Live updates

University home showcases new help for the old

UEA bungalow opens to patients and carers Credit: ITV ANGLIA

The University of East Anglia has opened a high-tech bungalow to show how elderly, disabled and frail people can have greater independence in their own homes.

It allows those inside to close doors and windows, control the television and to operate a video intercom system without getting up.

It's used for training students but now it's hoped it will help patients and carers see how lives can be improved .

Speaking out for male victims of domestic abuse

Some of the scars on his back after the incident Credit: Ken Gregory

A man left scarred after his wife poured scalding water over him - has come forward to tell other men that being attacked by a woman is nothing to be ashamed of.

Ken Gregory suffered first and second degree burns to 14% of his body after the assault at his home in Peterborough last March. He claims this attack was the culmination of weeks of verbal abuse.

Ken Gregory talking to ITV News Anglia

Research for the ManKind Initiative - which campaigns for male abuse victims - suggests 38% of domestic abuse victims are male. It also suggests only 10% of them will tell the police.

Ken's ex-wife Teresa Gilbertson was convicted of GBH with intent at a trial last month. She's awaiting sentencing.

A year on he still bears the scars Credit: ITV News Anglia


New £165 million hospital- what it will include

An artists impression of how the new hospital will look Credit: Papworth Hospital

Building work is to start on a new £165 million Papworth Hospital in Cambridge.

The hospital is being transferrred from its historic site to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

A £47 million loan is coming from the European Investment Bank, the long-term lending institution of the European Union, to part-fund the move.

The new facilities will include;

  • · 310 beds, with virtually all being single rooms
  • · 46-bed Critical Care Area including CardiacRecovery Unit and Cardiac High Dependency Unit
  • · 7 state-of-the-art theatres
  • · 5 Catheter Laboratories
  • · 6 inpatient wards and a 24-bed day ward
  • · A centrally-located outpatient unit
  • · State-of-the-art diagnostic and treatmentfacilities

The Chief Executive of the hospital Stephen Bridge says the move will allow the hospital to revolutionize cardiothoracic care and treatment in the UK.

Building work to begin soon on new Papworth Hospital

An architect's impression of how the new Papworth Hospital will look. Credit: Papworth Hospital.

Building work will soon begin on the new Papworth Hospital in Cambridge.

Bosses at the pioneering heart and lung specialist hospital said funding was now in place for its new £165m site at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

It is set to welcome its first patients in 2018.

"We are delighted to have reached financial close and be able to announce that work can now begin on the new hospital which will be located on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

"Work surrounding this important project can now be brought to life on an internationally renowned biomedical and research campus.

"This move will allow Papworth to revolutionise cardiothoracic care and treatment in the UK whilst allowing the hospital to offer the best possible care and treatment to our patients and future generations."

– Prof John Wallwork, Papworth Hospital chairman.
An architect's impression of how the new Papworth Hospital will look. Credit: Papworth Hospital.

Region's ambulance service no longer 'worst performer' for critical response times

The region's ambulance service has been ranked fifth out of 11 in the country for its response to the most critically ill patients.

East of England Ambulance Credit: PA Images

The figures show the East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST) has made significant improvements in performance over the past year, despite demand increasing by nearly seven per cent.

Until July 2014, the Trust was the worst performing service for responses to the most life-threatening emergencies such as unconscious patients or those with traumatic injuries (which should be reached within eight minutes).

“Our performance must continue to improve and we know we can expect to come under scrutiny, and rightly so, when we fall below expected standards.

"We are however consistently achieving patient satisfaction scores of 98% and the recent NHS staff survey showed that more and more of our staff now believe in what we are trying to achieve.

"We will not rest on our laurels though and as a values-driven organisation we will continue striving to deliver a service that works for both our patients and our staff.”

– Dr Anthony Marsh, EEAST Chief Executive


'Keep Suffolk Smiling' - campaign for children's dental health launched

Suffolk County Council has launched a new campaign aimed at improving children's dental health.

It's the Council's first countywide dental health campaign which aims to promote life-long good dental health from an early age, giving tips on good tooth brushing techniques and what food and drinks to avoid.

In Suffolk figures show that the dental health of children aged 5 varies a lot depending on where in the county they grow up.

Parents across Suffolk will be given a free pack containing a toothbrush, toothpaste and leaflets about dental care.

CQC: hospital 'requires improvement'

Milton Keynes Hospital was inspected twice in 2014 Credit: ITV

Milton Keynes Hospital 'requires improvement' according to a report by the Care Quality Commission.

The health watchdog rated the hospital as good in some areas such as maternity and surgery as well as critical care, saying it's also well-led, caring and effective. But the CQC also said that it requires improvement in its accident and emergency along with its medical care for older people.

Load more updates