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Wed, 15:32

Campaigners fighting to save a highly-valued Fakenham care home have dismissed concerns the unit is set to close.

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It is an issue which is dominating the election agenda, taking a close second place only to Brexit in polls on the most important issue to voters.

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Theresa May

The region’s ambulance trust has launched a women’s special interest group in a unique style, with two of its female staff pulling off a feat of strength and determination in an ambulance pull challenge.

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NHS

Schools in the east are being urged to help nurture a nation of lifesavers by taking part in Restart a Heart Day.

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NHS

The new mayor of Dereham Hilary Bushell conducted her first official engagement by opening a new wing at Bilney Hall Nursing Home in East Bilney. This year marks a very special year for Bilney Hall.

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Growing up Amy Smith was afraid of the water - a fear shared by growing numbers of children today.

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United Kingdom

A Conservative government would consult on a possible cap on social care costs, Theresa May has announced.

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Theresa May

As the nation marks Dementia Awareness Week, employees at an opticians with branches across the region are becoming qualified to better understand the needs of customers suffering from dementia.

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Thetford

A Norfolk-based care home provider is celebrating receiving two new awards following feedback from an industry website.

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United Kingdom

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) has been presented with a special award in recognition of the contribution it has made to a nationwide programme which promotes equality and diversity across the NHS.

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NHS

Norfolk’s largest hospital was fined more than £2.5m for missing key NHS patient targets.

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England Ambulance Service

Some £700,000 a year is to be invested in a two-year service to help people in central Norfolk with dementia live more comfortably.

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NHS

The effects of a large-scale cyber attack are still being felt throughout the region’s NHS services today, as healthcare providers try to get back on their feet.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital

The region’s mental health trust is celebrated the work of its 1,168 registered nurses who it says go the extra mile for patients and carers.

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NHS

A new kind of guardian responsible for helping members of staff to raise concerns about patient safety with the aim of further improving care has been appointed at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT).

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NHS

In recent months we have seen huge progress in the fight to bring mental illness out of the shadows.

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Theresa May

New mothers with serious mental health problems will be able to receive specialist inpatient help closer to home as the region’s first dedicated mother and baby unit is set to open.

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NHS

Doctors in the region could soon use their own time to treat and charge patients outside their contractual arrangements with the NHS, but leaders insist it is not a move towards privatisation.

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NHS

More boys and men are suffering with eating disorders in the region, with the number being treated high compared to many other parts of the UK.

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BBC

People from across Norfolk and Waveney will be encouraged to plan for their future, speak openly to their loved ones about death and make ‘dying well’ a natural part of a good life at a special event next week.

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Inspectors who visited a care home in Hindolveston, near Fakenham, found that the safety of residents was not being adequately considered and said it was leaving them at risk from burns, scalds and potential intruders.

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An independent ambulance service used in the region has suspended offering urgent care after it was hit with a long list of issues by health inspectors, including finding bodily fluids on equipment.

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NHS

More mums giving birth at home, merging services between three Norfolk hospitals and treating more patients in the community.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Teenage parents across Norfolk will receive extra emotional and practical support from this autumn through a new one-to-one service.

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Norfolk

No new beds for patients in psychiatric crisis will be made available by the region’s mental health trust, despite concerns being raised by the health watchdog over that a shortage of beds “had impaired patient safety and treatment at times”.

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NHS

A former health secretary has presented new evidence of “deliberate, provable acts of cover-up” and called for a public inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal that has blighted so many lives in this region.

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People affected by cancer in Norfolk will have access to information and support, wherever they are based, due to a collaboration between three organisations.

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Norfolk County Council

Patient experience and what is done to improve services will be the focus of the latest ‘takeover’ week by the region’s ambulance service.

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NHS

A service of thanksgiving will be held at Norwich Cathedral to celebrate the contribution of nurses and healthcare staff.

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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

A Norfolk woman left in a wheelchair after what she was told was a routine operation has spoken out about her ordeal on national television.

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Tue, 15:10

As the Bank Holiday weekend approaches you might be wondering whether you’ll be basking in the sun with a BBQ or facing a total washout.

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James Wilby
Yesterday, 09:24

Whilst I am pleased for the Sheringham community to receive the news of a replacement Splash pool and I understand the enthusiasm of the Chamber of Trade for the project, the palpable neglect of the black hole in swimming facilities in other parts of North Norfolk is distressing.

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Primary School
Wed, 15:49

A husband and wife team from the UK’s Foreign Office have completed a fundraising cycle ride to help raise money for a new lifeboat in Wells.

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United Kingdom
Yesterday, 09:25

Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday - Pedal Norfolk at Holkham Hall. A range of cycle races and routes both on the estate and along north Norfolk’s scenic country and coastal roads. For information about the races visit www.britishcycling.org.uk. Tickets for Pedal Norfolk can be booked online at www.pedalnorfolk.co.uk. Day admission to Holkham park for visitors to enjoy the festival will be £5 per adult and children 16 years and under will be free.

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Holkham
Wed, 13:25

Norfolk police have stationed armed police in Norwich and Great Yarmouth as part of a county-wide operation to reassure the public following the Manchester terror attack.

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