Children given VR tour of Hull Hospitals ahead of appointments

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Young people are being offered a virtual tour of Hull Royal Infirmary and Hull Women and Children’s Hospital to reduce any fears they may have about coming to hospital for treatment. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is using Little Journey, a smartphone app featuring games, animation and virtual reality, to tackle anxiety among young people coming to hospital for … Read More

New home for Covid heroes

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Cutting edge rehabilitation ward is being built on Castle Hill site They’ve played a crucial role in the recovery of patients struggling with the post-acute effects of Covid-19. Now Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust’s rehabilitation medicine team, which incorporates nurses, doctors, support staff and therapists, is to benefit from new purpose-built facilities to enable them to continue their life … Read More

New haven for A&E staff thanks to WISHH Charity donations

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A hospital team who spend their days and nights dealing with the urgent and unexpected have had their break area transformed thanks to charitable donations. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust’s emergency care team, whose work is currently the subject of Channel 5 series A&E After Dark, are more used to designing care plans than staff rooms. But since Hull … Read More

SMART lighting for Hull’s hospitals to improve air quality

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More than 20,000 light fittings are to be replaced at Hull’s hospitals as part of an environmental quest to reduce deaths caused by air pollution. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is working towards a government target to become carbon neutral by 2040. Now, every light fitting at Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital as well as the trust’s … Read More

Thanks for supporting women giving birth in a pandemic

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Staff on Hull’s Labour Ward have been thanked for their work to support women giving birth during a pandemic. Now, Labour Ward Matron Angela Rymer is thanking midwives, midwifery assistants, medics, housekeeper, hygienist, cleaning and health care staff on the Labour Ward at Hull Women and Children’s Hospital for providing the best possible care to women and their families since … Read More

Tracey back on frontline after Covid-19 vaccination

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She spent five months inside her home, not able to even step outside, because she was so vulnerable to Covid-19. But Perioperative Support Worker Tracey Dennison was desperate to be part of her team helping patients undergoing surgery at Hull Royal Infirmary. Now, after becoming the first member of staff at Hull Royal to receive both doses of the vaccine,  … Read More

Ward 16 thanked as staff are redeployed four times during pandemic

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A ward sister is sending heartfelt thanks to her team after they were redeployed from their usual hospital roles four times during the pandemic. Nursing, medical and support staff on Ward 16 at Castle Hill Hospital have stepped forward to work on special wards assigned for patients with the virus. Now, with the team still caring for patients with the … Read More

What matters to you, matters to us…

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Help us to shape the future of your healthcare services Across the Humber, the NHS and local partners are looking at ways to improve healthcare in our region and we want your input to help us make the best changes for you and your family. The Humber Acute Services programme is looking at how to make healthcare work better for … Read More

Don’t ignore your kidneys – they matter

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Around three million people in the UK have Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) – but a third of them may not even be aware they have this serious condition. Today is World Kidney Day and Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is joining the global campaign to make sure people understand why kidneys mater.  What do kidneys do? They remove toxins, excess … Read More

Health Care Assistant Neil back at work after two months in Intensive Care

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A health care assistant who spent almost two months fighting for life in his hospital’s Intensive Care Unit after contracting Covid-19 is returning to work. Neil McDonald will return to the Endoscopy team at Castle Hill Hospital later this month after making a full recovery from the virus. As he prepares to return to a job he loves, Neil said: … Read More