Emily Townsend Share Email this article to a friend To send a link to this page you must be logged in. Chief reporter firstname.lastname@example.org @emilyltownsend Senior reporter ‘It’s scandalous’ – Campaigners slam broken promises after mental health patients sent hundreds of miles away Yesterday, 05:30 Emily Townsend The situation facing Suffolk and Norfolk’s struggling mental health trust has been dubbed “scandalous” after it emerged patients in crisis are still being sent hundreds of miles away for treatment. Video Three-way split of mental health trust could be on the cards Friday, February 1, 2019 Emily Townsend The troubled mental health trust in Suffolk and Norfolk could be split into three, we can reveal. Crunch meeting with MPs about failing mental health trust ‘due before Christmas’ Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Emily Townsend MPs in Suffolk and Norfolk hope to meet with regulators over the future of the region’s crisis-hit mental health trust before Christmas, it has emerged. Teenager who attempted to take own life ‘doesn’t meet criteria’ to be sectioned Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Emily Townsend A distraught mother has described Suffolk’s mental health service as “farcical” and claims it is failing families after her daughter attempted to take her own life – but was not sectioned. Video Health secretary vows to ‘get to bottom’ of mental health crisis in own backyard Thursday, November 29, 2018 Emily Townsend Radical action is needed to tackle the crisis facing Suffolk’s mental health trust, the health secretary has said. ‘Families are paying the ultimate price’ – Lawyer speaks out over failings at struggling trust Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Emily Townsend A top lawyer wants to share the tragic experiences of families she has represented with the boss of our region’s failing mental health trust – after it was plunged into special measures again. How health secretary and Suffolk MP Matt Hancock responded to our questions about failing trust Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Emily Townsend West Suffolk MP and health secretary Matt Hancock is facing calls to intervene over the future of the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT). Updated ‘This is the ONLY way forward for Suffolk’ – Watchdog’s warning over failing mental health trust Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Emily Townsend The only way forward for mental health services in Suffolk is to adopt a radical strategy distanced from its failing NHS trust. Reaction to sudden departure of mental health boss days before CQC report Wednesday, November 21, 2018 Emily Townsend Campaigners have shared their views on the sudden resignation of a mental health trust chief – just days before a new inspection report is due to be published. Father’s fears over new eating disorder guidelines prompted by tragic death of 19-year-old Suffolk girl Saturday, September 22, 2018 Emily Townsend The father of a 19-year-old Suffolk girl who died from anorexia fears many more patients have died as a result of how eating disorders are still treated. ‘She’s my little hero’ – Six-year-old raises alarm during mum’s potentially deadly asthma attack Saturday, September 8, 2018 Emily Townsend Lucy Galligan, from Wattisfield, suffers with brittle asthma – a severe form of the illness. Video ‘We have not given up’ – Corrie’s mother speaks out over missing son search Tuesday, July 31, 2018 Emily Townsend The mother of missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague has vowed to keep fighting for answers. Video Mystery surrounds Range Rover abandoned in the sea Sunday, July 29, 2018 Emily Townsend Crowds gathered to watch the drama as a Range Rover became submerged in the sea at Felixstowe in Suffolk this weekend – but people are still puzzled about how it got there. Beds at Ipswich mental health ward ‘likely to stay shut until autumn’ Monday, July 16, 2018 Emily Townsend Intensive care beds at an Ipswich mental health ward are likely to stay closed until the autumn, it can be revealed. Live Suffolk Show 2018: All the action as Suffolk’s biggest annual event gets under way Wednesday, May 30, 2018 Emily Townsend Thousands of people are due to descend on Trinity Park today for the biggest event of the year. Man accused of shooting neighbour’s dog told wife ‘get my gun’ before shot was fired, court hears Thursday, April 5, 2018 Emily Townsend A witness in the trial of a man accused of shooting and killing his neighbour’s dog has told a court the gunshot went off in her ear and sounded “like a thunderclap”. Average speed cameras on Suffolk road catch over 1,000 motorists in one month Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Emily Townsend More than 1,600 motorists have been caught by speed cameras on the A12 so far this year, according to official police figures.