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.

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.

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.

Sarah Moore with babies father Nathan Gostling, her daughter Nikkita Moore and baby Henley. Picture: Matthew Usher.

When Nikkita Moore went into labour on Mothering Sunday her son was in such a hurry that her mother Sarah had to act as midwife and brought 7lb 15oz baby Henley safely into the world.

Leigh Smith, who is campaigning for defibrillators to be put into schools. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The Prime Minister has backed a Norwich mum’s campaign to install defibrillators in every school, saying there is “nothing more heart-breaking than losing a child.”

Leigh Smith, who is campaigning for defibrillators to be put into schools. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A Golden Triangle school has been given a defibrillator thanks to the efforts of a mum whose baby died from a rare heart condition.

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Health chiefs are to look into failings to meet cancer waiting times and A&E targets at the region’s biggest hospital and could withhold funds.

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

Hospital delays remain “the single most frustrating reason for poor ambulance performance within the region”, as it emerges there has been a spike in handover times as the NHS gears up for a busy Easter break.

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

New one-stop clinics are set to offer contraception and sexual health services in one place for the first time in Norfolk.

Mark and Denise Davies.

The inquest into the death of a mental health patient who was “profoundly dehydrated” when she died in a Norfolk hospital has found there was no neglect from medical staff.

Martin Hubbard, who loves drumming and features in the films about people with Down's Syndrome.

There’s a drummer who adores Bon Jovi, a little girl who loves her school, a junior magician and a young woman who thrives on being part of a committee.

Police officers were called to Hellesdon Hospital. Picture: Ian Burt

Emergency services were called to Hellesdon Hospital after reports a woman was on the roof.

Denise Davies.

Health care trusts in Norfolk have been accused of “systemic failures” after the death of a mental health patient who was “profoundly dehydrated” when transferred to hospital.

Denise Davies.

An inquest opened in Norwich this morning into the death of a mother-of-two from Lowestoft.

Michael Richardson pictured with his grandson Kasey Taylor

A great-grandfather, who died after hospital staff decided without consultation not to give him resuscitation, was not neglected because staff were “following guidelines”, an inquest has heard.

Helen Stratton, chief finance officer for NHS North Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group.

North Norfolk patients have been warned that “there is very little wriggle room”, with possible difficult decisions ahead, as health chiefs shake up services in a bid to cope with a £14.6m funding cut.

Undated family handout photo of Michael Richardson with his wife Janet. Photo: PRESS ASSOCIATION

A great grandfather who died after hospital staff decided without consultation that he should not be resuscitated was not neglected because medics were “following guidelines”, a coroner has concluded.

The current East Anglian Air Ambulances .
Photo by Simon Finlay.

A new lifesaving helicopter which would have room for the parent of an injured child will come to Norwich, the Chancellor will announce today when he is expected to hand £1.7m of banking fines to the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

Undated family handout photo of Michael Richardson in his hospital bed. Photo: PRESS ASSOCIATION

The doctor who placed a do not resuscitate notice on a great-grandfather who died in a Norfolk hospital has said she did not discuss the decision with him to avoid causing “unnecessary distress”.

Michael Scott CEO of the Norfolk and Suffolk FoundationTrust  answering questions on the findings in Care Quality Commission report. Photo : Steve Adams

A mental health service under severe financial strain raised the salary of its chief executive by £35,000 – as its frontline NHS staff dealt with tough pay cuts.

Sir John Hurt with University of East Anglia drama students at Huntercombe Hospital. Picture: SUBMITTED

A top movie actor has praised the work of a rural hospital which supports teenagers with mental health problems.

Michael Richardson died at James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston in October 2013.

NHS staff “played God” by putting an unrequested do not resuscitate notice on a great-grandfather who died in hospital in Norfolk, a widow has told an inquest.

Carol Mellows suffered a broken neck after a fundraising parachute jump went wrong, she wants to thank the air ambulance without whom she would have been in a wheelchair now.

A mother-of-three who broke her neck in a cancer charity sky dive, after beating the disease herself, has thanked the crews she says stopped her from living life in a wheelchair.

Sunbeams is a special out of school centre for youngsters on the autism spectrum where they can meet, make friends and boost their social skills.
The centre has been awarded Children in Need funding which will secure its future for the next three years.

Monica Bates, centre manager.

Picture: James Bass

A specialist centre for youngsters with autism has been awarded a five-figure grant to boost its work with children in the borough.

David in a screenshot from his last video.

A heartbroken mum has spoken with pride about her “kind and caring” teenage son, who has lost his fight against a rare cancer.

Work placements available through Project SEARCH at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn

Young people with learning disabilities are invited to learn more about a working scheme at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

The Marina: Leisure and Fitness Centre in Great Yarmouth.

Picture: James Bass

Proposals for a “momentous” shake-up of Great Yarmouth’s sport and leisure services could see major investment in the Marina Centre.

Last year, Yarmouth’s seafront sports and leisure centre made £50,000 but lost £550,000. Now plans are in place to hand over management to a new merged trust and bring forward a £7.6m package of investment.

Billy Childs at home in Caister

Smiling Billy Childs looks gleefully at the camera as he is pictured at home in Caister with his sisters and brother.

Miles Skinner .

In just nine months, tot Miles Skinner has faced more than his fair share of serious health complications, but thanks to staff at Norwich’s neonatal unit and children’s ward the little battler is smiling his way towards his first birthday.

The NEAThome (Norwich electronic Assistive Technology) at the UEA, housing the latest assistive living technology to help older people, the disabled and those with dementia. Dr Lisa Tedesco Triccas, lecturer in assistive technology, with the iPad controlling items in the lounge area. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The latest technology for people living with dementia and similar conditions were put on show when a specially-built bungalow at the University of East Anglia opened its doors.

Hellesdon - Hellesdon Hospital.  Photo: Bill Smith

The parents of a Norwich mental health patient have told of their disappointment after their daughter was sent out of the county for the second time as there were no beds available in Norfolk.

Pepe Casanova visits the East Anglian Air Ambulance at Norwich airport .
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Excitedly toddling around the trademark yellow helicopter, 17-month-old Pepe Casanova is picture of health as he visits the region’s air ambulance.

North Norfolk CCG chairman Dr Anoop Dhesi

Public views will be taken into account by health chiefs tackling a £14.6m shortfall in the care budget in north Norfolk and rural Broadland.

Watton Medical Practice.

A doctor’s surgery which had been forced to de-register 1,500 patients last year has been rated good by the Care Quality Commission.

Zoe Gabriele who had a life saving eye test.

When Zoe Gabriele went to the opticians for a routine test, she had no idea she would be diagnosed with a condition which could make her go blind.

Tri-athlete Chrissie Wellington, during her visit to the UEA Sportspark. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A triathlete is backing a scheme to promote healthy eating and reduce obesity.

Jenny Lind (played by Kimberly Blake) from the Barnum production at the Theatre Royal, visits Finley Nevard, 7, in the Buxton ward at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A little light and laughter was delivered to a children’s ward yesterday by the Norwich Theatre Royal.

Lowestoft Hospital

Fencing has been installed at the Lowestoft Hospital site, following a “minor” health and safety issue.

Janette and Duncan Forbes at their home in Thorpe St Andrew

Dealing with Alzheimer’s can be a long haul, involving confusion, arguments and a great deal of persistence mixed with the lighter moments.

Kieran Jermany suffers with Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome, along with his mum Diane, he is learning to live with the condition.
Picture by: Sonya Duncan

A mother whose teenage son has been left unable to go to school or do sports with his friends is hoping to raise awareness of the rare illness he suffers with.

Photo: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

A Norfolk GP practice has been put into special measures after being branded inadequate by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn are using cleaning robots in the fight against infection. From left, Steven Cooper and Lee Coddington. Picture: Matthew Usher.

The state-of-the-art technology is being trialled in a bid to further reduce the spread of highly infectious diseases such as norovirus and Clostridium difficile.

Labour's prospective parliamentary candidate for north Norfolk Denise Burke. Pic: submit

A planned public meeting in north Norfolk to quiz health chiefs has been cancelled after the bosses declined to attend.

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

A “frightened” woman barricaded a door to stop a senior NHS manager getting into her office, a court heard.

Almost no ambulance service staff trust their senior directors and more than half are thinking of leaving because of late finishes, according to a survey.

Colin Cooper, professor of cancer genetics. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Prostate cells that look normal under the microscope may be hiding genetic mutations that could develop into cancer - according to researchers at the University of East Anglia.

North Walsham, which is in line to become a dementia-friendly town. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Moves to join North Walsham to the growing list of dementia-friendly Norfolk towns will take a major step forward in March.

The new patient menus are launched at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Chef Richard Hughes(right) with Chris Cooper and Seton Steele from apetito patient meal supplies.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

The word ‘gourmet’ isn’t normally associated with hospital food, but that could be changing after Norwich’s main hospital unveiled a new menu with the help of a renowned chef.

The James Paget University Hospital at Gorleston. Picture: James Bass.

Bed blocking is causing further delays at a Norfolk hospital that is already struggling with Accident and Emergency admissions.

Rod Wells does paid shifts for the East Anglian Air Ambulance as well as being a volunteer for Suffolk Accident Rescue Service and the RNLI lifeboat at Gorleston.

Picture: James Bass

From a young age Rod Wells has given up his free time to help others.

Paul Rice pictured with a photograph of his mum Ruby Rice.

The son of an 89-year-old woman has criticised medics for failing to admit her to hospital with a broken neck.

Golfer Glyn Bishop thanks Ambulance crew after they helped save his life after he suffered a heart attack on the 18th hole at Golreston Golf Club.

It was an emotional reunion when golfer Glyn Bishop got to say thank you to the emergency team that helped save his life after he collapsed during a game in Gorleston.

Gary Page, chairman of the Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust

Bosses at the trust running mental health services in Norfolk and Suffolk have pledged to fight for their “fair share” of funding as they bid to turn round the fortunes of the organisation.

The Fermoy Unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn.

Concerns have been raised about mental health cover in west Norfolk as three out of five consultants at a unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital are moving on.

General view of Norfolk County Council -  County Hall, Norwich

Figures have revealed that thousands of people in Norfolk have diabetes without realising it, putting their lives at risk.

Rowena Penny and her family shaved their heads to raise money for the Stroke Association. Rowena had a mini-stroke 10 years ago when she was 33.

Rowena Penny was a fit and healthy mum to two young children when she suffered a devastating mini-stroke.

Greater Manchester councils to get more power of health spending in bid to merge health and social care budgets

As a multi-billion pound health budget looks set to be devolved to 10 councils in Greater Manchester. Political Editor Annabelle Dickson asks if the same should be happening in the East?

PA story HEALTH Diabetes. Photo credit should read: Andrew Gray/PA Wire

Norfolk could be sleepwalking towards a health crisis, as figures show that more than 10,000 people in the county have diabetes, but have not been diagnosed.

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