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A national body wants hearing services, such as support with hearing aids, to be extended. Photo: Steve Adams

A nationwide body is calling on health bosses in Great Yarmouth to give patients more choice by rolling out hearing services to the high street.

Glenn  Burrows (right) of the national campaign group 38 degrees hands over a petition to save the NHS to three of the five general election candidates for North Norfolk, pictured from left Denise Burke (Labour), Norman Lamb (Liberal Democrats) and Mick Macartney-Filgate (Green Party).   Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Campaigners have been calling on the public to back their fight to ‘Save the NHS’ by signing a petition.

Wells, where a dementia-friendly community initiative has been launched. Picture: Chris Bishop

The town is the sixth community in the county to sign up to an initiative by Age UK Norfolk, joining Aylsham, Wymondham, Swaffham, Diss and Wayland.

Oulton Medical Centre. Picture: Nick Butcher

A GP has vowed to make “rapid improvements” at Oulton Medical Centre, near Lowestoft after inspectors put the practice into special measures- stating it was not adequately providing safe, well-led and effective services.

Diss Leisure Centre
Picture by: Sonya Duncan

The results of a £150,000 makeover will be unveiled on Monday when Diss Leisure Centre opens its doors to the public.

The haul of cigarettes and tobacco bought by the undercover team in Great Yarmouth

The tide of illicit cigarettes and tobacco that is flooding Great Yarmouth’s streets was uncovered in a sting operation.

Abbeville Residential Care home on Wellesley Road, Great Yarmouth.

Picture: James Bass

A Great Yarmouth care home has successfully addressed a range of concerns but does have some issues with the management of medicines, inspectors have found.

Generic Stock of Hospital ward pictures. . PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday October 3, 2014. See PA story . Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

Patients with diabetes will get a late-night snack at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (N&N) after a successful trial last year.

The official launch of the new East Anglian Air Ambulance helicopter at Quy Mill, Stow cum Quy. L-R: Dave Surtees (pilot), Jenny Stevenson (pilot), Mark Milsom (paramedic) and Dr Victor Inyang.

When the Duke of Cambridge takes to the skies with the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) service this summer, it will be at the controls of a new state-of-the-art helicopter.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

A football agent has described his “extraordinary” experience at the centre of an Ebola scare which closed the intensive care unit at the region’s biggest hospitals.

Dr Matt Piccaver who works at Grove Surgery in Thetford will be doing the Legends of Sherwood race for charity.

We revealed yesterday how drastic measures have helped to reduce potentially lethal cases of hospital-acquired infections on our wards. Here Suffolk doctor Matthew Piccaver gives his take on efforts to stop the spread of so-called superbugs.

Home visiting service volunteers Caroline Baker, Bob Chaplow and Pat Cox (front, from left) with (back, from left) Holt and District Dementia Support Group chairman Wendy Richley and home visiting service co-ordinator Eleanor Sidgwick. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

A new respite service for carers of people with dementia has been launched at Holt, following the success of a weekly drop-in support group opened last year in St Andrew’s Church meeting room.

East Anglian Air Ambulance has launched its new helicopter.

The East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) has launched its latest helicopter, the H145 T2.

Nurse Katrine Kiertzner. Picture Matthew Usher.

A support group for people who have recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease is to begin this week in Norfolk.

Rob Walker at his home in Watton with his wife Kim and their son Josh (15). Picture: Ian Burt

Cases of hospital superbugs have been slashed across our region thanks to a series of drastic measures, the EDP can reveal today.

Magpas Helimedix Helicopter in flight

The woman, in her 40s, was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn for treatment.

Sheila Lock, interim director of children's services at Norfolk County Council. Photo: Bill Smith

Norfolk’s children’s services boss has revealed a lack of available mental health beds for youngsters meant she had to create a makeshift unit in a children’s home, so a 17-year-old could get desperately needed care.

Norwich International Airport terminal. 
Photo by Simon Finlay.

Norwich International Airport will run daily flights to Cardiff airport from tomorrow.

Pilling Park in Norwich. Photo: Google Streetview

Norwich Breastfeeding Beyond One are organising a protest after they say two mothers were verbally abused while breastfeeding their children at Pilling Park in the city.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) has received some large contributions to its Targeted Radiotherapy Appeal - £20,000 from the Norfolk and Waveney Prostate Cancer Support Group (NWPCSG), £30,000 from the Brundall Cancer Community Chest and £50,000 from Big C. 
Pictured are Alison Vinall, head of radiotherapy physics at NNUH, John Fry, chairman of NNUH, Adrienne Capp, trustee of Brundall Cancer Community Chest, Noel Warner, chairman of Norfolk and Waveney Prostate Cancer Support Group, and Daniel Williams, chief executive of Big C.

A hospital appeal to improve prostate cancer treatment has been given a £100,000 boost thanks to two years of fundraising by three Norfolk charities.

Aidan Thomas, who took up his post as chief executive of CPFT after stepping down as chief executive of Norfolk and Suffolks mental health trust. Picture: Denise Bradley

An investigation has been launched into “financial challenges” at an NHS trust which provides services in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire.

June Blythe returns to the NNUH to thank the staff for helping her after she suffered a severe asthma attack. June pictured centre handing over a cake and presents to, left to right, Lauren Cutter, Kayleigh Spinks, Kayleigh Adam, Juliet Sidney, Rebecca Pentney and Joe Jackson.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A Taverham grandmother is thanking the “wonderful” staff at N&N hospital for saving her life after a severe asthma attack.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital at Colney.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital said today it was continuing to see “very high” numbers of patients with norovirus symptoms.

Artists impression of the new A&E department

This is the first look at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital’s new A&E department, which is being transformed as part of a scheme that will see it double in size within the next two years.

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

Visitors to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn who have experienced diarrhoea and vomiting symptoms in the past 48 hours are being asked to stay away amid concerns that more people are arriving at hospital with norovirus symptoms.

Commonwealth Games legend Michael Gault. Picture: Ian Burt

The nation’s most successful Commonwealth Games sportsman has spoken for the first time about the stroke he suffered just months after he made sporting history.

Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The region’s ambulance trust has lost out on the new contract to run the NHS 111 service and out of hours urgent primary care services in Norfolk and part of Cambridgeshire.

Kat and Peter Maddox had a nother surprise on the A47 this week when their son Edward was born in the ambulance on the A47 en-route to the hospital only a couple of miles away from where his brother Reuben was born in the same circumstances two years ago.

A Norfolk mum has completed an unusual double, after twice giving birth in the back of an ambulance travelling along the A47.

James Chilvers with mum Alison

A blind wrestler has triumphed in his first fight, giving him the spur he needs to take his love for the sport to the next stage.

Shrublands Health Centre on Magdalen Way, Gorleston.

Picture: James Bass

A rallying call has gone out to Gorleston residents to speak up for their doctors surgeries amid proposals to move them out of town.

Shaun Stearman and his son Elliott of Wowalimo have added pink Breast Cancer Care ribbons to the number plates of one of his pink limos in honour of Sue Helps who is celebrating 5 years of being diagnosed with breast cancer. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Sue Helps was given just two years to live when she was diagnosed with cancer, but nearly seven years later she is fighting fit and planning to run the Race for Life.

The air ambulance in Great Yarmouth. Picture: Kilbrannan Guest House

Emergency services were called to Great Yarmouth after a woman suffered a cardiac arrest.

Work has started at Rouen House for the installation of the NHS Walk-In Centre. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Work has begun to pave the way for Norwich’s hugely popular walk-in centre to move into a new home.

Jack Royall, who suffers from tuberous sclerosis, celebrates with mum Ali and sister India, after being offered the treatment he needs by the drug company that makes the medicine.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

There were tears of joy for Jack Royall and his family today as his life battle received a huge boost.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Suicide rates have been rising for the past eight years nationally, according to a Norwich charity.

UNISON surveyed ambulance staff members online

Pressure on the region’s ambulance staff is reaching “dangerously high levels”, according to union bosses, after 93% of members who responded to a stress survey reported symptoms.

Two women are raising money for the Rudham Ward at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, from left, Tracy Poulton, Simon Baker, Callum Walkley and Kimberley Gardiner. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Landlords at a Gaywood pub have joined forces with a young mother to raise money for the children’s ward at King’s Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital, after being impressed with the standard of care they received.

Cromer youngster Theo Babbage.  Photo by Mark Bullimore

The family of a baby who did not breathe for the first eight minutes after his birth are raising money for the specialist unit that saved his life.

The Top Hat ensemble entertain patients, visitors and staff at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The glitz and glamour of Hollywood’s golden age came to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital as patients, staff and visitors were treated to a special performance.

East of England Ambulance Service.

This Easter saw the ambulance service deal with a 7.7pc increase in calls compared to the same long weekend last year.

Corrine Bryant after her skydive for East Coast Hospice

Fundraising for an independent hospice for Great Yarmouth and Waveney is going so well that plans are ahead of schedule.

Smoking while pregnant can seriously harm your baby, increase the risk of stillbirth and cause growth, breathing, feeding and other health problems. Photo: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

A mum who fears she suffered two miscarriages because she smoked while pregnant has urged other expectant women unable to quit to seek help.

Around 80 toddlers are admitted to accident and emergency units in hospitals in Norfolk and Waveney each month

Around 80 toddlers are admitted to accident and emergency units at hospitals in Norfolk and Waveney with injuries each month, new figures have revealed.

Jack Royall who has had life saving drug treatment to treat tuberous sclerosis. Pictured with his mum Ali.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A student who has fought an incurable genetic disease all his life has today pleaded with health bosses after they refused to pay for his life-saving treatment.

Let’s Cook, part of The Tesco Eat Happy Project at The Great Yarmouth Tesco store.

Picture: James Bass

From slippery spaghetti to fruity flapjacks, perfect pastry to tasty tomato soup, youngsters in Great Yarmouth have been cooking up a treat in their Easter break.

Frankie Hannant at his new home: Picture submitted

A 22-year-old man from West Norfolk with mental health needs is being supported to live independently and dreaming of taking a life skills course at college and going on holiday.

James Chilvers is battling back from blindness to become a wrestler.

A determined teenager blinded in a horror crash has his hopes pinned on wrestling success when he steps into the ring for the first time on Sunday.

Ryan Sweatman.

A campaigning Coltishall teacher, whose teenage brother died from meningitis, is pushing for high school and university students to receive a free life-saving vaccine against the disease.

Dementia sufferers, carers and volunteers enjoying a dementia support group in Wymondham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Dementia sufferers and their carers will be able to get support and respite at a new coastal community group.

Harry Clarke whose mother Claire has spoken about autism for World Autism Awareness Day

A west Norfolk mother has penned a poignant open letter to describe what life is like for her severely autistic son.

Marks and Spencer in Norwich is one of the locations with a defibrillators.

A major project to improve the life-saving capabilities of communities across the region has been hailed a success.

Work has begun to transform the grounds of Priscilla Bacon Lodge in Norwich, with the creation of a new garden room and sensory garden.

Work has begun to transform the grounds of a specialist palliative care unit.

Michael Bartlett of Starston, with the moving letter he wrote to his mother Doris in 2006 when her dementia had worsened, which he recently uncovered. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Letters are normally written to be sent to someone, but Michael Bartlett’s letter to his mother was never intended to be delivered.

EDP Sunday back page. A walk along Cromer beach in the midday sun.
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As new figures reveal the true scale of our ageing population, DAVID POWLES and SABAH MEDDINGS examine the data, and find out what it means for the future of our region

Rev Leonard Payne. Pictures: Nick Butcher

A vicar has told how he had to be shocked back to life 22 times after he had a heart attack while delivering his sermon from the pulpit of his village church.

The James Paget Hospital in Gorleston. Picture: Angela Sharpe

One of the few hospital trusts predicting a surplus this year has revealed it is potentially facing a massive deficit for 2015/16.

Proud parents Tony and Janice Velkov with their son Santino who is celebrating his 18th birthday after being born at just 24 weeks.
Looking through old photographs of Santino when he was in hospital.

Picture: James Bass

Eighteen years ago after their son was born prematurely at 24 weeks. Tony and Janice Velkov were summoned to a death bed baptism.

A nurse. Photo: PA

Ninety newly-qualified nurses are set to start work at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (N&N) later this year.

New frailty ward opens at Lynn's Queen Elizabeth Hospital: Picture submitted. In Picture (from left): Adriana Eunha,(ward sister), Dr Raj Shekhar (Lead Stroke Consultant), Tanya Lunt, (Clinical Team Co-Coordinator), Dorothy Hosein, (Chief Executive), Iian Butlin, named the ward (Clinical Audit),Dr Pradip Sarda, (Care of the Elderly), Dr Lanre Oladipo, (Medical Registrar), Sharon Tatnell, (Senior Health Care assistant) and Amy Rankin, (Occupational Therapist).

A specialist frailty ward dedicated solely to caring for older patients has opened at a west Norfolk hospital.

The Bespak GEAR has scooped the national Bill Reynolds Memorial Trophy 2015. Pictured are Alive Leisure race director Roger Partridge and Emma Lee. Picture: Ian Burt

The efforts behind the race in King’s Lynn are acknowledged by a national body for road races

Glenn Burrows of North Walsham got great help in 2012 with his mental breakdown but after his second he hardly got any due to budget cuts.

Picture: Mark Bullimore

A man battling depression claims the standard of mental health care offered by the NHS in Norfolk has declined over the past three years.

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