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Inspirational mum’s London Marathon Wish

25th April 2019

Forty-nine year old Jane Smith has always wanted to take part in the London Marathon.  She was due to take part in 2018, but after a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery she wasn’t fit enough to do so.  However, with a positive outlook and a firm belief that anything is possible if you try, she is now taking part in this year’s London Marathon on 28th April. Jane is recovering from a total hip replacement, caused …


Wedding gifts to benefit cancer patients

25th April 2019

Kind-hearted couple, Kim and Paul Mankel wanted to make a difference to the Oncology Unit at Castle Hill Hospital’s Queen’s Centre, after the bride underwent treatment for thyroid cancer.  The groom’s mum was also looked after by a team of dedicated doctors and nurses at the centre, and varying friends and family have needed the unit’s assistance. When planning their wedding, the bride and groom said there was no need for wedding gifts, instead, invited …


Hospital team raise £1,000 to honour Hull war heroes

24th April 2019

A hospital team has raised £1,000 in just one month to honour fallen soldiers from Hull and East Yorkshire who died fighting for their country. The Maxillofacial team at Castle Hill Hospital came up with the idea of honouring veterans during commemorations to mark 100 years after the end of World War One. Staff decided to raise funds for a bench with metalwork cut in the shape of soldiers and poppies after being inspired by …


How to make sure we know what you want in an emergency

23rd April 2019

People with complex health conditions are being urged to chat to hospital consultants, GPs or specialist nurses to ensure their wishes are followed in a medical emergency. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust became the eighth NHS trust in the country to introduce ReSPECT, used by staff to help people with complex needs, those nearing the end of their lives or people at risk of sudden deterioration or cardiac arrest. ReSPECT allows people to draw …


Maternity staff undergo hypnobirthing training to help parents

16th April 2019

Midwives are to offer hypnobirthing sessions to help pregnant women and their partners achieve a calm and positive birth experience. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust will offer a 12-hour course for women and their partners from the autumn as part of an initiative to increase choice around giving birth. Through visualisation and deep breathing, practised for weeks before the baby’s due date, women use hypnobirthing to work in harmony with their bodies and tune …