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Doctor charged over sexual assault at hospital

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Credit: Jeremy Durkin/PA Wire

A doctor has been charged with sexually assaulting a male patient at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Dr Manav Arora, 36, of Barnfield Grove, Birmingham, has been charged with one count of sexual touching and one of indecent exposure.

The charges relate to an incident at the hospital in September last year.

Arora has been released on police bail and is due to appear at Norwich Magistrates' Court on Friday January 23.

Internal major incident 'stood down' at Norfolk & Norwich Hospital

Major internal incident has now been stood down Credit: ITV News Anglia

An internal major incident at the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital has now been stood down.

The status was introduced yesterday after an extremely high demand for emergency care.

It has now been stood down and the hospital says it is due to the excellent response by staff to the major incident status.

"An internal major incident was launched as a result of extremely high demand for emergency care. This resulted in us being able to discharge patients to provide capacity for the Bank Holiday. The internal major incident status has been stood down as a result of the excellent response of our staff and we would like to thank them for their hard work."

– Chris Cobb, Director of Medicine and Emergency Care


Norfolk and Norwich Hospital declares internal major incident

Norfolk and Norwich Hospital

The Norfolk and Norwich Hospital has declared an internal major incident this afternoon as it tries to get on top of high patient numbers.

It comes as a Labour parliamentary candidate today claimed there were 13 ambulances waiting with patients outside the accident and emergency department as she spent the day with an ambulance crew.

Denise Burke, will stand in the North Norfolk constituency, Tweeted that it took 50 minutes to offload one patient because there wasn't space in A and E.

The hospital disputed the figures while the ambulance service - which admitted delays were an issue across the region - said it was not aware of major problems affecting patients today.

New birthing suite opens at Norwich hospital

Norfolk and Norwich Hospital

More women will be able to give birth at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital from today.

A three-month refurbishment of the delivery suite has created three new birthing rooms and the recovery area has also been made bigger.

It's to help the hospital cope with a predicted rise in the number of births over the next five years.

Nurse struck off over photos

A male nurse at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital has been struck off for possessing indecent images of young female patients Credit: ITV Anglia

A male nurse at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital has been struck off after he was found to have indecent images of young female patients lying on hospital trolleys.

Police discovered a disk with the images at the home of Kuljeet Drubra, a staff nurse in the Accident and Emergency department of the hospital, after he was arrested on a separate matter.

Last year Drubra was convicted at Ipswich Crown Court on charges of voyeurism, possessing 30 indecent images of children and possession of extreme pornography.

He was sacked for gross misconduct.

Family say they were fobbed off by hospital after blunder

The family of a woman who died in hospital after being given FIFTY times the correct dose of insulin claim they're being fobbed off because she was elderly. Joan Payne was 84 when she died a day after being admittted to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

An inquest found that while the mistake DID happen, it didn't cause Joan's death as she was already so ill - but her family say the hospital should compensate for the blunder. Watch Natalie Gray's report.


Norfolk hospital cancer appeal launched

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital's NHS Foundation Trust has launched an appeal to raise £600,000. The money will be used to treat more cancer patients with a type of radiotherapy which reduces treatment times and also means some patients can be treated closer to home.

The money raised through the Targeted Radiotherapy Appeal will also be used to reconfigure some of the existing rooms in the Colney Centre and to provide state-of-the-art facilities for people undergoing internal radiotherapy.

The new facilities will also allow more patients to benefit from the treatment.