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Parents of youngsters with profound disabilities are protesting against changes in the way residential short breaks are allocated, which they say have taken away a “lifeline” and left some of them with 50pc fewer respite hours or, in some cases, no residential respite at all.

Hospital chiefs have launched an investigation after a piece of a screw was left inside the toe of a patient at a hospital in Gorleston.

A paediatric anaesthetist at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital has been presented with a prestigious award.

Health organisations across Norfolk have highlighted ways they are tackling concerns which were raised by staff in a hard-hitting report released by consumer champion group Healthwatch.

It is a situation every woman dreads - the terrifying moment of finding a lump in her breast.

Twelve-year-old Callum Palmer enjoys gaming, being creative and hanging out with his friends.

Health experts have warned that the fight against rising obesity levels is being lost as parts of Norfolk see the number of takeaways soar.

Mute masked characters have been entertaining, and triggering memories for, people living in north Norfolk nursing homes.

A new immune system is not what most people bring back from a holiday to a tropical country.

Dogs are affectionately known as man’s best friend.

The people who make Norfolk’s NHS function have opened their hearts about the “constant battle” they face to keep services afloat.

One of the largest diabetes prevention research studies in the world has just finished recruiting after screening over 13,000 participants at risk of diabetes in Norfolk, Suffolk and north east Essex.

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

A former Norwich City striker opened a summer fete run by the region’s mental health trust.

The Waveney and District Group of Ramblers have three walks coming up.

Ten days after the prime minister announced an inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal, one Norfolk victim speaks out from his hospital bed.

More than 6,250 people who were arrested in the last two years were seen by a service which supports vulnerable people to get their lives back on track.

Safety at all of the region’s mental health trust’s inpatient units has been improved after a £1.5m project to remove potential ligature points.

The family of a seven-year-old girl from Bury St Edmunds in urgent need of a stem cell transplant is calling for as many people as possible to join the register.

The plan to overhaul health services in Norfolk and Waveney has been rated as “advanced” in a new national assessment of its progress.

The family of a King’s Lynn woman who believed that washing her first husband’s dirty overalls may have led her to develop asbestos-related cancer have joined with lawyers to call for his former colleagues to help them get justice.

A paramedic for the East of England Ambulance Service has been suspended for six months on grounds of misconduct for failing to provide the correct care to a patient whose heart had stopped.

Up to an extra £36m would be needed to provide mental health support for all children and young people who need it in Norfolk, it has been revealed.

Could you imagine going from being an active, sporty teenager to having to spend most of your day lying down?

A sneak peek into a day in the life at the region’s ambulance service is set to be revealed when it runs its latest 24-hour Twitter-thon.

A Suffolk MP has pledged to take up disability benefit problems with ministers after this newspaper revealed how hundreds of disabled people in the region had been wrongly stripped of money.

A man has been air lifted to hospital after collapsing in Great Yarmouth.

Plans to further transform mental health care in west Norfolk have received a £4m boost from a share of money pledged to the NHS in the spring budget.

A man in his 30s was airlifted to hospital by air ambulance after suffering a suspected stroke.

An accident and emergency staff nurse at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) has received prestigious award for his efforts while studying at Northumbria University.

Former Norwich City star Leon McKenzie has signed a contract with a film company to make a documentary about his life.

A care home has been judged inadequate after inspectors found one resident’s mattress was wet through with urine.

A new multi-million pound hospital could be built in Norwich in the next five years, we can today reveal.

Charity chiefs want action to curb Norwich parking enforcement firms after a pensioner was handed a £140 parking charge when he mistakenly typed a zero instead of the letter “O” when buying his ticket.

When cyclist Karl Dawson was diagnosed with testicular cancer last year, his passion for pedalling had to be put on hold.

More than 400 patients have been helped by a lifesaving partnership between firefighters and ambulance staff in Norfolk.

Volunteers will be recruited to help people in Suffolk living with motor neurone disease (MND) and their carers as part a pledge to ramp up support for those affected by the “devastating” disease.

People in a north Norfolk village rallied round to buy a defibrillator, as part of “a real community effort”.

With workplace mental health rising up the corporate agenda, an HR company is aiming to help businesses to support their employees.

Mundesley medical centre has a winning team after receptionist Emma Blyth scooped the customer service and retail award at the Poultec Training Achievers’ awards.

It’s three years since 18-year-old Ollie Towler Jones died. His mother wants other young people to ensure they get the vaccine that wasn’t available to her son. She told Sheena Grant more.

Hundreds of disabled people in the region have successfully overturned decisions to strip them of their benefits on appeal - in a sign the Government’s key disability welfare reforms are broken, campaigners say.

“We need a bit of honesty” - that was the message given by many who attended a lively Question Time-style event designed to shed light on the health overhaul for Norfolk and Waveney.

A man had a lucky escape thanks to a smoke alarm after a fire engulfed his flat.

The fire service helped remove an unconscious woman from a house.

More than 80 women and their families including women from Norfolk and Cambridgeshire are travelling to Parliament today to urge for a suspension of what they say is a high risk women’s operation thanks to a campaign spearheaded by a journalist from our newspaper group.

Alcohol abuse and heavy drinking is normally associated with the younger generation.

A paramedic’s decision to blow the whistle on the East of England Ambulance Service has encouraged a former volunteer to speak out about why he quit his role at the trust.

A bid by the region’s mental health trust to reduce the amount they were fined after a dementia patient drowned has failed at the Court of Appeal.

The chairman of the region’s mental health trust has hit back at claims that some of the organisation’s governors were unhappy about being unable to see confidential board papers.

A Norfolk artist who received support from the region’s mental health trust to overcome challenging behaviour within her family is exhibiting a series of works charting her journey through therapy.

The provider of drug and alcohol services in Norfolk is set to change, as priorities shift in how to approach misuse.

A Suffolk doctors’ practice has improved since its last inspection to be rated as ‘good’ by a health watchdog.

Parents are being urged to stub it out on the sidelines in a new campaign aimed at making youth football pitches across Norfolk smoke free zones.

Inspectors have returned to rate the region’s mental health trust, a year after it was lifted out of special measures.

A man was held in police custody for nearly 60 hours while he waited for a mental health bed to become available.

The region’s ambulance service is compromising patient safety because of its “fixation” with hitting response time targets, a paramedic has warned.

Fears have been voiced that a shake-up of the ambulance service could put lives at risk in North Norfolk.

The parents of a seriously-ill baby who is fighting for his life have thanked the ongoing support from the Norfolk community.

Years of hard work have paid off for doctors and nurses at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital after gaining a top quality rating.

Geraldine Scott

Geraldine Scott

Health correspondent

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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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