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A care home put into special measures six months ago has been given another “inadequate” rating.

Isabelle Smee, 6, recovering from a rare condition brought on after chicken pox, at home at Hethersett with her family, twin brother Oliver, and mum and dad, Caroline and Jon. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A little girl whose chicken pox turned into a rare disorder that threatens loss of limbs and ultimately death is today reunited with her family after a miraculous recovery.

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

Two types of equipment that will help elderly patients falling have been selected to be used at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

The Stroke group in Hunstanton is celebrating it's 5th anniversary. Pictured are (from left) Gemma Smith, Erwin Gleadhill, Chris Bryant, Julie Manning and Borough mayor Colin Manning. Picture: Ian Burt

A west Norfolk group which provides support for stroke sufferers and their carers has celebrated its fifth birthday.

Helping hands. Dementia care worker giving a patient a manicure at the Norfolk & Norwich university hospital. Photo: Bill Smith

A service providing care to people in Norfolk living with dementia and other long-term health conditions has received a damming report from inspectors.

Philip Chapman from Snettisham, who appeared on the SKY programme Air Ambulance ER. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A west Norfolk man who suffered a heart attack last summer appeared on a Sky television documentary.

Paramedic students have reacted angrily after the region’s ambulance trust announced delays to their training.

Striking junior doctors give free life saving demonstrations too the public at Open.
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Hospital bosses said A&E departments were less busy than usual over the last two days as junior doctors return to work.

Cranmer House, in Fakenham, where beds are under review. Picture: Chris Bishop

Health chiefs plan to replace them with a “supported care service”, where community teams will care for people in their own homes.

Cabbell Park Football Ground, home of Cromer Football Club. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

North Norfolk District Council is proposing a new way forward in the row over plans to develop the club’s home ground.

Julie Sapey's parents, Brenda and Brian

A Costessey fundraiser has warned women whose husbands worked with asbestos that they too could be affected by the killer dust.

Stuart Dark, 50, of Snettisham, who runs Aflame Ltd.

A chimney sweep has raised more than £100 for a hospital appeal to buy specialist care equipment for elderly patients.

Norwich junior doctors on strike make their case on Haymarket, Norwich.
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Patients have once more unwillingly found themselves at the centre of the most bitter dispute in the history of the NHS.

Our columnist, Martin Newell has given up drinking for two months, and is feeling the benefits.

The Local Government Association, who represent 370 councils in England and Wales, have recently estimated the cost to the NHS of dealing with excessive alcohol consumption at £3.5bn a year. The LGA are also calling for tax breaks on zero-alcohol beverages and weaker grade drinks.

Supporters of the junior doctors strike in Norwich.

Junior doctors today stage the first all-out strike in the history of the NHS as the row over new contracts proposed by the government intensifies.

A Norfolk woman’s death three days after her mother called a health care company pleading for help has been called a “shocking incident” by a high court judge.

General Election 2015 Hustings at Cromer Parish church, local candidate Norman Lamb (Lib Dem).

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Norfolk MP Norman Lamb defended his decision to sign a cross-party letter calling for the new junior doctor contract to be tested in certain areas in order to avoid a strike this week.

Protesting junior doctors giving first aid lessons. Dr Katherine Read gives Claire Robertson, left, a lesson in CPR in Norwich city centre. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Over 1,500 appointments and operations have been cancelled in Norfolk as junior doctors prepare for the first all-out strike in NHS history.

London marathon runner Michael Eccles.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Any fitness coach will tell you to rest well before a marathon, but Norfolk’s Michael Eccles is made of sterner stuff.

A doctor wears a badge next to her stethoscope in support of the Junior Doctor's contract.

The upcoming junior doctors’ strike “risks the safety of many patients”, the Health Secretary has claimed as the Government and medics again lock horns over the proposed new contract.

Roisin Fallon-Williams has been confirmed as the new chief executive of Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust (NCH&C)

The chief executive of Norfolk’s community health trust believes greater co-operation between health organisations is the best way to meet the challenges ahead.

MU_King's Lynn mental health march

Protesters took to the streets of King’s Lynn to voice their anger at what they described as “continuous” cutbacks to mental health services in west Norfolk.

Kay Harvey , Jenny Benoy, Ella King, Judith Lincoln and Denise Boyle are pictured at the opening of a new foodbank in Aylsham. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Shocking new figures have revealed the number of vulnerable people in Cromer and District relying on food handouts to survive has dramatically increased.

The Scout's St George's Day parade in Norwich. Lord Mayor of Norwich Brenda Arthur talking to the scouts.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

More than 100 young scouts took part in a parade in Norwich to celebrate St George’s Day.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry ) who are leading a campaign called Heads Together, which will be the biggest single project they have undertaken together. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry want to “help change the national conversation” on mental health.

Carole Sheppard

A man whose partner died from cancer has spoken out in support of the under-fire and cash-strapped NHS for the superb care she received throughout her illness.

Rose,  aged just one day, after her operation in London.

A grateful mother whose first daughter died aged six weeks today told of her joy that a pilot programme which saved her third child’s life will be rolled out across the country’s hospitals.

Trowse Primary School pupils completing their marathon effort on the nearby Common of running a mile a day as part of a new health iniative to get kids active. Jake Humphrey and Paul Evans with pupils proudly displaying their medals. Photo: Steve Adams

Added up, it is further than 
the distance from Trowse to Timbuktu.

Park runners in Sheringham Park.

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Free weekly running sessions across Norfolk could be put in jeopardy if charges are introduced.

The new Bowthorpe Care Village. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The moving dates of older people 
into a £19m care village have been delayed because further tests needed to be carried out on part of the call system.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

A fault within an ambulance carrying a critically ill baby resulted in a hospital transfer delay of more than one hour.

Tesco Sheringham store manager Leon Egmore (centre) with staff members Grace Baldry-Roberts and Scott Meadows-Wright and the new defibrillator installed at the Cromer Road store as part of the company's charity partnership with the British Heart Foundation. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham’s Tesco supermarket now has a lifesaving defibrillator, thanks to the company’s charity partnership with the British Heart Foundation.

Mental health. Picture: Time to change/Newscast Online

A nine-year-old boy left waiting more than two years for a mental health diagnosis has told of his feelings in a heartbreaking letter.

Norman Lamb at the Forum to launch his Lib Dem leadership bid. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norfolk MP Norman Lamb has warned money for a plan to put general practice “back on its feet” is not new money.

 Launch of the new mental health match funding scheme run by the Norfolk Community Foundation at Open, norwich. M.P Norman Lamb speaking. Photo : Steve Adams

“You can make a big difference to people’s lives.”

That was the message as a new fighting fund aimed at improving the mental health of people living in Norfolk and Waveney was officially launched.

Ian ‘Fred’ Winterbone has played a key role in the commissioning of a new community physiotherapy service in north Norfolk and Broadland

A patient with cerebral palsy has helped shape a new community based physiotherapy service.

Jordan Dowen's first day back at school after accident: Submitted

A teenager has returned to school exactly four months after he suffered serious head injuries when his bike hit a car.

Gorleston parkrun

And the award for dumbest local government decision of the week goes to... Stoke Gifford parish council.

L-R: Paul Martin, CEO The Matthew Project, Fiona Lomax, joint commissioning officer, Norfolk County Council's public health department, Dr Louise Smith, director of public health at Norfolk County Council, Richard Andrews, Public Health England. Pic: Submitted.

A new café, staffed by people getting help from a drug and alcohol support charity, is to open in Norwich after a successful bid for £600,000 of funding.

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

Hospital bosses will today share concerns that people who have attempted suicide or self-harm are facing delays getting mental health support at accident and emergency departments.

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

A mental health unit in West Norfolk will be open to new admissions from today. The Fermoy Unit, in King’s Lynn, stopped taking new patients last week due to a lack of staff.

Aerial view of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn. Date: Aug 2015. Picture: Mike Page

Hospital bosses will tomorrow share concerns that people who have attempted suicide or self-harm are facing delays getting mental health support at accident and emergency departments.

Work is completed on the new Bowthorpe Care Village. Karen Knight, managing director of NorseCare, in the café in the central hub. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A new £18.9m care village on the edge of Norwich will open its doors next week, with more than a hundred people due to move from four care homes which are shutting.

Contaminated blood demonstration at Westminster 12.04.16. Pictured protestors general view, front in wings campaigner Jackie Britton. Picture: Polly Hancock

MPs have backed the fight for proper compensation and support for victims of one of the biggest treatment disasters in the history of the NHS.

Stroke patients in the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital are the first in the country to benefit from a new monitoring system which will help prevent a second stroke occurring. Dr Kneale Metcalf and a patient on the new monitor.

A new monitoring system could dramatically reduce the time it takes for stroke patients at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital to receive vital medication that could prevent further strokes.

Alan Kirkham, contaminated blood victim. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

It was only when contaminated blood victim Alan Kirkham discovered he would be denied a full inquiry into the cause of what he calls the “biggest scandal in NHS history” that he became angry.

New figures have revealed the scale of the demand facing the region’s ambulance service following a 21pc increase in emergency calls.

The newly refurbished Wymondham Leisure Centre which has been officially reopened by(l to r) SNDC chairman David Bills, leader John Fuller, oldest member Eric Couzens and ward councillor Lee Hornby. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Ninety-six-year-old Eric Couzens has given Wymondham’s new leisure centre his seal of approval.

KTroo Exercise Class.

Want to get into shape and have fun while you work out? Here are seven exercise classes you can currently join in (and around) Norwich.

Air and land ambulances were called to Milton Road East in Lowestoft.

A man, who collapsed in Lowestoft this morning (Monday), has been taken to hospital for further treatment.

1966 England World Cup star Martin Peters at Waveney Youth FC, Lowestoft in 2012. His daughter spoke to the Sunday Mirror today about his battle with Alzheimer's  Picture: Nick Butcher

The daughter of Norwich City legend and World Cup winner Martin Peters spoke for the first time today of her father’s battle with Alzheimer’s.

Kathryn Hockey and Louis McIntosh, who are producing the Black Dawg book about depression.

A former chef who battled depression for two years hopes to raise £8,000 to publish an illustrated book which describes his experience of the illness.

Members of GCL - LR: John Barrows, Andy Hartley, Tim Rycroft, and (seated) Phil Cottrell, director of GCL Limited.

An international company has become the latest organisation to pledge its support for a charity appeal by signing up to buying a piece of care equipment for dementia patients.

Slimmer Helen Paul

A Gorleston woman has dropped a whopping five dress sizes and lost five stones in weight – and put on a lot of confidence.

Crucial information was not shared to protect the girl from the sex offender. PICTURE POSED BY MODEL 
Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Pressure felt by teenagers to have “the perfect body” is part of the reason for a rise in patients treated for eating disorders in the last three years, according to a mental health consultant.

Fears have  been raised that Cromer Football Club may close

Fears have been raised for the future of Cromer Town Football Club as a result of contentious plans for a new medical centre at its Cabbell Park ground.

Picture caption: Jac at home with mum Kayleigh, dad Jay and younger brother Leo, after finishing his treatment. The brave three-year-old has received a Star Award from Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens and TK Maxx for his courage in facing cancer

A three-year-old boy who survived a 17-and-a-half hour operation to remove a brain tumour has been recognised for his courage.

Mental Health. Pictured:  A woman is consoled by her friend. Time to change/Newscast Online

More than a third of workers have been forced to take time off because of mental health problems, a new study has revealed.

Collect image of Peter working in Africa.

Peter Pocket who had his leg amputated after getting Malaria whilst working as a guide on the Zambesi river in Zimbabwe and Zambia back in 2001.

Picture: Collect

It was only two tiny insect bites but for Martham resident Peter Pocket, it eventually cost him his leg.

A care services manager today described how one of her 79-year old patients was left lying on a cold floor for hours before ambulance staff arrived to treat her.

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