Physios become first to give ultrasounds by patient bedsides

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Patients with major injuries and illnesses, including brain injuries and serious heart conditions, can now be given lung ultrasounds without leaving their hospital beds. Physiotherapists Emily Cockshutt and Aaron Hales have become the first at Hull University Teaching Hospitals, part of NHS Humber Health Partnership, to qualify in a new technique to perform lung ultrasounds by patients’ bedsides, helping people … Read More

Volunteers Week: 650 reasons to say thank you

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They come in every age, shape, and size, and from many different backgrounds. Some aim to develop their skills, while some come to share their talents. Some seek friendship, while others simply want to give back to their community. What unites all of the 650 volunteers working across NHS Humber Health Partnership’s five different hospitals* is the desire to help … Read More

Speaker Lizzie Jordan at bereavement event for Hull businesses at MKM Stadium

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A woman who became a mother, lost her partner and discovered she had HIV within 18 months is to appear at a conference in Hull to explain the impact of bereavement. International speaker and award-winning social entrepreneur Lizzie Jordan will attend “At A Loss For Words”, a conference aiming to help company bosses and employers support staff returning to work … Read More

Infected Blood Enquiry Report: Media Statement

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Dr Kate Wood, Group Chief Medical Officer for NHS Humber Health Partnership, said: “Firstly, I would like to express my most sincere sympathies to everyone who received infected blood products at our local hospitals between the 1970s and the early 1990s. We acknowledge that for those affected this was a catastrophic event, with devastating consequences, not only for those patients … Read More

Live exercise to test hospital’s emergency response

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Hospital staff in Hull will be taking part in a major incident training exercise this weekend to test their emergency response procedures. On Saturday 18 May, Hull Royal Infirmary will play host to ‘Livex Virgo’ which will see staff such as emergency department doctors, nurses, porters and managers respond to a simulated chemical incident as if it were real. Under … Read More

Overwhelming response to family wellbeing study

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A team researching the factors which influence family health has smashed its annual recruitment target in the space of just three months. The response to the Born and Bred in (BaBi) Hull and East Yorkshire study has been so overwhelming that the research team, based at Hull Royal Infirmary, has signed up more than 400 participants in the space of … Read More

“You imagine the very worst, but life can still go on as normal”

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Message of hope as health experts prepare for event to bring our insides out In 2019, Jenny Lake, a management consultant from Barrow-upon-Humber, was diagnosed with colitis. Already going through a very difficult time in her life, the news came as a shock. Yet ironically, the stress she was under could well have triggered the colitis flare-up which ultimately led … Read More

It’s time to get to grips with guts

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Stomach pain. Digestive difficulties. Toilet troubles. Whatever you want to call them, not many of us like to talk about them. But when you consider that more than 5,500 people in Hull and the East Riding are living with a diagnosis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and around 430 people in our region alone will be diagnosed with bowel cancer … Read More

The way we talk about Dying Matters

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Our End of Life and Pastoral and Spiritual Care teams are encouraging people to get talking about death, dying and grief in whatever way, shape or form works for them for Dying Matters Awareness Week. The national campaign, which runs from 6 to 12 May, aims to open up conversations around death and dying. This year’s theme focuses on the … Read More