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Coming to A&E? Expect a long wait if it’s not an emergency

12th August 2019

Hospital bosses are appealing to the public to use urgent treatment centres and pharmacies as Hull’s A&E comes under unseasonable pressure. Frontline staff at Hull Royal Infirmary are working round-the-clock to help hundreds of seriously ill people arriving at the Emergency Department. Around 400 people have been turning up at ED every day this month, with almost 500 attending on some days. Now, Chief Operating Officer Teresa Cope is warning people are facing long waits …


First flight touches down on hospital’s new £500,000 helipad

5th August 2019

The first helicopter to land on a new £500,000 helipad in Hull touched down on Friday. A five person crew from Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance was the first to fly in and step foot on the newly completed helipad to the rear of Hull Royal Infirmary. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has undertaken a major construction project so patients seriously hurt in accidents across East and North Yorkshire and parts of Lincolnshire can …


Queen’s Centre awarded Macmillan Quality Environment Mark

2nd August 2019

The Queen’s Centre at Castle Hill Hospital has been awarded the Macmillan Quality Environment Mark (MQEM). Created by Macmillan Cancer Support, the MQEM is a detailed quality framework used for assessing whether cancer care environments meet the standards required by people living with cancer. This is the third time that the Queen’s Centre for Oncology and Haematology has been successful in receiving this award, having already achieved the required standards in 2013 and 2016. In …


Free make-up and skincare session for people undergoing cancer treatment

29th July 2019

People who are going through cancer treatment will have the chance to feel a bit more like their usual selves this week as experts come together for a special event. The Living With and Beyond Cancer Team from Castle Hill Hospital will be joining the Boots Macmillan Team to provide advice on everything from diet and exercise to skincare, make up, support groups and more. The event will take place in Boots St Stephen’s, Hull, …


“I won’t be giving in to cancer”: Cottingham man given months to live in 2006 is still helping other patients, 13 years later

26th July 2019

September 2006: Having just celebrated his 50th birthday, it wasn’t exactly the news that Steve Thompson from Cottingham had been expecting. Steve, husband to Sue and father to Claire, Neil and Josh, had spent time in hospital in the preceding months due to problems with his pancreas. Following what was considered a routine operation at Castle Hill Hospital to remove a mass, he was woken to be told his operation had gone as planned, but …