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Bereavement is everyone’s business

24th April 2018

Helping employers deal with the most difficult and delicate of subjects A special event is being held next month to help employers of all sizes to better handle bereavement. According to the bereavement charity, Cruse, one in ten people in the UK is thought to be affected by bereavement at any given time. Whilst most bereaved people will cope reasonably well at work, others struggle to deal with their loss, and this can impact on …


Practical demonstrations to help parents-to-be at special hospital event

24th April 2018

Worried how you’ll manage to look after your new-born baby? Do you know how to keep your baby safe while they’re sleeping or how to fit a nappy? Hull’s team of midwives, midwifery assistants and birth educators will be on hand this week to give out hints and tips at the special HEY Baby Carousel at Hull Women and Children’s Hospital. Parents-to-be can learn how to fit nappies, bath their baby and gain safer sleeping …


Sweet success!

23rd April 2018

Phenomenal’ response to call to help cancer patients Nurses have praised the generosity of local people following an appeal to help patients undergoing cancer treatment. Following a letter written to the Hull Daily Mail and a supporting appeal through social media last week, hundreds of bags of boiled sweets have been delivered to the Queen’s Centre at Castle Hill Hospital in Cottingham. Patients, visitors, staff and members of the public have been dropping off the …


Art competition launched to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday

20th April 2018

The NHS turns 70 on 5th July, and to mark this fantastic milestone, health organisations are appealing to local designers and artists to help them celebrate. A special NHS at 70 artwork competition is being held as part of the forthcoming Hull and East Riding Health Expo, seeking a design or piece of art which depicts the local NHS and how people feel about it. The winning design will be displayed at the Health Expo …


“She’s one in a million”

20th April 2018

Clinical Support Worker, Jo Howley, retires just days before her 75th birthday A Beverley woman whose NHS career spans more than 33 years is set to retire today, less than a week before her 75th birthday. Jo Howley spent five years nursing at Beverley Westwood Hospital before moving to Ward 11 at Castle Hill Hospital when it opened 28 years ago. She has worked on the ward as a Clinical Support Worker ever since, caring …