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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

"New regime" takes over hospitals in Essex

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Hospitals in Essex where health services are persistently failing are to undergo a "new regime" which will see NHS regulators challenge the way things have previously been done.

NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens said repeated attempts to turn around services in certain places had been "tested to destruction" and a new way of dealing with them needed to be tried.

Essex, along with North Cumbria and East and West Devon are the first three parts of the country that are to be moved formally into the "new success regime".

NHS England will work with regulators Monitor, the NHS Trust Development Authority and the Care Quality Commission(CQC) to attempt to turn things around in these areas.


"Respect my decision" The pensioner trying to raise money to end his life

Roger Bailey wants to end his life in Switzerland Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man from Milton Keynes says he'll find other ways to raise the money to end his life at the Dignitas clinic in Switzerland after an online appeal was taken down.

Roger Bailey claims he is in constant pain from nerve damage and has no quality of life. The 66 year old claims his critics should "respect my decision."

The company which runs the online site - Crowdfunder - says it can no longer host his project for legal reasons.

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