Hospital teams train for major chemical spill

9th September 2021

Hospital emergency teams sprang into action today as part of their training for a major chemical spill in the city. Porters, staff from the Emergency Department and security teams worked together to ensure five casualties received the best possible care after the mock accident. Operation Hoddle was set up by Hull University Teaching Hospitals (HUTH) to test staff’s response to a chemical or hazardous waste accident. David Roney, Head of Emergency Planning, said: “The exercise … Read More

Work begins on solar panel field to help power Castle Hill Hospital

3rd September 2021

East Riding Council has approved plans for a solar panel field to generate energy for Castle Hill Hospital. Known as “ground mounted solar photovoltaic array”, the development will cover 7.7 hectares, including access roads, on land south of Castle Road in Cottingham. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust plans to erect almost 11,000 solar panels to generate a third of the total energy requirements of Castle Hill Hospital, meeting all of its daytime requirements in … Read More

High profile recruitment drive partners with Inner City Sesh

2nd September 2021

A national campaign to attract the best talent to vital health and social care roles in Hull and East Yorkshire is the latest to support Inner City Sesh. Under the banner, East YorkSHH!re: ‘the secret’s out’, the new campaign has had unprecedented success by telling the stories of those people who came to work here, fell in love with it, and now want to spill the beans. As Humber Street Sesh is a firm favourite … Read More

Hull Royal to refer non-urgent cases to alternative treatment centres

24th August 2021

Demand on hospital and community-based healthcare services across East Yorkshire continues to escalate, and attendances at Hull Royal Infirmary’s A&E Department have now returned to pre-pandemic levels of around 400 patients per day. With the pressure on staff and services unrelenting, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is renewing its appeal for patients to seek alternative treatment elsewhere, such as via 111 or their local GP practice, instead of seeking urgent treatment for routine health … Read More

New service to assess children for Long Covid begins

16th August 2021

A new service is set to launch this week to assess children and young people for the long term effects of Covid-19. From Monday 16 August, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust will begin accepting referrals for its new Paediatric Long Covid Assessment Service, serving patients and professionals across the Humber, Coast and Vale Integrated Care System (ICS). The service will review children from Hull and the East Riding, as well as those referred in … Read More