More than 2,000 hours when ambulance crews could have been responding to other calls in Norfolk were lost due to delays in handing patients over at A&E last month.
Thousands of vacancies for registered nursing and midwifery posts in the east of England are not being filled, new NHS figures show.
A nursing leader has painted a bleak picture of the conditions nurses in East Anglia are working under, as it was revealed one in 10 leave the profession every year.
The pressure on the NHS over Christmas meant Norfolk County Council bosses had to pay “golden hellos” to care providers to take in patients to free up beds.
All three of Norfolk’s hospitals were completely full at points over the Christmas and New Year period, new data has revealed.
Nearly 500 ambulances waited at least an hour to get patients into the region’s accident and emergency departments over the space of four days .
Taxis were sent to collect patients and take them to hospitals by the region’s ambulance service, as the NHS across the country came under extreme pressure.
Hospitals in Norfolk made millions last year in car parking charges from patients, visitors, and staff, new data has revealed.
Hospitals have been told to cancel non-emergency operations in the new year to prepare for a post-Christmas surge in demand.
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.
The people who make Norfolk’s NHS function have opened their hearts about the “constant battle” they face to keep services afloat.
All of the region’s accident and emergency departments have beat the national average in the level of satisfaction from inpatients.
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.
Students at the College of West Anglia’s King Lynn campus have raised £130 for a hospital appeal.
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