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.
A health chief is urging people to get the flu vaccine and look after themselves as rates of the illness are on the rise.
All three of Norfolk’s hospitals were completely full at points over the Christmas and New Year period, new data has revealed.
All non-urgent operations and day case procedures have been cancelled for the rest of the week at one of the county’s hospitals, as pressure on the health service continues to be high.
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.
Police officers, firefighters and ambulance crews saw demand for their services soar yesterday as flooding, snow, ice and high winds hit the region.
Hospitals have been told to cancel non-emergency operations in the new year to prepare for a post-Christmas surge in demand.
The delay in transferring patients from ambulances into the region’s busiest hospital is impacting how quickly medics are reaching those in need.
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.
Bed blocking at two of the region’s hospitals has risen in the latest figures released by NHS England.
It was 20 years ago a leading health researcher made a gloomy prophecy about the future of Norfolk’s busiest hospital.
“Tell them you are suicidal and they do nothing”.
The region’s NHS trusts have seen a huge increase in research activity in the last year, according to the annual National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research Activity League Table, published today.
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 number of nurses coming to work in our region from the European Union has fallen, hospital leaders have said.
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.
All weekend appointments booked at the James Paget University Hopsital (JPUH) in Gorleston have been cancelled after the hospital was hit by a massive cyber attack.
More mums giving birth at home, merging services between three Norfolk hospitals and treating more patients in the community.
About 25,000 homes across East Anglia remain without power overnight due to Storm Doris - and some may not be restored until Friday afternoon.
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