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Healthwatch Suffolk Survey

Healthwatch Suffolk has launched a new project asking people what it’s like to live in our local care/nursing homes. Two surveys have been created - one for residents to complete and one for friends or relatives to complete. The links to these are: Residents survey Friends or relatives survey All responses are anonymous. For more information about the project, includi ...

Shortlist for Award

A Lowestoft-based healthcare organisation has been shortlisted for a national award that recognises how its status as a staff owned organisation makes an impact on its business and in the communities it serves.

Award for ECCH research into the impact of warmer homes on our health

Research by East Coast Community Healthcare into the impact of warm homes on people’s health and wellbeing has won the organisation a prestigious award. The social enterprise, which provides NHS services in Norfolk and Waveney, was awarded the RISE (Research, Innovation, Sustainability and Enterprise) award for Social Value by the Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design Soci ...

ECCH Change Makers’ Beach Clean Ups

ECCH’s Change Makers organised two litter picks to help keep some of their favourite local beaches clean and tidy.

Teams spent two hours after work at both North Denes Beach in Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft Beach. Great Yarmouth Borough Council and Waveney Norse provided equipment for them to use and they removed many bags of rubbish. More litter picks are now being planned.

Launch of new ‘Personal Wheelchair Budgets’ for Great Yarmouth and Waveney area

NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group, who commission NHS services, and East Coast Community Healthcare, who deliver the Wheelchair Service, are hosting the events on Tuesday 13th August at East Norfolk Sixth Form College and Wednesday 14th August at Lowestoft Sixth Form College.

Waveney nurses receive special honour

Two staff at East Coast Community Healthcare have been awarded the title of Queen’s Nurse by the community nursing charity The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI).

New ME/CFS clinic opens in Aylsham

A new clinic has opened in Aylsham offering advice and support to people with ME/CFS, also known as chronic fatigue syndrome.

New Palliative Day Care Service in Beccles

East Coast Community Healthcare and its partner provider of specialist palliative care, St Elizabeth Hospice, are launching a day care service in Beccles.

New community services to launch as £207m contract begins

East Coast Community Healthcare (ECCH) will provide extra community services and specialist palliative care to adults across Great Yarmouth and Waveney from Monday (1 April) when a new £207m contract begins. 

Health Watch - What would make the NHS work better for you?

Patients and carers across Norfolk and Waveney are being asked what’s important to them when it comes to the health and care they receive from local NHS services.

Prince's Trust Trainees celebrate success

Twelve young people from The Prince’s Trust are celebrating after successfully completing a training course with East Coast Community Healthcare (ECCH).

Top results for flu vaccinations

East Coast Community Healthcare has topped the tables as the highest performing community health organisation in the country for staff flu vaccinations, and also the highest performing healthcare organisation in the eastern region for the third year running.

Patients vote MSK Triage Service a Success

A new service for patients in Great Yarmouth and Waveney, which assesses and treats conditions affecting joints, bones and muscles, has reduced hospital waiting times and received praise from service users.

Defibrillator training

Residents of Somerleyton in Suffolk are better equipped to cope if someone in the village suffers a heart attack thanks to help from East Coast Community Healthcare (ECCH).

New Contract

Patients across Great Yarmouth and Waveney will benefit from improved adult community services and specialist palliative care after a contract to deliver the new services was awarded to East Coast Community Healthcare (ECCH).