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Fresh hope for Emneth youngster Reggie

A baby from Emneth with a rare skin condition has been given new hope thanks to the purchase of a portable pump from the USA.

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New Queen Elizabeth Hospital chief executive Jon Green

King’s Lynn hospital names new chief executive

A new chief executive has been appointed at Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital, the trust has announced this afternoon.

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QEH temporary scanner

King’s Lynn hospital gets £1.2m scanner

Patient treatment will be enhanced thanks to high-quality images when two CT scanners are installed at Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

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Multi-agency incident in Gosmoor Lane, Elm. Photo: Fenland Police.

Elm road closed after ‘harmful substance incident’

A road in Elm has been closed this afternoon while emergency services have dealt with a “potential harmful substance incident”.

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From left: Calvin, Shona, baby Daphne-Louise, Jamie and Tyler. Photo: SUBMITTED.

Friday Bridge family praises medics after ‘miracle baby’ rescue

A couple has praised the actions of medical staff after they acted quickly to save the life of their newborn daughter.

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‘Significant pressure’ continues on King’s Lynn hospital, despite ease in demand

People should continue to avoid the accident and emergency of unit at Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital unless they absolutely have to be there, managers said yesterday.

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‘Don’t go to A&E unless you have to’, plead King’s Lynn hospital bosses

Officials at Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital have this afternoon pleaded for patients not to go its accident and emergency unit unless absolutely necessary, because of high demand.

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Hub hope for Fenland minor injury units

A pilot project to turn Fenland’s minor injury units (MIU) into health service hubs is set to be launched this spring.

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Drugs firms profiteer from NHS by hiking cancer drugs prices

Drugs firms profiteer from NHS by hiking cancer drugs prices

Drug companies are profiteering from the NHS to the tune of £1 billion because they have unjustifiably hiked prices of cancer medicine, experts warn.

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Long Sutton autistic performance poet and social entrepreneur Callum Brazzo is launching a new TalkSpace forum for autistic people in South Holland.  Photo supplied.

Campaigner launches new forum for autism in South Holland

A new forum to help autistic people in South Holland share their views with each other is being put in place.

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One in ten Brits never have a good morning

One in ten Brits never have a good morning

One in ten Brits reckon they NEVER have a good morning - and a quarter seldom enjoying more than two good mornings a week, a study has found.

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Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

The average mum will fall ill 324 times over their youngster’s childhood with colds and bugs passed on to them by their offspring, a study has found.

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British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

Britain is among the top five countries worldwide for mothers drinking during pregnancy, according to new research.

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Dog obesity

Obesity in dogs sparks epidemic of canine arthritis

Britain’s pet dogs are suffering an epidemic of arthritis and obesity among canines could be to blame, experts have warned.

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Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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NHS “wasting” millions prescribing overpriced gluten-free products

NHS “wasting” millions prescribing overpriced gluten-free products

The NHS spending millions of pounds prescribing gluten-free food products to coeliac sufferers is “a scandal”, according to family doctors.

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Aidan Thomas

Cambridgeshire health chief welcomes Prime Minister’s mental health reforms but questions funding and care for long-term sufferers

A Cambridgeshire health chief has welcomed new mental health reforms announced by Theresa May but says questions over funding and care of long-term sufferers remain.

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Unveiling of Walpole St Andrew village sign. ENGANL00120110305094102

Did you help an elderly man in Friday Bridge?

A woman from Coldham is hoping to track down the “lovely lady” from Walpole who brought her husband back home on New Year’s Eve.

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Sugar-free drinks as bad as real thing

Sugar-free drinks ‘as bad as real thing’

Drinking Diet Coke won’t stop you getting fat, according to new research.

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