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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Reaching out to victims of domestic abuse

As lockdown restrictions ease, we’re reaching out to victims of domestic abuse to encourage them to get in touch so that we can help. Protecting victims – no matter what their gender or relationship to their abuser – continues to be one of our highest priorities. And while we’re doing everything we can to help and support those we know to be at risk, we’re concerned that there are other victims out there who have…

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NSPCC Look Say Sing Play campaign helps young families through lockdown

Success of NSPCC baby brain-building campaign for parents under 2s in Hull to be rolled out nationallyCharity hosted virtual focus group with parents & Early Years Practitioner to reveal success so farUnveiled new weekly series of short YouTube films for parents A baby brain-building campaign for parents under 2s has proven so successful in Hull that the NSPCC’s Look, Say, Sing, Play is to be rolled out nationally. Hull was one of the first areas…

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‘COVID-19 has had a huge impact on our volunteers service’ National Volunteers Week is being celebrated a little differently at Hull Hospitals this year

It’s national Volunteers Week, and under normal circumstances, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust would be thanking its475-strong army of volunteers this week with the usual cream tea celebration. But with coronavirus still very much doing the rounds, the situation is anything but normal, and this has massively affected how the voluntary service has been running across Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital. Rachael Hardcastle-Pearce, volunteering lead for the trust’s patient experience team explains:…

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Hull A&E staff to feature in new six-part documentary
Dr Chris Srinivasan and Dr Biju Cherian are looking to camera with their arms folded in Hull Royal Infirmary, Hull, United Kingdom. John Abo Abo is behind Biju Cherian's shoulder.

Hull A&E staff to feature in new six-part documentary

Hull’s Accident and Emergency Department is to feature in a Channel 5 documentary set to air next week. Staff at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust welcomed a team from Crackit Productions into the department last autumn to film for the new six part documentary series. Recorded over the course of seven weeks, prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, A&E: After Dark follows the doctors and nurses working the night shift at Hull Royal Infirmary. From drug and alcohol-related…

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Local charities gather to support Hull Helpline

Hull charities pull together in support of the City’s most vulnerable residents via Hull Helpline, to deliver food parcels and meals. Unity in Community, EMS and Goodwin Development Trust responded to a plea from Hull City Council for local groups, community services and organisations to support the COVID-19 relief efforts.  Through its current service centre on Endike Lane, Unity has delivered over 700 food parcels to people living in isolation in North Hull, The Avenues…

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Health service supplier splashes out on water bottles to thank frontline staff

A business which provides a linguistic lifeline for patients using the NHS in Hull and East Yorkshire has now stepped up with support for frontline staff by donating 1,000 re-usable water bottles. AA Global Language Services, based in King Edward Street, Hull, came up with the idea to help hard-pressed staff working at Hull Royal Infirmary, Castle Hill Hospital and Beverley Community Hospital. The company also donated 500 water bottles to hospitals in the Worcester…

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Running for over a 100 years East Hull Harriers Running Club

When I was a teenager, my brother Alan was a sports fanatic and still is. He was a scrawny kid and I always envied his skinny legs which I put down to all the running he did. East Hull Harriers was the club of choice for him and I would like to jog you down memory lane with some history about it. Pubs and the Club Back in 1893 under the name of Holderness Road Presbyterian…

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It’s time to talk about Headache

With some 5,000 people under the care of hospital consultants in Hull for migraine and headache disorders, it’s no wonder the city has become a nationally recognised centre for treating such debilitating neurological problems. Five thousand people are just the tip of the iceberg, however. According to the Migraine Trust, migraine affects one in every seven people, and is more prevalent than diabetes, asthma and epilepsy combined. “Hull Royal Infirmary’s department of neurology has been…

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Exercise for Mental Health and Wellbeing

We know how exercise improves our general Health and Fitness, but along with the physical benefits, exercise can also have a huge impact on your mental health and well-being.  Exercise is not only great for the body, but also great for the mind.  It’s a mood changer! There’s a strong link between being physically active and improved mental well-being, especially when we learn that depression is strongly associated with illness and even cardiovascular mortality.  People…

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Are you a Slave to the Scales?

Getting weighed on a regular basis can be a great indicator to your weight loss progress and help to keep you on track, however, if you’ve had a really good week of healthy eating and exercise and it doesn’t immediately show on the scales, don’t be disheartened that you’re not seeing results overnight. Unless you overate by 3500 calories, the change in your weight on the scales is water, not fat. Our bodies are 70%…

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Scientists use new technology to help surgeons rebuild patients’ faces

Hospital scientists are using new technology to help rebuild the faces of cancer patients, those hurt in accidents and people born with complex facial deformities. Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust’s reconstructive scientists are using 3D printing techniques to produce resin models of patients’ skulls. The models are then used to create titanium plates and implants used by maxillofacial surgeons and neurosurgeons to repair damage to people’s faces. Scientists and consultants have already used…

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COVID-19 Impact on our hospitals

How COVID-19 is impacting on our hospitals Hospital bosses has managed to see almost half of its patients awaiting outpatient appointments despite the impact of COVID-19 on the NHS. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust had to cancel services including non-urgent appointments and routine operations in line with hospitals around the country in response to COVID-19. At a meeting of the trust board today, board members heard around 50 per cent of outpatient appointments have…

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Lynda reflects on 45 years in nursing for International Nurses Day 2020

International Nurses Day, 12 May 2020, marks the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. The special Day is an opportunity to recognise the role of nurses of all professions and levels, and the contribution they are making during the current pandemic. Lynda Whincup, who works for NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) as a Professional Advisor – Primary Health Care, looks back on 45-year career in nursing – predominantly in the community. Lynda says: “I’m in…

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There’s no better time to celebrate our nurses

Nurses Day celebrations take place every year on 12th May, but in 2020, there’s even more reason than usual to celebrate the contribution nurses make in our society. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust’s nursing staff have been central to the hospitals’ COVID-19 response in recent weeks, working round-the-clock in areas such as intensive care, emergency care and infection control to provide the best care possible for patients. But nursing staff can be found in all…

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