No new beds for patients in psychiatric crisis will be made available by the region’s mental health trust, despite concerns being raised by the health watchdog over that a shortage of beds “had impaired patient safety and treatment at times”.
A former health secretary has presented new evidence of “deliberate, provable acts of cover-up” and called for a public inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal that has blighted so many lives in this region.
Patients from across Norfolk are being asked to nominate the health professional or hospital team who has gone the extra mile in providing their care at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) or Cromer Hospital.
More than £500,000 was spent on sending patients under the care of the region’s mental health trust to other facilities in the last month as bosses admit “still too many” patients were being sent out of the area for treatment.
A north Norfolk-based health and wellbeing charity has launched twin projects aimed at supporting children with additional needs and socially isolated older people, after receiving £20,000 in National Lottery and Children in Need grants.
Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in Norfolk and Waveney have welcomed a national review of the items available on prescription, as concerns are raised over the safety of withdrawing gluten-free food.