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Sunday, September 24, 2017
Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Patients are dying at higher than expected rates at two Norfolk hospitals, according to a measure which NHS chiefs say should be used as a “smoke alarm” for safety.

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They are the pieces of equipment located around our towns and villages that are able to save someone’s life should they go into cardiac arrest.

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United Kingdom

Nursing home workers were jubilant after achieving a double success at their company’s awards.

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The region’s ambulance service has more than doubled its spend on private ambulances in just one year, new figures reveal.

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A carers’ organisation has suggested family carers in Norfolk need to keep up-to-date with technology to make caring easier.

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Norfolk County Council

The region’s mental health trust has topped the list for the number of referrals to treat children and young people it turns away.

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NHS

Social care experts in Norfolk have warned of the additional challenges faced by family carers as the weather gets colder and the days get shorter.

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Whether looking at our own futures, or those of loved ones, adult social care is a sector which will come into everyone’s life at some point.

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Care Quality Commission

Smokers are being told to kick the habit at youth football games in a bid to stop impressionable youngsters lighting up.

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Those living in south Norfolk are at the lowest risk in the country of dying of liver disease, new figures have revealed.

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NHS

A lack of integration, a £60m shortfall, and staff shortages have all contributed to a vision to move specialist care out of hospitals in two areas of Norfolk.

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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Bed blocking at two of the region’s hospitals has risen in the latest figures released by NHS England.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital

A renamed category in awards which recognise high quality social care in Norfolk will be dedicated to a former director of adult social services.

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The region’s ambulance service is at the forefront of sepsis research and action ahead of World Sepsis Day tomorrow, September 13.

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The Duchess of Cambridge, pregnant with her third child, is suffering from the same severe sickness she experienced with Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Sheena Grant reports on the little-understood condition and talks to an East Anglian mum who knows exactly what Kate is going through.

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Thetford

Worries over treatment for Norfolk sufferers of multiple sclerosis (MS) have prompted a charity to launch an investigative survey.

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NHS

The youth voice has been given a boost at the region’s mental health trust as a former social worker takes up a new role.

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Children with emerging mental health issues are to receive earlier support, thanks to a new service launching in Norfolk.

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NHS

Women who are struggling to conceive face extra heartache after a decision to scrap NHS funding for IVF treatment in the county where it was pioneered.

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NHS

The efforts of thousands of ‘hidden’ carers who are supporting someone close to them who has dementia, will again be highlighted as part of National Dementia Carers’ Day (Sunday 10 September 2017).

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United Kingdom

It was 20 years ago a leading health researcher made a gloomy prophecy about the future of Norfolk’s busiest hospital.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital

It is the biggest shake up of healthcare in a generation - but how many people are aware of exactly what the Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) for Norfolk and Waveney is?

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New figures show more than 150 people in our region have died on the waiting list for an organ transplant over the past 10 years.

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NHS

Nearly half of people diagnosed with cancer in the east of England were not fully told about the potential long-term side effects of their treatment, it has been revealed.

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NHS

It is a service that drove the equivalent of 240 times around the world last year.

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Health correspondent Geraldine Scott spent 14 hours with one of the east of England’s ambulance crews. In part two, she explores how crews can deal with traumatic incidents.

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Norwich

Every day our region’s skilled ambulance crews work under growing pressure. In a two-part special, health correspondent Geraldine Scott 
joined one crew to find out what a shift 
looks like for these lifesavers.

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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

A Norfolk care home with an “exceptionally high standard of care” has been praised by a health watchdog.

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A Norfolk care home could be closed as council bosses, facing the need to make £125m of savings over the next four years, look at ways to save money.

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Care Quality Commission

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Motorists face up to 10 weeks of disruption as overnight roadworks begin on the A11.

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Barton Mills

A mother has said she feels hurt after being asked by Thetford Town Council to remove items from her son’s grave.

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Thetford Town Council
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Two police officers were spat at after they were called to a domestic incident in Thetford on Sunday evening.

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A new student leadership team has been formed at one Breckland school to help get the views of students across.

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Thetford Dolphins swimmers were in action at Thetford Waterworld for round five of the Junior Fenland League.

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