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Thursday, February 14, 2019
Norfolk County Council

Norfolk’s alcohol crisis is today deepening, as drink-related deaths have hit a 10-year high in Norwich and almost 60 people a day in Norfolk are being admitted to hospital with conditions linked to booze.

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NHS bosses have admitted there is no “definitive timeline” for when changes will be made to the region’s failing mental health services.

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Clive Lewis

Patients in Norfolk and Waveney could soon be chatting to their GP on an app on their mobile phone instead of having to make a face-to-face appointment.

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United Kingdom

The family of a three-year-old girl are raising £50,000 for trial treatment abroad to save their daughter could have just months to live.

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NHS

Elderly residents found in their own faeces, a lack of food and no hot water.

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Care Quality Commission

A donation page has been set up to honour a man’s dying wish to raise the money needed to care for his 21-month-old granddaughter with cerebral palsy.

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Instagram

Health bosses have been urged to listen to how patients want to see mental health services change as they decide on a future for the region’s troubled provision.

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Clive Lewis

A hospital has once again warned patients not to use its A&E department unless there is a genuine emergency.

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James Paget University Hospital

A hospital has urged patients not to use its A&E department unless there is a genuine emergency.

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James Paget University Hospital

Health bosses have admitted a plan to overhaul services published in 2016 was “over optimistic” as it was revealed the budget for Norfolk and Waveney was £96m behind where it should be.

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NHS

The mother of a four-year-old boy who has been given just days to live has said she is “lost for words” after hundreds took to social media to show their support.

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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Questions have been raised over the number of GPs available out of hours in Norfolk, Waveney, and Wisbech.

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NHS

Prince William says the support of his East Anglian Air Ambulance colleagues helped stop him sliding down a “slippery slope” towards mental health problems.

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William

A cross-party group of MPs have demanded the “chaos and confusion must end” over the region’s failing mental health care provision.

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Clive Lewis

Carers can often be invisible - they look after members of their family and we know little about it. Among their numbers are 1.3 million people still caring for children while also looking after older family members. We found out more and hear one East Anglian woman’s story.

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United Kingdom

Six more GPs could come to Great Yarmouth as part of a national scheme to fill doctor vacancies in hard-to-recruit areas.

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NHS

Transparency, openness and trust were the key ingredients to a care home transformation as inspectors upgraded its rating from inadequate to good.

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Care Quality Commission

The uptake of young woman attending a potentially life-saving routine test is at an all time low after new research has revealed many feel too embarrassed, scared or vulnerable to go.

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NHS

A health and wellbeing information event being held next month is aiming to raise awareness of the support available for those with bowel and bladder conditions.

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NHS

Staff at a Norfolk care home burst into tears of joy after the home received a good rating in a recent report.

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Care Quality Commission

Pharmacists in Norfolk are “at their wits’ end” as they struggle to get hold of many common medicines, including painkillers and anti-depressants.

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European Union

There is still time to have your say about adult mental health services in Norfolk and Waveney, with local people being urged to join the conversation to help take the plans to the “next step and make it real.”

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A 24-year-old man has admitted he is at breaking point after waiting more than a year to receive treatment from the region’s mental health trust.

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Suffolk Foundation Trust

The organisers of a charity event promoting access to mental health services for men have shared a mother’s poignant account of her heartbreak.

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Facebook

Mental ill health in men has been called an epidemic. Health correspondent Geraldine Scott looks at why men are struggling, and what is being done to highlight the issue.

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University of East Anglia

Universities are highlighting the effects of social media on wellbeing ahead of Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year.

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University of East Anglia

The former UKIP parliamentary candidate for Great Yarmouth claims that food banks are contributing to obesity and that the poor “cannot be bothered” to cook.

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United Kingdom

When our hospitals are full, ambulances are forced to queue outside, keeping them from getting to other patients. Here, an East of England Ambulance crew member - speaking anonymously - explains what this means for patient safety and why things have to change.

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Norwich

A retired surgeon and an anaesthetist with a special interest in pain relief have hit out at new plans to provide palliative care in Great Yarmouth and Waveney.

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Yesterday, 17:12

A family have expressed their shock after finding their 11-month-old daughter with a laughing-gas canister in her mouth at a Norfolk holiday park.

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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Not one but two films featuring Great Yarmouth hit the big screen this year.

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Danny Boyle
Yesterday, 07:19

A man has been arrested in Great Yarmouth for drug-driving.

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Yesterday, 11:21

The first big play structure to be built at BeWilderwood in five years has opened just in time for the half-term break.

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Yesterday, 14:13

It is set to be a mixed bag when it comes to the weather forecast for Norfolk and Waveney this week as children (and teachers) celebrate the first half term break of 2019.

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