Lateral flow testing introduced for antenatal care

Communications TeamCOVID-19 Update, News

People attending antenatal appointments and scans are being asked to start self-screening for Covid-19. The Government has recently made twice weekly rapid testing, also known as lateral flow testing, available to everybody, as up to 1 in 3 adults have Covid-19 without any symptoms but can still infect others. Pregnant women and their birth partners are advised to carry out … Read More

Doctor welcomes approval for Oxford vaccine

Communications TeamCOVID-19 Update, News

A hospital doctor has welcomed today’s approval of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine as a real step forward in the fight against Covid-19. Dr Patrick Lillie, consultant in infectious diseases at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has been among those leading trials of the vaccine from Castle Hill Hospital in Cottingham. The first patients taking part in local trials were screened … Read More

Hull Hospitals reach 300 COVID-19 deaths milestone

Communications TeamCOVID-19 Update, News

Teresa Cope, Chief Operating Officer for Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust says: “The second wave of the coronavirus pandemic has affected our region much more severely than the first, and we are seeing the results of this in both our COVID-related hospital admissions and the number of people dying locally with the virus. “Behind every death are scores of … Read More

Hospital visiting stopped at HRI and Castle Hill

Communications TeamCOVID-19 Update, News

Visiting at Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital has been stopped with immediate effect as a means of further protecting patients and staff from Covid-19. In light of soaring local infection rates and in line with the Government’s national restrictions, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is stopping all visiting to patients except in a small number of cases … Read More

Infectious disease nurses praised for COVID-19 response

Communications TeamCOVID-19 Update, News

It’s a job few would willingly take on right now, but the nursing staff working on Castle Hill Hospital’s infectious diseases unit are arguably more important now than ever. Ward 7 hit the headlines two months ago when staff received the country’s first two patients to test positive for COVID-19. Since then the nursing team, described as being ‘very much … Read More