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Nominate your West Suffolk Hospital heroes for top award

Patients who have received care at West Suffolk Hospital are being given the chance to nominate members of staff for an award.

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A sketch of the revamped Woolpit Health Centre

Work to start on extend Woolpit Health Centre

Work will begin next week to extend and improve the facilities at Woolpit Health Centre.

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BMI St Edmunds Hospital has scored 98.9 per cent in a patient satisfaction survey

Patients give high scores to BMI St Edmunds Hospital

Patients at BMI St Edmunds Hospital, in St Mary’s Square, have given it the thumbs up.

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Tony Kimber, CEO of Focus 12, presents Chip Somers with a green door of gratitude

Focus12 therapy room named after founder

A Bury St Edmunds addicition clinic has named its new therapy room after the man who founded the charity more than 20 years ago.

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Defibrillator unveiled at phonebox near Fornham St Martin village hall.''''PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Lottery and community back Fornham St Martin’s life saving defib project

Fornham St Martin has a defibrillator thanks to a grant from the Big Lottery Fund. It was unveiled on Saturday by Fornham’s borough councillor Beccy Hopfensperger, left, with Fornham St Martin cum St Genevieve Parish Council Chairman Mike Collier.

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Personal trainer Ollie Runswick will be putting pregnant client Arti Odedra through her paces during one the of the pre-natal personal training sessions he runs at the Health Hub. Picture Mark Westley

Ollie is helping mums-to-be keep healthy

During pregnancy and afterwards, a woman’s body can undergo many changes.

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Fornham House's new manager Stuart Coleman, flanked by Clare Pethick deputy manger (left) and Samantha Turnbull head of care (right)

New manager for Fornham House

Stuart Coleman is the new manager of Healthcare Homes’ Fornham House residential care home in Fornham St Martin.

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mydentist, in King's Road, Bury St Edmunds, which is closing at the end of the month

Dental practice announces its closure

A Bury St Edmunds dental surgery is closing completely, following an earlier decision to stop offering NHS dental treatment.

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Rhys Birnie-Parker who has the rare blood condition Hereditary Spherocytosis

Nurse highlights son’s rare blood condition

An infection that made Rhys Birnie-Parker’s family feel rough for a few days put him on the brink of having a blood transfusion.

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Survey reveals improvements at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

A mental health survey of people receiving services in the community has shown improvements for Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust.

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North Court in Bury St Edmunds brings in new technology for a better understanding of dementia

Staff at North Court care home in Bury St Edmunds have been experiencing first hand what it is like to have dementia.

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Madeline Friday, who is trying to raise awareness of HOPE courses in Bury St Edmunds and Thetford  Picture Mark Westley

HOPE and help on the menu at cancer courses

Courses which could help cancer patients to get more out of life have a new champion in the form of Madeline Friday.

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Mildenhall Lodge manager Katy Hughes  with resident Phyllis Page and adopted dog Sinbad. 'Photos by Lucy Taylor Photography

Mildenhall care home and its dog rated outstanding

A Mildenhall care home, which has an in-house cinema, pub and an adopted dog, has been named one of the best in the country.

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Lynn Curtis has been disabled since 1991 when she was hit by a car in London. She has been out of work since then but after an assessment this month has been told she is suitable to work and must attend an activity course.''''PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Woman told she is capable of work despite car crash injuries

A Lawshall woman who can’t walk without assistance has raised concerns about a benefits assessment which found that she will one day be capable of work.

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Sam Petrie, 33, has received a terminal diagnosis after secondary cancer was found on her lung  PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Sam hopes to find someone to ‘save her life’

A Bury St Edmunds mum-of-three who was told she could have weeks to live has been ‘overwhelmed’ by the support she has received.

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Staff at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust celebrating an outstanding CQC rating

UPDATED: West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is rated ‘outstanding’ by CQC

A Suffolk NHS trust has been ranked as one of the best in the country by a watchdog.

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Bury’s Angel Hill Surgery gets all clear from CQC

Health watchdogs have welcomed news that a doctors’ surgery looks set to get listed building consent to improve security in its pharmacy.

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Linda McLaughlin  with the thin hospital nightgown her mother June Harvey was sent home from hospital in following treatment for  sepsis and pneumonia. Picture: Mecha Morton

Pneumonia patient ‘sent home in nightie’

A hospital is investigating how an 83-year-old woman with pneumonia was sent home wearing only a thin gown instead of the warm clothes her family had provided.

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Ambulance bosses prepare extra resources as increase in calls expected this weekend

Ambulance bosses say they expect an increase in calls this weekend due to the cold weather and have prepared extra resources.

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Stow Healthcare scooped two national awards at the Caring Awards 2017'PICTURE: left to right - Katie Bulmer-Cooke (Apprentice Winner and host), Ruth French (Stow Healthcare Director), Alex Ball, Fiona Smith and Sam Cutts (Stow Healthcare) and the award sponsor

Double celebrations for Stow Healthcare

A family business which owns and manages three care homes in Suffolk is celebrating after being given two accolades at the first ever Caring UK Awards.

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