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First heart patient undergoes new TAVI procedure at Castle Hill Hospital

21st May 2019

A man has become our first patient to undergo a new heart procedure which saves people having to travel across Yorkshire for treatment. David Morris underwent Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) after Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust was commissioned to set up the new service by NHS England. Performed at Castle Hill Hospital, heart patients in Hull, the East Riding, North Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire no longer have to travel to Sheffield or Leeds for …


‘I may be retiring, but I’ll be going back on the nurse bank!’

20th May 2019

Caring is in the blood for 72-year-old nursing auxiliary Millie Riches who retires from hospital life today She recalls with great fondness the time when she was asked by a senior nurse to leave the ward because she was ‘making the patients laugh too much’. She lights up when she recalls  another patient who refused to get out of bed, and was found dusting shortly afterwards using other patients’ underwear taken from their lockers. As …


Unused hospital wheelchairs to help landmine victims in Africa

15th May 2019

Old wheelchairs no longer required by hospital patients are to be sent to Africa to help children and adults who have had limbs blown off by landmines. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is preparing to transport 34 wheelchairs, once destined for recycling as scrap metal, to Disabled Equipment Sent Overseas (DESO). Environmental Support Officer Gavin Lee discovered the charity’s work as he searched for a solution to prevent still-usable equipment being sent for scrap …


Baby Alfie becomes 1,000th baby to be born at Fatima Allam Birth Centre

15th May 2019

Midwives and staff at the Fatima Allam Birth Centre in Hull have just welcomed their 1,000th baby into the world. Alfie Davey became the centre’s 1,000th new arrival when he was born on May 4, weighing 8lbs 9oz. Mum Nikita, 32, and dad Thomas , 33, claimed the honour when their son was born under water in one of the centre’s birthing pools. Nikita, Oscar and baby Alfie Nikita said: “We didn’t know until after …


How cardiac team is helping ‘last chance’ heart patients

13th May 2019

They are the patients who thought they had run out of options to tackle their breathlessness, chest pain, fainting and dizziness. But now, patients with heart disease are being offered the chance of improved health and a better quality of life at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. The trust has become the third centre in Yorkshire and the Humber to perform Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) for patients who were previously considered too frail …