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Dying Luton man desperate to help others from his hospice bed

A dying man is trying to help others from his hospice bed.

63-year-old Tony Jules from Luton has terminal cancer, and is being cared for at the Keech Hospice.

He's been so inspired by the care he's received there, he's now dedicating what time he has left to raise money to pay for a hospice nurse for a year.

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Police find body in Lincolnshire field

Police searching for a missing 50-year-old woman who disappeared from the Holbeach area of Lincolnshire four days ago have found a body.

Police searching for missing Karen Greenwood have found a body Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Karen Greenwood was staying with relatives in Fleet Hargate when she went missing on Thursday.

The body of a woman was found yesterday afternoon, a mile away, in a field near Gedney. Police are not treating the death as suspicious and the Coroner has been informed.

Around 100 mothers gather for Norwich breastfeeding event

The mums gather for the event in Norwich today. Credit: ITV News Anglia

About 100 mothers have been taking part in a breastfeeding event in Norwich today.

The 'Big Latch On' took place in Chapelfield Gardens this morning. Breastfeeding Awareness Week is a world wide event .

The Norwich gathering is thought to be the biggest in Britain of mums all feeding at the same time.


Monitor investigate financial concerns at Addenbrooke's Hospital

Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A health watchdog has launched an investigation into financial concerns at the Trust which runs Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

Monitor said it was looking into the amount of money spent on a new electronic patient-record system.

The Trust said it would work closely with Monitor and was doing everything possible to improve its financial position.

Cambridge scientists uncover crucial breakthrough in Prostate Cancer treatment

It's the second most common cause of death for men. In fact every hour a man dies from prostate cancer in the UK.

But in a breakthrough, Cambridge scientists have now discovered that the disease can be divided into five different genetic groups.

This knowledge could one day allow patients to find out how aggressive their form of cancer is, and help them decide whether or not they need to be treated with radical surgery.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Elodie Harper

King's Lynn's Queen Elizabeth Hospital "should come out of special measures"

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A health watchdog says a hospital in Norfolk has made "significant improvements" and should come out of special measures.

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn was heavily criticised two years ago over its standards of care.

However, following a recent inspection, the Care Quality Commission says it's improved in areas including A and E, surgery and leadership.

A final decision will be made by the health regulator Monitor.

"This is the latest example of what can be achieved by a trust in special measures when there is a clear commitment from the senior leadership team to improve the quality of care, a concerted effort by staff and there is a package of support.

There have been improvements in most of the services we looked at. Our inspectors particularly noted the new leadership which has a clear vision and strategy for the future of the trust. Strong leadership is vital for any service to improve.

There is good communication throughout the organisation and the morale and culture of the organisation has improved. This has, I have no doubt, led to the improvements in the quality of care as we found staff were kind, caring and compassionate towards patients."

– Professor Sir Mike Richards, CQC Chief Inspector of Hospitals
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