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A new dawn for burgeoning breastfeeding support group in Haverhill

A Haverhill support group for breastfeeding mums has held its first meeting at its own venue less than five months after its two founders first met.

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Nathalie Gilder of Haverhill Dementia Action Alliance

Haverhill dementia lunch pilot starts with a day at the seaside

A pilot programme starts on Friday which could result in Haverhill having a ‘dementia hub’ to help sufferers and their carers.

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Dr Christopher Browning, chairman of NHS West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group.

How to access health services in Suffolk over Easter

Those who need to see a healthcare professional over the Easter break can access extra doctors’ appointments across East and West Suffolk.

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From left to right:  Cllr Jo Rayner, Cabinet member for Leisure and Culture for St Edmundsbury Borough Council, Nigel Snape, Abbeycroft Leisure, manager of Haverhill Leisure Centre and Warren Smyth, Chief Executive, Abbeycroft Leisure

Council approves £1.5 investment in Haverhill’s sports facilities

Haverhill will be the first town in West Suffolk to benefit from new sporting facilities, worth £1.5m, following a decision at last night’s St Edmundsbury Council’s Cabinet meeting to allocate funding from its Leisure Investment Fund.

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Haverhill (TT) Dementia Group began last October and has developed since. Funding has come from local councillors and it meets once weekly.' Picture by Mark Westley

Dementia support group continues to flourish in Haverhill

A dementia support group in Haverhill is currently thriving thanks, in part, to grants from four borough councillors and a recent link-up with one of the town’s care homes.

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Irene Farrant pictured with her late husband Ben in 2015

Haverhill widow feels let down by ambulance service

The widow of a Haverhill man who missed numerous hospital appointments because the ambulance service failed to provide transport is still fighting for an adequate explanation for what happened - eight months after his death.

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Denise and Sean Tarrant, from the Joshua Tarrant Trust, are officially welcomed to the Brainbow family by project co-ordinator Elisabeth Christie (second right) and clinical lead, Dr Amos Burke (right)

Haverhill charity teams up with brain rehabilitation service

Haverhill-based charity The Joshua Tarrant Trust has become an official fund-raising partner of a rehabilitation service for children with brain tumours.

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Michelle Kennedy before her weight loss

Haverhill weight loss group helps Michelle achieve her goal

The transformation in slimmer Michelle Kennedy is clear to see after she earned a Gold membership for reaching her goal weight with the Weight Watchers group in Haverhill.

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Paula and Mark Ashwood have two boys, Ethan 3 and Oscar, 4 month, thanks to IVF treatment. ''She had to have the IVF after suffering from endemetriosis which prevented a normal conception.'Picture by Mark Westley

Baby joy for Haverhill mum with ‘invisible’ condition

A Haverhill mum had to turn to IVF treatment to conceive both of her sons after discovering that she had severe endometriosis.

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The Christmas Maltings surgery in Haverhill

New lease of life for Haverhill’s healthcare services

Health care in Haverhill looks to have taken a step forward with the confirmation that a new lease has been agreed for the Christmas Maltings building in Camps Road.

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Left to right: Jodie Rowlandson, Leanne Kitchener, India Rowlandson, Michael Renton ( customer consultant at Saffron's Haverhill branch)., Max Rowlandson and Colin Field (Saffron CEO).

Game effort by Haverhill building society brings some joy to poorly children

Staff and customers of Saffron Building Society have raised money to donate three Nintendo Switch games consoles, cases and games to children at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

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The Christmas Maltings building in Camps Road

U-turn on closure of Haverhill GP surgery building

Plans to close the Christmas Maltings surgery in Haverhill town centre look likely to be shelved – providing a deal can be struck with the landlord.

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Haverhill Family Practice'''PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Closure of patient list at Haverhill GP practice was a ‘last resort’

The decision to stop adding more patients to a Haverhill GP practice’s list is not a cause for panic and was only taken to ensure patient safety.

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Suffolk emergency medical charity is just as busy as ever

Suffolk emergency medical charity is just as busy as ever

The Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS) saw an increase in the number of requests for assistance it received in 2017.

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Dave Ince, centre, meets Lisa Shulver and Tommy Hardwick, after the match between Haverhill Rovers and Haverhill Borough. Picture: Gary Brown

Haverhill man thanks duo who saved his life

A man who ‘died twice’ after suffering a heart attack at a football match has met and thanked the two people who brought him back to life.

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Paul Driscoll, medical director and chairman of Suffolk GP Federation

GP Federation is ‘working hard’ to find more doctors for Haverhill practice

Suffolk GP Federation is using a number of initiatives to help it recruit more GPs at the Christmas Maltings and Clements practice in Haverhill.

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Christmas Maltings surgery in Camps Road, Haverhill

GP shortage forcing Haverhill surgery closures

One of Haverhill’s GP surgeries is having to close on certain days as it doesn’t have enough doctors to cope with demand.

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Patient Safety Intervention Teams (PSIT) have gone live across the East of England Ambulance Service

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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