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The East of England Air Ambulance, which airlifted a woman to hospital today.

The East of England Ambulance Service said it received a call to Morston Road at 12.43pm today to a woman in anaphylactic shock.

Debbie Jansen with her son Ben, daughter Tamara and husband Stephan.  Picture: James Bass

Ambitious plans for a network of parent-lead support groups across Norfolk are coming to fruition thanks to the passion and determination of a mum from 
Martham.

Beat the Street - Pakefield Primary School

In just four weeks, nearly 13,000 people have travelled over 160,000 miles as organisers praised the community benefits of the challenge.

Suzie Reeves who runs health walks for people across Norwich and has overcome her own learning disability to become a leader for those walks. Pictured with project manager Dan Harris. Photo : Steve Adams

It is an activity humans do every day without thinking.

NSFT staff in their onesies.

It could nearly have been a scene from Noah’s Ark.

Mud, mud glorious mud at the Pretty Muddy 5km Race for Life event at Earlham Park, Norwich. 
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

More than 4,600 determined women braved mud, sweat, and tears as Cancer Research brought fundraising event Race 4 Life - Pretty Muddy 5k to Norwich for the first time.

Inside the West Newton ward, the new dementia-friendly ward, at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn.

The West Newton ward has specialist features which include colour-coded bays and visual aids on doors to help hospital patients navigate their way around the space.

Archbishop Sancroft High School student,Holly Welfare, has her head shaved for charity by her mum, Louise Worthington. Holly with Halden Collier who also had his head shaved.

A teenager had her head shaved for charity in a selfless act in front of her whole school.

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

The hosptial in King’s Lynn is to hold a practice fire evacuation exercise next Thursday.

Dorrington House Care Homeon Quebec Road in Dereham. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A care home owner says progress has been made after an inspection found elderly residents were given the wrong types of food.

Mental health. Picture posed by model.

A mental health helpline was yesterday given a reprieve. One user told us how it helped save her life.

Hellesdon - Hellesdon Hospital.  Photo: Bill Smith

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust could have saved more than £3.5m by recruiting its own staff.

Picture: Newscast Online

A Norfolk mental health helpline which has had more than 6,000 calls since January was saved from the axe this morning.

EEAST CEO Anthony Marsh. Photo: Steve Adams

The resignation of the Norfolk and Norwich hospital trust’s chief executive means there are now three health providers without long-term chiefs.

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There are not many more effective ways of getting your child to behave than threatening them with a trip to the dentist.

Patients from Danbury Lodge dementia unit at Royal British Legion home Halsey House on a walk along the Pier which taps into their memories and helps their condition. The sessions run with Active Norfolk are open to others. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A breath of fresh air has put a smile on the faces of dementia patients and their families.

North Walsham mayor Brenda West (left) and other supporters of North Walsham as a dementia-friendly community cut a cake made for the launch by Kim Wilmott. Picture: ALEX HURRELL

More than 100 people turned out to support the launch of North Walsham as a dementia-friendly community.

Andrew Hopkins has resigned as finance director of Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust.

The trust providing mental health care to patients in Norfolk and Suffolk has been hit by the resignation of its finance director.

A holiday maker from Reading smoking on the beach in Great Yarmouth.
 

Picture: James Bass

City leaders in Brighton are considering banning smoking on their beaches. A step too far for civil liberties or the logical next step to a healthier society?

L-R: Vicky Smith, Aaron Nazar, Laura Blanc, Graham Chambers, and Anthony Marsh, CEO of East of England Ambulance Service.

More patients admitted with serious injuries are surviving at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital than anywhere else in the eastern region of England.

Lee Mazzone, who became obese following a difficult childhood, had gastric surgery which his has left him with sagging skin which hangs over his belt and causes infections, with his step father Alan and mother Denise.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Former care minister Norman Lamb has hit out at health bosses after they keep refusing to remove three stone’s worth of a mental health patient’s excess skin following a gastric operation.

Photo: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Patients have provided “thousands of shocking stories” about being discharged from hospital without the right care and support.

Retired doctors Sunder Bathapudy, left, and his wife Valli are travelling to India to work in a leprosy hospital with retired nurse Peter Kemp.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A retired nursing assistant will end a 50-year wait to get to India after signing up to help at a hospital which only treats patients with leprosy.

Paramedics meet MPs in Westminster to present petition to keep Anthony Marsh

The “extraordinary” 700-name petition calling for stand-in ambulance boss Anthony Marsh to stay cannot be dismissed, a Norfolk MP and former health minister has said as paramedics descended on parliament to raise their concerns about losing their leader.

Norwich North M.P Chloe Smith. Photo: Steve Adams

MPs from across the country rounded on the Government over its “shabby” announcement that help for the victims of the contaminated blood scandal will be delayed.

Steve Sillett, contaminated blood victim, at home.

Victims of the NHS blood scandal have reacted with anger and disappointment after the government announced a delay in spending £25m to help those affected.

Paramedics raise concerns in London in 2013 with then Care Minister Norman Lamb MP.

Ambulance staff today take their concerns to Parliament to alert politicians to ongoing disputes within their trust.

An artist impression of how the new theatres will look at the James Paget Hospital. Picture: submitted

Excitement is building at the James Paget Hospital as a multi-million pound project to build four new theatres nears completion.

The successful Ambulatory Unit at the James Paget University Hospital. Dr Josip Stosic, consultant acute and critical care, left, with Phil Weihser, project manager and point of care service lead, with a machine blood testing for potential clots. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Health experts at a Norfolk hospital believe they have found the key to drastically cut patient waiting time following a three-month pilot programme.

The 'Beat The Street' walking campaign is nearing its conclusion. Picture: Nick Butcher.

With only a few days left of a popular walking competition, the end target is in sight!

Graeme Dorrans with his wife Yvonne, daughters Leah, 12, Ava, 3, and son, Austyn, 1.
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The wife of Norwich City star Graham Dorrans has spoken of her sorrow after having a stillborn daughter.

Nick and Maxine Fulcher from North Lopham have been struggling to get the right care for their son Kieran.

The devastated family of a Norfolk teenager who has been sectioned due to mental health problems have told of the many failings in care they believe he faced.

Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday July 15, 2015. Photo credit should read: PA Wire

Contaminated blood victims have been promised there will be an announcement as to the government’s next step within the next few days - after being disappointed by not being mentioned in Prime Minister’s Question Time.

The Duke of Cambridge as he begins his new job with the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) at Cambridge Airport. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday July 13, 2015. The former RAF search and rescue helicopter pilot will work as a co-pilot transporting patients to hospital from emergencies ranging from road accidents to heart attacks. See PA story ROYAL William. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Prince William is “settling in well” in his new job as a life-saving air ambulance pilot, and has already flown on three missions.

NARS volunteer Critical Care Paramedic Ryan Warwick receives a bravery award from Anthony Marsh, Chief Executive of the East of England Ambulance Serive NHS Trust.

Despite being unable to swim, Ryan Warwick still entered the water-filled ditch in an attempt to rescue a young woman inside a car that was upside-down at Wissington, near Downham Market.

Jennie Brooker of Special-FX  a new business using animals to help people with self confidence and  social learning issues. Her daughter Jessica Spooner (16) was helped by Smartie the pony, helping to transform her from a girl who would not go to school due to bullying and anxiety problems to a girl now aiming to be a vet.

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A mother who watched her daughter suffer with crippling anxiety found an innovative method of recovery - all it took was some horsing around.

Food hygiene inspectors take readings at a local restaurant. Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Nearly a fifth of the region’s takeaway restaurants inspected this year failed food hygiene tests – despite overall standards improving.

Kate Wood; Picture submitted

A Norfolk mother and daughter have backed a campaign for an operation carried out on women to be suspended after they both suffered painful problems after having the treatment.

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

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital has been fined more than £24,000 for failing to meet national ambulance handover targets.

Annie Walker, who was given contaminated blood in a transfusion in the 1970s. 
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Victims of the contaminated blood scandal are hoping that Prime Minister David Cameron will today give them the news they have been waiting decades for.

Jayne Biggs, right, who is campaigning for more defibrillators in the community, her daughter Violet, centre, who suffered a cardiac arrest two years ago, and Ryan Freeman, left, headteacher at Homefield Primary school who have just installed their own defibrillator.

A primary school has raised enough money to purchase easy-to-use lifesaving equipment, giving those who could suffer a cardiac arrest the best chance at survival.

The Duke of Cambridge has started working for the East Anglian Air Ambulance. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

First day nerves can affect anyone – including, it seems, the Duke of Cambridge.

Prince William, who begins flying missions foir the East Anglian Air Ambulance from tomorrow.

Prince William could take to the air tomorrow flying the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

Lord Prior at his home Swannington Manor.
 PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Lord Prior thought his political career was over.

David Prior, chairman of the Care Quality Commission. 
Photo: Bill Smith

New health minister and former Norfolk MP Lord Prior has called on health and local authorities to work more closely together to combat problems in the NHS.

Local mental health helpline to be introduced in West Norfolk. Picture: Newscast Online

The service, based in King’s Lynn, will begin in September to offer more localised support for patients.

Valerie Sullivan, 70, is a Coeliac and can only eat gluten free foods. The North Norfolk Clinical Commissioning group sent her a letter saying they are stopping her prescription for gluten free food which is very expensive in shops and supermarkets. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A 70-year-old great grandmother who has to follow a strict gluten-free diet has been told she will no longer receive the food she needs on prescription due to health spending cuts.

Kimberley Miller, 29, recovering after a gallbladder removal operation. Picture: MAURICE GRAY

A mother-of-three had to be resuscitated twice while undergoing a routine operation for appendicitis.

Radley Sexton met his hero Lewis Hamilton at the British Grand Prix. Picture: Ian Burt

When Radley Sexton was undergoing cancer treatment, the youngster wished that one day he would meet Lewis Hamilton – and that dream came true as his Formula One hero raced to an impressive win at the British Grand Prix.

The East Anglian Air Ambulance. Picture: Ian Burt

A fresh bid to represent the issues facing air ambulance charities across the country has been announced.

Cromer Ambulance Open Day in aid of Nelson's Journey charity. Pictured is Chris and Jacob Minns.

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

An ambulance open event saw the union of staff, their families and the community for a day of music and fund raising for Nelson’s Journey.

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

A previously secret report on staff views within the region’s mental health trust this week lifted the lid on a catalogue of problems affecting staff and patients. This included crippling caseloads, scores of cases going dangerously unallocated and a feeling of chaos. So what’s being done about the problems? Investigations editor David Powles spoke to Michael Scott, chief executive of Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust. Here is the full transcript of that interview.

broken chocolate bar isolated on white

It is a much-loved treat for sweet tooths and not known for its health benefits, but a radical new study at the University of East Anglia aims to link eating chocolate to reducing the risk of dementia.

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

A governor of the mental health trust has said the publication of the Alexander report should have been handled more openly and honestly.

Anne-Marie Minihane, professor of nutrigenetics at University of East Anglia.

Chocoholics are being encouraged to take part in a multi-million pound research project spanning three continents which could cast new light on how to prevent dementia.

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

A critical report yesterday revealed the impact of cuts and a shake-up on the service received by thousands of the region’s mental health patients. But how many of the problems outlined in the 2014 survey exist now? Investigations editor David Powles reports.

First day of the Royal Norfolk Show 2015. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The region’s ambulance service has been responding to hundreds of extra call-outs brought on by the scorching temperatures.

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Mental health staff told of feeling ‘helpless’, ‘disempowered’ and described their department as being ‘in chaos’ in a damning report, which raised serious concerns about the safety of patients they treat.

Mental health. Pictured: A young man suffering from depression looks out a window wondering how to cope with the day ahead. Picture: Newscast Online

EXTRACTS FROM THE REPORT

Understanding the Impact of Trust Service Strategy on staff working in the Central Adult Service Line, prepared by Marie Alexander, acting clinical education lead.

Clive Lewis asks his first question to the Prime Minister

Prime Minister David Cameron has been urged to demand the publication of a highly-critical report outlining the views of staff at the region’s mental health service.

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.

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