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Police speak to the man who alleges water was thrown over him by a McDonald's staff member. Pic: Archant.

Protesters chalked messages outside Norwich’s Haymarket McDonald’s restaurant on Saturday - in a show of solidarity with a man who claims he had water thrown over him for doing the same thing.

More than half of people aged 14-65 referred for treatment for first-episode psychosis arent being given a care package within two weeks.	Picture: Newscast Online

An MP has hit out at the local NHS for failing to treat patients with a serious mental health illness quickly enough.

Teams lining up for Ellie and Jack's Charity Match at Holt Football Club

A big crowd turned out to support a charity football match inspired by two brave teenagers.

Norman Lamb MP. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A former government minister hopes the new health plan for Norfolk and Waveney will be a step towards reducing the number of clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in the region.

An image showing what the planned new Cromer doctors surgery at Cabbell Park will look like. Picture: MEDCENTRES

Patients are set to receive treatment at a new £3.5m medical centre meeting modern healthcare needs in Cromer.

Staff at Norwich Mind celebrating it's 50th anniversary.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

For half a century it has helped thousands of people during their worst moments.

The University of East Anglia

Volunteers are needed to take part in a new study at the University of East Anglia that aims to understand part of the brain that has been linked to mental health disorders.

Spending on wages has increased at Norfolk and Waveney's clinical commissioning groups. Photo credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Spending on wages for senior health bosses in Norfolk and Waveney has risen by nearly 15pc in the last three years – despite demands for millions of pounds to be saved locally.

Spending on wages for senior managers rose sharply at South Norfolk CCG. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

A troubled CCG which recorded a £6m deficit last year saw expenditure on wages for governing body members soar by 63.5pc in 12 months, as it slashed services for patients.

The launch of the new Healthy Norwich programme. From left, Jonathon Fagge, CEO  of Norwich Clinical Commissioning Group; Dr Chris Price, co-chairman CCG; and Brenda Arthur, leader of the City Council; with one of the Healthy Norwich pledge certificates. Picture: Denise Bradley

Bosses of Norwich Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have defended a pay-out to their former boss who resigned three months after a court case.

West Raynham ward: Picture supplied

The stroke unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in King’s Lynn, is set to get a £265,000 makeover to make it more ‘homely’.

The Norfolk and Waveney public will be asked for their opinion on how and which NHS services should be provided in future, as part of a the research for a five-year health plan for the region. Photo credit: Neil Hall/PA Wire

Health provision across the region is set to change radically over the next few years with Norfolk and Waveney’s NHS and social care services staring at a £0.5bn black hole by 2020/21.

Elderly residents were judged to be at risk in a Gorleston care home due to a problem with the home's water system. Photo credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Two care homes in Norfolk have been placed in special measures after being judged to be “inadequate” by a health watchdog.

James Paget University Hospital, Gorleston, Norfolk.

Residents in Great Yarmouth and Waveney are being given the chance to find out more about the work of their local hospital at a special event next month.

Seven year old Alice Hall won the gold medal in the 100m at the East of England Children and Young People's Diabetes Games in Essex.

While our Olympians savoured success in Rio, budding athlete Alice Hall tasted gold at a competition for children with diabetes.

Sheringham Health Centre.

A medical centre in an area with one of the biggest elderly demographics in Norfolk revealed it is struggling to cope with demand from patients.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital at Colney.

Maternity units are the worst staffed departments at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (N&N) and are having to turn pregnant women away.

Care Quality Commission

A family planning provider has suspended all surgical abortions at its Norfolk centre after safety concerns raised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The public have been invited to take a sneak peek into the life of the region’s ambulance service with its second 24-hour Twitterthon.

James Paget University Hospital, Gorleston, Norfolk.

A hospital has warned people against going to accident and emergency (A&E) necessarily after seeing a spike in attendences.

Pam Robertson. 
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

A sick widow is worried about large taxi bills after being told she no longer qualifies for free hospital transport.

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver. Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Celebrity chef and healthy eating campaigner Jamie Oliver has said he is “disappointed” with the Government’s childhood obesity strategy.

Pregnant mums have been turned away from the N&N maternity unit because it's been too full. The unit is among the least well staffed in the hospital.

Health bosses are carrying out an urgent review into midwifery at the region’s biggest maternity department.

Laura Carver, of Wymondham, with her son Sonny.

A diabetic mother today told of her gratitude towards a new medical trial which could benefit thousands of pregnant women who live with the condition

Dianne Fernee, organiser of the Wymondham Dementia Support Group, with some of the knitted and crochet forget me knots she is collecting, hoping to get 17,000, one for each person living with dementia in Norfolk. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

They’re small objects that are being used to get across a big message.

Ellie Shaul who is recovering from a brain tumour is organising a charty football match with her friendJack Long. Picture: SUBMITTED

Two brave teenagers have teamed up to hold a charity football match for causes close to their heart.

A University of East Anglia lecturer says his research suggests austerity has led young men to head for the gym, so they can create social media 'brands' with the aid of their honed physiques. Pic: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

The economic crisis and austerity are having an unexpected consequence: more young men striving for gym-fit, photo-perfect bodies that they use to create a social media brand, according to new research by the University of East Anglia.

The new practiioners who have been recruited by East of England Ambulance Service Trust.

Seven recruits have joined the region’s ambulance trust in new medical roles created by the organisation as part of a bid to improve response times and increase staffing levels.

Age Concern Swaffham and District are to receive a £285,976 grant from the Big Lottery Grant. Pictured are James Dean and Barbara Lock. Picture: Ian Burt

Thousands of people who are in some way overlooked by society stand to benefit from £2.9m worth of Big Lottery Fund grants.

The Stand Easy charity for war veterans reaches it's first anniversary. Co-founders Naji Malak and Amanda Ross. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A local mental health charity which helps ex-armed forces members celebrates its first anniversary this month.

Kane Thomas, manager of Northgate Care Home.

Health inspectors have said improvements are being made at care home which was rated among Norfolk’s worst.

Staff and patients at Cringleford Ward will be moved to other wards within the hospital.

The closure of a ward for private and teenage patients is forming part of a drive to reduce spending on locum nurses at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (N&N).

The new medical device that will monitor patients' vital organs while they are at home.

Patients with heart and lung diseases are set for a boost after a community trust launched a new self-testing service designed to reduce preventable hospital admissions.

North Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group chairman Anoop Dhesi

The organisation that plans and buys healthcare for more than 170,000 people in north Norfolk and rural Broadland has been judged ‘good’ in a new annual ratings system.

£1m improvement to X-Ray department at QEH: Pictures supplied
Pictured are: Chris Dales, Mark Abbott and Ann Garner with the new equipment

A £1m refurbishment of the X-Ray department at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn is benefiting patients and radiographers.

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

Campaigners say they are “deeply troubled” after it emerged the number of mental health patients waiting longer than national standards for treatment has risen by nearly 200pc.

Sundown Festival 2015. 
PHOTOS BY LEE BLANCHFLOWER

Festival revellers are being warned to “be alert to the symptoms of the disease” after a measles epidemic has swept across UK festivals this summer.

A man was taken to hospital following a road accident in Sprowston.

The region’s ambulance trust has been ordered to improve by a health watchdog following a comprehensive inspection.

Alicia Bradnum, 13, who was sent to Nottingham and Chelmsford for mental health treatment because she could not be treated locally.

It is an injustice which has scarred countless mental health patients. Nicholas Carding reports on how a persistent lack of beds in the region takes ill people far from their homes and families.

Pictured from left in the new garden are: Lucy Massen, Sharon Harvey, Lindsey Rasberry, Laurence Morlaás and Hospital Chief Executive Dorothy Hosein

A new memorial garden has been created at a Norfolk hospital to help terminally ill patients and their families find peace.

Brad and Debbie McLean with their son, Stanley.

The parents of a young child who died aged just 18 months have raised more than £80,000 in his memory.

Graham Tuttle, chief executive of Norfolk Community Foundation. Picture: Ian Burt

It has only been running for four months - but thanks to the kindness and generosity of the Norfolk community a mental health fund now consists of more than £500,000.

Matilda Hunt, seven, with her brothers, Edward, three, and Joseph, nine, with one of the new signs at Waterloo Park to discourage smokers from smoking in children's play areas. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

They are areas where children should be playing and getting active - not breathing in lethal fumes.

Ambulances stacking up outside A&E at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Picture taken earlier this year. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The number of patients waiting in ambulances to be transferred to hospitals’ A&E departments has reached “epidemic levels”, according to the region’s 999 trust.

Artist impression of how the James Paget Hospital would look after its expansion is complete. The new outpatient village can be seen in the top right corner of the main building.

A hospital trust that last month experienced a record-high number of people coming to A&E has announced plans to expand its facilities to meet future demand.

Christine Allen, chief executive of James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston, and board chairman David Wright.

Concerns have been raised at the James Paget University Hospital after record high A&E attendance figures.

Cases of MRSA have occured at Norfolk's hospitals. Photo: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Investigations have been carried out after three patients contracted a life-threatening “superbug” while being treated at Norfolk’s acute hospitals.

Former Norwich City striker Leon McKenzie is set to open up about his fight with depression at an event at the Forum Credit: Keith Morris/ www.networknorfolk.co.uk

Former Norwich City striker and now boxing star Leon McKenzie is to open up about his battles with depression at an event later this month.

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

Broadland MP Keith Simpson has offered his support to campaigners fighting to save a much-loved Fakenham care home.

John Stillwell/PA Wire

We need to talk about death – that is the finding of a health watchdog’s report into end-of-life care in Norfolk and Waveney.

Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

A doctor is appearing before a tribunal on misconduct charges after he admitted to having a sexual relationship with a patient.

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

Nursing agencies are failing to comply with NHS guidelines on pricing, a meeting has heard.

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

The region’s troubled mental health service has been accused of failing to learn from its mistakes after it emerged that nowhere in the country had more concerns raised about mental health deaths than Norfolk and Suffolk.

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.

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