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Did you know these everyday objects could pose a danger to your child?

18th February 2019

Parents are to be warned of the dangers facing young children from everyday items including dishwasher tablets and hair straighteners at the next Hey Baby Carousel. Midwives and child birth educators at Hull Women and Children’s Hospital are working with Hull City Council’s Accident Prevention Team to outline the risks household objects pose to children. More than 16,000 under-fives were taken to Hull Royal’s Emergency Department following an accident in 2017/18, an increase on 11,095 …


Tesla electric car ‘drives’ children to Hull operating theatres

18th February 2019

Children undergoing surgery in Hull are to be ‘driven’ to the operating theatres in a Tesla electric car. The miniature version of the electric car has been donated to Acorn Ward at Hull Women and Children’s Hospital and will be used to transport children to theatre as well as for scans. The Tesla Owners Club UK and the Christian Blandford Fund, a charity helping children facing long stays in NHS hospitals, are donating the car …


Hull midwifery team wins prestigious award for VR headsets

14th February 2019

Virtual reality headsets giving Hull parents-to-be an immersive experience of labour and birth have helped hospital staff win a national award in midwifery. Hull Women and Children’s Hospital became the first in the world to offer VR headsets to around 400 prospective parents so they can see what it’s like to use a birthing pool in the midwifery-led unit or a birthing ball in the labour ward. As well as using the headsets to tour …


‘Crazy Fertility Queen’ blogger helps Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit after four miscarriages

14th February 2019

A woman who suffered four miscarriages in a single year has created special bracelets to help Hull’s Early Pregnancy Unit. Hull dance school owner Samantha Catanach, 32, was found to have “killer cells” in her womb which caused her to have recurrent miscarriages. Now, after treatment to suppress her immune system, Samantha and husband Martin, 34, are proud parents of baby son Ted, born on November 1. And Samantha has raised £1,500 for the Early Pregnancy …


Jodie’s thousand pound ‘thank you’ to neurosurgical staff

13th February 2019

A young woman from Bransholme has raised more than £1,100 to support neurosurgical patients in our care. Jodie Baitson –Horrocks, 25, underwent surgery for Chiari Malformation One at Hull Royal Infirmary (HRI) last year and was cared for by staff on Ward 4. Chiari Malformation One is a rare condition where the brain presses down into the lower part of the spinal canal. In many cases, the condition is identified in childhood but for Jodie, …