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EEAST CEO Anthony Marsh. Photo: Steve Adams

Hundreds of ambulance workers are calling for their chief executive to stay, fearing things will “unravel” if he leaves.

The NSFT's Hellesdon Hospital.

An inquest has opened to examine the death of a mental health patient who died three days after choking on a sandwich.

Anna Dugdale resigned as chief executive of Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital on Thursday night. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

On Friday morning patients and visitors at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital had no idea that a few hours earlier the fate of the long-serving chief executive had been sealed.

The second annual Spire Hospital charity cycle challenge participants prepare to leave from Spire Norwich Hospital for the next leg of the ride.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Charity-minded medical workers took to two wheels to raise money for a good cause.

Defibrillators pump electrical energy to the heart.

Thieves stole a defibrillator from North Walsham in the early hours of this morning after dialling 999 and claiming someone was having a heart attack.

James Paget University Hospital, Gorleston, Norfolk.

Measures are being taken to ensure a hospital trust is not left with a staff shortage ahead of new immigration rules which could force many nurses to leave the UK.

Anna Dugdale, has resigned as chief executive of Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The chief executive of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital resigned last night following discontent among medical staff and a critical report which highlighted an alleged “bullying culture”.

Michael Scott CEO of the Norfolk and Suffolk FoundationTrust  answering questions on the findings in Care Quality Commission report. Photo : Steve Adams

The region’s ailing mental health trust has refused to release a highly-critical report containing the views of some of its staff, claiming that doing so would stop workers from raising issues in future.

Banham Community Centre - Frank Foster-Wright and Geraldine Sayers Cowper with member of the community and fayre organisers

Lifesaving equipment has been installed in the heart of a south Norfolk village.

The NSFT's Hellesdon Hospital.

Mental health patients in Norfolk and Suffolk are increasingly being sent to beds across the country - despite pledges to reduce the practice.

Former member of the armed services, Naomi Aide, who is now working at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

A former RAF worker who served twice in Afghanistan before being medically discharged has praised a hospital’s pilot programme to help veterans get jobs in the NHS.

Michael Scott CEO of the Norfolk and Suffolk FoundationTrust  answering questions on the findings in Care Quality Commission report. Photo : Steve Adams

A mental health trust which is aiming to make savings of £8.9million spent a record high of £2.4m on temporary staff last month, it has emerged.

Norfolk and Norwich Hospital consultant cardiologist Liam Hughes who believes that NHS targets are creating an uneasy balance for staff and patients alike. Photo : Steve Adams

Staff and management at Norfolk’s biggest health provider are under a “ridiculous amount of pressure,” according to an outgoing senior consultant.

Referrals to our mental health services are soaring while funding and staff are being slashed.

An increase in stress, anxiety and depression are thought to be among the reasons behind an extra 10,286 referrals to Suffolk and Norfolk’s mental health trust over the last five years.

Nicola Fleming has had 4 miscarriages and been diagnosed with Thrombophilia which probably caused them and which increases her risk of DVT. She's already lost 5 stone and is trying to lose a further 5 to reduce her risk and increase her chances of a successful pregnancy. She's doing a sponsored coastal walk to help shift more weight and raise money for Diabetes UK. Nicola and her partner Eddie Williams own Mr Schnorby's pet business in Cromer. Her pet springer spaniel Mr Schnorby's will be doing some of the walk with her.

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A woman who has suffered the heartbreak of repeated miscarriages is planning a 102-mile charity walk to increase the chances that one day she might cradle her own baby in her arms.

Abbie Gooch and Ryan Lewis receiving a certificate of appreciation from Delivery Suite Matron Ann Walker after presenting her with a cuddlecot for the suite.

A heartbroken couple whose baby died at birth have presented the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital with a “cuddle cot” which means other parents in the same situation can spend time with their infant.

St Nicholas Care Home in Sheringham which stopped being a nursing home and is now a residential home after a nursing-shortage crisis. 

Photo by Mark Bullimore

A care home in Sheringham has gone from being rated inadequate to good in seven months.

Carol Bell from Hellesdon, who has had a dramatic improvement to her life after receiving stem cell treatment in China .Pictured with daughter Nikki. Photo : Steve Adams

A 73-year old woman with motor neurone disease who risked death to have treatment in China has said the decision has made her life worth living again.

GPs are being urged to fast-track cancer testing in new guidelines designed to halve the number of people who die as a result of a late diagnosis.

Kerry Durrant is cycling the L’Etape du Tour 2015 in July to raise money for NICU, as his daughter Annalise spent the first six weeks of her life there as a premature baby.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

A father is tackling a brutal cycle challenge to raise money for the hospital unit which saved his daughter’s life.

Photo: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

New immigration rules that mean migrants must be earning £35,000 or more to stay in the UK after six years will cost millions of pounds to the NHS and compromise patient safety, a nurses’ union has warned.

The government wants doctors to be on call for patients for seven days a week.

Plans to keep surgeries open seven days a week must be supported by additional GPs before it can go ahead, Norfolk’s representative for the British Medical Association has said.

George Lacey and wife Lara with their precious daughter Kitty-Lily. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A family are donating a christening fund to the hospital unit which cared for their twin daughters.

James Paget University Hospital, Gorleston, Norfolk.

“We need more beds” – that is the stark warning from a hospital’s accident and emergency department lead consultant amid figures showing a sharp rise in the number of patients.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced a recruitment drive to secure a “dramatic” 10% increase in GPs, in a bid to deliver a seven-day service.

Michael Scott CEO of the Norfolk and Suffolk FoundationTrust. Photo : Steve Adams

The region’s mental health trust has agreed steps to improve its poor finances after the regulator for foundation trusts intervened.

Working together: Paramedics join with a crew from Norwich's Carrow Station at an accident in Pettus Road, Norwich

EDP editor Nigel Pickover spent Wednesday with the East of England Ambulance Service as it dealt with dozens of calls – and life and death issues – across Norfolk.

Angelina Mills has been undergoing hers of treatment for a rare brain disorder called Sturge Weber Syndrome. Despite this she is attending Sheringham Primary school where she is learning with other pupils in a mainstream setting with her one to one support worker Kerri Purcell.

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Five years ago next week a very sick baby underwent pioneering surgery to disconnect half her brain, permanently removing parts of it.

Retired nurse Gina Smith, 60, of Roughton is appealing for help from her former colleagues because she believes the cancer she has developed from asbestos in the old Norfolk and Norwich Hospital and West Norwich.  Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A retired nurse is calling for help from her former colleagues after she was given the tragic news she had an incurable cancer related to asbestos.

A woman was wrongly diagnosed with lupus, a disease affecting the immune system, and took steroids for this for three years while Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust carried out more investigations.

Photo: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

An ambulance should have taken a frail, sick woman to hospital, according to the health ombudsman.

Photo: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

A Norfolk GP surgery, which has not been named, failed to warn three patients – a daughter and her parents – before giving them 30 days to find a new GP, which is a breach of NHS regulations.

Actor Sir John Hurt

Veteran actor Sir John Hurt, who lives in north Norfolk, has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

A pregnant woman was paid £15,000 after an opportunity to save her baby was missed.

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust has been forced to pay the mother of a stillborn baby £15,000 after it failed to spot an opportunity to save the child’s life.

Members of Norfolk Young Carers Forum

She is only 17 years of age but Chloe Moore already works harder than many adults.

Louie Burrell

A brave and budding footballer says he is determined to achieve his dream of playing professionally despite living with diabetes.

Emily Bulman at her 'Craft and Make Fayre' in Brundall raising money for Great Ormond Street
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

As way of saying thank-you to the hospital where she underwent a life saving heart operation, a nine-year-old girl is tirelessly fundraising to help other children.

Research on 21,000 people in Norfolk found that, compared to people who ate no chocolate, those with a higher intake had an 11pc lesser risk of cardiovascular disease and a 25pc reduced risk of associated death. Pic: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Research on 21,000 people in Norfolk has led scientists to link eating up to 100g (4oz) of chocolate a day to a lowered risk of heart disease and stroke.

Photo: Press Association

The number of serious incidents in the region’s mental health trust has risen by more than 40pc in the last three years.

Rob Roger, CEO Spire Healthcare.

A private hospital group has won a national award for the second year running.

Karl Perryman. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A King’s Lynn hospital chief has been sentenced to 14 months in prison after he sent a series of poison pen letters to a junior colleague.

Diabetes is on the rise.

Unhealthy diets and lack of physical activity are among the reasons the number of people diagnosed with diabetes has grown by more than 4,000 across Norfolk and Suffolk, doctors are warning.

Jenny Beesley, Chairman of the East Coast Hospice.  Picture: James Bass

Campaigners bidding to build a hospice on the outskirts of Gorleston have said the public will be “confused” by “conflicting” appeals.

David Hall, of St Paul's Close, Hellesdon, needs an interpreter at his father's funeral tomorrow.

The EDP/Evening News is thanking its readers after we were inundated with messages from people who wanted to help David Hall.

Tom Gillingwater 28 - Simon Dazeley 46, Daniel Whitby 31, Kyle Kenneally 18, Steve Cox 55, Chris Witmore 37, Dermot Chapman 53, Mark Porter 34,  Jake Wright 24, Ross Lomax 24 pose for the calender.

A group of men from across Norfolk and Suffolk have bared all for a male cancer charity.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital at Colney.

Inspectors have praised Norfolk’s biggest health provider for improving the way it maintains its patients’ diginity during treatment - but concerns were raised over an alleged culture of bullying within the leadership team.

David Hall, of St Paul's Close, Hellesdon, needs an interpreter at his father's funeral tomorrow.

A deaf man is appealing for a Norfolk interpreter to help him say goodbye to his father at his funeral tomorrow.

Public meeting on the consultation to close Southwold hospital.

Health bosses have guaranteed care would be provided for patients before a community hospital was officially closed.

Laura Hughes, 27, of Grove Road, Norwich.

More patients are not being treated for cancer in time by national standards at Norfolk hospitals.

Norwich North MP Chloe Smith. Photo: Steve Adams.

A Norwich MP has written to the minister responsible for mental health funding and the county’s clinical commissioning groups after funding for a helpline was not renewed.

Councillor Sue Whitaker

Volunteers and communities are set to play a bigger part in adult social care under new plans drawn up by Norfolk County Council.

Glenys and Keith Bright, of Lowestoft Road, Gorleston.

A loving wife who looks after her wheelchair-bound husband says healthcare professionals must do more to support and understand carers.

Fire crews are at the scene.

Firefighters are battling a fire at a farm in mid Norfolk.

The Louise Hamilton Centre.

Picture: James Bass

A campaign has been launched to build an end-of-life hospice in the grounds of the James Paget University Hospital at Gorleston.

Jamie Barber with his son Stanley, who attends sessions at Shine. Jamie is running in the Norfolk 100km in aid of Shine

A determined Caister dad is lacing up his trainers as he prepares for a mammoth charity mission in aid of a group close to his heart.

First time blood donor Peter Raven being screened at the session at Carrow Road.  Photo: Bill Smith

People in Norfolk are being urged to donate blood which could save lives after it emerged there has been a 40% drop of new volunteers coming forward across England and North Wales.

Mhairi Claxton and her guide dog Bramble are forced to walk in the road due to parked cars on the pavements. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A severely visually impaired woman is urging drivers in Norwich to think twice before parking on pavements as she is forced to walk in the middle of the road.

Amanda Headley, chief executive of Norwich and Central Norfolk Mind.

A charity boss says she is “shocked and extremely disappointed” after commissioners decided not to fund a mental health helpline which has had more than 6,000 calls since January.

An East of England Ambulance. Photo: Steve Adams

Emergency crews’ response times to people suffering life-threatening medical conditions have dropped dramatically in north Norfolk, despite improvements in other areas of the county.

Kath Sansom has launched a campaign against a gynaecology operation in which a TVT sling is used. Picture: HELEN DRAKE

Calls have been made for a controversial operation carried out on women to be suspended amid concerns about potentially painful and debilitating after effects.

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