A mother has described the horror of her 14oz baby daughter contracting a deadly blood infection at just two weeks old.

A new pop-up minor injuries unit will be set up by the beach over the next two weekends to treat coastal residents and holidaymakers.

Before her father took his own life, Charlotte Underwood remembered him as a lively, energetic person who was loved by many.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) has been shortlisted for a prestigious regional award for their work to promote apprenticeships at the trust.

Patients in Norfolk and Waveney have had their say on their GP surgeries in a wide-ranging survey.

She is the lightest baby to have ever survived at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital.

A Norfolk mother is hoping to inspire others to donate by sharing her story of how Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) saved her baby’s life.

The adult critical care unit at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) was running above maximum safe capacity at the end of June, according to NHS England.

A Norfolk doctors’ surgery has been rated as the third best in the country by its own patients.

If you are interested in the NHS and have recent financial experience, then the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston would like to hear from you.

A bowel cancer screening programme which was launched in Norfolk has been so successful the age at which it is offered is to be lowered.

Charity Photodynamic Therapy for Cancer Treatment (PDT) in Norfolk has shut down.

Little Simon Meanwell has the adorable smile of a seriously chilled out baby.

Paramedics have claimed morale is at an “all time low” after new rules put restrictions on holiday time for half the year.

West Suffolk is the best performing area in the country for minimising the amount of time patients stay in hospital longer than they need to.

More than £1,000 was raised for the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) by a family who benefitted from their services.

Dozens of Norfolk and Norwich hospital staff, former patients and their families joined up to 7,000 other runners to take part in this year’s Run Norwich 10k on Sunday.

A nurse at a rural GP practice has been made a champion for patients with inflamed bowel disease.

A Suffolk care home is celebrating a dramatic turnaround - having gone from an inadequate CQC rating to an award nominated dementia centre in the space of a year.

Dehydration and severe sunburn are just two complaints clinicians at Norfolk’s hospitals have been confronted with during the recent heatwave.

A group of breast cancer sufferers have raised more than £7,000 for West Norfolk Breast Care Unit.

A key appointment has been made by Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT) to ensure that more easy read information is made available to service users with learning disabilities and / or autism.

A charity ball has raised £7,508 for the critical care complex at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH).

A care home has achieved a clean sweep of “goods” in its latest inspection report.

It is a condition which often prevents children, adults and families enjoying everyday activities and days out.

A number of expert speakers will join together for a mental health conference in Thetford.

Patients at a Norfolk hospital will benefit from projects by thoughtful young people on the National Citizen Service.

A Norfolk County Council social worker who was cautioned by police for stealing from a supermarket has been struck off.

From creams to pungent vegetables, here are the things our readers say can help prevent horseflies ruining your summer.

Staff and residents at a nursing home in Great Yarmouth are celebrating success in Kingsley Healthcare’s In Bloom contest.

Hospital supporters have been given a £300,000 donation.

The East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership is to host another of its popular guided walks this weekend between Darsham and Halesworth.

Young parents and their children had fun in the sun as a special beach party was hailed a success.

A former RAF man has put his skills to good use in the NHS, after Norfolk’s busiest hospital saved his mother’s life.

UK workers are among the most stressed in the world, according to a new survey. Sheena Grant finds out about an initiative to try and redress the balance.

A father will take on the challenge to cycle 150 miles - having not ridden a bicycle in 10 years - to raise vital funds for his baby daughter to have life-changing surgery in America.

The defibrillator at Dereham Baptist Church has been safely returned after it was removed from its box over concerns it might need to be used.

A Norfolk dentist has had restrictions placed on her practice after allegations of “poor treatment” carried out over “an extended period of time”.

The county council has taken the decision to source new accommodation for residents of a care home that has received an “adverse inspection”.

More people will be able to remain at home following a 999 call instead of going to hospital thanks to extra funding for an early intervention scheme for Great Yarmouth and Waveney.

A race against time is on in a mother’s plea to raise money for treatment for a her 10-month-old son’s flat head syndrome.

A care home in Great Yarmouth has been closed after an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) raised “serious concerns”.

A mother has made it her duty to raise awareness about the debilitating condition which has plagued her daughter’s young life.

The region’s ambulance trust has floated the idea of asking volunteers to drive ambulances to help cope with winter pressures, it can be revealed.

The mother of a talented young musician battling cancer has made an impassioned plea for people to help her raise £200,000 to pay for life-saving treatment for her son.

Inspectors have told the region’s struggling mental health trust that issues last year have not been fixed quick enough.

The Ministry of Defence has announced that the East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST) has gained the Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Gold Award for showing outstanding support for its Armed Forces staff.

A north Norfolk clinic has become the first in the county to deliver a new treatment for tinnitus.

A failing care home which was just one of 14 in the UK to be rated inadequate by inspectors in all areas has been ordered to closed.

The next meeting of the Norfolk and Waveney Prostate Cancer Support Group will be held on Monday, August 9, from 7pm to 9pm.

Members of a cancer support group were given the opportunity to meet a pop sensation turned West End star.

The heartbroken father of a Caister woman who died from a rare “orphan disease” has pledged to raise £10,000 for research and awareness into the condition.

Retired marine engineer Bill Cooper, from Hunstanton, feared he had incurable Parkinson’s disease.

A Parkinson’s disease sufferer is walking Norfolk’s coastline to raise funds for research and raise awareness of the condition.

Missed appointments cost a Norfolk hospital nearly £3m last year.

Norfolk and Waveney’s integrated NHS 111 and out of hours service has been rated good following a Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection.

Mums are being invited to come together for a special celebration of breastfeeding in Gorleston.

Thousands of patients could be relieved of dizziness sooner after a pioneering project was given an £850,000 boost.

People with “hidden disabilities” including autism and mental health conditions will soon become eligible for blue badge parking permits.

A new multi-million pound end of life hospice could be built next to the county’s flagship hospital, replacing its current city centre site.

As it celebrate its 20th anniversary, a family-run business which offers hearing care services from 25 centres across Suffolk and Norfolk is embarking on an ambitious expansion plan.

Geraldine Scott

Geraldine Scott

Health correspondent



Based in Norwich, Geraldine keeps an eye on developments in health affecting people in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. This includes news from the region’s hospitals, clinical commissioning groups, and other areas of the NHS.

She also covers personal stories of the public’s experience with health and wellbeing, including mental health.

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