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FEATURE: Warmth that comes with a little help from their friends

There was something about newspapers two decades ago that made journalist Tony Gearing uncomfortable.

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More patients will have to get blood tests at West Suffolk Hospital

Ward closes to new admissions at West Suffolk Hospital after norovirus outbreak

Ward G5 at West Suffolk Hospital has closed to new admissions due to three cases of norovirus.

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Joanna Williams, of Wardale Williams Opticians, has been shortlisted as a finalist for the UK's Optometrist of the Year in the Optician Awards 2017.

Haverhill optometrist is shortlisted for top award

A Haverhill optometrist has been shortlisted as a finalist for a prestigious award.

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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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Launch of Suffolk Care Awards 2017

Nominations open for Suffolk Care Awards

Do you know an amazing carer? Do you have a family member or friend receiving excellent care in Suffolk from an individual, carehome or care agency staff member?

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The car park sign at West Suffolk Hospital. Picture submitted.

West Suffolk Hospital sign gives mixed messages

A sign at West Suffolk Hospital has been causing confusion for motorists.

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Medequip staff Michael Bryant and John Elgie are joined by (left to right) Rowan Procter, chief nurse at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, Jan Thomas, chief contracts officer at NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG and NHS West Suffolk CCG, and Lisa Nobes, chief nurse at The Ipswich Hospital Trust to launch the Return Recycle Reuse NHS equipment campaign

Appeal for return of unused NHS community equipment in Suffolk

Residents are being urged to return their unused NHS equipment this month.

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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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Sarah Prentice wants to know what will happen to her dad's dementia group at the Jubilee Centre

Suffolk dementia services change leaves users worried about help groups

The charity behind a new Suffolk dementia service has been criticised for failing to keep users informed of what is happening to the existing groups they use.

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Clare, Suffolk. Grand Opening of the new Rehabilitation Centre, Rehab United in Clare by Lord Tebbit pictured with the team at Rehab United. 

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Encouraging opening day for Clare rehabilitation centre

A new rehabilitation centre offering occupational and physiotherapy treatments is now open in Clare.

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More patients will have to get blood tests at West Suffolk Hospital

West Suffolk patients may have to travel further to get blood tests

Patients may have to travel further to get blood tests after a phlebotomy service to GP surgeries is scrapped.

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23,000 poultry are set to be culled at Bridge Farm near Redgrave in Suffolk, after a suspected bird flu outbreak. 

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Latest: Bird flu confirmed at poultry farm near Redgrave

Defra scientists have confirmed an outbreak of bird flu at a poultry farm near Redgrave.

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Ambulance service news

East of England Ambulance Trust service praised

Almost 98 per cent of patients said they were satisfied or very satisfied East of England Ambulance Trust’s service din a survey for December.

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Suffolk mental health service is reaching people ‘sooner’

People with complex mental health needs are getting the support they need to live independently sooner thanks to changes made to the Suffolk Rehabilitation and Recovery Service (SRRS).

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Drugs firms profiteer from NHS by hiking cancer drugs prices

Drugs firms profiteer from NHS by hiking cancer drugs prices

Drug companies are profiteering from the NHS to the tune of £1 billion because they have unjustifiably hiked prices of cancer medicine, experts warn.

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Dr David Egan, a GP from Debenham and a Suffolk clinical commissioning group member, at Woolpit Health Centre where part of the film was shot.

VIDEO: Short film encourages patients to use pharmacies to reduce pressures on NHS

A short film has been produced to encourage residents to make greater use of pharmacies to help reduce the burden on NHS services.

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One in ten Brits never have a good morning

One in ten Brits never have a good morning

One in ten Brits reckon they NEVER have a good morning - and a quarter seldom enjoying more than two good mornings a week, a study has found.

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West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds

Staff at West Suffolk Hospital hit out at increased parking charges

Disgruntled hospital staff have started a petition to voice their opposition to planned increases in car parking charges.

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Dr Christopher Browning, a GP in Long Melford and chairman of the NHS West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group.

Suffolk’s clinical commissioning groups reject IVF reduction

Suffolk patients will still be able to get up to two cycles of in-vitro fertilisation after the county’s two clinical commissioning groups decided to accept public views on the issue.

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