It’s time to get to grips with guts

9th May 2024

Stomach pain. Digestive difficulties. Toilet troubles. Whatever you want to call them, not many of us like to talk about them. But when you consider that more than 5,500 people in Hull and the East Riding are living with a diagnosis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and around 430 people in our region alone will be diagnosed with bowel cancer this year, it’s clear that we as a community need to get to grips with … Read More

The way we talk about Dying Matters

1st May 2024

Our End of Life and Pastoral and Spiritual Care teams are encouraging people to get talking about death, dying and grief in whatever way, shape or form works for them for Dying Matters Awareness Week. End of Life Lead Nurse, Alison Redhead The national campaign, which runs from 6 to 12 May, aims to open up conversations around death and dying. This year’s theme focuses on the language that we use, and conversations we have, … Read More

Midwives supporting you with mental health issues in pregnancy

26th April 2024

Our mental health midwives are urging anyone who’s pregnant not to suffer in silence and instead reach out for help as part of Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week. Our Perinatal Mental Health Midwives are urging anyone who’s pregnant not to suffer in silence, and instead reach out for help as part of Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week. Leanne Ellis and Lyndsey Hackett are our Perinatal Mental Health Midwives at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation … Read More

Time to beat the blushes and ask for advice

Members of the bowel screening team

24th April 2024

People experiencing bowel problems are being urged to beat the blushes and come forward for help this Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. While toilet issues and tummy troubles aren’t often seen as hot topics of conversation, they can often be the first signs that someone has a problem, and as bowel cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in the UK*, they’re signs that shouldn’t be ignored. When the national bowel cancer screening … Read More

Praise for ‘top-notch care’ at Hull’s midwife-led birth centre

New mum Bukola with midwives and Baby Joshua

11th April 2024

The mother of the 4,000th baby to be born at Hull’s Midwife Led Unit (MLU) has showered praise on the team for the exceptional care she received. Bukola Oni, 37, applauded the compassionate and personalised care given to her by staff at the Fatima Allam Birth Centre when baby Joshua was born at the end of March. She says: “From the moment I walked into the centre, the midwives made me feel comfortable, and that made … Read More