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Diabetes doctor heads to Africa to save people from amputations

15th November 2019

A doctor from Hull Royal Infirmary is heading to West Africa to help reduce amputation rates in persons with diabetes. Dr Kamrudeen Mohammed is travelling to the Gambia to share his expertise in diabetes as part of an international team of doctors supporting charity Humanity First. Dr Mohammed was named Outstanding Individual (Medical and Dental) by Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust in this year’s Golden Hearts awards in June for his work as Tier …


Allam family’s multi-million pound health care legacy for future generations

14th November 2019

Businessman and philanthropist Dr Assem Allam is to donate almost £8m to Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust for the provision of world-class treatment and research facilities at Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital. The multi-million pound donation will create a centre of excellence in the care and treatment of patients with diabetes and metabolic bone diseases such as osteoporosis, a new facility to treat digestive diseases and a major expansion of robotic surgery. …


Couple’s 21-year mission to raise funds for hospital neurosurgical department

12th November 2019

A couple have purchased special equipment to help patients with brain tumours as part of their £165,000 fundraising drive in memory of their daughter. Ruth and Tony Knowles embarked on the mission to support the neurosurgical department at Hull Royal Infirmary following the death of their daughter Emma-Jayne in 1998. The couple, of Sutton-on-Sea in Lincolnshire who were awarded the British Empire Medal in the New Year’s Honours List in 2014 for their fundraising, presented …


Justin achieves his nursing dream in Hull after seven years in a refugee camp

7th November 2019

He spent seven years in a refugee camp, watching the sick and dying suffer in a camp with little access to nursing or medical help. Justin Mwange fled to Zambia from the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo as a teenager with his family and spent seven years living in abject poverty and deprivation. He watched men, women and children dying at the side of the road because they were not able to get medical attention …


Hospital outpatients service to undergo major transformation

4th November 2019

Outpatient services at Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital are to be transformed as part of a major plan to save patients time, money and stress. Hospital consultants and GPs will work more closely after Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Hull Clinical Commissioning Group and East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group were selected to take part in the transformation programme. The Elective Care Transformation Programme, part of the NHS Long Term Plan …