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Time to get your flu vaccine to protect you and your baby

17th August 2018

Pregnant women can reduce their risk of miscarriage, premature birth, low birth weight and stillbirth by taking up the offer of vital protection against flu from next month. Ten midwives at Hull Women and Children’s Hospital have received specialist training to administer the flu vaccine to women attending antenatal appointments, admitted to the wards for monitoring or visiting the HEY Baby Carousel event on the last Wednesday of the month. With around 5,500 babies born …


‘Cheaper than the bus and quicker than walking’

15th August 2018

Driving round the country as a medical rep, Chris Jarratt piled on the pounds as he grabbed food on the go between client appointments. By the time he’d decided to return to clinical practice as a physiotherapist at Castle Hill Hospital, he weighed 16 stone. “I bought myself a cheap bike and thought it would be quicker than walking and cheaper than the bus so off I went,” he said. “It was two and a …


‘Do it once and you’ll want to keep doing it’

15th August 2018

She was used to cycling along Cornwall’s quieter, winding roads and thought cycling to work from Barton to Hull would be an ordeal. But cycling over the Humber Bridge has become a highlight of her route when senior matron Trish Prady cycles to and from work at Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital twice a week. Taking around 40 minutes each way, Trish, who heads a team of specialist nurses and works in gastroenterology, …


Hull physiotherapists help you get on your bike

15th August 2018

It will help you get into shape, it won’t wreck your joints and your purse or wallet will get a welcome boost. Around 7.6m people jump on their bikes at least once a month and with high-profile events like May’s Tour De Yorkshire and Welshman Geraint Thomas winning this year’s Tour De France, cycling has never been more popular. But you don’t have to wear head-to-toe lycra to get wheely fit. Today, to mark National …


Children’s ward to receive a new four legged visitor…

13th August 2018

Staff on Acorn Ward at Hull Women and Children’s Hospital are preparing to welcome a new teammate of the four-legged variety. Hull-based charity, Nice2bNice has teamed up with staff on the children’s surgical ward to provide young patients with weekly visits from Lewis, the therapy dog. Lewis, a black Labrador, has undergone months of training and visited more than 3,000 children in schools, colleges and activity groups across the area in readiness for his role. …