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.
For a family from north Norfolk, January should have been a time for remembrance but instead they have been left heartbroken after being told church policy will not allow the words ‘dad or grandad’ to be written on their loved one’s grave.
A new ward being built as part of a £4m project to bring King’s Lynn’s specialist adult acute mental health services onto one central site is to be named after a sea vegetable for which Norfolk is renowned.
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.
Fear, embarrassment, and stigma are just some of the reasons thousands of women in the country are putting off having routine cervical screening. Reporter DONNA-LOUISE BISHOP explores what can be done to break the shame.
“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.
Specialist asbestos-related disease lawyers are speaking out on Workers’ Memorial Day about the dangers of asbestos and their concern over the number of deaths linked to exposure of the substance in public buildings.
In July 2016 Ron Wilkie, a fit 85-year-old, had a stroke. He spent the next four months in a hospital bed. When he came out he struggled to walk. His son has been asking for physiotherapy to help him recover ever since - to no avail.
The county’s busiest hospital recorded the worst A&E performance in the country last month, as a leading emergency medicine organisation urged patients to write to their MPs demanding action over the NHS.
It is time to open the pages of a booklet following the life and times of one Norfolk rocker and pay tribute to another who has recently passed away. Both great music makers with a great sense of fun. Derek James reports.
A King’s Lynn father accused of killing his six-month-old daughter said he would never have hurt his own child - and claimed she fell onto the floor after he went to sleep with her on lying on his chest.
A former college technician from Norfolk who was diagnosed with mesothelioma a year ago has joined with lawyers to appeal to his former colleagues for help as he seeks answers and justice regarding his illness.
From mid-October, women will be able to self-refer to the midwifery service at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, from six weeks of pregnancy, by completing an electronic form on the hospital’s website.
The region’s NHS trusts have seen a huge increase in research activity in the last year, according to the annual National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research Activity League Table, published today.
A baby and a three-year-old child were badly beaten and taken to hospital in two separate cases which have exposed further concerns into how authorities in Norfolk protect the county’s most vulnerable children.
A new year has dawned on an NHS which is rarely out of the headlines. But what are the key issues facing the health service in our region? Health correspondent Nicholas Carding explains what to expect in 2017.