Multi-million pound investment in new Intensive Care Unit for Hull

17th May 2021

A multi-million pound Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is to open at Hull Royal Infirmary this summer for critically ill and injured patients from all over Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is a Major Trauma Centre for the region and the ICU at Hull Royal Infirmary will provide patients with some of the best critical care facilities in England. The three-storey building, close to the hospital’s Emergency Department, will also feature … Read More

‘One day I can be helping to remove a brain tumour, the next it’s delivering a baby by Caesarean’

14th May 2021

National ODP Day highlights the incredible work of some of the NHS’s true unsung heroes They’re some of the true unsung heroes of the Covid pandemic, but ask the average person on the street what an Operating Department Practictioner (ODP) is and most people wouldn’t even know. Highly trained to assist in all aspects of surgical theatre, many ODPs were taken away from their normal duties in 2020 and the early months of 2021 to … Read More

Transforming a hospital service to help those most at risk of Covid-19

12th May 2021

Hospital nurses are reshaping a specialist service to keep hundreds of patients most at risk from Covid-19 safe during the pandemic. The Home Ventilation team, based at Castle Hill Hospital, supports more than 300 people with severe health conditions affecting their breathing such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Motor Neuron Disease, Muscular Dystrophy or spinal injuries. People with very high BMIs who experience breathing difficulties are also part of the group. Every single person helped … Read More

Hull Royal Infirmary introduces new system to get patients back home more quickly

10th May 2021

Patients are to be discharged home or to a community facility as soon as they are well enough to stop them spending too long in hospital. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is introducing the new “Discharge to Assess” system so people can leave Hull Royal Infirmary as soon as they are well enough instead of spending longer than necessary in a hospital bed while their future needs are assessed. Trust staff are working with … Read More

Number of deaths after patients test positive for COVID-19

28th April 2021

Sadly, we can confirm that since 19 March 2020, 858 patients have died at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust after testing positive for COVID-19. The families of all patients have been informed and our deepest sympathies are with them at this very difficult time. We will continue to announce further deaths of patients testing positive for COVID-19 but will only release further details about these patients at the request of their families. Updated 16 … Read More