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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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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Helping people with cancer and Covid-19
Queen's Centre

Helping people with cancer and Covid-19

Hospital staff on a Covid ward have spoken of their work to care for patients with cancer who develop the virus. Ward 30, an oncology ward at the Queen’s Centre, looks after patients with complex symptoms of cancer. However, during the pandemic, the ward team have been looking after patients with cancer who have also been diagnosed with the virus. Ward Sister Hayley Butler said her entire team, including nursing staff, housekeeper and hygienist, ward…

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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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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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SMART lighting for Hull’s hospitals to improve air quality
Smart LED Lighting image from Goodlight

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
Women and Children's Hospital

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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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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Oncology staff praised for supporting cancer patients and families throughout Covid-19
Ward 31

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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Children’s nurses egg-stend their support for WISHH Charity’s Easter Appeal
Junior Sister Helen Lyon and Play Specialist Mariessa Turner

Children’s nurses egg-stend their support for WISHH Charity’s Easter Appeal

Children’s nurses in Hull are asking kind-hearted donors to swap chocolate eggs for arts and crafts this Easter in a special charity appeal. Every year, the children’s wards at Hull Royal Infirmary would normally be inundated with offers of chocolate treats for youngsters spending time in hospital. But now Helen Lyon, junior sister on Ward 130, is among those asking kind-hearted donors to support the hospital’s WISHH Charity with a financial donation instead of Easter…

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Physiotherapists produce guide to help patients begin recovery from Covid-19

Patients sick enough to be admitted to hospital with Covid-19 are being helped by a team of physiotherapists as they recover from the most severe forms of the virus. Physiotherapists at Hull University Teaching Hospital NHS Trust had developed a rehabilitation guide to help people on their journey back to health after being admitted to Hull Royal Infirmary or Castle Hill Hospital. Rebecca Redmond, Clinical Lead Physiotherapist in Respiratory at Hull Royal Infirmary, said: “We…

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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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