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Former patient rows for TB charity

A fitness fanatic who discovered that he had TB is planning a marathon rowing session to raise money for charity

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Hospital recruits in Italy and Portugal

Peterborough City Hospital
Peterborough City Hospital Credit: ITV Anglia

Recruitment teams from Peterborough Hospital are travelling to Italy and Portugal to recruit new nurses.

The Peterborough and Stamford Foundation Trust currently employs a thousand nurses and midwives.

Senior managers want to recruit more trained nurses
Senior managers want to recruit more trained nurses Credit: ITV Anglia

Hospital managers want to recruit a further 140 qualified nurses to reduce their use of agency staff.

Bidders named in £1 billion health contract

The contract is worth £1 billion over five years
The contract is worth £1 billion over five years Credit: ITV Anglia

Campaigners opposed to the planned privatisation of some health services in Cambridgeshire will be lobbying a meeting in Cambridge.

The county's Clinical Commissioning Group is expected to name the organisations which have bid to run Integrated Adult and Older People's services.

Protestors say the services should remain fully within the NHS rather than being run by the private sector.

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MP backs World AIDS Day

Stephen Metcalfe MP
Stephen Metcalfe MP

Stephen Metcalfe, the MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock, has given his support to World AIDS Day.

Tomorrow marks the 25th anniversary of the campaign. People around the world will be demonstrating their support for those living with HIV and commemorate those who have died.

Norovirus causes ward closure

The West Suffolk Hospital
The West Suffolk Hospital Credit: ITV Anglia

One of the region's hospitals has had to close a ward following an outbreak of Norovirus.

Eight patients at the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds have shown symptoms.

Staff are urging visitors who've experienced diarrhoea or vomiting to stay away from the hospital for at least 72 hours after they've recovered, even if they feel better.

Report: No health risk at Dale Farm site

Dale Farm Credit: ITV Anglia

Land at the Dale Farm Travellers site near Basildon does not pose a health risk to those living nearby a report has found. The Environment Agency launched an investigation after fears the site, which had been used as a scrapyard before travellers moved in, had been contaminated.

Today it reported there is no significant risk of adverse effects on human health.

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