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A mental health trust has been rated inadequate for a third time, with records of patients harming themselves while waiting to be seen.Health watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC) found "significant concerns" when it inspected Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust in September.The trust was under-staffed, some wards were found…
A prisoner who had been threatened by other inmates and was found hanging in his cell died by misadventure, an inquest jury has concluded. Matthew Gray, 31, was found by prison officers at HMP Norwich (pictured) on March 20 2017 and died in hospital two days later, a hearing in…
A High Court judge has issued an urgent appeal for help finding a 16-month-old boy and his pregnant mother. Mr Justice Keehan has been told how Joeking Kyerah disappeared after social workers raised concern about his welfare. The judge says evidence suggests that the youngster has been "spirited away" by…
A detective who investigated the suspected murder of a homeless man in a pedestrian underpass told an inquest that two men were arrested but no charges were brought. Sergiusz Meges, 29, was found dead in the St Stephen's underpass in Norwich on June 10 2015. Case officer DC Jeremy Pitt…
A hospital where patients were left waiting on trolleys and delays were "manipulated" to make them appear less frequent has been told it must improve. Inspectors from health watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC) praised staff at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital but said they were unable to provide…
Increases in a hospital's car parking charges for staff will wipe out a proposed NHS pay rise, according to a union. Unite expressed anger at an announcement of increases for patients, visitors and staff at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn from June. The union said many staff faced…
Norfolk County Council is planning to step up the use of assistive technology in social care, with an emphasis on existing products likely to include devices using Amazon Alexa software. It is reviewing the technologies available and a proposal has gone through its Digital Innovation and Efficiency Committee to approve…
A man who raped one woman and sexually assaulted three others on a three-hour crime spree has been sentenced to life in prison and must serve 11 years before he is considered for release. Jake Killick, 23, also committed three street robberies before he was detained by police at Norwich…
A homeless man who attempted to abduct an eight-year-old girl from a park has been released into the community. Judge Andrew Shaw said 59-year-old Matthew Reid was a "very troubling individual", and he criticised the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) for its handling of the case as he sentenced Reid to…
The most senior family court judge in England and Wales is to review a separated couple's decade-long dispute over access to their daughter after an appeal by the youngster's father. Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division of the High Court, says he will analyse the case in detail…
A man has been evicted from his hospital bed by court order after he "unnecessarily" refused to leave for more than two years, it has been reported. The patient arrived at the James Paget University Hospital in Norfolk in August 2014 and remained there until this year despite being deemed…
Social worker Bernard Waring has been struck off the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Register on grounds of a conviction whilst employed by Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (the Trust). A panel of the HCPC Conduct and Competence Committee heard that Mr Waring was referred by the Trust…
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