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Trust works with pub landlords to keep Hull A&E for #SeriousStuff

24th May 2018

Pub-goers are being urged to use our NHS wisely over the bank holiday as Hull’s emergency staff cope with increasing numbers of sick and injured people. Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust is stepping up its #SeriousStuff campaign to encourage people to use alternative services for less serious problems. The hospital trust is working with pubs in Hull to spread the word about alternatives to A&E in case drinkers require medical attention. Posters, beer …


New infectious diseases ward opens for patients at Castle Hill Hospital

23rd May 2018

A new £1.63m ward will open at Castle Hill Hospital tomorrow to assess and treat patients with complex infectious diseases. Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the UK’s designated centres for treating patients with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (TB) and for the assessment of possible haemorrhagic illnesses such as Ebola, dengue and yellow fever. Ward 7 will open today with 12 specialist rooms treating patients with these highly contagious viruses and drug-resistant …


Trust launches virtual tour of Hull Women and Children’s Hospital

22nd May 2018

Parents-to-be are to be given a virtual tour of Hull Women and Children’s Hospital to explain the care they can expect before, during and after the birth of their babies. Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust has produced a video providing an insight into maternity services provided by more than 280 midwives, midwifery assistants and clerical staff. With around 5,000 babies born each year, the video takes viewers through the pregnancy journey from the …


Hull eye surgeon becomes first in UK to try new cataract equipment

21st May 2018

A Hull eye surgeon has become the first in UK to trial new equipment allowing greater surgical precision in the removal of cataracts. Ophthalmology consultant Colin Vize was asked by American eye firm Bausch and Lomb to trial the new Stellaris Elite Vision Enhancement System at the Eye Hospital in Hull. Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust became the first hospital trust in the UK to use the equipment during cataract removals when the …


Open heart surgery team taking part in major global study

17th May 2018

A surgical team working at Castle Hill Hospital is taking part in an international trial comparing two different forms of heart bypass technology. Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust has one of only two teams in the UK using a special bypass technique routinely to stop patients’ hearts so surgeons can carry out life-saving procedures. Now, the team is taking part in a major global study with other countries including Greece, Germany, Australia, Canada, …