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The region's NHS hospitals, mental health trust, ambulance, and community health trust are heading for a combined overspend this financial year. Picture by Neil Hall - Press Association.

Patient-facing NHS trusts across Norfolk and Waveney are set for a £52.7m overspend as pressure continues to mount on local services.

Jesse Langford-Daley, with parents Michelle Langford and Anneka Daley. Photo: Gina Manning Photography

Just over two weeks ago, 10-month-old Jesse Langford-Daley was crawling around with his friends.

The NHS trust which runs Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital has been taken out of financial special measures. Picture: Mike Page

Plans to expand the region’s biggest hospital have moved a step closer after the trust that runs it was lifted out of ‘financial special measures’.

The Minsmere Ward is reopening at Beccles War Memorial Hospital. Picture: Nick Butcher.

Inpatients will move back to Beccles Hospital tomorrow following a major £1.65m refurbishment project.

The College of West Anglia in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

Students are offering people the chance to get a full hairdressing treatment in a bid to raise money for their local hospital.

Minor injuries unit at Cutlers Hill surgery

Initial discussions are taking place regarding the future of a minor injuries unit (MIU) in Halesworth.

Picture: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Fifteen new cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) were recorded in Norfolk in the last year, new figures have revealed.

Towser was unable to see or walk following years of neglect. Picture: Hillside Animal Sanctuary

Towser’s coat was so badly matted that she also had trouble relieving herself - causing problems with her bladder.

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

A vital lifeline for hundreds of disabled people and their families has won a reprieve from NHS cuts.

Decoy Farm staff with Wendy Jack, middle row centre and resident Robert Bryant, back left (in football shirt). 
Picture: Kingsley Health Group

Staff at a learning disability home in Browston, near Great Yarmouth, are celebrating getting the seal of approval from the Care Quality Commission.

Suffolk County Council's Gordon Jones said the report was welcome. Picture: JAMES FLETCHER

Families have had to “fight every step of the way” to get help for the children with the greatest needs in Suffolk.

Stuart Rimmer, principal at Great Yarmouth College. Picture: Submitted

A college principal has issued a desperate call for school leaders to tackle mental health problems - as he revealed a 156pc rise in referrals in just one year.

Stuart Rimmer, principal at Great Yarmouth College. Picture: Submitted

A Great Yarmouth principal has said colleges must combat the rise in mental health issues among students - revealing that his college has seen a 156pc rise in referrals.

Norwich City Football Club legend Iwan Roberts. Photo : Steve Adams

Experts say more research must be carried out into the dangers of heading a football after a study suggested it could lead to professional players developing dementia later in life.

Greyfriars Medical Centre, Yarmouth (Picture: Nick Butcher)

The controversial decision to close a Great Yarmouth walk-in medical centre has been justified, a report has said.

Iain Mackechnie-Jarvis, chairman of Wells Community Hospital Trust.

Multi-million pound plans to bring 48 hospital beds to Wells are making good progress and will serve the local community, the man leading the project has confirmed.

Julie Kemmy and Michael Shanks of Equal Lives. Picture: Archant

Up to 2,000 people a month are seeking help from human rights group Equal Lives after having disability or employment benefits cut – just as the advice service’s funding is set for more debate.

Mylee Goodson, five, with her one-year-old brother Woody Goodson, auntie Chantelle Cage (left) and mother Chloe Clarke. Picture: SOPHIE WYLLIE

The family of a child who has a life-threatening disease is organising a charity ball to raise awareness and fund vital research for a cure.

Running is among the activities offered as part of a new scheme to get people in two Norwich communities more active. Picture posed by model. Picture: Thinkstock.

Residents are being encouraged to improve their physical health by taking part in activities offered in the community.

Steve Sadler, left, and Ken Seaman , with the new community use defibrillator at Lee and Plumpton in Attleborough. Picture: STUART ANDERSON

Lives could be saved thanks to two new defibrillators installed around Attleborough.

The region's ambulance trust spent more than £44,000 on recruiting three paramedics following a 12-staff trip to Poland. Picture: Denise Bradley

Six paramedics have been recruited to the region’s ambulance trust as part of a £44,000 scheme to find staff from outside the UK.

The cardiac team and Kay Temple – L-R Mickey Cox, Janet Shreeve, Kay Temple and Toomas Sarev
Picture: JPUH

A woman with an incurable illness has brought and donated a portable ECG to the hospital she is being treated at.

Hospital bosses at the N&N are spending nearly £4m getting help from PricewaterhouseCoopers as they aim to save £60m in 2016/17 and 2017/18. Picture: James Bass.

Campaigners today criticised the region’s biggest hospital trust after it emerged private consultants costing millions of pounds have been hired to help find savings.

QEH staff taking part in the advanced trauma course. Picture: Kim Pearce

Doctors at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital have completed a three-day advanced trauma life support course to hone their lifesaving skills and increase confidence in dealing with serious injuries.

Kate Midgley, from Attleborough, hosted a Valentine's Day-themed fundraiser for the British Heart Foundation at St Mary's Church in Attleborough, raising £205.31. Picture: KATE MIDGLEY

It was a way to celebrate the sweetheart in your life while helping to take care of the hearts of others.

Sofia Raogo, from Earlham in Norwich, who died in 2015 aged nine from encephalitis. Picture: TARA HARRIS

The family of a nine-year-old who died of a rare brain condition is backing a worldwide awareness day about the disease.

East of England Ambulance Service. Picture Simon Finlay.

Senior NHS negotiators have been drafted in to help resolve a dispute between ambulance leaders and local health chiefs amid a rising number of 999 callers.

Jon Green, the new chief executive of Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust. Picture submitted by Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust.

He spent more than 20 years as a naval officer, during which he navigated warships, but now the next challenge for Jon Green is to steer a challenged hospital through extremely choppy waters.

Downham Grange. Picture: Darren Carter

Staff are planning to bring back the rock ‘n roll era at a Downham Market care home by creating a 1950s retro activities lounge.

Care Quality Commission

A dental practice in Wymondham has been given a glowing review by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The out of hospital team
Pictre : ECCH

The first out of hospital team to start providing health and social care to people in their own homes in the Great Yarmouth area has been given a vote of confidence by patients in a survey.

Josh King, 24, at home at Attleborough, where he is writing his experiences as he receives treatment for a rare heart condition recently diagnosed. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

When Josh King sought medical advice for a throat infection - little did he expect to be told he had a hole in his heart.

Ailwyn Hall Care Home, near Honingham, has been put in special measures. Picture by Nicholas Carding.

A care home where some staff had not been trained to carry out first-aid was branded inadequate by health inspectors.

Melanie Goodwin is the chairman of international survivor led charity First Person Plural which was set up to raise awareness for people living with dissociation. Picture: Nick Butcher

A Beccles woman’s tireless work has propelled a frequently unrecognised mental health condition onto a professional platform uniting clinicians from three different sectors.

Hundreds of operations were cancelled in the last three months of 2016 at Norfolk and Suffolk hospitals. Photo: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Fewer operations were cancelled at the region’s biggest hospital over three months than in previous years, despite intense pressure on services.

Andrea Bell  Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A mother’s whose emotional video about the stigma of living with ADHD went viral has secured the backing of comedian Rory Bremner in her bid to raise awareness of the condition.

Daphne-Louise with the Thinking of You card sent to the family from Magpas Air Ambulance. PHOTO: Magpas

A mum has welcomed to her home the 999 air ambulance crew that only a few days earlier had helped save the life of her newly born daughter Daphne.

Picture posed by model of man in a police cell. Photo: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

A mental health patient was kept in a police cell for three days in King’s Lynn because no bed could be found for him.

Richard Green says his recent PIP assessment is wrong.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

An anonymous good Samaritan has stepped up to replace the mobility scooter taken from a Bowthorpe man following a PIP assessment.

Leigh Howlett, director of strategy and resources at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT). Picture submitted by NSFT.

The region’s mental health trust is launching a new leadership academy to strengthen the skills of its clinical chiefs.

The NHS trust which runs Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital has been taken out of financial special measures. Picture: Mike Page

Hospital chiefs insist progress has been made after trainee doctors reported ‘bullying and undermining’ - prompting a regulator to take action.

The Out Of Hours service could be about to move to Rouen House. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Patients directed to visit a clinician after calling the NHS 111 line out-of-hours, will be seen at a new city location in the future.

The temporary scanner at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn. Picture: Victoria Fear

Two new CT scanners are being installed at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn.

Dr Ketan Dhatariya. Picture: NNUH

A Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital consultant has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award for his work on a national guideline for treating patients with diabetes in a medical emergency.

Norwich footballer Duncan Forbes

Calls are being made for the authorities in football to provide care for former players who are living with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease as a result of their career.

John Grooms Court resident Amie Briggs enjoying skiiing in a ski cart with volunteer instructor Helen Billinghurst at the Norwich Ski Centre. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A care home for disabled people has launched a skiing club which is proving a hit with residents.

The patient transport company in Norfolk is experiencing unplanned increases in demand. Photo credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

A rise in demand for non-emergency ambulance patient transport has led health chiefs to renegotiate part of a £3.8m contract with a private provider.

Hellesdon Hospital, the headquarters of Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust - which runs the Norfolk Recovery Partnership together with two other organisations.

Mental health patients will be given better access to the right service when seeing their GP, under new plans launched by health chiefs.

118 women and children underwent the medical procedure at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital in Norwich. Picture: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

A 13-year-old girl was the youngest to have an abortion at one of the county’s busiest hospitals last year, we can reveal.

Bob the goldfish has made a full recovery following the delicate operation at Toll Barn Vets. Picture: Toll Barn Vets

An ailing goldfish facing near certain death after being struck down by a tumour has made a remarkable recovery - after its owners took it to their local vets.

PineHeath Care Home at High Kelling, near Holt. Picture Archant.

Police have launched a criminal investigation after a resident died at an ‘inadequate’ care home which has been slammed by a health watchdog.

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

Politicians and the public have been vocal in their reaction to the BBC Panorama programme which focused on the region’s mental health trust - but what new things did we learn?

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

An MP has told health secretary Jeremy Hunt that the findings of a special investigation BBC programme into mental health services, which focused on Norfolk and Suffolk, were “shocking and disgusting”.

Ant Marshall, 25, of Bradfield, who has been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome from suspected Lyme disease, and has launched a campaign to raise funds for an official diagnosis. Ant has joined groups of other sufferers on the internet. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

He clocked up 14-hour shifts as a barman during the busy summer season in Norfolk, and travelled around the world in pursuit of his dreams of becoming a chalet host and ski instructor.

Picture posed by models. A rise in mental health patients dying unexpectedly has prompted scrutiny of the region's mental health trust. Photo credit: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Millions of people tuned in to watch the Panorama investigation into the troubled state of NHS mental health services which highlighted problems at the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT).

Reporter Sophie Hutchinson of BBC Panorama, which broadcast last night, said the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust cut 136 psychiatric beds from 2012 onwards  even though demand continued to rise (Picture: BBC)

A sharp rise in the number of mental health patients dying unexpectedly coincided with the responsible organisation cutting nearly a quarter of its inpatient beds.

Richard Green says his recent PIP assessment is wrong.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

He has spent two decades battling health problems after being diagnosed with cancer aged 32, and now Richard Green has had his independence taken away.

Ant Marshall, 25, of Bradfield, who has been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome from suspected Lyme disease, and has launched a campaign to raise funds for an official diagnosis. Ant has joined groups of other sufferers on the internet. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

He clocked up 14-hour shifts as a barman during the busy summer season in Norfolk, and travelled around the world in pursuit of his dreams of becoming a chalet host and ski instructor.

Launch of the Swaffham Provider Partnership. Picture: Ian Burt

An new initiative to bring together services in a bid to tackle the fight against age-related conditions such as Dementia, has been launched today in Swaffham.

Keith and Pat Crofton. Photo from NIHR

A couple who are experiencing the impact of dementia say taking part in research has given them much comfort and support.

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