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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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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Salon’s sporting heroes double their money for the Daisy Appeal

A leading hair salon group donated more than £3,000 to the Daisy Appeal after staff completed their annual Olympics in memory of a much-loved former colleague. Teams from the Unique salons in Beverley, Cottingham and Hessle took to the fields of Blackburn Leisure Centre in Brough for the tenth edition of the sporting challenge and racked up the total raised at “Caroline’s Day” over the years to more than £40,000. By donating the money to the Daisy Appeal as part of The Big Give Christmas Challenge, management at Unique were able to double the value of their contribution to more than £6,000. Caroline Abuelo…

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