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Robert Morton

The new chief executive of the region’s ambulance service is only four days into his new role, but already has big plans for the future of the trust.

Parents Jonny Watts, partner Kay Mansfield want to praise and raise funds for Norfolk and Norwich Hospital neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) after their baby Kenny was born 10 weeks early. 


Baby Kenny Watts should still be snuggled up inside his mum, waiting for his birthday on September 7.

Norfolk Youth Council members Rachel Bird, Mark Brown, Meghan Teviotdale and Jordan Morris who are fundraising to go on a trip to Canada for a mental health conference. 
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Two young Norwich patients who have suffered from depression and psychotic episodes as teenagers are calling for more education to be provided in schools to help people better understand mental health.

Cromer Big C welfare advice  team  (left to right): Nikki Morris, Big C; Carrie Moore, patient manager; Jane Manning, Big C; Kathy Wales, advisor; Anita Martins, matron, pictured at Cromer hospital where the new service will be run.

A new advice service helping cancer patients with financial tips is launching in north Norfolk.

The NHS Walk In Centre, and Health Centre are open at Rouen House. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Health bosses have hailed the community effort behind the re-opening of a Norwich walk-in centre.

Hospice nurse took cash donation home

The actions of a former St Nicholas Hospice nurse who dishonestly took a £1,000 donation home have been condemned by the charity’s boss.

Mental health. Pictured: A woman consoled by her friend. Picture: Newscast Online

There have been huge increases in the number of children suffering from mental health problems - but the service to help them needs a complete overhaul, an investigation can reveal today.

James Paget University Hospital, Gorleston, Norfolk.

A Norfolk hospital trust is searching for the cause of a rise in deaths after it emerged a higher-than-expected amount of patients have died.

Claire and Jamie Barnard with their four-day-old daughter, Marcie, who arrived in hurry at their home at Rockland St Mary with the help of her grandmother, Sue Morris. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A proud grandmother delivered her daughter’s first baby on a bedroom floor surrounded by her family.

Run Norwich

Are you running the Norwich 10k on Sunday? We sent our reporter out on the route of Norwich’s newest road race with a body camera.

Trevor Killeen, medical students committee rep, Norwich, 2014

Starting any new job is daunting, but few more so than healing the sick. Dr Trevor Killeen, who is 41, shares his first week at the James Paget University Hospital

An East of England Ambulance. Photo: Steve Adams

Paramedics are being given the option of volunteering for call-outs in their last hour of work which could mean non-emergency patients facing less ambulance waiting-time.

Former airline pilot John Hoyte is at the centre of a fight after he quit in 2005 after suffering 16 years of adverse reactions, dizziness, slurring, and headaches. He now runs his flight simulator business in Norwich.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

We revealed yesterday how a Norfolk man is at the heart of a campaign to prove contaminated air inside planes poisoned him, dozens of fellow cabin crew and even passengers. Investigations editor David Powles takes a closer look at the issue.

Left to right back row Sarah Tuttle, Dale Brooks, Steven Nicholls, Lee Tuttle front row Jade White, Claire Brooks and Mia Tuttle. Pic: Submitted.

The family of a girl who was treated at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital has given thanks for the care she received - with a generous donation to the children’s department.

Former airline pilot John Hoyte is at the centre of a fight after he quit in 2005 after suffering 16 years of adverse reactions, dizziness, slurring, and headaches. He now runs his flight simulator business in Norwich.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

A Norfolk man is at the heart of a growing campaign to prove that contaminated air inside planes poisoned him, dozens of fellow cabin crew and even passengers.

Melanie Gilson with her daughter Isla.
Isla contracted a condition called Group B strep shortly after birth. 

Picture: James Bass

Isla Gilson was just hours old when an unexpected illness almost ended her life.

Models of the exhibition gather with Norwich North MP Chloe Smith, who has helped the exhibition have a place in the Houses of Parliament.

Fifty brave women have stripped off in front of the camera to show how having breast surgery does not impact their femininity.

File photo by Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

More than 8,000 homes were affected by a power cut for nearly five hours after a combine harvester brought down a power line in a field.


File photo dated 12/03/13 of a man lighting a cigarette, as a new report said that the ban on smoking in public should be extended to pub gardens, school gates, parks and outdoor areas of restaurants. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday August 13, 2015. The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) said the ban, introduced in 2007, had

More than half of people in Norfolk who tried to stop smoking managed to quit the habit last year, new figures show.

James Paget University Hospital, Gorleston, Norfolk.

A hospital has apologised and paid more than £1,000 in compensation after it failed to diagnose a patient’s cancer soon enough.

Steve Sillett who is waiting for a liver transplant. With his wife Di.
Picture by: Sonya Duncan

A long-suffering victim of the contaminated blood scandal has been given news of a fresh blow to his health – after being told he needs a second liver transplant.

Hellesdon - Hellesdon Hospital.  Photo: Bill Smith

Mental health units in Norwich and Great Yarmouth will be boosted by the appointment of new doctors.

SOS Bus on Prince of Wales Road, Norwich on a Saturday night.

They are among the army of emergency workers who help keep visitors to Norwich’s clubland safe, providing a haven for all in their familiar yellow buses. Reporter Lucy Clapham spent a night with the volunteer team on the SOS bus.

Walsham Grange.

Inspectors have criticised a care home where staff referred to patients by their room numbers and razors were left in communal areas which posed a risk to residents.

Rod Wells, a critical care paramedic with East Anglian Air Ambulance.

They spend hours every day dealing with emergencies in the east of England. So what is life like as an air ambulance crew member?

Orthopaedic consultant John Nolan.

History has been made at the N&N after it became the first hospital in the east of England to carry out a pioneering new hip replacement created by a 3D printer.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

More than one in five cancer patients are having to wait longer for treatment as Norfolk hospitals continue to miss a key target.

Campaign around raising awareness about farmers and agricultural workers poisoned by sheep dip. Paul Claxton of Toftwood, who used to work with sheep dip. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

It’s long been believed some farmers have suffered ill-health and even brain damage from using sheep dip. Now there are growing calls on the government to officially recognise the problem. Investigations editor David Powles reports.

Emma Tims, left, with her sister Charlotte Bullen

A “twist of fate” found a Belton nurse, who was off duty at the time, thrown into action to revive a man suffering a cardiac arrest on the side of the road.

Robert Morton

Campaigner says East of England Ambulance Service Trust’s (EEAST) new boss Robert Morton must listen to and gain the confidence of frontline staff.

Residents, relatives and Care UK colleagues outside the new Hartismere Place care home following their preview visit.

Residents from Care UK’s Paddock House care home, in Eye, have taken a first look around their new home on Castleton Way in the town.

Protest in North Walsham about the future of the NHS and being privatised.


Supporters of the NHS gathered in North Walsham today to voice their fears about privatisation.

Bourn Hall Fertility Clinc has opened up on North Lynn Business Village in King's Lynn - From left, Carolyn Rudd, Lead Physician Dr Hamed Al-Taher, Terri Burns, Kimberley Gardiner, Carol Steel. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Prospective parents are set to benefit from the opening of an IVF clinic’s new facility which will put a stop to potentially upsetting hospital visits.

New operating theatres at James Paget University Hospital. Left to right, Dr Pushpa L. Nathan, Dr Ayodele Obideyi and Gail Banham, clinical lead, senior operating department practitioner. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Patients at the James Paget University Hospital are set to benefit from a new operating theatre suite which is part of an £8m programme to improve facilities.

Robert Morton

The region’s ambulance service has appointed its new chief executive.

Ambulances lined up at Ipswich Hospital

A Suffolk MP last night called for “excessive” payment for departing public service executives to be consigned to the “dustbin of the past”.

Catherine Edgington from Big Blue Sky in Wells, was stung by a swarm of bees causing her to go into anaphylactic shock while walking her dog. She was saved by the Air Ambulance. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A primary school teacher who had an allergic reaction after being stung by a bee has praised East Anglian Air Ambulance after it came to her rescue for the second time in three years.

Annabel Carlton

A nurse will swap treatment for tae kwon do as she targets two gold medals in the upcoming World Martial Arts Games on home territory.

Naji Malak who has launched a new charity for ex-servicemen recovering from PTSD. The charity is based on  Bethel Street, Norwich. Photo :Steve Adams

Former servicemen who return from life in the Armed Forces with trauma or mental difficulties can receive treatment free of charge thanks to the launch of a new charity in Norwich.

Speedway rider Lewis Kerr is back home. Picture: Ian Burt

King’s Lynn speedway star Lewis Kerr is back home, after spending 10 days in hospital, following a horror smash.

Ross Buggins, who has recovered from a serious brain condition.

It was a six-month ordeal which saw Ross Buggins slip swiftly from feeling a bit “down in the dumps” to being sectioned under the Mental Health Act and spending days in coma-like sleeps.

Hellesdon - Hellesdon Hospital.  Photo: Bill Smith

The region’s underfire mental health trust is not improving as quickly as hoped, according to a health watchdog’s leader for mental health.

Southwold Hospital.

Southwold Hospital will not be taking any new inpatients on the grounds of patient safety after ‘uncertainty’ surrounding its future led to a drop in staff numbers.

Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto

‘Which has more calories – a glass of wine or a pint of beer?’ It’s not an easy question to answer, but it’s one which is often asked of me, as I serve behind the bar.

Thomas Gabriel, who signed up for an ear trial only for it to be discovered he had a potentially life-threatening heart condition.

When Thomas Gabriel signed up for a research trial into his ear problem, little did he know it would save him from another potentially life-threatening condition.

The East Anglian Air Ambulance helicopter.

A Hethersett woman remains in hospital with serious head injuries after being airlifted from her home.

Steve and Lisa Pierce with twin daughters Jessica-Leigh and Ava-Lillie.

A mother from Hemsby has talked of the strength she gained from the support and care her family received from East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) following the death of her nine-month old daughter Jessica.

East Anglian Ambulance Trust CEO Anthony Marsh. Photo: Steve Adams

Politicians have reacted with fear and concern after it emerged the interim chief executive of the region’s ambulance trust has left his position.

Liam Tuddenham, 3, has been diagnosed with autism. His parents, Ben and Charmaine, are trying to raise money to train their dog Bobby to become a service dog for Liam.  Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Dogs are known as man’s best friend. And one lovable pooch could soon become a little boy’s lifeline.

Man smoking an electronic cigarette. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo

Norfolk has one of the highest populations of teenage smokers in England, new figures reveal.

Chloe Cowles, Daniel Warnes and Annabel Francis-Ray with Chris Levis. Picture: Submitted

Three young first aiders have been presented with a prestigious accolade from St John Ambulance.

QEH chief executive Dorothy Hosein. Picture: Ian Burt

A west Norfolk hospital will now focus on clearing its deficit of almost £14m, after it was formally removed from special measures.

Stacey Skinner with her son Miles Skinner.

A Hellesdon family, whose youngest member was born several weeks prematurely, has raised more than £1,100 for new equipment at the N&N’s children’s playground - and have thanked EDP and Evening News readers for their support.

Mike Homes is donating his 100th pint of blood on monday at Sheringham Community Centre and coincides with him levying refereeing adult football after 38 years.


An active grandfather is urging people to give blood following his 100th donation in 40 years.

Gina Weston with her son Ryan Sweatman who died aged 19 from meningitis.

A north Norfolk mother who lost two sons to meningitis is urging parents to get their children protected against the deadly disease following a vaccination breakthrough.

Britain in Bloom judges Darren Share and Rae Beckwith during their visit to Norwich.
 Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

The horticultural efforts of volunteers across the city were praised as RHS Britain in Bloom judges paid a visit to Norwich.

Beverley Sneezum with her father Peter Appleton who has terminal bowel cancer.

The daughter of a man with incurable bowel cancer says it is a “scandal” that her family has to pay thousands of pounds for his care – but health bosses remain adamant he does not qualify for a special care package.

The scene of the accident on the A1088 at Honington.

Staff at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital have paid tribute to a trainee anaesthetist who died in a car crash on Monday.

Speedway rider Lewis Kerr is back home. Picture: Ian Burt

King’s Lynn speedway star Lewis Kerr is out of a coma after a crash on Sunday left him with critical injuries.

Lewis Kerr on the speedway track. Picture: Ian Burt

A support fund set up for injured King’s Lynn speedway star Lewis Kerr has stormed passed its fundraising target of £2,000 in less than 24 hours and stood at close to £4,000 on Wednesday morning.

Michael Tyrrell, who collapsed and stopped breathing whilst waiting for a bus at Norwich Bus Station, with the defibrillator he presented to the bus station and Karl Giles who helped save his life.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

A pensioner whose life was saved by staff members at Norwich Bus Station has rewarded their heroic actions by raising money to install a vital piece of emergency equipment on the premises.

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