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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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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Tracey back on frontline after Covid-19 vaccination
Tracey Dennison

Tracey back on frontline after Covid-19 vaccination

She spent five months inside her home, not able to even step outside, because she was so vulnerable to Covid-19. But Perioperative Support Worker Tracey Dennison was desperate to be part of her team helping patients undergoing surgery at Hull Royal Infirmary. Now, after becoming the first member of staff at Hull Royal to receive both doses of the vaccine, Tracey is back where she wants to be, helping her team and looking after her…

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Health Care Assistant Neil back at work after two months in Intensive Care
Neil McDonald

Health Care Assistant Neil back at work after two months in Intensive Care

Video of Neil leaving hospitalhttps://vimeo.com/440939687 A health care assistant who spent almost two months fighting for life in his hospital’s Intensive Care Unit after contracting Covid-19 is returning to work. Neil McDonald will return to the Endoscopy team at Castle Hill Hospital later this month after making a full recovery from the virus. As he prepares to return to a job he loves, Neil said: “I feel brilliant now, back to my normal self. “I…

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Therapist boosts Daisy Appeal wellbeing with long-distance campaign

A holistic therapist has boosted the wellbeing of a leading local charity by raising funds and awareness from a campaign which reached customers the length and breadth of the country. Karen Engstrom, who runs her holistic therapy business and her Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic online shop from her home in Ackworth, West Yorkshire, contributed her commission from a week’s worth of sales to support the Daisy Appeal in memory of her late uncle, who lived…

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Hull plays major role in global research to find solutions to Covid-19
James Illingworth

Hull plays major role in global research to find solutions to Covid-19

Researchers at Hull’s hospitals have been congratulated for their major contribution to the global effort to find solutions to Covid-19. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has undertaken 27 Covid-19 studies since the start of the pandemic, including trials of potentially life-saving treatments, ways to ease the severity of symptoms, rehabilitation after infection and vaccination. The trust played a major role in the global trial of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, with one in every 45 participants…

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Hull secures £640,000 from National Leisure Recovery Fund

Hull City Council, working in partnership with Hull Culture and Leisure Ltd, has been successful in an application to Sport England’s National Leisure Recovery Fund (NLRF) and has been awarded £640,000 to support the reopening and recovery of leisure services.Councillor Denise Thompson, deputy chair of Hull Culture and Leisure, said: “This is fantastic news for our leisure services. We know how much residents value our brilliant gyms, pools and sports facilities, and this money will…

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Oncology staff praised for supporting cancer patients and families throughout Covid-19
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Oncology staff praised for supporting cancer patients and families throughout Covid-19

Hospital staff caring for people with cancer have been thanked for their efforts to support patients and families throughout the pandemic. Nursing, medical and support staff on Ward 31 at Castle Hill Hospital have continued their work to look after people undergoing treatment and living with cancer since the start of the pandemic last March. Now, Deborah Leadley, Junior Sister on the oncology ward within the Queen’s Centre, has praised staff for supporting people dealing…

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New NHS teams introduced in schools and colleges across Hull to support children and young people’s mental health

As children and young people make their return to school after almost a year of home-schooling, the local NHS are introducing two Mental Health Support Teams (MHST) to support pupils in Hull with their mental health and wellbeing. The new service, which is being delivered in partnership between NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group, Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust and Hull City Council, will see mental health professionals integrate within schools and colleges to provide early…

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Helping your Child or Teen Transition to School after Lockdown

The structured security and anchor of a school community removed under the social distancing of lock-down may have affected our young because as a distressing event, the pandemic may mean they do not have the tools to cope in healthy ways. This is because it effects their sense of feeling safe by over activating the fear centre of their brains. For teens, these fears may centre around a lack of certainty about their future such…

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Stress less and be stress free

Are you stressed? Lets face it, I think all of us are suffering some form of stress or anxiety during these unprecedented times. Most of us carry on with work, being furloughed, school or home schooling but sometimes it all gets a little too much and we become overloaded. Normally we go through our daily life with  moderate amounts of stress. Historically, stress helped us stay alive – to escape threats, find food and simply…

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Have you abandoned your usual Fitness regime in recent months
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Have you abandoned your usual Fitness regime in recent months

You’re not alone, as surveys show that two fifths of us are doing less exercise in this lockdown than in the first lockdown. It’s no surprise really, as back in spring 2020 it was nice weather, light mornings and evenings and the lockdown was initial a novelty for us. Many people actually increased their activity levels during the first lockdown by using their extra time to exercise more, start a new fitness plan and to…

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Daniel in the Lion’s Den

Hello everyone, I’m Dan. I’m a 23-year-old business student, Co-founder of WrestleCares non-profit organisation, and a volunteer for my local Tourette’s syndrome charity, TIC Hull & Yorkshire. Welcome to the Lion’s Den. Appropriately named, referencing the origin of the name, Daniel, which was bestowed upon me by my late grandmother, Jeanette. The tale speaks of a brave man and his loyalty to God. Many of us may feel as if we are trapped in a…

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Why taking care of your mental health could have physical benefits.

April is stress awareness month. It’s also IBS awareness month, and the 7th April is World Health Day. So it seems April a great time to think about our wellbeing! The events of 2020 and early 2021 have demonstrated just how much we need to look after our own health; maintaining good physical and mental health is vital if we want to be our best self for ourselves, our family and the wider world. Are…

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Join us for Summer Holiday Fun

We are over half way through the summer holidays and if you want to do something fun and worthwhile to do, why not take part in our ultimate Summer Holiday challenge?   You can take part as an individual, with friends or family or something to get your children involved in to help make the summer holidays fly by!2020 hasn't exactly been the year we all hoped for but that doesn't mean we can't have…

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City Group X Offers a Safe Space for Fitness, Health and Wellbeing

City Group X is a boutique fitness experience located inside the K2 Tower on Bond Street. Having closed its doors for the lockdown, it has now reopened thanks to a variety of new measures that make it a safe space for the whole family. Despite closing for four months, the team at City Group X remained dedicated to delivering premium customer service. Member payments were frozen as soon as the building became inaccessible and its…

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Arts and health expert using creativity  to promote wellbeing in communities hit by a return of restrictions
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Arts and health expert using creativity to promote wellbeing in communities hit by a return of restrictions

A Hull-based specialist arts and health consultant who has helped businesses back creativity and culture across the country has made a national impact with a pioneering project to support wellbeing among the most vulnerable children in Calderdale. Arts Drop, which uses social workers and other outreach teams to distribute activity packs to children and young people, seized the attention of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Arts, Health & Wellbeing as one of only…

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Hull to host Fiji in Rugby League World Cup 2021

With 500 days to go until the opening fixture of the Rugby League World Cup 2021, tournament organisers have announced that Hull will act as the training base for Fiji’s men’s team. Hull’s passionate rugby league fans will welcome the 2017 semi-finalists to the KCOM Stadium, which will host two men’s games, including a quarter-final, in the tournament. Councillor Dave Craker, Hull City Council’s portfolio holder for leisure and culture, said: “We are incredibly proud…

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Hull City Council to buy Age UK Hull’s Bradbury House building

Hull City Council has agreed to buy Bradbury House in Porter Street, Hull.The building has been used as the headquarters of charity Age UK Hull since it was built in 2001. The charity is to relocate to a more prominent city centre location in summer. The building has been closed to the public since Tuesday 23 March due to the coronavirus pandemic. The acquisition will allow the local authority to move staff from older properties…

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Protecting vulnerable people through #OpGalaxy

As Operation Galaxy continues with officers and staff across the force coming together to ensure that the Humberside Police area is a hostile place for criminals, we are also focused on protecting vulnerable people. You may have heard us use the phrase ‘protecting vulnerable people’ a lot, but have you ever wondered exactly what we mean by it? There are many people that we come across in our work that are vulnerable and need our…

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