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 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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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 Helping people with cancer and Covid-19
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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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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 Hull plays major role in global research to find solutions to Covid-19
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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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Read more about the article 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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Read more about the article Children’s nurses egg-stend their support for WISHH Charity’s Easter Appeal
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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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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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