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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Coronavirus Information

Doctors of the World are really pleased to be able to share with you Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for patients in 35 languages, which were produced in partnership with the British Red Cross, Migrant Help and Clear Voice: SEE BELOW for all language files to view in browser or download, The complete list: English, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Czech, Dari, Estonian, Farsi, French, Gujarati, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Hungarian, Kurdish Sorani, Lithuanian, Malayalam, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Romanian, Sindhi, Slovak, Spanish, Somali, Tigrinya, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese. The guidance is based on the government’s updated advice and health information. We really hope…

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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 boss runs up tower block for children with sight problems

An NHS boss is undertaking a tower block challenge to raise funds for a sensory room for children with sight problems and additional needs. Chief Finance Officer Lee Bond will run up 13 floors of the tower block at Hull Royal Infirmary on Friday, February 14, to raise money for WISHH, the independent charity supporting Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Lee is currently training for the London Marathon in April with the aim of raising £10,000 for WISHH to create a sensory room at Hull and East Yorkshire Eye Hospital. Lee said: “Our tower block is a major landmark in the city so…

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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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Thousands of families to be targeted to ease pressure on Hull A&E

Thousands of homes are to be sent mail shots urging people to stay away from Hull Royal Infirmary’s A&E unless they have a genuine medical emergency. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust will target thousands of homes as part of its Serious Stuff campaign to urge the public to use alternative services most appropriate to their needs.  “Patient streaming” was recently introduced by the trust’s Emergency Department (ED) to re-direct people to the most appropriate service if they come to Hull Royal with anything other than serious or life-threatening illnesses or injuries. Mailshots listing NHS services such as Urgent Treatment Centre at Bransholme and…

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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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Architect of “Better Births” report to witness transformation of maternity care

The driving force behind the transformation of maternity services is coming to Hull today to see changes attracting national attention. Baroness Julia Cumberlege CBE chaired the major NHS review of maternity services which led to the publication of the “Better Births” report in 2016. Now, the Conservative peer is coming to Hull Women and Children’s Hospital today (Thursday) to meet the midwives introducing sweeping changes to the way they look after pregnant women. Janet Cairns, Head of Midwifery at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “It is a great honour for us to welcome Baroness Cumberlege to see our new practices. “Our team…

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Castle Hill nurse Justin shares experience of refugee camp with school children

A man who spent seven years in a refugee camp before becoming a nurse at Castle Hill Hospital has shared his experience with children from an East Yorkshire primary school. Justin Mwange fled to Zambia with his family from the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo and spent seven years living without hope before he was granted refugee status and moved to Hull. Now, after qualifying as a nurse this summer and joining Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Justin has gone to Newport Primary near Brough to share his experiences with Years 4 and 5. Justin said: “I was very pleased to go to…

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David’s lifetime of dedication is rewarded with an MBE

A Hull man who has dedicated more than 50 years of his life to the NHS has been rewarded for his work in the Queen’s New Year Honours. David Haire, Project Director (Fundraising) for Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has been awarded an MBE for services to patients and staff in East Yorkshire. David, from Hull, has enjoyed a long and varied career since starting out as an administrative trainee at Hull’s Princess Royal Hospital in 1967.  Within 15 years he had become the Planning Manager for the District Health Authority responsible for community, mental health and hospitals. Here, he was pivotal in…

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Major transformation of Hull Royal’s ground floor

A £1.5m transformation of Hull Royal Infirmary’s ground floor to ensure patients are seen by the right health professional in the shortest possible time will be completed this month. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has undertaken a major project to expand its assessment and diagnostic area and introduce a new patient streaming area to ensure people are directed to the correct service as soon as they arrive at Hull Royal Infirmary. Construction work of the ground floor projects will be completed today, with the transformation opening for patients on Monday. A new front entrance allowing people to come straight to the Emergency Care…

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