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Grandmother fitted with Batman false leg to tackle her grandsons’ fear

22nd October 2018

A grandmother has been fitted with a Batman-style prosthesis to help her twin grandsons overcome their fear of her false leg. Mary Monahan, 66, was attending a routine appointment at Hull’s Artificial Limb Unit and mentioned to Prosthetist Jess Gilroy that her grandsons Toby and Finlay were frightened of her prosthesis. Now, with Jess’s help, Mrs Monahan is the proud owner of a Batman prosthesis, designed by the team in Sykes Street from a pair …


David turns detective to find owner of lost memories

22nd October 2018

A hospital linen services worker turned detective to reunite a woman with memory books charting her life. David Stothard, management assistant in linen services, was sent photographs, books detailing Hull’s history and other personal items in April from the company contracted to look after linen from Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital. Over the next few months, David refused to give up and the trail eventually led him to Sue Davis, the owner of …


New build plans for Hull IVF Unit

19th October 2018

Patients undergoing fertility treatment could soon be receiving their care in brand new, state of the art facilities. The Hull IVF Unit has submitted an application to East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s planning team to build a new, two-storey treatment unit at the Hesslewood Estate, close to the Humber Bridge. Clinicians working at the Hull IVF Unit say the current unit’s location within Hull Women and Children’s Hospital is limiting its ability to meet rising …


Runner completes 10k with physiotherapist after cardiac arrest

18th October 2018

A marathon runner who suffered a cardiac arrest after a yoga class has run 10k alongside a physiotherapist who helped him back to health. Mike Aramayo, 53, had a heart attack in Hull City Centre and was rushed to the specialist cardiology centre at Castle Hill Hospital. However, he went into cardiac arrest and had to be resuscitated before he was taken into the operating theatre to have life-saving surgery. Now, Mike has praised the …


Sue celebrates her 70th birthday – by not giving up work

16th October 2018

A great-grandmother born in the year the NHS was created has no plans to retire despite devoting almost 40 years to caring for patients. Sue Worrall joined the NHS almost 44 years ago, working at Withernsea Hospital and the Royal Berkshire Hospital before joining Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust. Now, after 20 years in the Haematology Department in the Chemotherapy Day Unit at the Queen’s Centre, Sue has no intention of retiring despite …