Hospitals are still too slow at taking patients off the hands of ambulance crews, it has been revealed, as plans to avoid another winter healthcare crisis were put to health bosses.
As yet another health trust in Norfolk in plunged into special measures by inspectors health correspondent Geraldine Scott looks at what is going wrong in the county’s NHS.
Women in Norfolk are able to request caesarean section births, it can be revealed, after national concern that the procedure was being refused outright.
Money could be shifted between health and social care organisations in Norfolk and Waveney under a new structure which aims to integrate different groups more effectively.
Health bosses have shown their appreciation for nurses and midwives on the same day as Florence Nightingale’s birth.
Health leaders in Norfolk have teamed up to “take back control” of rates paid to locums after more than £60m was spent on filling recruitment gaps with temporary staff last year.
More than 170 people turned up at Norfolk’s emergency departments last year because of a sore throat, new data has revealed.
A green marrow “the length of [an] arm but much thicker and very heavy”, a first edition of Gone with the Wind, and a commemorative plate of Prince William and his young family.
The full extent of winter NHS crisis has been revealed as figures showed Norfolk hospitals hit ‘safe’ occupancy levels just three times.
The county’s busiest hospital recorded the worst A&E performance in the country last month, as a leading emergency medicine organisation urged patients to write to their MPs demanding action over the NHS.
More staff in the county’s NHS felt they could contribute towards improvements, but others saw their satisfaction at the quality of care they could give dip.
It forced many to abandon their cars or stay tucked up at home, but the Beast from the East could not prevent the region’s dedicated public servants from getting to those who needed them.
Appointments for some patients at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) have been cancelled after staff struggled to get to work in heavy snow.
Staff working in Norfolk and Waveney’s NHS battled to get to work this morning despite traffic coming to a standstill and public transport being scrapped in treacherous conditions.
The number of serious incidents (SIs) reported in Norfolk’s NHS has been revealed in a new report.
Drivers have been warned that work is continuing on a string of repairs, improvement and upgrades on the A47 and A11.
More than 2,000 hours when ambulance crews could have been responding to other calls in Norfolk were lost due to delays in handing patients over at A&E last month.
Thousands of vacancies for registered nursing and midwifery posts in the east of England are not being filled, new NHS figures show.
A nursing leader has painted a bleak picture of the conditions nurses in East Anglia are working under, as it was revealed one in 10 leave the profession every year.
A health chief is urging people to get the flu vaccine and look after themselves as rates of the illness are on the rise.
All three of Norfolk’s hospitals were completely full at points over the Christmas and New Year period, new data has revealed.
All non-urgent operations and day case procedures have been cancelled for the rest of the week at one of the county’s hospitals, as pressure on the health service continues to be high.
Nearly 500 ambulances waited at least an hour to get patients into the region’s accident and emergency departments over the space of four days .
Taxis were sent to collect patients and take them to hospitals by the region’s ambulance service, as the NHS across the country came under extreme pressure.
Hospitals in Norfolk made millions last year in car parking charges from patients, visitors, and staff, new data has revealed.
Police officers, firefighters and ambulance crews saw demand for their services soar yesterday as flooding, snow, ice and high winds hit the region.
Health chiefs from across Norfolk and Waveney have thanked their staff for their hard work and patients for their support this Christmas.
Hospitals have been told to cancel non-emergency operations in the new year to prepare for a post-Christmas surge in demand.
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