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Co-ordinators appointed for new Haverhill health service

The two new coordinators tasked with helping to bring a new health and wellbeing project to Haverhill have spoken of their excitement about the new role.

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Clements Surgery

NHS outreach services in Haverhill to be relocated

GPs have moved to reassure patients that healthcare services will not be lost following changes at a doctors’ surgery.

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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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All eyes were on Specsavers at Haverhill primary school

All eyes were on Specsavers at Haverhill primary school

Sixty pupils at Westfield Primary Academy in Haverhill were treated to a lesson from eyesight experts to raise awareness of the importance of eye health.

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The Clements Surgery in Haverhill

Relocation plans for Haverhill GP practice

Suffolk GP Federation has confirmed it wants to move the Christmas Maltings GP Practice from the centre of Haverhill to its sister surgery on the Clements estate.

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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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New home care service is launched for the Haverhill area

New home care service is launched for the Haverhill area

A new business serving the Haverhill area has launched to help provide a better quality of life and combat rural isolation in later life.

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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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Dr Nick Rayner

Assurances given over impact of changes at Haverhill GP practice

About 50 patients learned first-hand about upcoming changes to the Christmas Maltings and Clements Practice in Haverhill during an information evening.

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East Anglian Air Ambulance unveils its two Land Rover Discovery Sport rapid response vehicles

East’s air ambulance extends capabilities with rapid response vehicles

East Anglian Air Ambulance will be able to respond to emergencies faster by land as well as air thanks to two new vehicles.

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Paul Driscoll, medical director and chairman of Suffolk GP Federation

Patients to learn more about changes to Haverhill GP practice

The new management team of a Haverhill GP practice is to host an information evening for patients to learn more details about proposed changes.

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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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Dr Paul Driscoll, the medical director and chairman of the Suffolk GP Federation

Haverhill GP practice set for a new way of working after management takeover

The future of the Christmas Maltings & Clements Practice in Haverhill has been secured following talks to bring in a new management team.

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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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Coupals Primary Academy holding its anxiety workshop

Anxiety workshop welcomed by parents at Haverhill school

A Haverhill primary school has pledged to do more to raise awareness of anxiety and mental health issues after holding a successful workshop for parents.

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SARS responders celebrate 45th year of service

Medical charity marks 45 years of giving aid

An accident and rescue service celebrated its 45th birthday this week.

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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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Heidi Ince wants to thank the Ambulance serve after she went into anaphylactic shock and nearly died

Pictured: Heidi Ince with her children Oliver (17), Gracie (8) and Louie (9)


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Haverhill mum who suffered near fatal anaphylactic shock thanks ambulance team who saved her life

A Haverhill mother who suffered a near fatal anaphylactic shock caused by an undiagnosed allergy has praised the swift actions of the paramedic and ambulance crew who saved her life.

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