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A failed asylum seeker who is facing expulsion from Britain even though a family court judge has decided that her nine-year-old daughter could be subjected to female genital mutilation if taken abroad is waiting for a senior judge to make decisions about her future.Detail of the case emerged recently following…
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…
Judges in a specialist court have been asked to decide whether a woman who suffered brain damage in a car crash which left her husband and two eldest children dead should be separated from her only surviving child. The case is being analysed at the Court of Protection, where judges…
An ambulance crew went "above and beyond" to allow an elderly husband an emotional reunion with his wife who suffers from dementia. The two ambulance workers, based in Ipswich, Suffolk, were taking the 92-year-old man from his home to a hospice when he told them about his wife. "His only…
Soham murderer Ian Huntley has expressed his remorse at having killed schoolgirls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman, it is reported. Huntley, 44, is serving a life sentence after being found guilty of killing the girls, who went missing from a family barbecue in Soham, Cambridgeshire, in August 2002. After a…
A coroner has concluded that gross failure by a hospital contributed to the death of a man whose severe constipation meant he had to have 10kg of faeces removed from his bowels. Richard Handley, 33, who had Downs Syndrome and was from Lowestoft, Suffolk, died from a cardiac arrest in…
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…
The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Seckford Almshouses to be Outstanding overall following an inspection carried out in March. Seckford AlmsHouses is registered as a domiciliary care agency providing personal care to people who live in Seckford Almshouses in Woodbridge, Suffolk. The service provides…
A third woman who claims Sir Clement Freud sexually abused her has called for his knighthood to be revoked. Vicky Hayes, 64, said the late Liberal politician should be stripped of his honour after she went public with allegations he raped her. She told ITV News that Freud would frequently…
Ed Sheeran visited residents at a care home in his home town as he cut the ribbon for their new, aptly named suite, the Sheeran Suite. Global superstar Sheeran visited the Mills Meadow care home in Framlingham, Suffolk, with his mother and father. Mills Meadow's home manager, Sue Hill, said:…
There were no beds for mental health patients available anywhere in England for a period of time this weekend when an NHS trust enquired, its medical director has said. The situation experienced by the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust has been described as "a national disgrace" by a local…
July saw a trio of new, state-of-the-art homes added to Care UK’s portfolio of care homes in East Anglia. The first residents arrived at Cavell Court (pictured) – a new home in Norwich which, when full, will provide comfortable, high quality care for up to 80 older people. In addition,…
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