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NHS group facing £43 million deficit to hold public meeting

The Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group reported the shortfall last month. Credit: PA

A group of NHS doctors and nurses facing a deficit of £43 million are holding a public meeting later.

The Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group, responsible for planning, organising and buying NHS healthcare for the county, announced the shortfall last month.

The meeting will take place at Jordans Mill in Broom at 2 o'clock.

Renewed calls to tackle elderly abuse

Elderly abuse is a growing problem Credit: PA

Research has shown that elderly abuse, neglect, violence, and exploitation is one of the biggest issues facing senior citizens.

Now there are renwed calls to try and tackle the problem.

Earlier this week the United Nations held a World Elder Abuse Awareness Day to try and focus the spotlight on the issue.

Lin Whitehead is a partner at the lawyers 'Clapham and Collinge' where she specialises in elderly client law and she explained to ITV News Anglia why elder abuse has become such a problem now.

For more information on this story and for advice on where to seek help you can follow the link below..

http://www.elderabuse.org.uk/

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Reduced Bradbury sentence will protect the public, says Court of Appeal.

Court of appeal judge Lady Justice Hallett described Bradbury's offending as "wicked". She called him "dangerous" and said the consequences of his offending had been "devastating" for the victims and their families.

But the court agreed that reducing the time he would serve in prison to 16 years was a "better way both to punish the appellant and protect the public"

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West Suffolk Hospital praised for care

West Suffolk Hospital has been voted one of the best acute trusts in the country to work and receive care.

West Suffolk Hospital Credit: PA Images

The votes are based on how likely staff are to recommend the hospital to their loved ones.

Last year 93% of staff recommended the hospital for its care, the 8th highest score in the UK.

The news comes at the same time as West Suffolk was named as one of the 100 best places to work in the country by a healthcare magazine.

New multi-million pound critical care centre opened at Hinchingbrooke Hospital

A new multi-million pound critical care centre has been built at Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon.

The proposal was first put forward more than 25 years ago.

Staff say patients will finally get the privacy and dignity they deserve in individual rooms rather than overcrowded open wards.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Claire McGlasson

Radiotherapy centre celebrates first birthday

A tea party will be held at Colchester General Hospital today to celebrate the first anniversary of its state-of-the-art radiotherapy centre.

Colchester General Hospital Credit: PA Images

The £25m unit serves the 700,000 people in north and mid Essex.

Among the guests this afternoon will be two of the five cancer patients who were treated in the facility the day it opened last year.

Approximately 1,800 patients (23,300 attendances) have been treated there over the past 12 months.

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