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Ambulance flying squads aim to keep 999 crews moving

Five specialist teams have been set up by East of England Ambulance Trust to go to hospital emergency departments who keep 999 crews waiting.

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Some of West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust's long service volunteer award winners and student volunteers

West Suffolk Hospital in national project to boost NHS volunteering

West Suffolk Hospital is one of 12 NHS trusts helping to create a national ‘best practise model’ for volunteers in hospitals.

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Union boss fears cuts to Newmarket's non-emergency ambulance services

A union official has warned there could be cuts to Newmarket’s hospital transport service when it is handed over to a private company to run.

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Julie Cave, chief executive of the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

BREAKING NEWS: Two Norfolk and Suffolk mental health trust directors quit after inspection criticism

Two senior directors of the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT), which was put into special measures for a second time last week, have resigned tonight.

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West Suffolk Hospital Bury St Edmunds

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West Suffolk Hospital patient records checked after discharge letter software error

More than 3,700 patients’ records are being checked after new software put the wrong medication details in hospital discharge letters.

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Maisie Goody is shown the Jungle Trail by ACTs interim Chief Executive Shelly Thake

Maisie opens new children’s trail at hospital

When Addenbrooke’s Hospital wanted someone special to open an outdoor activity area for child patients they chose Maisie Goody.

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Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG chairman Dr Mark Shenton recommends getting a flu jab

Aussie flu fears leads to flu jab warning from Suffolk doctors

Doctors are urging people to get a flu jab as a severer outbreak of flu is expected this winter.

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Alfie Plumb, aged five, with his end of treatment certificate, beside the treatment bell at Addenbrooke's Hospital

Alfie’s family fund bells of hope

A Lakenheath family have raised money for two ‘end of treatment bells’ for cancer units after seeing the way they gave hope to their five-year-old grandson.

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Oakfield Surgery in Vicarage Road Newmarket 
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Newmarket’s Oakfield Surgery to move to town’s hospital site

One of Newmarket’s three GP practices has announced it is to re-locate to the town’s hospital site.

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Region’s mental health trust named among worst for out-of-area placements

Mental health patients in Suffolk and Norfolk are being forced to seek treatment away from home in higher numbers than almost anywhere else in the country, new figures have revealed.

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Some of the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust's long service volunteer award winners and student volunteers

West Suffolk Hospital volunteers celebrate record-breaking year

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (WSFT) has thanked more than 400 volunteers who gave a record-breaking 47,358 hours of time to the hospital last year.

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West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds

West Suffolk oral patients face delays in treatment as hospital departments close

Patients needing oral surgery or orthodontic treatment face a journey to Ipswich or Cambridge following closures at West Suffolk Hospital.

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West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds

West Suffolk Hospital investigates ‘serious incidents’

West Suffolk Hospital is investigating 10 serious incidents reported in March, five relating to norovirus outbreaks, four to patient safety and one to concerns over its blood transfusion service.

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Val Woollard, nursing assistant, and Jo Hayward, assistant practitioner, at West Suffolk Hospital with an ECG machine and bladder scanner bought with legacies

Legacies help hospital give best of care

More than £500,000 left in legacies to West Suffolk Hospital last year has funded a variety of state-of-the-art equipment.

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West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds

UPDATED: West Suffolk Hospital reopens email after cyber-attack

West Suffolk Hospital’s external email system has been reopened after it was shut down on Friday to defend computers against the international cyber-attack which has hit computer systems across the NHS.

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Peter Stephenson-Wall suffered a brain injury in a cycling accident

Headway Suffolk highlights brain injury’s hidden impact

Peter Stephenson-Wall has to carry a consultant’s letter with him to explain the hidden effects of a brain injury he suffered in a cycling accident.

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The West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust anaesthetic team has been shortlisted for the Anaesthesia Team of the Year in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) awards 2017

West Suffolk Hospital team in the running for a national award

The anaesthetic team at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (WSFT) has been shortlisted for Anaesthesia Team of the Year in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) awards 2017, sponsored by the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA).

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Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt

West Suffolk Hospital praised by health secretary

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (WSFT) staff have been congratulated by the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, for the trust’s ‘exceptional performance’.

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Hand washing is vital to protect against the spread of norovirus.

Norovirus closes West Suffolk Hospital ward for second time

Ward G4 at West Suffolk Hospital has closed to new admissions for the second time this winter due to three cases of norovirus being confirmed.

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New number is aiming to support those who experience power cuts in their area

Vulnerable should register for extra power cut help

As Storm Doris hits electricity supplies in Suffolk, MP Matt Hancock has urged the vulnerable to sign up for special power cut help.

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