Suffolk Hospital pioneers digital future

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust has received the first share of a £10 million award to enable it to become a ‘centre of digital excellence’.

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West Suffolk Hospital has hit an A&E target Here Stephen Dunn, chief executive, congratulates them

West Suffolk Hospital, in Bury St Edmunds, hits four-hour A&E target

West Suffolk Hospital has hit the national 95 per cent four-hour A&E target for April-June.

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Region’s mental health trust named among worst for out-of-area placements

Mental health patients in Suffolk and Norfolk are being forced to seek treatment away from home in higher numbers than almost anywhere else in the country, new figures have revealed.

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CSSD staff at their current site in Hospital Road, Bury St Edmunds

West Suffolk’s sterilising unit is on the move after 46 years

Next month will spell the end of an era for the Bury St Edmunds-based Central Sterile Services Department (CSSD).

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Some of the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust's long service volunteer award winners and student volunteers

West Suffolk Hospital volunteers celebrate record-breaking year

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (WSFT) has thanked more than 400 volunteers who gave a record-breaking 47,358 hours of time to the hospital last year.

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The Fashion Fusion event in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care has raised �10,211.32. Pictured are, from left, Grace Cobbold from The Apex, Abby Mayes, hospice corporate fund-raiser, Tom Ogden, The Apex, Rachel Card, hospice corporate fund-raiser and Pam Davis Fashion Fusion compere

Fashion Fusion raised £10,000 plus for St Nicholas Hospice Care

Fashion Fusion staged at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds on May 5 has raised £10,211.32 for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

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West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds

West Suffolk oral patients face delays in treatment as hospital departments close

Patients needing oral surgery or orthodontic treatment face a journey to Ipswich or Cambridge following closures at West Suffolk Hospital.

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Funeral arrangers  Jack Robinson and Aaron Farrell from Meredith Greengrass East of England Coop Funeral Services will abseil down the ArcelorMittal Orbital at the Olympic Park for West Suffolk Hospital's My WiSH charity

Wing walk and abseil will help My WiSH charity at West Suffolk Hospital

Daredevil fund-raisers are scaling new heights and reaching for the skies in aid of West Suffolk Hospital.

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An outbreak of bird flu has been discovered at a premises near Diss.

Birds culled after avian flu outbreak found near Diss

An outbreak of bird flu has been confirmed at a premises near Diss.

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The West Suffolk Spinsets off from Nowton Park in Bury St Edmunds raising money for West Suffolk Hospital's My WiSH charity.

Pedal power raises thousands of pounds for West Suffolk Hospital

Hundreds of cyclists of all ages used their pedal power for a series of bike rides in aid of West Suffolk Hospital.

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East Anglian Air Ambulance unveils its two Land Rover Discovery Sport rapid response vehicles

East’s air ambulance extends capabilities with rapid response vehicles

East Anglian Air Ambulance will be able to respond to emergencies faster by land as well as air thanks to two new vehicles.

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Robbie and Sandra Lucchi (whose son Mark died in a car accident more than a decade ago) presented a cheque for �3,300 to representatives of brain injury charity Headway.

Pictured: Sandra Lucchi and Zellah Andrew (Team Leader Bury and Haverhill Headway) with the cheque, along with Robbie Lucchi, Matt Taylor (Organiser), Dany Grimwood (Organiser), Ali Arbon (Community Support Manager at Headway) and David Crane (Communications Manager at Headway)


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Headway Suffolk receives thousands of pounds through grant and fund-raising night

A charity which helps people who have suffered brain injury to rebuild their lives has secured thousands of pounds in funding.

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Bury St Edmunds Round Table were joined by Mayor, Cllr Terry Clements at the fund-raising day.

Series of events helps to raise awareness of dementia

Staff at a dementia hub have been delighted by the town’s first series of events in support of Dementia Awareness Week.

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West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds

West Suffolk Hospital investigates ‘serious incidents’

West Suffolk Hospital is investigating 10 serious incidents reported in March, five relating to norovirus outbreaks, four to patient safety and one to concerns over its blood transfusion service.

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