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Dramatic reduction in stillbirths after new guidelines are introduced in Hull

20th March 2019

Stillbirth has been reduced by more than one third in two years at Hull Women and Children’s Hospital after maternity services adopted national guidelines to save babies’ lives. Medical and Midwifery teams at Hull University Teaching Hospitals Trust have reduced stillbirths by 36 per cent from 25 in 2016/17 to 14 so far in 2018/19. Helping women to stop smoking when they become pregnant, monitoring women at risk of stillbirth more closely and checking babies’ …


Inflammatory Bowel Disease expert at Hull unit takes on global research role

19th March 2019

Hull’s leading expert in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been appointed to promote clinical research at a globally recognised medical association. Consultant Gastroenterologist Professor Shaji Sebastian, based IBD Unit in the Department of Gastroenterology, has been appointed to the Clinicom board of the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation (ECCO). Professor Sebastian was elected to the three-year post responsible for overseeing and promoting clinical research throughout the national study groups of the organisation, partners and members …


Hull teaching hospitals recruit 10 new doctors through international partnership

18th March 2019

A teaching hospital trust is launching an international partnership with Pakistan to bring 10 qualified doctors to work at Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is joining forces with the College of Physicians and Surgeons (CPSP), Pakistan’s national institution which regulates medical education and professional development among its postgraduate doctors. CPSP will benefit from their doctors receiving the best training at a major teaching hospital in the UK …


Marking 50 years of helping people for World Kidney Day

12th March 2019

A specialist kidney team is marking 50 years since the service was launched in Hull as part of this year’s World Kidney Day. Hull has a dedicated kidney unit at Hull Royal Infirmary, satellite units led by nurses at in Bridlington, Grimsby and Scunthorpe and patient outreach clinics at Bridlington, Goole, Grimsby and Scunthorpe. People who have undergone treatment for kidney treatment including dialysis and transplants will join staff to mark the global awareness day …


Don’t light up outside Hull Royal Infirmary, Chief Executive warns

11th March 2019

Smokers will be asked to leave Hull Royal Infirmary if they persist on lighting up outside the tower block, a hospital Chief Executive is warning. Visitors, patients and staff complain regularly about walking through clouds of smoke at the front entrance to the tower block to attend appointments, see loved ones or start work. Smokers persist in gathering around the front door despite warning signs declaring the hospital grounds smoke-free, although vaping by visitors is …