Age Concern North Norfolk befriending scheme, with pairs lonely or isolated older people up with local volunteers. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

A Cromer social group for the over 60s has celebrated the birthdays of eight of its members, with tea, cake and music from local songsters Harmony at its base at the Cottage pub, in Louden Road.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Two wards have reopened and a third will follow suit next month, according to chiefs at the region’s biggest hospital.

Dr Wendy Thomson, the managing director of Norfolk County Council who is leading the talks on Norfolk and Waveney's new health plan. Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

The woman tasked with leading discussions for the region’s new health plan says changes to NHS services will not start until 2017.

The family of Emma-Jane Page are raising aware of sudden death as a result of epilepsy (SUDEP) after Emma- Jane died on the morning of her 18th birthday.
mum Emma Page with one of the letters she received

When a heartbroken family put messages in bottles in memory of their much-loved daughter and sister, who died suddenly on her 18th birthday, they were not expecting much of a response.

The new charity shop launched by Priscilla Bacon Hospice.

A new charity has opened its fundraising shop which is believed to be the first of its kind in the UK.

Campaigners protested before the AGM of the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust.

Campaigners have demanded answers and greater transparency from mental health bosses over a “shocking” rise in unexpected patient deaths in Norfolk and Suffolk

The SLT Society at the UEA is planning a pureed meal to raise awareness for people with swallowing difficulties

Pureed curries, vegetables and other flavourful dishes are all on the menu tonight at Roti, the highly-rated Indian restaurant in Norwich.

Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the Labour Party. Photo credit: Isabel Infantes/PA Wire

A health trust in the region has been cited as an example of how the government is allegedly failing to provide enough funding to mental health services.

The Angelica Place Day Centre at Griston which is due to close. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A dementia sufferer has spoken of her sadness that a day care centre on which she relies is set to close.

Babies can be left with lifelong injuries and conditions if they experience negligent care in hospital. Photo:Antony Kelly. EN news EN pics © 2008 (01603) 772434

Pay-outs to maternity patients in East Anglia as a result of bad care has doubled in the last ten years - as the government proposes a new compensation scheme to families.

File photo dated 15/7/14 of a young child being weighed on scales, as one of the country's most senior public health officials has said he wants a

Parents in our region are seriously underestimating childhood weight issues, as just 39pc said keeping the family health was a priority.

Wells police station, where the defibrillator has gone missing. Picture: Ian Burt

Community responders are appealing for the return of a defibrillator which has gone missing from a police station.

NNUH Staff Awards at the Forum

Doctors, nurses, healthcare assistants, and non-medical hospital workers have been hailed as the best staff at the region’s biggest health trust.

The Henderson Unit is situated at the Julian Hospital, Norwich; For : Evening News/EDP; Copy : Katie Cooper/Shaun Lowthorpe; Photo : Steve Adams; Copyright Archant Norfolk

Just a few staff remain at a hospital rehabilitation unit which is closing this week.

Residents at the Depperhaugh try out the the images table

The sight could not be more different to what you would typically see in the lounge of a nursing home after lunch when residents take an afternoon nap in their chair.

Pharmacists have reacted with horror to new plans by the government to cut funding. Photo credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

A Norfolk pharmacist today sounded the warning bell for local pharmacies after it emerged funding cuts may be imposed by the government.

Chloe Smith chairs social mobility roundtable in Norwich to respond to the 2016 Social Mobility Index which shows the poorest children in Norwich to have some of the worst life chances in the country.

Affectionately dubbed the Fine City, to most, Norwich is a historic and charming part of the country.

Midwife talking to a pregnant woman as hospital chiefs have been accused of

The NHS spent £25 million on agency midwives last year - a figure that has doubled in two years, according to a new report.

People from different unions and organisations come together in Norwich to protest about the NHS cuts hitting local facilities like the Henderson Ward .
Pictured is Jan Mclachlan.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2016

Campaigners, politicians and health care professional rallied against the impending closure of a hospital unit at a protest in Norwich.

Cancer survivor David Bloomfield makes lego models. Pictured with his wife Toni and their children, left to right, East, 3 months, Coco, 4, and Kiki, 2.    

A father-of-three has today told how building a 5,000-piece Lego city helped his recovery from a life-threatening condition.

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

Mental health patients and their families should be reassured that the organisation tasked with looking after them is improving after several years of failings, according to managers.

The Allen family, (left to right) Lucas, 7, Mike, 35, Laurel, 3, Laura, 30, Logan, 5

When Laura Allen took her 18-month-old daughter Laurel to have her eyes tested, she expected to come back with glasses for the toddler.

Michael Scott, chief executive of the Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust. Photo : Steve Adams

The region’s mental health trust has been taken out of special measures, but inspectors have criticised the safety of the services it provides.

Boughton Surgery. Picture: Ian Burt

Significant improvements have been made at a doctors’ surgery, which was rated as inadequate by inspectors from the Care Quality Commission, but more still needs to be done.

Ambulances are often left queueing outside the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Photo: Angela Sharpe.

Ambulance delays outside the region’s biggest emergency department are showing signs of improvement, health managers have told councillors.

The scene at the 2015 staff awards organised by Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The shortlist for the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been revealed.

Allergy cases reported at the region's hospitals are on the rise. Photo credit: Peter Jordan/PA Wire

Allergy diagnoses across East Anglia have more than doubled in the last five years – and experts say the rise shows no sign of abating.

The hospital’'s Macmillan information and support manager Vicky Mitchell with Gavin English and fundraising executive Laurence Moorlaàs: Picture Victoria Fear

Treasured memories of sitting with his wife on a bench at a hospital while she was being treated for cancer inspired a 79-year-old man to donate a bench in her memory.

Kelly John, who is setting up the charity Mustard Soup, to help people with MS.

A former solicitor is encouraging the public to join a charity she is creating to support people who live with multiple sclerosis.

Mistakes in patient care cost the NHS in our region £35m. Photo credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Poor patient care and medical errors have cost East Anglia’s NHS £35m, new figures have revealed.

The Norfolk and Norwich Liver Group, winners of the Award for Outstanding Service to NNUH Fundraising

A charity and support group which has raised more than £27,000 for a hospital has been honoured for its hard work.

Sheila Nursey, 90, with research student Juan Nunez, who is researching Paget's Disease.

It was when 90-year-old Sheila Nursey began falling frequently that she knew something was wrong.

Picture from last year's James Paget hospital trust's staff awards.

More than 25 teams, staff, and volunteers who have made a difference at the James Paget University Hospital over the past 12 months have been shortlisted for the organisation’s Remarkable People Awards.

Norman Lamb MP Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

A health minister has said he will not raise hopes the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (N&N) Private Finance Initiative (PFI) burden can be eased amid Norfolk MP Norman Lamb’s call for a plea for profits to be foregone.

Bollywood Sparkels perform in Yarmouth Market Place. Camilla Mills and Emily Spencer.

Great Yarmouth’s Market Square was awash with colour at the weekend to mark an awareness day for mental health.

A voluntary smoking ban in playgrounds could be extended to Norwich school gates. Pic: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Smoking could be ‘banned’ at the gates of schools and children’s centres around Norwich, if a scheme encouraging people to stub it 
out near play areas in parks is deemed a success.

Posed by model. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

A pioneering new role has been created to support men suffering with mental health issues, as research has shown a 6pc rise in male psychological distress in just one generation.

MP for mid Norfolk, George Freeman. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

George Freeman, the MP for Mid Norfolk, has called on health chiefs to reconsider their decision to scrap a valued service which supports people living with dementia.

Members of campaign group Keep Our NHS public protest outside today's meeting of health chiefs at Carrow Road, Norwich.

Health chiefs have unveiled their plans for the future of the NHS in Norfolk and Waveney. It will mean a revolution in the way patients are treated in the hope of saving millions of pounds.

Carlyn Kilpatrick, front, in her walled garden at Kettlestone, where she has started up The Nurture Project, gardening therapy for people with mental health issues. With her is volunteer Rebecca Richings. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A new gardening project in north Norfolk is offering green-fingered support to people living with mental health issues.

Victoria Komada (15 months) needs £300,000 for surgery in the USA to correct problems with her legs.  Victoria with her parents Dariusz and Marzena.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

A child’s first steps are a seminal moment.

Launch of Norfolk Vital Signs at The Great Hospital, Norwich.
 Speakers at the launch,  Graham Tuttle, William Cruickshank, Tim Sweeting and Joanne Price.
PHOTO: Nick Butcher

A new health check for the county has been launched by the Norfolk Community Foundation, with hopes it will guide where future cash is spent. Reporter Lauren Cope looks at the five key areas it covers.

Sarah Barrett and her mother Cath Pickles  PHOTO: Nick Butcher

A teenage mental health patient sent to hospital 206 miles away from home while recovering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after a violent assault has said: “We must campaign for local hospitals.”

The trust is working to vaccinate as many employees before Christmas and is offering daily free flu jabs.

A drive to ensure hospital staff are vaccinated against flu has already seen 10pc of employees have the jab in its first two days.

Cromer Hospital.

Cromer Hospital is inviting the public to look behind the scenes on Saturday.

Cranmer House in Fakenham. Picture: Ian Burt

Campaigners hope to have won a stay of execution in the battle to save a much-loved care home.

North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

A firm making millions of pounds in profit from the controversial deal under which the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (N&N) was built has been urged to give money back to the cash-starved hospital.

An East of England Ambulance.

The region’s ambulance service could be placed in financial special measures, it has emerged.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Internal investigations are underway after a seven-week old baby died from whooping cough.

Michelle Lawrence (far left in dark blue clothes), with the rest of the team at Leverington Unit at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

A new £1.3m unit has opened to help patients get discharged into their own homes.

Staff from Ludham and Stalham Green Surgeries with their Best Practice Team award (left to right): Sue Wright, Gail Spires, Brenda Thomas, Megan Buck, Lynn Griffiths, Angie Taverner, Laura Halls, Jessica Bane, Dr Colin Sale.

Staff and GPs at a medical practice are celebrating after being declared the best team in the region.

Anne Fackman with a card made for her on her retirement

A former district nurse who dedicated more than half-a-century to serving her community has retired.

Vaughan Thomas. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Fears have been raised that people in Norwich will not be able to afford to keep warm this winter, with organisations joining forces to try to prevent deaths.

QEH chief executive Dorothy Hosein. Picture: Ian Burt

The chief executive of Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn has resigned after two years in charge.

Norwich Castle. 

Picture: James Bass

It is one of the great historic centrepieces of the city, and over the next few years an ambitious project is aiming to transform Norwich Castle keep and give visitors the chance to step back in time to the world of the Norman kings.

Children and teenagers' mental health service are set for a redesign in the region.

Mental health services for children and teenagers in the region are set to be “redesigned and re-engineered” in a bid to reach out to more under-18s who have diagnosable conditions.

A new report has found mental health, giving youth the chance to achieve their goals, and an ageing population are among challenges for the county's communities. Picture posed by models. Picture: Time to change/Newscast Online

Youth opportunity, poor mental health, and an ageing population are today named among the three biggest challenges facing Norfolk’s communities.

Seven-month-old Raymond Dean, who has a rare stomach condition called currariano triad, with his mum, Billie, and dad, James. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Just minutes after Raymond was born, first-time mother Billie Dean knew something was wrong.

The entrance to the Health Centre at Rouen House. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

An appointment with your GP will become increasingly rare as Norfolk and Suffolk health chiefs try to cope with the rising pressure on doctor’s surgeries.

Gorleston woman Vanessa Carter has been inspired by difficult childhood to set up her own community radio station.

A cancer sufferer is raising £14,000 for treatment in London and Latvia she hopes will save her life.

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

The chief executive of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has said he feels like “piggy in the middle” as the hospital makes tough decisions in an attempt to save money.

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