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.

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.

Diss, Norfolk. The ten strong team from Midwich in Diss who'll be walking the length of Hadrian's Wall in three days this July, in aid of Cancer Research UK.


Diss Midwich team preparing for Hadrian’s Wall challenge in aid of Cancer Research

A group from Diss firm Midwich say they will have to be a strong team to complete their coast-to-coast charity challenge along Hadrian’s Wall this summer.

East Anglian Air Ambulance medic Jemma Varela and her friend Ben Boyce are holding a fundraiser at the Queen's Head in Eye, in memory of two friends who have passed away.

Air ambulance paramedic to stage charity fundraiser in Eye in memory of two friends

A critical care paramedic is set to host a family event in Eye tomorrow to raise money for charity, as well as honour the memories of two friends.

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.

Accident news

Police appeal after driver fails to stop after accident during cycling club trial in Attleborough

Police are appealing to trace a vehicle after it failed to stop following a road accident during a cycling club time trial in Attleborough.


Man in his 20s dies in Besthorpe

A man has died after an accident at a skip hire firm in Besthorpe yesterday afternoon.

Crash in Attleborough

Pair hospitalised after crash on A11 at Attleborough

Two people were taken to hospital after a crash on the A11 at Attleborough on Sunday morning

Witness appeal after accident

Appeal for information after woman in 90s suffers serious injuries in Framlingham crash

Police are appealing for information after a crash in Framlingham on Wednesday.

Man arrested after hitting cars in Diss

Man arrested after ploughing into parked vehicles in Diss

A man was arrested in Diss after crashing into three parked vehicles in the early hours of this morning.

Accident news

Motorist hurt as car ends up in ditch in Stonham Parva

A motorist was taken to hospital with a suspected broken arm after their car left the A140 at Stonham Parva on Wednesday.

Crash on the A140 at Braiseworth

Man hospitalised after crash on the A140 at Braiseworth

A man has been taken to hospital with “serious” but “not life-changing” injuries after a crash on the A140 at Braiseworth, near Eye.

Diss Ambulance Station.

South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon ‘shocked to learn’ future of Diss Ambulance station could be in doubt – and wants to see greater detail in proposals

South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon says it was a “shock to learn” the future of Diss’s Ambulance Station could be in doubt.

Crash in Brome

UPDATED: A140 at Brome reopens after collision

The A140 at Brome has reopened following a two-vehicle collision.

Janet Turner, president of Diss Waveney Rotary Club, and Robin Twigge, president of Harleston Rotary Club.

Diss Waveney and Harleston Rotary Clubs raise £24,000 towards fight against polio

Rotary International’s ongoing fight to rid the world of polio has gained a major boost this month, courtesy of the fundraising efforts of Diss Waveney and Harleston Rotarians.

Ed Sheeran. Photo: SWNS

Ed’s threads help raise £7,000 for EACH

East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) has benefited from a sale of Ed Sheeran’s threads — to the tune of nearly £7,300.

Austrin Samuel Maitland McKenna. Submitted photo.

Family pays tribute to Wetheringsett man killed in A140 crash who “lived life to the full”

A family has paid tribute to a “unique soul” who “lived life to the full” who was killed in a road accident at Little Stonham earlier this month.

Her Majesty the Queen meets Syne Quan Non directors and other guests during a reception inside Buckingham Palace for the Queens Award winners in 2009. Picture credit: Press Association.

Diss biometrics firm Syne Qua Non wins prestigious Queen’s Award for Innovation

A Diss-based biometrics firm has earned the UK’s most prestigious accolade for business innovation, in recognition of its service which helps trials of new medical treatments.

Framingham, Suffolk. Kelly Goody, a freelance personal trainer from Framlingham, is running the London Marathon for Meningitis Research Foundation, inspired by her younger brother Martyn, who died from the disease when they were only children. 


Family tragedy and depression inspires Framlingham mum’s London Marathon run

A Framlingham trainer running the London Marathon for the first time this weekend says she hopes to help the battle against meningitis, and put personal ‘demons’ to rest.

Man dies in A140 crash

Man dies in crash on A140 at Little Stonham

A man has died after a crash on the A140 at Little Stonham at the weekend.

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