Cyclists saddle up in aid of bowel cancer care

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Amount raised for local good causes over 20 years tops £100,000 A group of cyclists from East Yorkshire have raised £5,000 to support the care of local people with bowel cancer. Gary Kemp, who works at Willerby Holiday Homes, is one of around 60 people to have taken part in a recent 50 mile cycle ride from Hull to Scarborough. … Read More

Important advice for patients ahead of strike action

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Patients with hospital appointments scheduled for Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th April are being urged to attend as normal unless they have already been told otherwise. Junior doctors are, once again, preparing for a 48hr period of industrial action, during which they will provide emergency cover only at both Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital in Cottingham. The action … Read More

Apprenticeship awards celebrate local hospitals’ rising stars

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Staff at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust are celebrating after receiving five award nominations for work to develop local apprenticeships. Alex Bampton, a business admin apprentice working within Hull Royal Infirmary’s Intensive Care Unit, has been shortlisted for the title of ‘Intermediate Non Clinical Apprentice of the Year’ at the forthcoming Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber ‘Talent for … Read More

National Apprenticeship Week: Hull mortuary worker to be recognised at Ministerial event in London

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A young hospital worker from Hull will be recognised by Ministers later this month as part of forthcoming National Apprentice Week celebrations. Jordan Burn, a Trainee Anatomical Pathology Technologist (ATP) with Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, was the country’s first Mortuary Apprentice, and is one of just a handful of people to be invited to London to attend the … Read More

Public invited to learn more about organ donation

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Members of the public are being invited to find out more about organ and tissue donation through an educational event later this week. Earlier this year, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust launched its life-saving campaign, ‘Be A Hero’, in a bid to raise awareness of the number of people waiting for transplants in the region and to encourage more … Read More

All eyes on Hull as ophthalmic unit is judged number one by its patients, and international charity agrees

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Shown at Hull Eye Hospital is consultant Mr Craig Burnett and the Hull and East Riding Glaucoma Group. The group nominated the hospital for this top opthalmic award and Dr Burnett and Dr Sudipto Bhatta were grateful to receive it. Left to right Dr Sudipto Bhatta, Kay Slingsby, Liz Thrustle-Webster, Dr Craig Burnett.

An international award has arrived in Hull after local people under the care of Hull and East Yorkshire Eye Hospital showed their support for the service. The International Glaucoma Association (IGA) launched its search for the ‘ophthalmic unit most appreciated by patients for quality of service’ back in late 2015. Members of the Hull and East Riding Glaucoma Group responded … Read More

Junior doctors set to begin 48hrs of industrial action

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Hospitals in Hull are gearing up for the next wave of industrial action by junior doctors, which will begin next week. Late last month, the BMA announced three further sets of strike dates after national negotiations around changes to junior doctors’ terms and conditions failed to reach agreement. As a result, junior doctors will be providing only emergency cover between … Read More

Time to start Twiddling!

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Knitting needles are the latest pieces of kit being put to work by Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust in order to help care for people with dementia. The unusually named ‘Twiddlemuff’ is a single, knitted tube which is worn on the hands, can be any combination of colours, and is often adorned with buttons, bows, zips and decorations, inside … Read More