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A Diss sports club is installing a £35,000 five-a-side football pitch - one of a series of new features under its new owners.

A motor neurone disease (MND) sufferer was told he was fit to work by benefits assessors despite his consultant telling him he would never work again.

Memories of her three-year-old son who died from cancer almost three decades ago have inspired a Norfolk mother to spearhead a family fundraising effort that will culminate in her running the London Marathon.

A community has rallied round a family after their baby was diagnosed with a brain tumour.

Norfolk County Council has stepped in to move services from one of the biggest home care providers in England after concerns were raised over its financial viability.

The leader of a Cromer church has highlighted the impact of suicide loss on families and the community, after several young men took their own lives in north Norfolk in recent months.

A mother is appealing for help to meet the cost of a specialist helmet for her 18-month-old daughter, which she hopes will help her head grow normally.

People will have the chance to take a “free, fast and simple” HIV test in Norfolk this week.

A care home owner has challenged a Care Quality Commission (CQC) report that rated the service as inadequate.

Step by step a brave 10-year-old learned to walk again after she was paralysed by an extremely rare disease.

A special event was held in Norwich to bring together families who have children with type 1 diabetes.

Former Norwich City footballer Darren Eadie opens up about his own battles with mental health and tells men who may be struggling - talk about it.

Drivers beeped their horns in support as protesters staged a demonstration outside a Norfolk Hospital.

Protesters will today demonstrate at proposals to transfer cancer operations from from west Norfolk to Norwich.

Norfolk and Waveney’s cancer charity, Big C, has recruited more than 20 choirs who will sing and raise funds to make a difference for those affected by cancer this Christmas.

Young people living with Type 1 diabetes received a behind the scenes tour of the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital’s (NNUH) Elsie Bertram Diabetes Centre on World Diabetes Day.

More than half of people in Norfolk who receive social care feel lonely, new figures have revealed.

A man who fought testicular cancer has walked a gruelling 60km with a ball and chain to demonstrate the mental strain of fighting the illness.

A ‘pop-in’ meeting session aimed at older people has been re-launched as a dementia-friendly event.

A young girl left severely disabled after mistakes were made during her birth at a Norfolk hospital will receive an extra £600,000 in damages.

Mental health campaigners will hold a public meeting in Cromer to call for the return of support services to north Norfolk.

Overflowing bins, dirty commodes, and toilets not cleaned for more than two weeks.

A new digital healthcare platform has launched aimed at helping children, young people and their parents in Norfolk better understand pertinent issues relating to younger people’s health, wellbeing and care.

Tinnitus affects one in five people in the UK. Charlotte Smith-Jarvis talks to one Norfolk woman who says more needs to be done to support sufferers.

The leader of a Norfolk council has spoken about a lack of mental health services in the area and said he “can’t imagine” what families who have lost sons to suicide are feeling.

Campaigners are set to stage a protest over proposals to send cancer patients from west Norfolk to Norwich for operations.

A graphic design student is searching for women to share their experiences of trying to conceive.

Climate change could pose a threat to male fertility – according to new research from the University of East Anglia.

Fears have been raised that a Norfolk hospital could become a “second-rate service” if cancer surgery is moved to Norwich and a ward closed.

Almost two months after patients at a west Norfolk hospital were reassured they would not have to travel to Norwich for surgery, including that for cancer, a leaked memo has revealed a lack of staff may force the move.

Intrepid staff from a Lowestoft-based social enterprise have scaled new heights to raise money for charity.

Spire Norwich Hospital is celebrating after being named as a National Joint Registry (NJR) Quality Data Provider after successfully completing a national programme of local data audits.

A care home in Cringleford is inviting the local community to a free event offering support and advice to family carers.

In 2008, two days before her daughter’s first birthday, Vicky Rapley lost the sight in her left eye.

Serious safety incidents led to 35 deaths at the region’s mental health trust over a six month period, figures have revealed.

As more presents are dropped off for a Norwich hospital festive gift appeal, caring staff who work on Christmas Day have revealed the traditions that come with being on shift on such a special occasion.

A sobering report into Norfolk’s care homes has revealed places for council-funded residential care will run out within five years - unless action is taken.

An event aimed at enabling people to open up about mental health is set to take place this week.

Protestors marched through Great Yarmouth today in a rally against proposals which could shut dozens of children’s centres across Norfolk.

A Sheringham church hailed a ‘huge’ success story when it was built five years ago at a cost of £1.6 million is hoping a new £300,000 scheme will help men experiencing loneliness, isolation and mental health problems, by providing them with a space to forge friendships while working on practical skills.

Proposals to bring the five Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) in Norfolk and Waveney under one single management team will be approved later this month.

A £1.65m project to transform a ward at Beccles Hospital has been presented with a national award for the quality of its designs.

A Suffolk health watchdog has claimed that poor access to mental health services “has not significantly improved” since the region’s mental health trust was first placed in special measures.

Firefighters were called out to 111 false alarms at Norfolk hospitals and NHS trusts within a year.

A West Norfolk runner is celebrating after he completed a marathon just seven months after being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

Defibrillators are very easy to use and public ones are becoming more and more available at locations across Norfolk and Waveney.

A nurse has been banned from working in the UK after her lack of English meant she could not treat patients safely.

A north Norfolk author and preacher is hoping his latest book will take victims of traumatic events on a journey of spiritual, physical and emotional healing.

She has been tasked with turning around the region’s troubled ambulance service, but Dorothy Hosein, equipped with a wealth of experience under her belt, is confident she will rise to the challenge.

Crucial home care services for elderly and vulnerable people in Norfolk could be disrupted at the end of this month, the health care regulator has warned.

A hospital ward has been closed to new admissions after an outbreak of Norovirus.

A much anticipated £1.2 million improvement project is nearing completion at Kett’s Park in Wymondham.

Patients in Norwich are being encouraged to take part in one of the growing number of parkrun events in the county as part of a drive to get them fighting fit instead of fighting illness.

People at risk of getting type 2 diabetes have been getting advice on how to prevent it.

Despite more fast food outlets opening in Norfolk the amount, compared to restaurants and cafes, has decreased in the past eight years, according to figures released by the BBC Shared Data Unit.

Care could be improved for premature babies due to the findings of an international research trial involving the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH).

Staff from Cromer hospital have bared all in a bid to raise money to fund a special celebration for patients who reach the end of their chemotherapy treatment.

Shop workers worried about the future of their jobs are to be targeted in a recruitment blitz for care workers - to help ease winter pressures on hospitals.

A new UEA study says online reviewers are less negative after a period of time

Hardworking healthcare heroes from the county’s flagship hospital were awarded on Friday night and recognised for all they do.

Geraldine Scott

Geraldine Scott

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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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