Project offering easier access to maternity advice shortlisted for national award

Midwives Sarah Collins on the left and Karen Sinaga on the right

16th March 2023

A team of midwives whose work to support those expecting a baby has been recognised by the Royal College of Midwives. ‘Ask a Midwife’, the online service which responds to questions and requests for help through social media, has been shortlisted in the ‘Excellence in Midwifery for Public Health” category of the 2023 RCM Awards. The service responds to over 500 contacts from people expecting a baby every month, including partners and family members, and … Read More

No drop in demand for emergency care despite strike by junior doctors

Ambulance parked outside the entrance to Hull Royal Infirmary's Emergency Care Department

14th March 2023

Hospital workers are appealing to the public to use alternatives to A&E to ensure they can focus on the most seriously ill. Staff in Hull Royal Infirmary’s Emergency Department have reported seeing almost 400 people yesterday. This figure, which is the equivalent of a new patient arriving every four minutes, is on par with normal Monday attendance figures despite junior doctors starting a 72 hour walk-out at 7am yesterday. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust … Read More

Hull team leads rare cancer study thanks to the late Dr Assem Allam

Doctor and nurse preparing equipment for endoscopy

10th March 2023

Groundbreaking research into one of the most aggressive forms of cancer is being spearheaded in Hull, all thanks to one of the city’s most ardent supporters. In April 2018, Dr Assem Allam donated £402,000 to a local research team seeking to improve the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer and potentially prevent some patients from undergoing unnecessary or debilitating surgery. Dr Assem Allam provided funding to support the study into pancreatic cancer The research team, which includes … Read More

Forthcoming industrial action by junior doctors, 13 to 16 March 2023

Hull Royal Infirmary tower block

9th March 2023

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has been working alongside staff side colleagues and other healthcare partners to prepare for junior doctors industrial action next week. A planned period of strike action by junior doctor members of the BMA and HCSA is due to begin at 7am on Monday 13th March 2023 and finish at 7am on Thursday 16th March. Our hospitals will continue to provide emergency care throughout the strike period, so anyone with … Read More

Patients with Covid-19 in Hull hospitals

6th March 2023

Today, there are 33 patients in our hospitals who have tested positive for Covid-19 for the first time within the past 10 days. We also have 45 patients in hospital whose first positive Covid-19 test result was more than 10 days ago. *Updated, Monday, 13 March, at 7.15am