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More than 1,200 Suffolk pupils have had to self-isolate over possible coronavirus risks

More than 1,200 Suffolk pupils have had to self-isolate over possible coronavirus risks

More than 1,200 Suffolk pupils have had to self-isolate over possible coronavirus risks

21 October 2020

More than 1,200 school pupils and 160 teachers in Suffolk have had to self-isolate because of potential coronavirus risks, new data has revealed.


Gaps in care for eating disorder patients remain, inquest into death of anorexic teenager told

Gaps in care for eating disorder patients remain, inquest into death of anorexic teenager told

Gaps in care for eating disorder patients remain, inquest into death of anorexic teenager told

21 October 2020

The inquest into Averil Hart, who died in 2012, heard this week that many areas still lack a clear care pathway for eating disorders eight years on.


Hospital buys multi-million pound manor and grounds as its weighs up options for new site

Hospital buys multi-million pound manor and grounds as its weighs up options for new site

Hospital buys multi-million pound manor and grounds as its weighs up options for new site

21 October 2020

West Suffolk Hospital has bought a nearby multi-million pound manor as it weighs up options for a new site.

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West Suffolk Hospital patient with coronavirus dies

West Suffolk Hospital patient with coronavirus dies

West Suffolk Hospital patient with coronavirus dies

21 October 2020

A West Suffolk Hospital patient who tested positive for coronavirus has died.


Boost for Covid-19 test centres as Government 'uplifts' capacity

Boost for Covid-19 test centres as Government 'uplifts' capacity

Boost for Covid-19 test centres as Government 'uplifts' capacity

21 October 2020

Covid-19 test centres in Suffolk have been given a boost after public health chiefs confirmed extra capacity had been made to test people locally.


STI cases in Suffolk have 'significantly' increased in recent years, health committee told

STI cases in Suffolk have 'significantly' increased in recent years, health committee told

STI cases in Suffolk have 'significantly' increased in recent years, health committee told

20 October 2020

Cases of gonorrhoea, syphilis and chlamydia have risen in Suffolk, but health bosses have said that the county remains much lower than other areas.


Firefighters called to hospital's A&E to remove ring

Firefighters called to hospital's A&E to remove ring

Firefighters called to hospital's A&E to remove ring

20 October 2020

Firefighters attended West Suffolk Hospital to help remove a ring.


Ambulance service put into special measures after allegations of sexual misconduct and bullying

Ambulance service put into special measures after allegations of sexual misconduct and bullying

Ambulance service put into special measures after allegations of sexual misconduct and bullying

20 October 2020

The ambulance service trust which serves Suffolk has been told it must take action after allegations were made about bullying and sexual misconduct.


New hospital location narrowed to a handful of potential sites

New hospital location narrowed to a handful of potential sites

New hospital location narrowed to a handful of potential sites

20 October 2020

The location for the rebuild of West Suffolk Hospital has been narrowed down to a handful of potential sites – with a decision to be made next month.


Latest area-by-area breakdown of positive coronavirus cases across Suffolk

Latest area-by-area breakdown of positive coronavirus cases across Suffolk

Latest area-by-area breakdown of positive coronavirus cases across Suffolk

19 October 2020

The number of coronavirus cases in Suffolk has increased again in the last week, with most areas of the county now having recorded positive cases.


This is how new Covid rules in Essex will affect people in Suffolk

This is how new Covid rules in Essex will affect people in Suffolk

This is how new Covid rules in Essex will affect people in Suffolk

16 October 2020

While Essex moving to Tier 2 restrictions will only have an immediate impact on those living there, it will also affect people nearby in Suffolk.


'No immediate plans' to change Suffolk's risk level says director of public health

'No immediate plans' to change Suffolk's risk level says director of public health

'No immediate plans' to change Suffolk's risk level says director of public health

16 October 2020

Suffolk's director of public health has urged residents to 'stick with' coronavirus guidelines to prevent extra restrictions being introduced.


Entire family lose their locks for charity as mum shields ahead of breast cancer surgery

Entire family lose their locks for charity as mum shields ahead of breast cancer surgery

Entire family lose their locks for charity as mum shields ahead of breast cancer surgery

16 October 2020

A teenager whose mum was diagnosed with breast cancer is joining a mammoth family effort to shave their hair to raise money for Macmillan.


Hospital to reform maternity ward restrictions as mothers raise anxieties

Hospital to reform maternity ward restrictions as mothers raise anxieties

Hospital to reform maternity ward restrictions as mothers raise anxieties

16 October 2020

West Suffolk Hospital has this week reformed visiting restrictions in all departments, including the maternity ward.


'You don’t choose the cards you’re dealt' - Matt Hancock on being Health Secretary in a pandemic

'You don’t choose the cards you’re dealt' - Matt Hancock on being Health Secretary in a pandemic

'You don’t choose the cards you’re dealt' - Matt Hancock on being Health Secretary in a pandemic

16 October 2020

Health Secretary Matt Hancock, who is West Suffolk's MP, spoke to Suffolk News about how he has handled the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic.


Hospital issues update on blood test delays after problems with NHS supplier

Hospital issues update on blood test delays after problems with NHS supplier

Hospital issues update on blood test delays after problems with NHS supplier

15 October 2020

West Suffolk Hospital says it is continuing to 'prioritise clinically urgent' blood tests after national problems with an NHS supplier.


Region's 'R' number joint highest in country as 239 cases recorded in Suffolk in one week

Region's 'R' number joint highest in country as 239 cases recorded in Suffolk in one week

Region's 'R' number joint highest in country as 239 cases recorded in Suffolk in one week

15 October 2020

The rate of infection from coronavirus in the East of England is currently the joint highest in the country.


School shuts three year group bubbles after outbreaks of coronavirus and 'typical autumnal bugs'

School shuts three year group bubbles after outbreaks of coronavirus and 'typical autumnal bugs'

School shuts three year group bubbles after outbreaks of coronavirus and 'typical autumnal bugs'

15 October 2020

More than 120 pupils and 12 members of staff at a primary school are self-isolating following a coronavirus outbreak.


Workers at engineering and technology company site test positive for coronavirus

Workers at engineering and technology company site test positive for coronavirus

Workers at engineering and technology company site test positive for coronavirus

14 October 2020

An engineering and technology company has confirmed a number of workers at a site in a Suffolk town have tested positive for coronavirus.


Hospice announces 25 jobs at risk after £1 million loss in income due to coronavirus

Hospice announces 25 jobs at risk after £1 million loss in income due to coronavirus

Hospice announces 25 jobs at risk after £1 million loss in income due to coronavirus

12 October 2020

Twenty five jobs are at risk at a hospice which has lost an estimated £1 million in income due to the coronavirus pandemic.


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