Positive screening uptake among Withernsea residents

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The exterior of the mobile breast screening unit

Health professionals are praising Withernsea residents for their support following disruption to breast screening services in the town. Late last year, Humberside Breast Screening Service’s mobile unit was subject to vandalism and cable theft while stationed in Withernsea. To ensure patients were able to be screened on time and to minimise further disruption to the service, staff set about contacting … Read More

National award for hospital porters

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It is all joy for hospital porters at Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital as they’ve been awarded Portering Team of the year at the National MyPorter Awards held in London. The hospitals are part of a Group of hospitals including Goole, Grimsby and Scunthorpe, employing 17,000 staff and caring for over 1,000,000 patients every year. Getting people and … Read More

Strike action to affect local hospitals

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Back of junior doctor wearing hi viz vest and orange hat looking at Hull Royal Infirmary main entrance

Junior doctors across the Humber region will begin their tenth round of industrial action shortly as part of their long-running pay dispute with the Government. Members of the BMA will take industrial action in the form of a full walkout from 7am on Saturday 24 February through to 11.59pm on Wednesday 28 February. This will be mirrored by members of … Read More

National Director for Health Inequalities returns to Hull

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It was a trip down Memory Lane for a very special visitor to Hull Royal Infirmary today. Professor Bola Owolabi, a practising GP and NHS England’s National Director for Health Inequalities, made a welcome return to the hospital where she worked as a junior house officer years ago. But recalling her days on the gastro ward weren’t the main reason … Read More

Hundreds apply for local nurse apprenticeships

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Selection of different healthcare uniform hanging on a rail

Queues out of the door and over 200 online applications in the space of four days; nursing apprenticeships in Hull really are the hottest ticket in town right now! Across the course of a two-hour event last week, more than 150 people attended the nurse apprenticeship open evening held at Castle Hill Hospital. From school leaver enquiries through to existing … Read More

Praise for maternity services

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People who have recently used maternity services in our region have praised staff for the way they were treated and communicated with, a national survey has shown. The National Maternity Survey was completed by those who were cared for at Hull, Scunthorpe and Grimsby hospitals, as well as in the local community. Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLaG) … Read More

Hospital porters step into national spotlight once again

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Team of porters standing outdoors at Castle Hill Hospital

They’re a vital cog that keep our local hospital wheels turning. At the most fundamental level, the army of hospital porters working across Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital get people and things where they need to be. That’s no mean feat on its own in an organisation that welcomes almost 3,000 patients every day. But the 120-strong portering … Read More

“My prayers have been answered”

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Small clay nativity scene on display on a white table by a stained glass window.

Missing nativity scene is found and returned to hospital staff A 49-year-old nativity scene taken from the Haven at Hull Royal Infirmary before Christmas has been returned. The 16-piece nativity scene, a one-off set made entirely from clay, was purchased by Senior Site Chaplain, Allison Cline-Dean more than 49 years ago when she lived in Canada. The nativity scene was … Read More

Study seeks to shape a healthier, happier generation

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Born and Bred (BaBi) launches in Hull and East Yorkshire Families across Hull and the East Riding are being invited to help shape a healthier generation by taking part in a unique study. Born and Bred in (BaBi) Hull and East Yorkshire is a research project being run by Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and which launches on Tuesday … Read More

Hull Royal Infirmary Urgent Treatment Centre opens

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Hull’s Story Street walk-in service has moved to its new home at Hull Royal Infirmary and is now open to patients. The move paves way for improved integration of urgent care services in the city. City Health Care Partnership CIC will continue to provide the service at the new location, and the centre will continue to offer treatment for minor … Read More