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A selection of the region’s most selfless and committed individuals gathered on Wednesday evening at The Halls in Norwich for the EDP Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards 2018.

Cancer surgery will still be carried out in King’s Lynn after doctors said proposals to move procedures to Norwich would be “unsafe”.

The boss of the region’s busiest hospital admitted he considered resigning when he saw the inspection report which placed the organisation into special measures.

An inquest into the death of a 16-year-old at a hospital in King’s Lynn is due to last for five days.

The boss of a troubled hospital is moving to another health trust.

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.

A driver has been taken to hospital after a crash on the A149, with police reporting several other collisions in Norfolk this morning.

All senior doctors at one of the county’s failing hospitals have slammed a proposal to send the sick, including cancer patients, 40 miles away for operations.

An inquest is due to take place today into the deaths of two men who died in a head-on collision on the A47.

A newly qualified registered nurse will be following in her mum’s footsteps by caring for patients at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Student nurses from East Anglia will meet members of parliament at Westminster today ahead of a debate which will discuss the future of nurse education funding.

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.

Youngsters have made a special effort to honour the men and women who gave their lives in service of their country by creating poppies for patients at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn.

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.

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.

Healthcare staff across Norfolk are being offered rewards ranging from shopping gift cards to prize draw entries to entice them to have a free flu jab.

Paramedics, police and an air ambulance were called after a man was injured in a work-related incident.

Norfolk hospitals depend on the European Union for more than one in 10 doctors, new figures revealed, as uncertainty over Brexit threatens to worsen the crisis in the NHS.

The chairman of a failing Norfolk hospital has stepped down after deciding a change in leadership was necessary to fix problems found by inspectors.

A woman was taken to hospital with minor injuries following a crash in West Norfolk this morning.

Norwich marketing agency OneAgency has chosen SERV Norfolk Blood Bikes as the first charity it will support with expertise and fundraising.

A community event in North Creake later this month is aiming to tackle social isolation and loneliness among older residents living in the area.

Fakenham stroke survivor, Jim Baldwin is refusing to let his disability stop him continuing to write, one of the passions that has occupied most of his adult life.

A couple who suffered the devastating loss of their daughter are putting together a special film screening as part of Baby Loss Awareness Week.

A King’s Lynn couple organised a festival garden party to say thank you to the West Norfolk Breast Care Unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

A hospital chaplain has braved the shave to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The number of diabetic people having devastating toe, foot and limb amputations in two of the region’s areas has shot up, shocking figures reveal.

A man suffered serious leg injuries after an incident involving industrial machinery.

Nearly £4m was wasted in just six months at Norfolk’s hospitals due to patients not showing up for appointments.

Emergency measures to address staffing shortfalls at a hospital placed in special measures will be discussed today.

A man has appeared in court in connection with the murder of a woman in King’s Lynn.

A man will appear in court this morning charged with murder and possession of an offensive weapon after a woman died following a stabbing in King’s Lynn.

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.

A family have described their shock after a fatal stabbing on their road saw armed police swoop on a house.

A man has been arrested in connection with a stabbing after a woman died.

Potentially life-saving surgery at a failing Norfolk hospital could be suspended, this newspaper can reveal today.

There are no plans to scrap NHS parking charges in Norfolk, despite it being announced fees in Wales would be axed.

As yet another health trust in Norfolk in plunged into special measures by inspectors health correspondent Geraldine Scott looks at what is going wrong in the county’s NHS.

When nine-month-old Lillie McCarthy lost the use of her right arm due to a rare but serious infection, it could have left her with permanent damage.

A doctor who suffered with chronic hip pain died from an overdose of morphine he was taking to cope.

A hospital boss has apologised to patients, staff and the community after his hospital was found to be unsafe but pledged that improvements will be made.

“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.

A nurse will be taking to the skies for a mental health charity following the tragic loss of her husband earlier this year.

A former college technician died after developing cancer from years of asbestos exposure, an inquest has heard.

Nine hospital staff who see the effects of dementia everyday through their work are doing a fundraising walk for Alzheimer’s Society.

A hospital volunteer who has struggled with confidence issues has been selected as a Young Ambassador for The Prince’s Trust.

Women in Norfolk are able to request caesarean section births, it can be revealed, after national concern that the procedure was being refused outright.

A champion fundraiser for a Norfolk hospital has smashed through the £50,000 mark – in less than five years.

A new pop-up minor injuries unit will be set up by the beach over the next two weekends to treat coastal residents and holidaymakers.

An open gardens event has raised more than £1,200 for the breast cancer unit at a Norfolk hospital.

Dehydration and severe sunburn are just two complaints clinicians at Norfolk’s hospitals have been confronted with during the recent heatwave.

A group of breast cancer sufferers have raised more than £7,000 for West Norfolk Breast Care Unit.

Around 50 cyclists have set off on their very own Tour de Anglia to raise money for the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA).

Patients at a Norfolk hospital will benefit from projects by thoughtful young people on the National Citizen Service.

A Norfolk NHS worker has the very best reason to champion organ donation - her life was transformed when she had a kidney transplant herself.

A man who went missing after getting stuck in marshes overnight paid a visit to the police officers who saved him.

Patients spent the equivalent of more than seven years waiting to be discharged from hospitals across Norfolk’s healthcare providers in just one month.

Shoppers in King’s Lynn were asked to share their love for the NHS as part of its 70th birthday celebrations.

As the NHS marks its 70th anniversary, a King’s Lynn woman has just celebrated a health service milestone of her own – 50 years as a nurse.

Norfolk’s senior coroner has raised concerns over the quality of care given to a young woman before she died suddenly in hospital.

A Norfolk hospital has been fined more than £10,000 for placing patients in mixed-sex wards.

A driver was taken to hospital following a multi-vehicle crash.

The driver of a double decker bus - and a passenger – died today following a collision with an HGV on the A47 at Thorney Toll.

A cricket match was cancelled after four players were involved in a collision on the way to the game.

A man found hanging in a driveway had battled mental illness, an inquest heard.

An inquest date has been set for two men who died in a head-on collision on the A47.

The county’s busiest hospital could take notes from another of Norfolk’s healthcare centres as it looks to turnaround a report which found it was unsafe and poorly led.

Drone pilot Sergeant Danny Leach said he was “ecsatic” when he found a missing man stuck in marshes.

Norfolk’s busiest hospital has been plunged into special measures just months after a challenging winter for the health service.

An entire hospital ward had been shut for three weeks for a deep clean as part of an infection control measure.

A protest to denounce parking fare hikes for hospital staff was called off at the last minute after hospital bosses and union representatives reached an agreement.

A major hospital is under fire as staff are set to protest an increase in proposed parking charges a trade union has announced.

Doctors, nurses and hospital staff have agreed to suspend a protest over car parking charges for further talks.

An ambulance boss has said pressures on the NHS are no longer confined to just the winter and are instead seen all year round.

Nurses, doctors and other hospital staff are set stage a protest to denounce impending increases to car parking charges.

A Norfolk hospital has been named as one of the top hospitals for 2018 by a provider of healthcare intelligence.

A team of hairdressers from Fakenham have rallied together to help raise vital cash for the Stroke Association.

Money could be shifted between health and social care organisations in Norfolk and Waveney under a new structure which aims to integrate different groups more effectively.

The region’s mental health trust launched a campaign to recruit staff to run a new service providing vital support for mothers with severe mental health conditions.

Hundreds of nurses worked the equivalent of 7,500 extra shifts to help an under pressure hospital cope with the most difficult period in its history.

A mother with a tragic past died a month after undergoing cardiac surgery, an inquest heard.

“I love what I do; I never dread coming to work.”

The art and science of nursing and midwifery never fails to amaze Queen Elizabeth Hospital chief nurse Emma Hardwick.

A man was airlifted to hospital after he was trapped underneath an overturned piece of industrial machinery.

The cause of death of a 28-year-old woman who died in hospital remains a mystery, an inquest heard.

A doctor was found dead at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn after overdosing on opiates, an inquest opening heard today.

A Norfolk police officer was injured trying to save the life of a suicidal man following a two-hour stand-off, a court heard.

Patients needing treatment for serious heart problems could have to travel up to 100 miles under proposals put forward for redesigning the region’s health system.

A call to drop a proposed 30pc parking charge rise at a hospital looks likely to be rejected, with its chief executive saying it had reached a “reasonable and sound compromise” on the hike.

A Norfolk hospital will be rolling out 30 new wheelchairs after smashing their appeal target in under six months.

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.

Health leaders in Norfolk have teamed up to “take back control” of rates paid to locums after more than £60m was spent on filling recruitment gaps with temporary staff last year.

A health watchdog has sent inspectors to a Norfolk hospital.

Monday’s Royal birth appears to have sparked a surge in new arrivals near the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Norfolk home.

A police officer was taken to hospital and four arrested after a large brawl in King’s Lynn last night.

A trade union has criticised a Norfolk hospital’s decision to increase its car park charges by nearly 30pc.

Three generations of one family will be taking part in the GEAR 10k after a much-loved mother and grandmother beat breast cancer.

An electrical wholesaler has donated a TV and DVD to a hospital to help recovering patients.

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