A family has described the “seven year period of spiralling decline” a man suffered before sustaining fatal injuries while under the care of the region’s mental health trust.

He was a brave boy whose tragic death after a brain tumour touched countless hearts.

A number of healthy walks in the Waveney area have been organised for next month by OneLife Suffolk.

The Waveney and District Group of Ramblers have three walks coming up over the coming days.

People with learning disabilities and their carers are being urged to make sure they visit their GP for an annual health check as part of a new national campaign which aims to improve access to care.

An artist is planning to create a sculpture out of 18,250 knitted and crocheted forget-me-nots to raise awareness of the need for more dementia nurses.

People affected by cancer in Norfolk will have access to information and support, wherever they are based, due to a collaboration between three organisations.

Long-serving staff at the James Paget University Hospital have been formally recognised for providing decades of dedicated patient care.

A stop smoking scheme for Norfolk has been taken over by a new organisation, which will be using a mobile phone app and the internet to help people give up cigarettes.

Empty wards and abandoned desks - a look inside Southwold Hospital reveals a shadow of its former life as a bustling community facility.

A drop-in group for people living with cancer has been launched at Sheringham, with a start-up grant from a local singing group and the backing of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Patient experience and what is done to improve services will be the focus of the latest ‘takeover’ week by the region’s ambulance service.

A service of thanksgiving will be held at Norwich Cathedral to celebrate the contribution of nurses and healthcare staff.

Patients who have survived oesophageal cancer will take part in a ‘blow your whistle’ awareness day at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH).

The family of a Norwich man has hit out at a lack of resources for mental health and said there was a “catalogue of missed opportunities” before his death.

A coroner has called for a review of practices at the region’s mental health trust after a man who ran out of schizophrenia medication died at Ipswich Hospital after suffering fatal injuries.

When 20-year-old Rory Fairfoot was diagnosed with severe autism and learning difficulties, his family were told life would be very difficult for him, and he would not be able to achieve many things.

An event designed to get more young people into care work was a success for two promising candidates in our region, as they secured jobs following challenging interviews.

Concerns have been raised over changes made at Beccles Medical Centre.

A proposed multi-million pound residential care home will bring a jobs boost to Gorleston’s industrial riverside.

Families in north Suffolk coping with life-limiting illnesses will be able to get vital help closer to home when a new £714,000 charity project opens in a year’s time.

A Norfolk woman left in a wheelchair after what she was told was a routine operation has spoken out about her ordeal on national television.

Relatives are urged to do their bit to help hospital staff fight a major healthcare issue facing elderly patients.

Editor David Powles explains why we are launching the Summer of Swimming campaign.

A number of healthy walks in the Waveney area have been organised for next week by OneLife Suffolk.

A summer-long campaign to encourage more people across the region to take up swimming, highlight safety in the water and fight for facilities is today launched by this newspaper.

West Norfolk has some of the highest rates of heart disease in the country, say organisers of an event to teach people about the condition.

A sculpture emblazoned with dozens of messages of support for victims of domestic violence has gone on show at Sheringham library before going on a county-wide tour.

A 17-year-old girl today tells of the trauma of being forced to wait for seven weeks and then having to travel to London from Norwich for an abortion.

A man who lost his mobility scooter after an unsuccessful PIP assessment has labelled the fact more than 50,000 people have had their transport taken away as “outrageous”.

A Norwich couple has encouraged people affected by Parkinson’s to get involved with organisations which can support them, as Parkinson’s Awareness Week draws to a close.

Two babies born at just 23 weeks and six days have come home from hospital with their mum for the first time.

A family’s fundraising campaign to push for the meningitis B vaccine to be made available free on the NHS to all children, not just babies, has raised about £100,000 in total, after its latest events.

A cancer support group, set up by friends from Lowestoft, is continuing to help others to overcome their fears and concerns about the disease.

A new training programme will enable more mums to give birth at home and cut the number who need caesarians.

A mystery woman who saved the life of a total stranger has told how she performed CPR for an arm-straining ten minutes until paramedics took over.

An £81m centre for food and health research will be the centre of a talk, as the public are invited to find out about the new state-of-the-art facility under construction on Norwich Research Park which will house Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital’s (NNUH) endoscopy facility.

A care home in Norwich has been awarded a cheque after reaching the finals of a design competition.

She was a much-loved friend and daughter who died aged just 27 after a five-year battle with cancer.

Patients from across Norfolk and Waveney are being urged to help the NHS to help them by using healthcare services wisely over the Easter weekend.

A man who had to be brought back from death 16 times after suffering an heart attack has thanked the medics and hospital which cared for him.

Patients from across Norfolk are being asked to nominate the health professional or hospital team who has gone the extra mile in providing their care at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) or Cromer Hospital.

The family of a man who remains in a serious condition after suffering a heart attack on the hottest day of the year have praised the off duty nurse and doctors who saved his life.

A mother diagnosed with cancer was forced to rely on food banks during her illness.

A new position has been created between the region’s mental health trust and Suffolk County Council, with the aim of bring social care and mental health work closer together.

A number of healthy walks in the Waveney area have been organised for next week by OneLife Suffolk.

Thousands more patients in Norfolk and Suffolk are being taken to hospital each year because they are obese.

Her son’s battle with cancer has been well documented and now Callie Blackwell has been meeting with supporters during an emotional book signing event at Jarrold department in store in Norwich to share her own experiences.

It is a debilitating condition which can rob people of their ability to walk, see and even think.

A Norwich woman attempting to complete 12 races in 12 months in memory of her mother will reach the mid-way point during the half-marathon in Norwich tomorrow (Sunday).

Norwich’s Busy Bees nursery has become one of just a dozen out of 329 the provider has across the country to be named a ‘centre of excellence’.

Patients at a Norfolk hospital will benefit from new equipment costing more than £100,000 thanks to fund raising volunteers.

Hospital staff have been warned they face being reprimanded if they fail to look after confidential patient information.

Two of Norfolk’s social care providers have joined forces after Independence Matters acquired Breckland Care at Home.

Could you imagine what it would be like to live without a sense of smell?

The region’s ambulance service is urging the public to ‘be prepared’ ahead of what they predict to be a very busy Easter bank holiday.

The region’s NHS 111 and GP out-of-hours service has made steps towards improvement, a meeting has heard, and is now hitting national targets.

“Obesity is the new smoking... piling on the pounds around our children’s waistlines is piling on billions in future NHS costs. We now spend more on obesity than on the police and fire service combined.”

Fears have been voiced that some of Aylsham’s most vulnerable residents could miss out on vital medication or information after their pharmacy’s phone line was cut off.

Beccles Medical Practice has announced changes to their system and the times patients can contact them.

People in Cromer are urged to support and donate to the local branch of Parkinson’s UK, ahead of the national research charity’s awareness week, which runs from Monday, April 10 to Sunday, April 16.

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