Staff on Ward 1 at Hull Royal step forward to be there for patients with COVID-19

They were called on to step up to the plate as Hull’s hospitals prepared for the COVID-19 outbreak. And staff on Ward 1 at Hull Royal Infirmary set aside their own concerns to be there for patients. Since the beginning of March, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has been working round the clock so Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital can provide the best possible care for people with the signs of COVID-19. Changing Ward 1 from an acute medicine rapid discharge ward to a ward looking after people with suspected COVID-19 until the results of their screening tests are known was…

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More support for patients diagnosed with a brain tumour

A new support group has been set up to help patients diagnosed with a brain tumour and their carers. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust's Living with and Beyond Cancer Team has begun running the monthly sessions to provide practical advice and emotional support to patients and their loved ones. Macmillan associate practitioner, Claire Walker, says the meetings have been tailored to meet the needs of these two specific groups: "Receiving a diagnosis of a brain tumour can be a real shock to patients and their families. People can experience a brain tumour at any age, and it can affect a number of different…

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Hospital patients and visitors face £100 fines for dropping cigarette butts

Hospital patients and visitors are being warned they face fines of £100 if they drop cigarette butts outside Hull Royal Infirmary. Hull City Council is enforcing anti-littering legislation at the bus stop in Anlaby Road, close to the entrance of the hospital tower block. Fines are now being issued to people caught throwing their cigarettes on the ground in the pavement outside the hospital. Security investigator Chris Watson, part of the trust’s security team, said: “The bus stop outside the hospital is known as a problem area where people have been dropping their cigarettes. “This is an antisocial act and we are in full…

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They’re off – for the Daisy Appeal race night at Airco

Staff at a leading refrigeration and air conditioning firm are coming under starters orders for a race night with the aim of raising thousands of pounds for the Daisy Appeal. The team at Airco are hoping clients and contacts will support the event, which will take place on Friday 28 February in the company’s business lounge at its head office in Goulton Street, Hull. Airco colleagues Dean Hordon and Andy Stubbs are organising the race night as the latest in a series of corporate, charity and social events in the business lounge which opened about five years ago. Dean, who underwent treatment at Castle…

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New unit opens for patients well enough to ‘step down’ from hospital care

A new social care unit, the first of its kind in the country to help patients regain independence after stays in hospital, has been set up at Castle Hill Hospital The 14-bed facility, set up by East Riding of Yorkshire Council, will help people who are well enough to ‘step down’ from the intensive support provided by Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust but can’t go home until out-of-hospital support is in place. The East Riding Social Care Suite aims to reduce pressure on both Hull Royal infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital by providing additional capacity for people who need a little more support.…

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