A £500,000 review has revealed efforts to stem demand in Norfolk's NHS has been "fire-fighting", improvements were "starting from behind" and a lack of social care means patients stay in hospital eight days longer than necessary.
Up to 500,000 lives could be saved under plans for the NHS in England over the next decade, health chiefs claim. But what does the announcement mean for Norfolk and Suffolk? Health correspondent Geraldine Scott explains.
"Things have gone wrong." That was the admission from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) in King's Lynn today as it was revealed the trust had been judged unsafe and poorly led, leading it to be put into special measures by inspectors.
Work to improve the James Paget University Hospital's emergency department will see the entrance to its Emergency Assessment and Discharge Unit close for a short period next week for floor laying work.