Sarah Drew, a dental nurse from Hingham, is planning to go to Uganda on a volunteer trip. Picture: via TIM DREW

A dental nurse from Hingham is set to embark on a life-changing volunteer expedition to Uganda.

Emergency vehicles outside the Castle Mall in Norwich after a medical emergency. Picture: SOPHIE WYLLIE

A major indoor shopping centre was evacuated after a medical emergency.

Ellie Hitchcock-Wyatt,19, with her gran Bridget Iver. Picture submitted by Ellie Hitchcock-Wyatt.

As a child Ellie Hitchcock-Wyatt would look forward to finishing school so she could pop round to her gran’s and watch The Simpsons.

James Paget University Hospital, Gorleston, Norfolk.

A hospital trust has today defended the way it tried to discharge a patient who ended up staying unnecessarily on a ward for more than two years.

Victory Swim and Fitness Centre. Picture: Colin Finch

Fitness centre in North Walsham to host drop-in session, organised by the British Heart Foundation, to offer people advice on how to prevent the disease.

Beccles Health Campus, where the hospital and medical practice is located. Picture: Nick Butcher.

Patients seeking treatment for minor injuries will be sent to Beccles Medical Practice from next month following a decision to close the dedicated unit at the town’s hospital.

Vulnerable drug users will be given additional support to access treatment services thanks to a new partnership which will see mental health staff work alongside police to take help direct into people’s homes.

Phil Johnson, 62, who has become much healthier. Picture submitted by North Norfolk CCG

“If there is the slightest problem with their car, people get it fixed instantly.

Jonathan Toye at the WNDiS (West Norfolk Disability Information Service) office: Pictures: David Bale

A vital lifeline for disabled people in west Norfolk could be forced to close, after its health authority funding was withdrawn.

Judy Bloomfield at her retirement party Aylsham. Picture: JUDY BLOOMFIELD

After 50 years on nursing watch Judy Broomfield has called time on her career in the medical profession.

Michelle Tolley had blood transfusions twice when she was pregnant in the 1980s and early 1990s. Six months ago was she diagnosed with Hep C. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

A victim of the contaminated blood scandal has been told she is now free of Hepatitis C – 29 years after she was given a transfusion.

John Stacey, 91, who died after being discharged from the N&N. Picture submitted by David Stacey.

The distraught family of a Naval veteran have accused the region’s biggest hospital trust of discharging him too soon amid extreme pressures on wards.

East Anglian Air Ambulance. Photo: Bill Smith

The region’s air ambulance is in the early stages of exploring building a new base in Norwich.

File photo of GP checking a patient's blood pressure. Picture Press Association.

The message from GP leaders comes after prime minister Theresa May said GPs must extend opening hours to give patients appointments at evenings and weekends.

A pilot to help patients who have suffered a fall in Norfolk has been launched. The team working on the EiVs. Photo: EEAST

A pilot to help patients who have suffered a fall in Norfolk has been launched.

Dr Tim Morton, chairman of the Norfolk and Waveney Local Medical Committee and a GP in Beccles. Picture by Lauren Cope.

GP leaders in the region have hit back at the government after Prime Minister Theresa May said more surgeries should stay open longer.

Picture Archant Library.

Businesses and organisations are being encouraged to join an ambitious bid to make Norwich a dementia-friendly city.

East of England Ambulance Trust. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

999 chiefs say spending more money on private ambulances is a necessity to help people – despite figures showing response times have not improved for the most seriously ill or injured patients.

Dr Simon Cooke helps a patient (posed by model).

Thousands of extra appointments are to be laid on for patients at doctors’ surgeries across Norfolk this winter, to help ease the pressure on hospitals.

Students at the University of East Anglia. Picture: Joakim Boren

The region’s mental health trust has been stripped of some medical students and funding amid concerns about the quality of its training.

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

A Norfolk MP is leading cross-party calls for a new ‘NHS and Care Convention’ to be tasked with finding a long-term solution to the “crisis” in health and social care funding.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is experiencing very high demand from patients. Picture: James Bass; Copy: Rebecca Gough; For: EN News; Evening News © 2009  (01603) 772434

A new year has dawned on an NHS which is rarely out of the headlines. But what are the key issues facing the health service in our region? Health correspondent Nicholas Carding explains what to expect in 2017.

Theresa May has said she wants to tackle the

The government has vowed to tackle the “burning injustice of mental health and inadequate treatment” by introducing a host of new measures – but critics say the plans do not go far enough.

The provider of termination of pregnancy services in Norfolk will change from April. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/thinkstockphotos. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature HEALTH Post Pregnancy.

A new provider to carry out abortions has been chosen by health chiefs in Norfolk.

Theresa May has given a speech about mental health this morning. Picture by Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Extra training for teachers, £80m funding for digital access and community services, and a review of young people’s mental heath treatment are among a raft of measures unveiled today by Prime Minister Theresa May.

Alfie Oswick, 8, is raising money for Dereham Cancer Care. Pictured with his mum, Jennifer, grandmother Amanda Owen and younger brother Charlie, 4.

Most eight-year-old boys might dream of becoming a train driver or astronaut when they grow up, or even a professional footballer.


They provide places of refuge for children going through tough times.

An East Anglia charity that helps victims of sexual abuse needs more volunteers to cope with increasing demand for services. Photo: Anna Gowthorpe, Press Association

A charity that helps children and teenagers who are victims of sexual abuse is holding an awareness event to attract more volunteers and fundraisers.

A volunteer from Norfolk Community Transport Association helps an elderly lady get to an appointment. The organisation is appealing for more drivers.

They are the people who ensure isolated and vulnerable patients can get to crucial medical appointments.

L-R: Nurse Beth Thompson, with patient Paul Groom, and nurse Kerry Davies. Picture by Nicholas Carding

A crucial health scheme which aims to treat patients in their own homes - instead of hospitals - is up and running in Norwich. Health correspondent Nicholas Carding went behind the scenes to find out how more of us could receive NHS services at home.

Lord Prior is a former chairman of the Norfolk and Norwich University hospital. He was a health minister until December 
Photo: Bill Smith

A former health minister who left the department just weeks ago has raised the prospect of another reorganisation of health and social care “within years” and said a tax rise to pay for healthcare is “possible”.

Queens Prize winner Toby Hoare. Picture: Julie Frost

A top performing A-level student received his prize from the Queen after scoring highly in his exams.

Tamsyn Ambrose before her weight loss (Picture: Supplied by Tamsyn Ambrose)

Tamsyn Ambrose, 22, from Carlton Colville, launched a brand new Slimming World group at Bloodmoor Community Centre, Carlton Colville on New Year’s Eve.

It will now run each Saturday morning at 8.30am.

There were 527 runners at the Catton Park Parkrun this morning. Picture by Tom Bristow.

A new record of runners took part in a Norwich Parkrun event this morning and paid tribute to a father and keen athlete who died unexpectedly.

L-R John Higgins and Graham Chapman, two of the new clinical pharmacists in GP practices across Norwich.

Patients at five GP practices in Norwich are being helped to stay safe and well at home thanks to a new team of clinical pharmacists.

Swaffham has some of the fattest dogs in Britain, according to a nw study.

Swaffham has some of the fattest dogs in Britain, according to a new survey.

Accident and Emergency department at Norfolk and Norwich hospital.
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NHS managers are appealing to patients to get treatment from elsewhere as staff grapple with record numbers of patients visiting the region’s A&E departments.

Rachael Wilde, 26, with her husband Aaron, 28, and one-year-old son Rowan. The couple are doing a 25K trek for UK Sepsis Trust after she developed sepsis twice. Picture: SUPPLIED BY RACHAEL WILDE

A young mum who feels lucky to be alive after developing a life-threatening condition is raising money for the charity which helped her recover.

Michelle Tolley had blood transfusions twice when she was pregnant in the 1980s and got diabetes by the 1990s. Six months ago was she diagnosed with Hepatitis C. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

It has been a turbulent year for Michelle Tolley trying to rid her body of a disease she was infected with during the contaminated blood scandal.

Tony Callaghan with beds bought for the Sahloul University State Hospital in Sousse, Tunisia, through fundraising organised by the Callaghans who were treated there after the terrorist attack. Picture: TONY CALLAGHAN

A Norfolk couple shot in a terrorist massacre have given thousands of pounds worth of equipment to the Tunisian hospital which cared for them.

The East Anglian Air Ambulance has completed its 20,000th mission.  Picture: James Bass

The region’s air ambulance has achieved a significant milestone by completing its 20,000th mission.

The James Paget University Hospital at Gorleston. Picture: James Bass.

The James Paget Hospital in Gorleston is reporting it continues to “face sustained pressure in supporting our patients with the care that they need.”

Active Norfolk is encouraging workers to be active in the office. Picture: Nick Butcher.

As the temperature drops and the nights remain long, it can be hard to get yourself outside and burn off those Christmas calories.

An office workers eating a biscuit. Picture Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Dentists have warned workers to cut workplace “cake culture” in a bid to eat less sugar and get healthy in 2017.

Marilynn Hutchins, who is in a coma after a fall in Tenerife. Picture: Samantha Bailey

The family of a 66-year-old woman stranded in a coma in Tenerife have spoken of the frustrating process of trying to bring her home.

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Peer support workers who use their experiences of mental heath to help others will take to the pitch at Carrow Road to raise awareness of the local help available.

Sheringham slimmer Sarah Ramm transformed her looks by losing more than six stone in 18 months after joining Slimming World. Picture: SLIMMING WORLD

Sarah Ramm lost six-and-a-half stone in 18 months and now she is hoping to inspire others.

General view of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital at Colney
April 2009

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People have been asked not to visit a Norfolk hospital unless absolutely necessary after an outbreak of the Norovirus.

Georgia Gillett holds 17-month-old Oscar Ash in hospital. Picture: Submitted by Georgia Gillett

A mum who spent almost two weeks in a family centre while her infant son fought seizures in hospital has vowed to repay the kind treatment she received.

Dr Simon Cooke, of Oak Street Medical Centre, helps a patient (posed by model).

A Norwich GP is asking people to always to seek help closer to home, after appointments available to book on the day were not taken up over the festive period.

Mundesley Hospital has revealed plans to extend and refurbish its building in Gimingham Road. Picture: SMG

It has applied to North Norfolk District Council for permission to make alterations to an existing wing to create six new bedrooms for patients, including an overnight guest room which could provide the link to a further expansion of the property.

The James Paget University Hospital at Gorleston. Picture: James Bass.

All the beds at a major hospital are full and people are being asked not to attend unless their condition is “life or limb threatening”.

Marianne Moggridge, OPM Volunteer Coordinator. Photo: NNUH

Older inpatients at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital will soon have more activities to take part in, and someone to talk to.

James Paget Hospital Director of Nursing, Julia Hunt

A former Macmillan nurse has been appointed to the most senior nursing post at the James Paget University Hospital.

Doctors and nurses at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Photo: James Bass.

The NHS is gearing up for delivering nearly 400,000 Christmas lunches - and 1,800 Christmas babies.

Shaun Cable, general manager at the Bannatyne Health Club Norwich West. Picture by Jamie Garbutt, submitted by Recognition PR.

A health and fitness club has been given a £500,000 refurbishment and added new facilities and equipment for members.

Christmas celebrations at Cavell Court in Cringleford near Norwich. Ellen and Sheree with Charlotte and Barney the donkey.

A care home has welcomed the local community to its first Christmas lights switch-on.

An appeal has been launched to help Norfolk's needy elderly heat their homes this winter. Picture: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

A charity which hands out cash to some of the region’s most vulnerable residents to keep them warm over winter revealed it is currently receiving calls for help every day – the majority from north Norfolk.

Nicholls Meats butchers shop, Great Yarmouth.

The owner of a local chain of butchers has disputed a report from the government’s Food Standards Agency, which stated it had to recall stuffing and cocktail sausages this week.

Liam Watts, 15, has had six operations after being diagnosed witha brain tumour and hydrocephalus. 

The mother of a Norwich teenager who has endured six operations since being diagnosed with a brain tumour has spoken of how proud she is of her “absolutely brilliant” son.

Elijah Adeyemi chief executive of  Mundesley Hospital, which has been placed in special measures .


A new mental health hospital has been placed in special measures following an inspection by a health watchdog.

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