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Monitor launches two investigations at foundation trusts in Norfolk and Suffolk

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

A health standards watchdog has begun investigating two Foundation Trusts in Norfolk and Suffolk over concerns of missed waiting time targets and finances.

Monitor will look at why the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Trust has missed a number of key national waiting time targets for A and E, cancer care and operations.

They will also look at the finances of the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust after it reported an unplanned deficit of £1.7 million pounds.

The Norfolk and Norwich told us it shares Monitor's concerns, but says clear action plans are in place to address the issue.

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Hospital CEO to face councillors

Colchester Hospital CEO Dr Lucy Moore is due to meet with members of Tendring District Council. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Chief Executive of the troubled Colchester Hospital is to be questioned by councillors.

Dr Lucy Moore is due to meet with members of Tendring District Council. They've called for the meeting after the hospital declared a "major incident" that lasted 13 days. The Council is seeking assurances that everything possible is being done to improve things at the hospital.

Health experts warn of cold snap

Temperatures are set to drop later this week Credit: ITV

With another cold snap predicted for the East in the coming days, Public Health England is urging the elderly and those with pre-existing health problems to be prepared.

Every year, an extra 25,000 people die nationwide over the winter period and experts believe many of these deaths are preventable.

By the end of the week, night time temperatures could be down to freezing and daytime highs won't get in to double figures.

Paedophile doctor told children they were sick so he could carry on treating and abusing them

A court's heard paedophile doctor Myles Bradbury even lied to boys about their illnesses, saying they were sick so he could harry on treating them.

The grotesque betrayal of trust has ended in a 22 year jail term for the Cambridge doctor who abused his seriously ill young patients.

The paediatric consultant haematologist from Herringswell in Suffolk, was told by the judge his abuse of patients at Addenbrooke's Hospital was the worst kind imaginable.

Detectives are now widening their search for other victims. Click below to watch our report from Russell Hookey.

NSPCC Helpline supports Bradbury victims

John Cameron, head of the NSPCC helpline, encouraged anybody affected by paedophile doctor Myles Bradbury's crimes to seek help

Since July, the charity's counsellors have supported more than 54 parents and other members of the public who were concerned about the case.

"At some of the lowest points in their lives, countless families placed their trust and hope in Bradbury. His sexual abuse and perverted voyeurism of extremely vulnerable children was a grotesque betrayal of that trust."

– John Cameron, NSPCC

The NSPCC helpline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 0808 800 5000 or help@nspcc.org.uk.

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Paedophile doctor returns to court to hear sentence

A van carrying a children's doctor from Suffolk who sexually abused boys in his care has arrived at Cambridge Crown Court.

The van carrying Myles Bradbury arrives at Cambridge Crown Court Credit: ITV News Anglia

Cancer specialist Myles Bradbury was remanded in custody on Friday and warned by Judge Gareth Hawkesworth that he faces a substantial prison sentence.

The court has heard how he carried out examinations on children "purely for his own sexual gratification" and with no medical justification.

His 18 victims, aged between 10 and 16, included children with haemophilia, leukaemia and other serious illnesses.

The van carrying Myles Bradbury arrives at Cambridge Crown Court Credit: ITV News Anglia

The married 41-year-old father-of-one, who worked at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, and lived in Herringswell, Suffolk, has pleaded guilty to a string of offences including sexual assault, voyeurism and possessing more than 16,000 indecent images.

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Sentencing due for cancer doctor who abused boys in his care

A children's doctor who sexually abused boys in his care is expected to be handed a substantial prison sentence.

Cancer specialist Myles Bradbury was remanded in custody on Friday and warned by Judge Gareth Hawkesworth that he faces a substantial prison sentence when he returns to Cambridge Crown Court today.

The court has heard how he carried out examinations on children "purely for his own sexual gratification" and with no medical justification.

His 18 victims, aged between 10 and 16, included children with haemophilia, leukaemia and other serious illnesses.

The married 41-year-old father-of-one, who worked at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, and lived in Herringswell, Suffolk, pleaded guilty to 25 offences including sexual assault, voyeurism and possessing more than 16,000 indecent images.

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