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Number of deaths after patients test positive for COVID-19

4th April 2020

Sadly, we can confirm that since March 19, ten patients have died at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust after testing positive for COVID-19. The families of these patients have been informed and our deepest sympathies are with them at this very difficult time. We will continue to announce further deaths of patients testing positive for COVID-19 but will only release further details about these patients at the request of their families.   Updated 4 …


Tommy’s hair-raising thank you for NHS staff

4th April 2020

A young boy from Hull is showing coronavirus and the NHS workers who are battling it that ‘he means business’. Moved by recent events and aware just how hard NHS staff are working, seven-year-old Tommy Henry from north Hull decided to do something to show his support. Tommy, who also has relatives working in healthcare, opted for a sponsored head shave. He then enlisted friends and family to help him raise money to buy treats …


Food donation helps thousands of hospital staff

3rd April 2020

Bare fruit bowls and empty salad drawers should be a thing of the past for many healthcare workers thanks to a special, six-tonne food parcel! An articulated lorry load of fresh fruit and vegetables was delivered for staff at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust this week as a gesture of thanks during the current coronavirus outbreak. The delivery of the produce, which ranged from mushrooms to pineapples, was organised by the Tigers Trust and …


Surgeon’s appeal to avoid injury at home as hospitals focus on coronavirus effort

3rd April 2020

An East Yorkshire surgeon is urging those spending time at home due to coronavirus to take extra care to avoid accidents or injury. Miss Elizabeth Moulder, orthopaedic surgeon with Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, says more time at home due to self isolation, distance working and school closures could see the number of injuries related to home improvement, outdoor play, or even trips and falls soar. Orthopaedic surgeon, Elizabeth Moulder And while urgent health …


Infectious disease nurses praised for COVID-19 response

31st March 2020

It’s a job few would willingly take on right now, but the nursing staff working on Castle Hill Hospital’s infectious diseases unit are arguably more important now than ever. Ward 7 hit the headlines two months ago when staff received the country’s first two patients to test positive for COVID-19. Ward 7, Infectious Diseases Unit, Castle Hill Hospital Since then the nursing team, described as being ‘very much like a family’, have continued to care …