Back to school wellbeing boost for pupils and teachers

Pupils and teachers in Hull have returned to full-time education better equipped to deal with the impacts of Covid thanks to a programme which has been designed to boost emotional wellbeing and mental health support in schools and colleges. Working in partnership with Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and voluntary and community sector partners, HeadStart Hull developed a Covid Recovery and Restoration Plan for Children and Young People’s mental health.  The…

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Read more about the article Fifty hospital staff support WISHH ‘By Your Side’ Appeal
Dr-Vishal Metha and Team of runners

Fifty hospital staff support WISHH ‘By Your Side’ Appeal

Hull Hospital’s doctors, nurses and other NHS staff are going to be part of history in the making, whilst supporting our new ‘By Your Side’ Appeal, as they take part in the World’s Largest Marathon, involving 100,000 people globally.  An incredible team of 50 staff working in departments such as neurosurgery, cardiology, ophthalmology, physiotherapy, security, administration, paediatrics, and theatres at Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital, have dedicated months of training to for the…

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Read more about the article Hull graduate Andy Morgan-Harrison sets sights on Olympic Games in Tokyo
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Hull graduate Andy Morgan-Harrison sets sights on Olympic Games in Tokyo

University of Hull graduate Andrew Morgan-Harrison has his sights set on the Olympic Games this summer as he aims to be in the 200m starting blocks in Tokyo. Andy, who graduated from Hull last year with a First-Class degree in Sports Rehabilitation, won gold at both the 2020 British Indoor Championships and Outdoor Championships, and last month represented Team GB at the European Athletics Team Championships in Poland. The East Yorkshire sprinter is a Talented…

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Read more about the article Multi-million pound investment in new Intensive Care Unit for Hull
New Intensive Care Unit for Hull

Multi-million pound investment in new Intensive Care Unit for Hull

A multi-million pound Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is to open at Hull Royal Infirmary this summer for critically ill and injured patients from all over Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is a Major Trauma Centre for the region and the ICU at Hull Royal Infirmary will provide patients with some of the best critical care facilities in England. The three-storey building, close to the hospital’s Emergency Department, will also feature…

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Read more about the article Help us help you be prepared for the bank holiday weekend
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Help us help you be prepared for the bank holiday weekend

Hull and East Riding residents are encouraged to ensure they are prepared for the upcoming bank holiday, Monday 31 May 2021, and reminded which NHS services will be available. Urgent Treatment Centres (UTC), out of hours GP services and some pharmacies across Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire will remain open. However, GP practices and most pharmacies will be closed on the bank holiday. If you need medical help, the NHS is still here for…

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Read more about the article Rollits raises thousands for Dove House and sets sights on return of golf day
Pat Coyle (centre), Client Relations Director at Rollits, with colleague Emma Fawke, Senior Solicitor, Private Client, and Jethro Shearring [correct], Regional Fundraiser for Dove House Hospice.

Rollits raises thousands for Dove House and sets sights on return of golf day

Leading law firm Rollits LLP has handed over thousands of pounds to a regional hospice after revamping its regular fundraising events to offer Covid-safe alternatives. Rollits is now looking forward to generating more donations for Dove House Hospice by resuming other activities including the return of the firm’s annual golf day on Thursday 1 July. Pat Coyle, Client Relations Director at Rollits, said: “The restrictions of the last year have had a severe impact on…

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Read more about the article Hull City Council to become ‘trailblazer’ for care leavers
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Hull City Council to become ‘trailblazer’ for care leavers

Hull City Council has committed to becoming a “trailblazer” authority for a national charter that supports care leavers into employment and training. The Care Leaver Covenant is a promise made by organisations to provide support for care leavers aged 16 to 25 to help them live independently. The local authority will be joined by Hull construction firm Ashcourt Group, which has also committed to the covenant. The company has agreed to fund a program of activities to…

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Read more about the article Maritime outreach activities for people with Dementia
These bespoke activity packs will aim to stimulate minds, reminisce, encourage sharing of memories and stave off boredom

Maritime outreach activities for people with Dementia

Local people who have dementia and their families are to be offered a new maritime themed activity pack. The Hull Maritime project, funded by Hull City Council and The National Lottery Heritage Fund, will share the new activity packs with the city’s Extra Care facilities, and partner organisations working with older people and their family members and carers. An initial trial phase will gather feedback before a wider rollout takes place. Maritime Memories aims to…

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Read more about the article Hull mums share experiences of having babies during pandemic
The mums feature in a new short film, discussing the challenges of parenting in lockdown. Photo by Luma Pimentel on Unsplash.

Hull mums share experiences of having babies during pandemic

Mums in Hull have been sharing their experiences of having a baby during the pandemic as part of a new campaign from Hull City Council that encourages women to connect with other mums to support their mental health and wellbeing. Pregnant women have been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus lockdown, with isolation and reduced access to maternity services and support networks leading to an increase in symptoms of depression and anxiety. The mums feature in…

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Read more about the article Hull to have Coronavirus advice visit
Hull will move into tier 2 restrictions this weekend. Photo credit: Tom Arran

Hull to have Coronavirus advice visit

An NHS team will visit Hull this week to speak to people about staying safe as the city adjusts to life after lockdown. The outreach workers will be based at Asda, Mount Pleasant on Friday April 30, talking to shoppers about the importance of regular no-symptom testing, vaccinations, and the continued need to follow local and central government guidance. Hull is one of 100 areas around the country to host the team, who have worked…

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Sleep…The Holy Grail

More and more clients are visiting me suffering from insomnia or sleep related issues including anxiety, stress and the inability to relax. I’ve been there myself and know how debilitating it can be so I decided to investigate the processes of sleep, health implications and why it has now become the twenty first century quest to achieve the  ‘Holy Grail’ of a perfect nights sleep. I’ve also done some personal training on Polysomnography (sleep study)…

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Hull researchers in new trial to test mixed vaccines for Covid-19

Hull University Teaching Hospitals are to take part in a new trial to understand what happens when people receive different vaccines to protect them against Covid-19. The study will follow volunteers over the next 10 months to see if there is any benefit to a person’s immunity when they receive different forms of the vaccine. Researchers at Hull Royal and Castle Hill Hospital are aiming to recruit local people to the trial, particularly those from…

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Read more about the article Top Coach’s Quest for a Hull Olympian!
Russ Barber

Top Coach’s Quest for a Hull Olympian!

Russ Barber, one of the UK's most successful performance swimming coaches, is returning to his home ground of Hull to become Director of Swimming at Kingston Upon Hull Swimming Club. Barber has produced multiple Olympians, Commonwealth Games champions and hundreds of national champions. He has coached on over 30 Great Britain teams including the Olympic Games in Beijing, London and Rio, World and European Championships as well as 2 Commonwealth Games. Born and bred in…

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Read more about the article Agencia’s buddy system helps health workers cope with Covid-19 pressures
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Agencia’s buddy system helps health workers cope with Covid-19 pressures

Primary care workers in practices across the UK are feeling the benefit of wellbeing sessions delivered by a business from East Yorkshire to help them cope with the combined pressures of Covid and the demands of day-to-day duties. Karen Auty, a Practice Manager based in West Yorkshire, said she and her team take great comfort from patients’ gifts ranging from cakes and chocolates to masks and scrubs. But a key factor in keeping Karen and…

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Read more about the article Hull hospitals contribute to major study of patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
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Hull hospitals contribute to major study of patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

A Hull hospital team has made a major contribution to research indicating that patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease on a commonly used medication may not mount adequate immunity and immune memory if they contract Covid-19 or following their first dose of the vaccine. Professor Sebastian and his team at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust co-led  the CLARITY study of 7,200 patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis from 92 hospitals in the country. The…

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Plea to parents as ED attendances rise

As national lockdown restrictions look set to ease, a hospital doctor is appealing for parents to show the same prudent use of health services as they did during the Covid pandemic. Dr Liz Herrieven, consultant in paediatric emergency medicine, says that as life begins to return to ‘normal’, so does the number of people using the Emergency Department (ED) for non-urgent or routine healthcare. “Parents did so well coping with minor injuries and illnesses during…

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Read more about the article Children given VR tour of Hull Hospitals ahead of appointments
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Children given VR tour of Hull Hospitals ahead of appointments

Young people are being offered a virtual tour of Hull Royal Infirmary and Hull Women and Children’s Hospital to reduce any fears they may have about coming to hospital for treatment.  Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is using Little Journey, a smartphone app featuring games, animation and virtual reality, to tackle anxiety among young people coming to hospital for surgery or procedures. Wearing special headsets funded by WISHH, the independent charity supporting hospital staff,…

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Read more about the article New home for Covid heroes Cutting edge rehabilitation ward is being built on Castle Hill site
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New home for Covid heroes Cutting edge rehabilitation ward is being built on Castle Hill site

They’ve played a crucial role in the recovery of patients struggling with the post-acute effects of Covid-19. Now Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust’s rehabilitation medicine team, which incorporates nurses, doctors, support staff and therapists, is to benefit from new purpose-built facilities to enable them to continue their life changing work. The rehabilitation team came into the public eye in the summer of 2020 as patients were seen being clapped off their ward after recovering…

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Read more about the article SMART lighting for Hull’s hospitals to improve air quality
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SMART lighting for Hull’s hospitals to improve air quality

More than 20,000 light fittings are to be replaced at Hull’s hospitals as part of an environmental quest to reduce deaths caused by air pollution. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has declared a Climate Emergency, signalling its intention to become carbon neutral by 2030. Now, every light fitting at Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital as well as the trust’s smaller hospital sites around the city is to be replaced with SMART LED…

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Read more about the article Labour Ward team thanked for supporting women giving birth in a pandemic
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Labour Ward team thanked for supporting women giving birth in a pandemic

Staff on Hull’s Labour Ward have been thanked for their work to support women giving birth during a pandemic. Labour Ward Matron Angela Rymer is thanking midwives, midwifery assistants, medics, housekeeper, hygienist, cleaning and health care staff on the Labour Ward at Hull Women and Children’s Hospital for providing the best possible care to women and their families since the start of the pandemic. She said: “The team on Labour Ward have always been flexible,…

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