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Patients urged to use alternatives as £1.5m ED improvement works get underway

18th October 2019

Patients are being urged to make better use of community health care services as works to improve Hull Royal Infirmary‘s emergency department get underway next week. From Monday, construction work will begin in the ‘Minors’ area of the Emergency Department, where patients with less serious injuries and illnesses are attended to. Due for completion by the end of the year, the work will deliver a bigger and much improved waiting environment to help hospital staff …


Bereavement midwife nominated by families wins prestigious national award

15th October 2019

A Hull midwife helping families through the agony of the death of their child has won a prestigious national award. Specialist Bereavement Midwife Sue Cooper won the award from the Charlies-Angels-Centre Foundation after she was nominated by some of the families she has cared for when their babies have died. Sue was appointed by Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust in 2017 following support from SANDS charity and funding from Abbie’s Fund. As well as …


Grieving family raise £7,000 to help cancer patients in Helen’s memory

14th October 2019

A celebrity football match featuring stars from Hollyoaks and a fundraising dinner dance have helped to raise £7,000 for people undergoing cancer treatment at the Queen’s Centre in memory of a mother-of-two. Costello FC raised the cash through fundraising events including a Jet All Star Football Match after Helen Winfield died on Ward 32 at the Queen’s Centre at Castle Hill Hospital last October, shortly after her 50th birthday, after being diagnosed with breast cancer. …


Hull’s first Chief Registrar takes up his post

11th October 2019

Hull’s first Chief Registrar has been appointed to empower the city’s junior doctors to improve patient safety at Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has created the role of Chief Registrar to provide a link between its senior leadership team, managers and its doctors in training. Dr Alexander McNeil, a paediatrician entering his eighth year of training as a junior doctor, said: “We are aiming to transform the …


Multi-million pound equipment used in fight against cancer to be unveiled this week

9th October 2019

A new piece of equipment which is set to be instrumental in the fight against cancer will be unveiled at Castle Hill Hospital later this week. Members of Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust’s Radiotherapy Team will be officially launching their Varian Halcyon linear accelerator, or linac, on Friday 11 October. The Trust was the first in the north and only the second department in the country to begin using the machine, paid for through …