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We are interested in hearing your stories, positive or negative, about NHS services you have used in Great Yarmouth and Waveney.

These stories help to keep the patient voice at the heart of what we do. By listening to real experiences, we can understand what works, what doesn’t work and what barriers patients might face, as well as hearing suggestions from local people about how things could be improved in the future. This helps us to continuously improve the services we commission and the experience of our patients.

If you or someone you know would like to tell your story, please get in touch by contacting the corporate affairs team on:


Telephone: 01502 719500

Patient stories

We'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of those who agreed to share their story publicly so that others could learn.

Palliative Care and use of Yellow Folders

Many thanks to Jane Shuttler for having the courage to talk about her father's death. She shares with us why it's important to talk to your loved ones about their wishes for their own death. Jane reminds us that we can never turn back the clock, and why 'Yellow folders' are an important tool to help families at this difficult time.

Dealing with dementia

Thanks to Peter Vaughan and his wife Carol for sharing their story in the hope that it may improve understanding of the condition and in turn result in better care for carers and sufferers.

I told my GP I didn't want anti-depressants

Bradlee Anthony who was suffering from anxiety and depression was offered anti-depressants by his GP. He asked the GP if there were any alternatives and was prescribed 12 weeks on a 'Care Farm'. This is Bradley's story of how it helped him turn his life around.

Lung Cancer - a message for young people

John Davies is a 67-year-old ex-paratrooper, he was recently diagnosed with lung cancer after smoking heavily for 58 years. This is his story..

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Beccles House
1 Common Lane North
Beccles, Suffolk
NR34 9BN
01502 719 500
01502 719 874
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