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Mental health hospital policy changes 'too little too late'

Hannah Allum committed suicide in 2016 Credit: ITV News Anglia

The family of Hannah Allum who committed suicide at Fulbourn Hospital in Cambridgeshire back in 2016 say the policy changes are 'too little too late'.

An inquest heard health assistants doing hourly checks only looked through the window of the door.

Coroner Belinda Cheney said although that breached hospital policy - it would only have taken around 8 minutes for Hannah to take her own life.

The main changes that have been put in place include - additional training to staff, extra staff on night checks and introducing technology to make sure patients are monitored at all times.

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Researchers given £1.5 million to help tackle aggressive brain tumours

It'll be overseen by Dr Colin Watts, a consultant neurosurgeon and clinical scientist. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Researchers in Cambridge have been given £1.5 million to find a way to treat aggressive brain tumours.

The team got the grant from The Brain Tumour Charity - they will now research drugs that more effectively target what's known as glioblastoma.

Cells from patients will be harvested and prepared in a University of Cambridge laboratory at Addenbrooke's Hospital.

These will be passed to the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam to identify the most effective cancer-busting drug-combinations.

'Little battler' born 3 months early weighing just 1lb now starts school

Ethan Bird from Norfolk was born weighing just 1lb 1 ounce. Credit: Family photo

When he was born at 26 weeks weighing just over a pound the outlook for Ethan Bird didn't look good.

In his hospital cot he was dwarfed by his cuddly toy rabbit.

But Ethan, from Filby near Great Yarmouth, has proved everyone wrong overcoming plenty of problems and setbacks.

He was born in December 2012 when he was delivered 14 weeks early after his mother developed pre-eclampsia.

Ethan spent just about all of his first 18 months in various hospitals around the region, the Norfolk and Norfolk, the James Paget at Gorleston and Addenbrooke's in Cambridge.

Now to the delight of his mum and dad their 'little' battler has started school.

  • Click to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Malcolm Robertson

Teacher has fractured skull re-built with 3D printer

Francesca Burr fractured her skull in five places but had it re-build by 3D printer.

There were fears that a primary school teacher from Essex who fell downstairs and fractured her skull in five places would not survive.

The horrific fall left Francesca Burr, from Halstead, with part of her head missing.

But surgeons at Addenbooke's Hospital in Cambridge managed to rebuild her skull using a 3D printer.

It has been a long and painful road to recovery but Francesca says the surgeons' incredible work has given her back her life.

  • Click to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Serena Sandhu
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