Helping get patients home during Covid-19

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They already had a challenging task, ensuring patients could go home from Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital with all the support they need. But the Medical Patient Discharge Assistants have gone the extra mile during the pandemic, making sure people are tested for Covid-19 so they are well enough and safe enough to go back to care homes … Read More

Emergency Admin Department going the extra mile for patients throughout Covid-19

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Frontline hospital staff helping people in need of emergency care throughout the pandemic have been praised for their dedication to patients. Staff in the Emergency Administration Department have worked around the clock in the Emergency Department (ED) at Hull Royal Infirmary, featured in Channel 5’s A&E After Dark, since the pandemic was declared a year ago. Team leader Jo Hagues … Read More

Partners allowed to attend hospital appointments at Hull Women and Children’s Hospital

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A new “Pod” structure  has been installed inside Hull Women and Children’s Hospital to create additional safe space allowing partners to attend scans and appointments. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has been working for months on potential solutions to allow partners to accompany women to scan and antenatal appointments in line with new national guidance. Head of Midwifery Lorraine … Read More

How Captain Sir Tom has helped staff at Hull’s hospitals

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Work has begun on the construction of a £150,000 Health and Wellbeing Centre funded by some of the £33m raised for the NHS by Captain Sir Tom Moore and hospitals’ charity WISHH. The centre next to Nightingales Restaurant at Castle Hill Hospital will be open by the end of May to offer hospital staff a safe haven to relax and … Read More

Hospital teams unite to help patients needing surgery during Covid-19

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They came together as one team to provide the best possible care to patients requiring surgery in the midst of a pandemic. Thanks go out to all members of staff on Ward 9 at Castle Hill for their work as the trust faced the pressures of Covid-19. Before the pandemic, staff on the 34-bed unit cared for patients required orthopaedic … Read More

Therapists swap skills to be there for their patients and each other

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Hospital therapists have taken on new roles during the pandemic to ensure patients with cancer can return home to their families as soon as possible. Occupational therapists, physiotherapists and therapy assistants make up the Oncology Therapy team looking after patients undergoing treatment for cancer at the Queen’s Centre, Castle Hill Hospital, Cottingham. Clinical Lead Physiotherapist Vijo Mathew has paid tribute … Read More

‘Administrative backbone’ of Hull Hospitals thanked for pandemic efforts

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Scores of hospital staff have been thanked for being the “administrative backbone” of Hull’s hospitals during Covid-19. Around 70 Ward Clerks have been redeployed to wards throughout the tower block, Hull Women and Children’s Hospital and Hull Eye Hospital for the past 12 months. And 37 Ward Clerks have stepped forward to work on different wards throughout Castle Hill Hospital … Read More

Hospital ward moves twice as Hull Royal infirmary responds to pressures of the pandemic

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A team at Hull Royal Infirmary has been praised for helping to move their entire ward twice during the pandemic just so they could care for patients. Staff on Ward 500 at Hull Royal Infirmary were caring for people with respiratory problems such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and breathing difficulties associated with Motor Neurone Disease before the pandemic. However, … Read More

Plea to parents as ED attendances rise

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As national lockdown restrictions look set to ease, a hospital doctor is appealing for parents to show the same prudent use of health services as they did during the Covid pandemic. Dr Liz Herrieven, consultant in paediatric emergency medicine, says that as life begins to return to ‘normal’, so does the number of people using the Emergency Department (ED) for … Read More

Frontline team carrying high-risk procedures thanked for dedication

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A hospital team carrying out high-risk medical procedures during Covid-19 has been thanked for their dedication to patients. Members of the Endoscopy team, based at Hull Royal Infirmary, have been wearing PPE offering the highest protection including full face visors, goggles and coveralls for a year to keep them and their patients safe from harm. They also faced the trauma … Read More