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Jake Humphrey opens the new playground at the N&N Hospital. Pictured with his daughter Florence.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Sports presenter Jake Humphrey has returned to the hospital where his son was born to officially open a new £80,000 playground.

Adam Frere-Smith, organising a Paddle for Japan in Cromer on Good Friday.; Photo: Bill Smith

A doctor with more than 20 years’ experience has lifted the lid on a controversial ambulance trial that has been linked to three patient deaths.

Protest against the closure of Greyfriars Medical centre, Yarmouth.

A NHS walk-in clinic destined for closure in Great Yarmouth will not see its walk-in clinic saved, despite public protest.

John Bell, from King's Lynn, pictured with his father who took his life in August 2015.

There’s one phone call that John Bell will never, ever forget. It was his sister with the devastating news that their father had taken his own life.

Almost a year on, the factory worker has bravely spoken about how a support group that meets in King’s Lynn is helping him come to terms with the suicide.

Robin Rye and Sabrina Barrow

A slimming consultant and pensioner have raised more than £550 for a hospital’s fundraising appeal after completing a sponsored cycle ride.

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

New figures have revealed one of the region’s hospitals experienced a 5.5pc rise in people coming to A&E.

Bill Stubley. 
 
Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A North Walsham man is among survivors and celebrities spearheading a new NHS campaign highlighting symptoms of lung and heart diseases.

David's partner Anthony Forster died in February after years of struggling to get mental health help. Photo : Steve Adams

A Norwich carer today describes the nightmare of looking after his mentally ill partner in the last few months of his life as he accused the region’s troubled mental health services of failing another patient.

Eight-year-old Henry Kerrison celebrates his 100th Parkrun, at Eaton Park. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

He has covered the equivalent distance of Norwich to Swansea, Holy Island, or Bremen in Germany (as the crow flies) but eight year old Henry Kerrison has not finished yet.

Former Norwich City chairman Roger Munby will chair a new committee to help sick children.

A former Norwich City Football Club chairman has pledged his support for local children with life-threatening conditions after taking a leadership role with a charity’s fundraising appeal.

Dr Wendy Thomson, who is leading the Norfolk and Waveney STP, has acknowledged it will be tough to design a plan for the county's health and social care in time for the national deadline.  Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

The leader of a new group tasked with designing key future health and social care plans for Norfolk has admitted it will be “tough” to meet project deadlines.

James Thorpe was left paralysed after a freak accident on his stag do. James Thorpe and his fiancee Michaela Watson. Pictures submitted

King’s Lynn firefighter James Thorpe was left paralysed on his stag-do from what looked like a minor fall in the sea. Two months on he speaks about the freak accident and what the future holds.

The East of England Ambulance Service Trust is experiencing increasing demand from patients. Photograph Simon Parker

MPs have quizzed ambulance bosses on handover delays at hospitals and other issues during a meeting in Parliament.

West Norfolk Health and Wellbeing art/crafts workshops.Pictures submitted

Inspirational art created by stroke survivors from across west Norfolk will be on show and for sale at Hunstanton Methodist Church next month.

Harold Bodmer, executive director of Norfolk County Council's adult social services department, has died.

Tributes have continued to pour in to Harold Bodmer, the head of social services in Norfolk after his death on Wednesday.

Harold Bodmer with his wife Julie Bodmer on the Norfolk Broads.

While he was a leading figure in social care at a national level, Harold Bodmer was also a dedicated father and husband.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital will be placed in financial special measures.

The region’s biggest health trust today starts life in financial special measures as NHS bosses outlined a raft of plans to bring soaring NHS finances back under control.

Harold Bodmer, executive director of Norfolk County Council's adult social services department, has died.

The director of Norfolk County Council’s adult social services has died suddenly.

Alan Kirkham, contaminated blood victim. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Victims of the contaminated blood scandal have dismissed £125m of funding announced by David Cameron in one of his final acts as prime minister.

A very hot and sunny Gorleston beach. July 2016.  Picture: James Bass

The region’s ambulance service has experienced a surge in 999 calls as East Anglia have basked in scorching temperatures.

Council chiefs at County Hall, Norwich, and health bosses have come to an agreement over social care funding. Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Council bosses have stepped in to protect social care services with a £5m cash injection after a dispute over funding.

Erica Balls, 80, retires after working as a nurse for 60 years.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

After helping thousands of patients, it is clear few can match 80-year old Erica Balls’ love for nursing.

Patients who do not visit their GP for five years face being axed from their doctor's surgery under plans being rolled out across England. Photo: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Patients who do not visit their GP for five years face being axed from their doctor’s surgery under plans being rolled out across England.

North Norfolk Alzheimer's Society dementia support worker Brian Canning chats to Jo Williams and her husband Ron, who has Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease, at a carers event held at Sheringham Medical Practice. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Carers looking after loved ones at home had a chance to chat to representatives from specialist charities and organisations ranging from the Alzheimer’s Society, to Norfolk Carers’ Support, at a drop-in session held at Sheringham Medical Practice at the weekend.

Mental Health. Pictured:  A doctor and couple discuss depression. Picture: Time to change/Newscast Online

The region’s mental health trust has been given a multi-million pound cash injection by health bosses.

Paul Seaman, Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service's project lead, welcomes the new initiative.

A life-saving partnership which will see firefighters from seven Norfolk stations deployed to cardiac arrests, alongside ambulance crews, will start today.

The possibility of strikes by 
ambulance staff in the region looks to have receded, after agreement was reached to consult on pilot measures over meal breaks and over-running shifts.

Pupils take part in the sports day at Brancaster Primary School CE VA.

Generous youngsters and their families have raised hundreds of pounds to support elderly patients at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn, during a school sports day.

Mr John Phillips, Consultant Surgeon at the N&N (left) and Mr Colin Breeze, who has taken part in the trial (right).

Norfolk’s biggest hospital has become the first in Europe to enroll a patient to the latest stage of an international research trial.

The new family and patient room at Kelling Hospital.

Relatives of end-of-life patients will have access to a new ‘friends and family’ room at a community hospital.

Teenage patients at the N&N about to undergo surgery for scoliosis with their surgeons.

The treatment of teenagers from across Norfolk and Suffolk with a potentially life-limiting condition has been boosted after the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital (N&N) developed a better system of providing operations.

Adam Frere-Smith, organising a Paddle for Japan in Cromer on Good Friday.; Photo: Bill Smith

The family of Adam Frere-Smith said they were shocked to learn the failed GP trial had cost more lives.

Boughton Surgery. Picture: Ian Burt

A west Norfolk doctors’ surgery has been rated as inadequate by inspectors from the Care Quality Commission.

Ronald Gee, 70 of Overstrand who has donated over 100 units of blood.

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Most of us would be happy doing something amazing once, but it has been a regular occurrence for Ronald Gee for more almost 50 years.

Henry Curtis-Williams, 21, who was found dead in London a week after being found on Ipswich's Orwell Bridge. His family want answers from the mental health trust (NSFT) about what happened. Photo: Submitted

A record number of patients are dying unexpectedly each month at the region’s troubled mental health trust, despite years of reassurances and reviews into the problem.

New recruitment car, l-r, chief executive Dorothy Hosein, Milena Krasinska-Chavez, Asher Dino and Unison branch secretary Darren Barber with the car: Submitted

A new specially decorated recruitment car will be taking to the roads of west Norfolk in a bid to get more nurses and midwives to work at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn.

Adam Frere-Smith, 48, who died after failings by the East of England Ambulance Service Trust.

Ambulance chiefs have apologised after three patients died following a pilot trial that caused misunderstandings between paramedics and GPs.

Cranmer House, in Fakenham, where beds are under review. Picture: Chris Bishop

North Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group wants to replace six respite care beds with a mobile team looking after patients in their own homes.

Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during his last Prime Minister's Questions, flanked by George Osborne and Theresa May, in the House of Commons, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday July 13, 2016. Photo credit should read: PA Wire

As one of his final acts as Prime Minister David Cameron delivered the news contaminated blood victims have been expecting for months.

Prince William at Whitefriars Church of England School. Picture submitted by member of public.

East Anglian Air Ambulance pilot and future king Prince William was called away to an emergency near a King’s Lynn school on Wednesday morning just before the Queen was set to open the new air ambulance base at Cambridge airport.

Hellesdon Hospital, the headquarters of Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust.  Photo: Bill Smith

A mental health patient died after taking morphine that he pressured his wife to bring him in hospital, a coroner has said.

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

A revolutionary treatment on offer in west Norfolk is giving hope to patients who are suffering from bladder problems.

A man was found guilty of three charges relating to an car collision incident in Hethersett on November 23 last year.

A care home nurse who lost her temper with a 66-year-old dementia patient and pushed her to the floor has been spared a ban from the profession.

Picture: James Bass.

Police have been called out to reports of Travellers setting up camp in Haddiscoe.

Two vehicles were involved in a crash in Hopton.

NARS fundraiser Susan Hart, 16

A teenager whose father is a paramedic with a volunteer accident rescue service has set herself an ambitious fundraising goal.

Jenny Seeranj who has retired after being a midwife for 40 years, most of them working in the community.

Picture: James Bass

After 40 years of caring for mums-to-be and their babies a Norfolk midwife who started her NHS career at the age of just 16 is stepping into retirement.

The new Greyfriars health centre, Yarmouth.

The contract for Greyfriars is coming to an end, as NHS England are unable to extend the contract a third time due to European Regulations it has been learnt.

General view of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital at Colney. Picture: James Bass;

Jeremy Over, Director of Workforce at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, talks to the EDP about what it takes to work at the largest hospital trust in the east of England and provide support to patients from across the country.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

I am writing to say what a crazy world we live in today.

Shirley Clarke, has suffered from long term back problems and collapsed on April 2. After calling the 111 service at about 11am, it took until 2am before a doctor came to see her. Pictured with her husband Kelvin Clarke with a letter from IC24 INtergrated Care which runs the 111 service. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A North Walsham couple say they have “lost all faith” in the out of hours 111 service after it took around 12 hours to respond to their call for help.

The QEH has a new state-of-the-art surgical theatre. Picture: Paul Tibbs

Patients can expect to spend less time in hospital and recover quicker from operations, thanks to a new surgical theatre at the Queen Eliza-beth Hospital in King’s Lynn.

Jac Coffey has been given the all-clear: Pictures submitted

A three-year-old boy has been given the allclear, after battling tumours in his brain and spinal cord for more than a year.

A care home nurse shoved a resident to the floor after she grabbed medication from a trolley, a tribunal heard.

A care home nurse pushed a resident to the floor after she grabbed medication from a trolley, a tribunal heard.

Barry Robinson

A doctor who took a fatal overdose of medication had changed a patient’s prescription to obtain it, an inquest heard.

Norwich junior doctors on strike make their case on Haymarket, Norwich.
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Junior doctors and medical students across England have voted to reject a contract deal between the British Medical Association (BMA) and the Government.

East Coast Community Healthcare held an event in honour of the breastfeeding support team on Mother's Day.
Sharon Jarvis and Michele Price

A team which has been helping Great Yarmouth and Waveney mums to breastfeed their babies for the past five years has launched a new Suffolk-wide service.

Some of the current Renal Team outside the unit

Staff at the James Paget University Hospital’s Renal Unit are celebrating a significant milestone in its history, as the renal unit reaches its 25th anniversary.

Barnado's and Norfolk County Council have formed a new partnership to benefit children and young people. Picture: PA

Vulnerable children and young people are set to benefit from a groundbreaking new partnership between the charity Barnardo’s and Norfolk County Council.

IC24 111 call centre. Yvonne Taylor.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The under-fire GP out-of-hours service for Norfolk and Wisbech requires further improvement, inspectors have ruled in a report published today.

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