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Have yourself a very hygienic Christmas

A Mildenhall hotel has been recognised by West Suffolk councils for its good food hygiene at their annual awards, after being given a five star rating.

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Patient Safety Intervention Teams (PSIT) have gone live across the East of England Ambulance Service

Ambulance flying squads aim to keep 999 crews moving

Five specialist teams have been set up by East of England Ambulance Trust to go to hospital emergency departments who keep 999 crews waiting.

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Specialist care company from Tostock rated as ‘outstanding’

A care provider which specialises in people with complex disabilities has been rated as ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission.

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

West Suffolk Hospital in national project to boost NHS volunteering

West Suffolk Hospital is one of 12 NHS trusts helping to create a national ‘best practise model’ for volunteers in hospitals.

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Claire Lamont-Buxton has donated blood for the 50th time in Bury St Edmunds

Woman, 67, donates blood for 50th time in Bury St Edmunds

A Bury St Edmunds woman has received a certificate and badge from the NHS Blood and Transplant after donating blood for the 50th time.

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Bury’s Abbeygate Cinema to show film for fibromyalgia group

A man who started a support group for fibromyalgia sufferers has seen its membership more than treble and has arranged a special film showing.

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During November, Oakes Barn are raising money for local mens health. Working with My WiSH Charity, they are having a Men Foakes Month with lots of events

Pictured: A games afternoon at Oakes Barn



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Pub raising awareness of men’s health issues

Bury St Edmunds pub, Oakes Barn, is hosting a series of events to raise awareness of men’s health issues this month.

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Vivienne Clements, Rob Atkins, Sally Williams and Mayor Terry Clements  PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Mental health support group hopes to ‘Lift the Cloud’ in Bury St Edmunds

A new support group for people suffering mental health issues has held its first meeting just days after launching.

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Dr Phillippa Lawson, respiratory consultant at the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, has organised the first ever concert of the staff choir, List

NHS staff choir will hit all the right notes

The West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust’s staff choir, List, will be holding its ever first concert in Bury St Edmunds at the end of this month.

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Dr Jane Hawking has become a patron of the Headway Suffolk charity

Dr Jane Hawking is Suffolk Headway brain injury charity’s new patron

Dr Jane Hawking has become a patron of the Headway Suffolk brain injury charity.

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Top Dog Digital helps out Every Heart Matters Campaign. Pictured are from left, James Orlopp, Len Guerrier, Sally Daniels, MyWiSH campaign manager, and Kevin Cornish

Top Dog Digital bounds up to offer help to My WiSH Charity for cardiac unit in Bury St Edmunds

Website design business Top Dog Digital of Eastgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, has been supporting West Suffolk Hospital’s camapign to build a new cardiac suite.

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Dot, a patient of the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, with ward sister Jane Cullum

West Suffolk NHS trust appeals to families to help to beat the bed blues

Staff at the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (WSFT) is appealing to the families of patients to help keep them active during hospital stays.

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The Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust's Recovery College has opened new premises in Bury St Edmunds

NHS Trust Recovery Centre gets new premises in Bury

A recovery college run by the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust has opened new premises in Bury St Edmunds to support people with mental health conditions.

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Thetford care home to close

Priorsmead residential care home in Canterbury Way, Thetford, is to close.

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Laura and Vicky from the critical care outreach team at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust raising awareness of sepsis

Spotlight on sepsis at West Suffolk Hospital awareness day

An awareness and fund-raising event about sepsis has been held at West Suffolk Hospital.

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Emergency services were called to an incident outside New Look in Spalding Market Place this afternoon (Thursday). (Stock image)

East of England Ambulance Trust loses contract

The region’s NHS ambulance service has lost the contract for non-emergency patient transport services in Suffolk and Great Yarmouth and Waveney.

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Dr Toral Thomas has been appointed as the Chief Clinical Information Officer at the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust.

NHS Trust develop new role to boost its use of digital technology

The Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust has appointed its first Chief Clinical Information Officer - a new role that has been developed to boost the use of technology within the trust.

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Dr Thomas Pulimood, a consultant in respiratory medicine at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, is an advocate of the flu vaccination.

Doctors urge public to take action to stop the spread of flu

The West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust has urged people to take action to protect themselves and others from the flu this winter.

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Grieving mother ‘not surprised’ at NHS trust’s inadequate rating

A grieving mother has spoken out against a NHS trust which was rated inadequate for the second time in three years.

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Award winner Dr Lucy Grove Picture by Antony Thompson

Award-winning paediatrician Dr Lucy Grove meets Prince Harry

A Bury St Edmunds-based paediatrician met Prince Harry and collected a national ‘best doctor’ award on Monday.

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