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Saturday, March 18, 2017
England Ambulance Service

A group of dedicated paramedics are hoping a new volunteering scheme could be the difference between life and death for people who suffer life-threatening health emergencies.

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It started as one man’s prescription to provide dignity and support for the elderly and vulnerable.

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When Mike Stone suffered a heart attack having a defibrillator close to hand helped him enjoy another decade of precious life.

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Italy

A charity is warning of a rising number of children referred to its sleep service.

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BBC

The number of people smoking in certain areas of Norfolk is on the rise despite figures showing that the proportion of smokers across Britain is at its lowest on record.

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United Kingdom

Four of Norfolk and Suffolk’s seven NHS trusts have scored below the national average in two key questions asked of staff in the annual NHS Staff Survey.

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NHS

Experts working in the social care have welcomed the government’s £2bn cash injection into the sector, but say more will be needed to make up for “years of under-funding”.

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NHS

A&E patients in the region may be triaged quicker next winter after the government announced a £100m scheme in the Budget.

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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Fresh hope has been given to campaigners fighting to save a highly-valued Fakenham care home.

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Six specialist dementia nurses will be recruited across Norfolk after health chiefs agreed a £300,000 deal with a national charity.

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Norman Lamb

Living in west Norfolk doesn’t provide much opportunity for climbing anything much more than a modest hill.

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Nepal

A council has pledged support to communities fighting any possible cuts to healthcare beds in north Norfolk.

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Tom FitzPatrick

Norfolk County Council says it has strong procedures in place for investigating allegations of care abuse in people’s homes after figures revealed more than 400 such complaints were registered in the last three years.

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County Council

The new regional head of the world’s largest nursing union has sounded a warning over an expected drop in the number of nurses qualifying in the next few years.

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NHS

The region’s mental health trust was the subject of a special investigations programme on the BBC last month - but what can we learn from its most recent reports?

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NHS

Tributes to a highly-regarded former social care chief brought a standing ovation on a poignant evening which celebrated the best of Norfolk’s carers.

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Norman Lamb

Hundreds of ambulance staff say they have experienced bullying or harassment in the workplace - but bosses have responded by branding the evidence as inaccurate.

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Norman Lamb

Former health minister Norman Lamb has criticised plans to remove beds from healthcare units in north Norfolk.

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Anoop Dhesi

Improving treatment for men and teaching medics to identify people at chronic risk of suicide are among steps set to be rolled out to reduce the number of people who kill themselves.

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NHS

Patients and staff are being taught how to quit smoking at a residential hospital for people with learning disabilities.

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Aylsham

Uncertainty surrounds the future of healthcare units in north Norfolk after health chiefs revealed plans to remove patient beds.

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NHS

Students are offering people the chance to get a full hairdressing treatment in a bid to raise money for their local hospital.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Multi-million pound plans to bring 48 hospital beds to Wells are making good progress and will serve the local community, the man leading the project has confirmed.

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Moves are underway to site a Community Public Access Defibrillator (CPAD) in Sculthorpe, near Fakenham.

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Sculthorpe Parish Council

A 13-year-old girl was the youngest to have an abortion at one of the county’s busiest hospitals last year, we can reveal.

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A health centre in west Norfolk is one of only three in the central region to have been rated as “outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission.

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A health body has won a patient safety award for administering a drug used to control blood clotting. North Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group (NN CCG) was amongst the winners at the CCG Prescriber awards for its use of warfarin - one of the highest risk medications if incorrectly dosed.

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NHS

A pilot to help patients who have suffered a fall in Norfolk has been launched.

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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

A charity which hands out cash to some of the region’s most vulnerable residents to keep them warm over winter revealed it is currently receiving calls for help every day – the majority from north Norfolk.

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John Archibald

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They form one of the fastest receding coastlines in Europe; but the soft sand and clay cliffs of north Norfolk also hold the secrets to the country’s past.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Contract wins with mobile phone networks including Vodafone and Three are fuelling expansion at one of Norfolk’s biggest employers.

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United Kingdom

A £105,000 fund to support community groups across Norfolk and Suffolk has been announced today.

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Norfolk Community Foundation

Three teenagers who risked their lives to save others while on holiday in north Norfolk have been given an award for heroism.

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John Lee

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