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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Concerns over bullying from ambulance bosses have again been highlighted - just a month after the deaths of three staff members prompted a major investigation into the trust's culture.

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Dedicated staff providing respite care to people with learning disabilities are "making a difference" according to an outstanding health report.

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Attleborough

Daisy* clearly remembers waiting to see a nurse to make a decision she never thought she would face.

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Norwich

Norfolk's NHS is set to spend millions bailing out a struggling group of health trusts outside of the county - despite financial reports from just days ago saying the payments would not happen.

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A coronavirus health campaign has been launched across the nation as the government works to prevent the spread of illness.

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A two-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis has received her first parcel containing a drug which could add an extra 25 years to her life.

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Fears have been raised that free group NHS antenatal classes in Norfolk are being reduced in favour of getting people to watch online videos.

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The number of emergency hospital admissions for people in Norfolk with dementia has increased by more than 40pc in five years, a new report has found.

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A family has criticised the mental health trust for describing the death of a woman on the M11 as a "media issue".

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A family's anguish at moving their vulnerable mother three times in four months has laid bare the grim reality of care home closures.

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The deaths of two vulnerable people living in the same Norfolk care home, including an elderly woman who died after she was attacked by another resident, have raised serious concerns.

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A mother-of-two whose life was saved by a kidney transplant has praised organ donation as the best thing anyone can do.

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King's Lynn

Faeces under fingernails, weeks without baths and calls to emergency services for support - these are some of the damning observations made at our region's failing care homes.

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Scientists studying dementia are appealing for volunteers to help them investigate how feasible it is for people to take up and stick to a Mediterranean-style diet.

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The family of an 81-year-old who was sent more than 250 miles away for mental health treatment and then died on the roadside have faced further heartache after being unable to plan her funeral.

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Almost 200 businesses across Norfolk and Waveney have been told they must clean up their act over food hygiene.

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Health chiefs are asking paramedics to work in overwhelmed A&E departments in another sign of the extreme pressure on Norfolk's NHS.

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Five people are facing Christmas without the care they desperately need because a troubled home care provider is withdrawing from its contracts.

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A couple desperate to start a family are saying they will not stop fighting to raise the £11,000 needed to keep their dream alive.

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A warning has been issued to the parents of schoolchildren in Norfolk that there has been an increase in Norovirus cases.

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Senior doctors have warned that children are "super-spreaders" of flu and have urged parents to get them vaccinated - as new figures reveal than less than a third of the country's infants have had their jab.

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Ambitious plans to more than quadruple the size of a Norfolk care home and expand it into a care village have been shot down by councillors.

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Yesterday, 09:01

Drivers faced delays on the A11 after a crash this morning.

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Wymondham
Tue, 08:22

Emergency services are currently at the scene of a two car crash on the A11 in Norfolk.

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Yesterday, 08:19

A driver has captured dash cam footage of a five person arrest at a retail park near Norwich.

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Yesterday, 11:39

Schools are taking drastic precautions including advising pupils to stay away for a two-week isolation period to protect against the spread of coronavirus.

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Yesterday, 16:31

A person has died after an incident at Norwich Railway Station.

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