Number of deaths after patients test positive for COVID-19

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Sadly, we can confirm that since 19 March 2020, 592 patients have died at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust after testing positive for COVID-19. The families of all patients have been informed and our deepest sympathies are with them at this very difficult time. We will continue to announce further deaths of patients testing positive for COVID-19 but will … Read More

Hull plays role in study into Covid-19 immunity after contracting the virus

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Hundreds of staff at Hull’s hospitals have played a crucial role in a scientific study which has discovered people are protected from catching Covid-19 again for at least five months after contracting the virus. Staff at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust took part in the SIREN study, undertaken by Public Health England (PHE) to see if health care workers … Read More

Hull patient becomes first in world to take part in Covid-19 trial

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A patient at Hull Royal Infirmary has become the first in the world to take part in a global aimed at preventing the most severe forms of Covid 19. Iuliana-Alexandra Constantin, 34, became the first patient in the world to take part in the Phase 3 trial of inhaled Interferon Beta after she was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary this … Read More

Four new Changing Places improve hospitals’ disabled facilities

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More than £200,000 has been invested across Hull’s hospitals to improve accessibility, privacy and dignity for disabled people. One year ago, it was announced that Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust would receive £105,000 of government monies to help create four new ‘Changing Places’ facilities across both Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital. Changing Places provide the additional space … Read More

‘Don’t put off your appointment; you’re in safe hands’

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After taking up the offer of a routine eye check with his optician, Mark Stutely didn’t expect to need a hospital referral. But when a problem was identified with an optic nerve just before Christmas, Mark found himself in the care of staff at Hull and East Yorkshire Eye Hospital. All too aware of the pressures which Covid-19 has been … Read More

Doctor welcomes approval for Oxford vaccine

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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

“I’ve never been more grateful for the NHS”

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Laura tells what it was like to have a C-section after testing positive for Covid-19, and how she ‘never felt anything other than safe and cared for’ Laura was Covid positive when she came into Hull Women and Children’s Hospital for a Caesarean section just before Christmas. When she got in touch a few days ago to tell us of … Read More

Hull-based hospital documentary returns for a second series

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Hull’s hospital heroes will be back on our screens in the New Year as A&E After Dark returns for a second series. The Channel 5 docu-series, produced by Crackit Productions, first broadcast in June this year and follows the night shift at Hull Royal Infirmary with a specific focus on the emergency department and staff working in urgent care. Series … Read More

Great-grandmother Sheila, 84, declares Covid-19 vaccine ‘best Christmas present’

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A beaming smile on her face, Sheila Page declared it “one of the best Christmas presents in my life.” Sheila Page, 84, became the first person in Humber, Coast and Vale region to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. Sheila, who has seven grandchildren and eight great-children, said: “I couldn’t wait. People who don’t want it are silly. I was absolutely chuffed … Read More

Hull Hospitals to begin Covid-19 vaccinations

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Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust today joins the national effort to protect people most at risk from Covid-19. The trust, running Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital, is one of 50 Hospital Hubs in the country and will be lead provider for the vaccination of people living in East and North Yorkshire and parts of Lincolnshire. Over 80s, … Read More