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Patients with respiratory problems receive hospital-style treatment at home

19th January 2018

Around 250 patients with serious lung conditions are benefiting from hospital-style treatment in their own homes as part of a project to reduce unnecessary admissions. Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust has introduced non-invasive ventilation to help patients from Hull and East Yorkshire, North Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire stay out of hospital. Non-invasive ventilation has been shown to benefit patients with conditions including COPD, motor neurone disease and muscular dystrophy. Diane Murray, home ventilation …


Midwives feature on ‘Footprints’ artwork alongside their own babies

18th January 2018

THREE midwives marking Hull’s year as City of Culture have double reason to celebrate after their own babies were featured in the artwork. Handprints from midwives Carly Bowler, Alex McCann and Lois Donkin were used to create trees and branches holding baby footprints for the “Born Into a City of Culture” project. But the three women’s handprints have been featured alongside their own children’s footprints after their babies were born during 2017. The final panel …


Last of the ‘footprints’ postcards goes on sale

16th January 2018

The final postcard from a City of Culture project celebrating babies born in 2017 has gone on sale. Babies born in November and December will feature on the sixth postcard in the series now on sale at Hull Women and Children’s Hospital. Parents can buy a postcard from the reception of the hospital or the community midwives’ office on the first floor on Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm. Footprints of babies born during …


Wards reopen after Norovirus – but flu surveillance continues

11th January 2018

Two wards at Hull Royal Infirmary have been re-opened after staff managed to control an outbreak of Norovirus. Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, the organisation running Hull Royal and Castle Hill Hospital in Cottingham, has re-opened wards 80 and 90 in the tower block, closed for almost two weeks by the outbreak. Greta Johnson, lead infection prevention and control nurse at the trust, said Norovirus, normally brought into hospital by visitors or patients …


Planning a baby in 2018? Here’s some tips for success

11th January 2018

Thinking about starting a family in 2018?  For every 100 couples trying for a baby, between 80 and 90 will be rewarded by a positive pregnancy test within a year. Today, Caroline Clark, healthy lifestyle midwife at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, shares her tips on how women can boost their chances of conception and give their baby the healthiest start in life, whether they’re attempting to conceive naturally or through IVF. “If …