Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Date: Aug 2014. Picture: MIKE PAGE

Plans for a “crucial” expansion at Norfolk’s biggest hospital have been halted because of crippling finances, this newspaper can reveal.

Experts are encouraging smokers to try to quit the habit. Photo credit should read: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

Smokers across Norfolk are being urged to give up cigarettes for a month when this year’s Stoptober campaign launches on the first day of October.

Hellesdon Hospital, the headquarters of Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust.

One in three staff who join the region’s mental health trust leaves again in less than 12 months, it has emerged.

File photo dated 03/10/14 of a hospital ward, as almost nine in 10 nurses do not believe that the NHS is coping with demand for services, a new poll has found. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday June 18, 2016. Just 12% of nurses from across the UK believe that the health service is currently able to meet demand, according to a major poll of 10,000 nurses. See PA story HEALTH Nurses. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

A bigger focus on mental health must be delivered as part of a major new health plan for Norfolk and Waveney – local health chiefs have been told.

File photo dated 23/02/14 of the hands of an elderly person, as two charities have warned that almost 12,500 elderly people who are blind or partially sighted are the latest

Patients coming to the end of their lives will continue to receive care from support staff overnight after health bosses agreed to fund the service.

Babies at Peace members, from left, Lisa Weller, Jacqui Walker, Emma Shawcross and Lianne Hastings. Picture: STUART ANDERSON

A support group for parents bereaved by baby loss has been formed.

Part of the wall-art which has been made for Big C's Norwich centre by Georgina Warne.

An artist who lost a family member to cancer has created a special piece of work as part of ten-year anniversary celebrations of a support and information centre.

Photo credit: Katie Collins/PA Wire

East Anglia is set to get a new specialist maternity unit catering for new mothers suffering from poor mental health.

Jane Ringwood from Halesworth is urging people to sign a petition for a Cancer treating drug to be available on the NHS.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

A terminally ill end-of-life nurse today sends a heartfelt plea to the region as she faces dying unless health chiefs approve a drug that could keep her alive.

PhD student Aleks Gontarczyk, and UEA lecturer Dr Stephen Robinson, left, at work at the cancer research laboratory at the Biomedical Research Centre, funded by the Big C. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

In a small room filled with complex-looking equipment sit two white-coated men, staring intently through a microscope.

Norman Lamb MP speaks at the Liberal Democrats Autumn conference in Brighton, Sussex. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday September 17, 2016. See PA story POLITICS LibDems. Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Mental health may not be put on an equal footing in the NHS without compromising other services, a cross-party group of MPs has concluded.

Nikki Morris, deputy chief executive of the Big C.

Ten years on from a historic fundraising campaign a much-loved cancer centre is continuing to flourish.

Jemma Barker with her newborn son Harry Barker.

The parents of a baby born eight weeks early today hailed the quick-thinking midwives and doctors who saved their child’s life in a dramatic birth.

The winners of the Norfolk Care Awards 2016. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Nominations are now open for the fourth Norfolk Care Awards and organisers are encouraging the public to send in recommendations.

The haunting image which has gone viral of Emily Rush in January 2015 and then the same space without her  in September in 2016

A grieving mother’s heartbreaking back to school image of her daughter has gone viral after being posted on Facebook.

The sepsis audit team at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Norfolk’s largest hospital is launching new emergency kits for patients with suspected sepsis as part of an annual awareness day.

The Priscilla Bacon Lodge could get new premises in the future following the launch of a new palliative care charity.

Volunteers are needed to help run a new shop that will raise funds for end-of-life care services in Norfolk.

Two journalists at the EDP and Evening News - both based at Prospect House (pictured) - have been shortlisted for a national media award.

Two journalists at the Norwich Evening News and Eastern Daily Press have been shortlisted for a national award after running a mental health campaign.

Campaigners outside the N&N Hospital in Norwich, protesting about the planned changes to healthcare and bed closures. Picture: Ian Burt

Demonstrators gathered outside Norfolk’s biggest hospital to protest against bed closures and cuts to services which they fear lie ahead.

Jane Campbell, service manager at Quidenham Hospice, part of East Anglia's Children's Hospices which has been rated outstanding by the CQC.

A hospice which cares for children and teenagers with terminal illnesses has been described as “outstanding” by health inspectors.

Alan Kirkham, contaminated blood victim. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Victims of the contaminated blood scandal cautiously welcome news an independent inquiry could be set up.

Millsopps Estate Agents are backing the QEH and EDP's Excel Appeal, by donationg £100 for every customer they deal with who works for the NHS - From left, Pam Hart, Steve Galligan, Jane Denton, Estelle Frisby, Dale Newson and QEH fundraising executive Laurence Morlaas. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Estate agents are on course to raise more than £1,000 for their local hospital thanks to a house-selling scheme which benefits NHS workers.

Daniel Williams marries Doris Fountain at Norwich Community Hospital.

A patient recovering from a serious stroke has married his long-term partner in a somewhat unusual location.

An East of England Ambulance.

Thirteen patient deaths at the region’s ambulance service have been found to be potentially avoidable, this newspaper can reveal.

Professor Alistair Burns speaking at the Age UK Norfolk conference. Picture: Ian Burt

Dementia is the most feared illness in people over 50 and costs the UK £26 billion pounds a year.

Picture: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Cannabis should be legalised for medical use, a cross-party group of MPs and peers has recommended following a major inquiry.

Chloe Smith opens the new sensory garden at Northgate Care Home with resident Brian Hill.

An MP has praised a care home that has made improvements following a damning report by inspectors.

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Date: Aug 2014. Picture: MIKE PAGE

NHS campaigners plan to hold a protest against changes to healthcare which they fear will impact on the quality of treatment to patients.

Rural Life - Swaffham. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Four new automatic electronic defibrillators (AEDs) will be installed in Breckland after the district council approved two grant funding bids totalling just over £2,700.

A former social club on the Northgate Hospital site in Great Yarmouth celebrated its transformation into a one stop shop for contraception and sexual health.

A former social club on the Northgate Hospital site in Great Yarmouth celebrated its transformation into a one stop shop for contraception and sexual health.

Pictured from left, Simon Gillespie BHF chief executive, Macie Balfour, and BHF researcher Prof Michael Schneider. Picture: British Heart Foundation   Photography by / Danny Fitzpatrick

A young girl from Belton has won an award from a national charity for her fundraising efforts.

James Paget Hospital breast cancer specialists (left to right) Mrs Sarah Downey, Miss Sue Down and Prof Jerome Pereira, who have stepped in to reassure patients.

Three top cancer specialists have stepped in to reassure breast cancer patients at the James Paget Hospital that they can be sure of the highest standards of care, following a report last week in Lancet Oncology.

Harleston Medical Practice has been rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.

Staff at Harleston Medical Practice are celebrating after it was rated as “outstanding” following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

PICTURE POSED BY MODEL Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The boss of the region’s troubled mental health trust has blamed nurse recruitment problems, funding, and data collection for the high number of patients dying.

Close up of a  man holding his back in pain.

The old wives’ tale that the rain can worsen your aches and pains might actually be true, according to new research.

Sandi Grey, who is setting up a new group in Hethersett for bereaved people.

A new group to support people who have lost loved ones is being launched in Hethersett.

Andy Evans
Chief Executive
HealthEast CIC
Managing Director, Great Yarmouth & Waveney CCG

The chief executive of a clinical commissioning group (CCG) has announced his retirement.

.The Patrick Stead Hospital, Halesworth.

New inpatient admissions will be temporarily suspended at the Patrick Stead Hospital as bosses at East Coast Community Healthcare (ECCH) fear nursing shortages could affect patient safety.

Mum Amy Bayliss is planning a family fun day to give back to postnatal depression support group

After local mum Amy Bayliss gave birth to her son a year ago, she realized her emotional state was altered. Instead of feeling excited by the challenge of motherhood, she felt overwhelmed and overly tired.

A fresh drive to stamp out smoking in Norfolk is to be launched, but Norfolk Pension Fund's investments in tobacco companies have been questioned. Pic: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

A new drive, to get thousands of people in Norfolk to give up smoking, is to be launched - but a key player in the campaign still has millions of pounds of its pension fund tied up in tobacco companies.

Four-year-old Emily Norris at Costessey Infant School. Picture: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Even before she was born, doctors said her chances of living were slim.

Disability protestors on Duke Street

Disability protestors took to the streets of Norwich today in protest of their growing concerns regarding government cuts to disability support funding.

Andrew Wells, his father Ian, and two of his team-mates: Neil and Andy

Some years ago Ian Wells, of Lakenham, used to go on long-distance bike rides with his son, Andrew. They completed a London to Brighton cycle race and the Norfolk 50, all raising money for charity.

Junior doctors at the James Paget strike on Tuesday, April 26. Photo: George Ryan

Hospital bosses across the region are today rapidly drawing up plans to cope with a five-day strike by junior doctors later this month.

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

A hospital is being scrutinised by a regulator over concerns about the safety of patients.

The pensioner waited over an hour for the ambulance before family members were forced to rush him to hospital themselves. Photo: Sonya Duncan

A pensioner who badly gashed a hand on glass was rushed to hospital by family members after waiting an hour for an ambulance to arrive.

Roxy the dog with owners Erica and John Redmond and AHT vet Renata Stavinohova. Picture: ANIMAL HEALTH TRUST

Boisterous and fun loving, Roxy appears to be like most other fit and healthy dogs living life to the full. But, just a few weeks ago her owners’ Erica and John Redmond feared their much loved pet would never see again.

Dr Chris Price, former chairman of Norwich Clinical Commissioning Group, believes having a single commissioning body for health and social care would not work. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Calls for a new body to organise health and social care services in our region have been labelled “mistimed” by a former local NHS chief.

Former Norwich City player Leon McKenzie talks about his life with depression during an event at the Forum. Photo Simon Finlay

In the first slide of Leon McKenzie’s presentation about mental health, he showed an old photo of him shirtless on the football field, celebrating a triumphant goal against Manchester United.

James Paget University Hospital, Gorleston, Norfolk.

A hospital trust has reviewed deaths of women from breast cancer after being slammed in a report.

The old west Norfolk hospital in the early 20th century: Picture Trues Yard

Rules against relationships, opening doors for senior colleagues and working on the septic ward are some of the things which have changed over the years for junior nurses, but one thing has not – providing tender loving care.

Cancer Research UK created a school uniform shop highlighting how XL uniforms could become the norm. Photo credit should read: Adrian Brooks/Imagewise

Thousands of children from East Anglia will start primary school next week with a healthy weight – but leave overweight and obese six years later, health experts are warning.

Picture posed by model. Police detentions under the mental health act have risen across our region but fewer are being kept in police cells ahead of mental health assessments. Picture: Newscast Online

A drive to reduce the number of people kept in police cells while waiting for a mental health assessment has proved successful in the region, new figures confirm.

Downham Market Royal British Legion held a parade through the town to mark its 90th anniversary celebration - General Lord Richard Dannatt takes the salute. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A former head of the Army has admitted he would not take a controversial anti-malarial drug as he apologised to troops who took it while under his command.

The Priscilla Bacon Lodge could get new premises in the future following the launch of a new palliative care charity.

A much-loved Norwich hospice could be set for a move or expansion of premises following the launch of a new charity.

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Date: Aug 2014. Picture: MIKE PAGE

Nearly 70 beds have been closed across three wards at Norfolk’s biggest hospital this month, it has emerged.

April Heath, who was saved by N&N surgeons after suffering a very rare stomach tumour.

Surgeons at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital have been hailed as life-savers by a student after they successfully treated her extremely rare condition.

The number of 999 calls made during the bank holiday weekend across Norfolk rose by nearly 11pc, new figures show.

Ludham surgery

A former government minister was given an insight into the day-to-day challenges facing GPs and their practice teams when he spent a morning with staff and patients at Ludham Surgery.

A grandfather of four has been reunited with life-savers. Steve Clarke (centre) is reunited with paramedics Thomas Lewis-McDonald (left) and Jenny Stocking (right). Picture: East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

A grandfather-of-four has been reunited with the ambulance staff who helped save his life – after his heart was restarted 11 times.

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