Cockney Rebel singer and musician Steve Harley is the latest to be affected by ambulance wait times, after waiting three hours and ten minutes after injuring his leg on Thursday.

A happier and healthier 2018 is in store for four men who have improved their health.

Residents are invited to attend the next meeting of an engagement group for an NHS body.

The head of the region’s ambulance service said “it rots me to my core” when asked about how he felt about patients suffering long delays as paramedics faced severe winter pressures over the festive season.

Norfolk men are more likely to stick to their plans to quit smoking than Norfolk women, according to figures from NHS England.

North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb has backed a campaign to stop words such as schizo and psychotic being used outside of their mental health context.

Almost 3,000 people have signed a petition to save a home which offers respite care to children with complex needs.

A community in Dereham has rallied together to help a sports-mad teenager to get back on his feet following complications from major surgery.

Another north Norfolk eatery has been branded with a zero food hygiene rating.

Cancer patients in the region could see faster diagnosis and more support at home after a partnership of health chiefs and councils were granted £1.3m.

They are the vital life-saving machines that thousands of East Anglian communities rallied to buy.

A Lowestoft grandmother who has spent almost two months in hospital after being rushed into intensive care while on a family holiday in Florida, could finally be flying home.

Representatives from the region’s ambulance service will face questions from MPs this month following allegations of patient deaths due to delays.

A father-of-two with terminal cancer and his family are in a desperate race against time to raise £70,000 for treatment abroad or face palliative care.

A Norfolk not-for-profit organisation is aiming to help plug a gap in cancer research funding.

People are being invited to share their views on the future of a hospital site and plans to keep essential health services in Halesworth.

It is one of the hardest moments a parent can face, with the life of their beloved newborn child out of their hands.

A care worker from Lowestoft has been recognised as part of a new incentive programme.

A survey of carers in Norfolk has shown more than half suffer themselves from a chronic physical or mental health condition as calls are being made to give them more support.

She hasn’t been a regular fixture on our screens for almost three decades but the years have been kind to former Anglia TV presenter Christine Webber, who really who really hasn’t changed very much since her time on the broadcaster’s flagship About Anglia programme.

Two wards at Bury St Edmund’s West Suffolk Hospital have received an award by a local charity.

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

A new project to help bolster mental health through running is being piloted in two Norwich districts.

A lack of beds and staff led to problems at all three of Norfolk’s hospitals over the weekend.

An open day is being held at The Forum on Wednesday showcasing the huge range of care and support on offer from many of the area’s community organisations.

A hospital is hoping to nurture the healthcare staff of the future by launching its own academy.

The Waveney and District Group of Ramblers have three walks coming up in the week ahead.

New figures released by the Department for Transport (DfT) reveal the walking habits of people across the region.

For the past seven years teenager Archie Ramshaw has been battling an extremely rare blood disorder which has seen him have more than 150 blood transfusions. Reporter Rebecca Murphy spoke to his family as they prepare for the next stage of his journey.

A Norfolk hospital has to borrow £22m to replace its entire roof.

The true scale of delays in getting patients out of ambulances and into the county’s busiest hospital over the winter can finally be revealed - after the NHS originally reported there were no problems.

NHS figures showing there were no ambulance delays at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital over winter are inaccurate.

A care home in Great Yarmouth has been put up for sale for £395,000.

She enjoys music, playing on the swings and making friends at her village toddler group.

A health expert is encouraging parents, schools and toddler groups to promote good tooth brushing among children.

Fundraisers from the Lowestoft-based Lauren Lou appeal, which raises money and awareness in aid of cancer charities, have been involved in two events.

More than £10,000 has been raised by classmates of a four-year-old girl battling cancer after Sprowston Infant School rallied the local community.

Military leavers and veterans are being encouraged to continue serving their country by joining a Norfolk hospital as part of a national scheme which has received the Royal seal of approval.

A charity helping people with disabilities to live more independent lives is urgently seeking volunteers.

The widow of a man who died hours after being discharged from hospital has paid tribute and said he will be “greatly missed”.

Looking after your health, as Victoria Catt will tell you, is not as simple as it used to be.

Generous fundraisers inspired by the plight of a two-year-old girl with cancer have smashed a charity target in just one hour.

None of us likes the prospect of growing old but in reality it’s something all of us hope we’ll get the chance to do.

Residents have been given four weeks to have their say on the future of Patrick Stead Hospital ahead of a decision next month which could see the building put up for sale and services at a nearby day centre stopped.

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

For almost two decades visitors and tourists alike have been visiting the East Runton Tearooms.

Children living in the most deprived areas of our region are more likely to be obese, new statistics have revealed.

It is just months away from opening and will be the first of its kind in Europe - and potentially the world.

“He should still be here” - those were the poignant words of a woman whose 52-year-old partner died on the side of the road in back of an ambulance, after he had been discharged from hospital just hours earlier.

A Norwich woman who is passionate about tackling visual stress has spoken out about the importance of getting the correct diagnosis to ensure the right help.

The sister of a mentally ill man who died after being tranquillised in hospital has slammed the region’s mental health trust for not addressing problems with the practice sooner.

A woman who was reminded of the disappearance of her own husband when a Gorleston student went missing on Boxing Day has launched a scheme to help those struggling with mental ill health.

Three members of the same family will be running the London Marathon in memory of their father who died from a rare form of brain cancer.

Up to 81 patients may have died due to ambulance delays in the east of England over a three-week period, according to a Norfolk MP.

Thomas Tawell House, on Magpie Road, was given the lowest possible rating in three different areas by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The chief executive of a Norfolk health trust is to step down.

The region’s ambulance trust will put extra crews on the road by using private ambulance services and hospitals have been ordered to take patients into A&E quicker.

It is strongly linked to obesity and lack of exercise and it can lead to heart disease and strokes.

Parents of special needs children have been told a lifeline offering them respite care is set to close.

Around £10,000 has now been raised to help less fortunate and vulnerable people with their heating costs this winter.

Students in the Kingsley Care Academy have been presented with £250 bursary cheques to mark the start of their care home work placements.

Geraldine Scott

Geraldine Scott

Health correspondent



Based in Norwich, Geraldine keeps an eye on developments in health affecting people in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. This includes news from the region’s hospitals, clinical commissioning groups, and other areas of the NHS.

She also covers personal stories of the public’s experience with health and wellbeing, including mental health.

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