Patients with Covid-19 in Hull hospitals

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Today, there are 23 patients in our hospitals who have tested positive for Covid-19 for the first time within the past 10 days. We also have 31 patients in hospital whose first positive Covid-19 test result was more than 10 days ago. *Updated, Wednesday, November 30, at 6:50am    

New ward opens at Hull Royal Infirmary for heart patients

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A new 20-bed ward is to be opened at Hull Royal Infirmary next month for patients with acute heart problems. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (HUTH) will open Ward 39 to treat patients admitted to hospital with cardiac conditions including heart failure. The new purpose-built ward, situated behind the tower block next to the Emergency Department (ED), will support … Read More

Hull’s nursing team lands top national award for recruitment programme

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Nursing staff at Hull’s hospitals are celebrating this week after they won a prestigious national award in recognition of its work to recruit and support new nurses. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (HUTH) won the Best UK Employer of the Year for Nursing Staff at the Nursing Times Workforce Awards 2022 this week. Judges picked the trust for its … Read More

Recruitment programme brings more newly qualified nurses to Hull’s hospitals

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Student nurses at the University of Hull are to be offered jobs at Hull’s hospitals before they graduate as part of our on-going recruitment programme. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (HUTH) will offer jobs to third-year degree students, providing they achieve their degrees, as part of its “Remarkable People” recruitment campaign. Around 90 per cent of student nurses at … Read More

Board approval for group leadership model

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Board meetings at HUTH and NLaG yesterday resulted in formal approval to move to a single executive team, led by a Group Chief Executive. Following meetings of the trust boards of HUTH and NLaG today, we have formally agreed to progress to implementation of a group leadership model for our two trusts. This is aimed at strengthening ongoing work to … Read More

Construction of £180,000 bike compounds begin at Hull’s hospitals

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Construction work is under way on two modern bike compounds for staff cycling to Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital. Each purpose-built cycling compound will have capacity for 100 bikes, with a gas-assisted higher tier, similar to the cycle parking at York Train Station. The secure compounds, only accessed by trust staff, will have mixed gender shower blocks with … Read More

Trust named finalists in national sustainable travel awards

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Windows at Hull Royal Infirmary reflecting the sun

Hull’s hospitals have been named finalists in national awards for a project to help staff travel to work. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust launched its Getting to Work project in May as part of its Zero Thirty campaign to tackle climate change, introducing three free park-and-ride services and discounted bus and rail travel for staff. HUTH has also worked … Read More

Donation will help train doctors in robotic surgery

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We’d like to say a big “thank you” to members of East Yorkshire Caravan and Motor Home Club who have donated £3,700 to fund new equipment for our Da Vinci Robotic Suite. Club member Ron Warner contacted Wendy Brooksby, medical secretary to Consultant Urological Surgeons Matthew Simms and Nicholas Smith, about making a donation to fund their vital work to … Read More

Life-saving service extended to help more patients having strokes

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She was enjoying her fish and chips on the seafront at Bridlington when a seagull swooped and knocked them onto the ground. But as Helen Corns, 84, returned to the chip shop for more, her family realised something was seriously wrong. Her face started to droop, her speech was slurred and her left side became weak. Realising she was having … Read More

Hull team leads study to reduce serious illness in babies

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Baby Oscar is taking part in the HARMONIE study

A research team from Hull is taking part in an international study that investigates whether it’s possible to reduce the chance of babies becoming seriously unwell with Respiratory Syncytial Virus. Commonly known as RSV, this common virus causes cold-like symptoms in older children and adults, but can cause inflammation in the lower airways (bronchiolitis) in babies, which makes them short … Read More