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NHS call for volunteer army

The NHS is “rallying the troops” for the war on coronavirus, with volunteers being called up to help vulnerable people stay safe and well at home. The nation is looking for up to 250,000 volunteers to help up to 1.5 million people who have been asked to shield themselves from coronavirus because of underlying health conditions. ... Read more

Healthwatch Hull Guidance for COVID-19 – Update 28th March

What you NEED to do! The government has announced it’s new measures (23rd March at 8:30pm) on preventing the spread of coronavirus. You can watch the announcement by Boris Johnson here: The announcement comes after many people were not taking social distancing seriously so the government has now enforced these three points: You MUST Stay ... Read more

VISITING STOPPED AT HULL ROYAL INFIRMARY AND CASTLE HILL HOSPITAL

All visiting at Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill is being stopped from Wednesday in line with the Government’s social isolation policy to protect staff and patients during the COVID-19 outbreak. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is stopping all visiting to patients unless in a few exceptions approved in advance by senior ward staff. ... Read more

Some Local Services May Be Affected

Service updates – Please click READ MORE to see a list of services that have made changes. These service changes are necessary to free up resources to allow staff to be redeployed where necessary to support vital services. Further updates will be published as and when additional information becomes available. All known service changes are published on this page. ... Read more

OUR TELEPHONES ARE OUT OF SERVICE

An update from the team at Healthwatch Hull  We will be working from home for the next few weeks. This doesn’t mean we’re unable to help, we are still here to listen and point you in the right direction. Although our telephones are out of service and we unable to transfer these to our homes, ... Read more

LATEST NEWS ON REPEATED PRESCRIPTIONS

Due to the current COVID-19 crisis the original date to apply changes to repeat prescriptions has been postponed from 1 April to 1 September 2020. From Tuesday 1 September 2020, there will be changes to the way you can order your repeated prescriptions. WHAT’S CHANGING? From 1 September 2020, you (or a person you’ve nominated) ... Read more

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Web chat launched to help domestic abuse victims in isolation

Web chat launched to help domestic abuse victims in isolation

A web chat for people seeking support due to domestic abuse during isolation has been launched. The live chat will be online from 10am to noon on weekdays. The facility from National Women’s Aid will provide another platform for victims to seek support and advice. Those who use the web chat facility and need further support will be referred on to the Hull Domestic Abuse Partnership. Tracy Harsley, assistant director for Citysafe said: “Isolation for victims of domestic abuse will be particularly difficult and we need to ensure those impacted by domestic abuse know how to get support. The web chat facility is an easy, instant way for people to seek the support and advice they need. “It’s important for people to know they are not alone, even during isolation when they ...
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NHS call for volunteer army

NHS call for volunteer army

The NHS is “rallying the troops” for the war on coronavirus, with volunteers being called up to help vulnerable people stay safe and well at home. The nation is looking for up to 250,000 volunteers to help up to 1.5 million people who have been asked to shield themselves from coronavirus because of underlying health conditions. Members of the public can sign up quickly and easily at goodsamapp.org/NHS to become NHS Volunteer Responders, and can be called on to do simple but vital tasks such as: delivering medicines from pharmacies; driving patients to appointments; bringing them home from hospital; or making regular phone calls to check on people isolating at home. Read more: HERE ...
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Support for Extremely Vulnerable People

Support for Extremely Vulnerable People

BEFORE YOU START If you know it, it’s useful to have your NHS number to hand. You can find it on any letter the NHS has sent you or on a prescription. Register if you have a medical condition that makes you extremely vulnerable to coronavirus. For example, you’ll be able to ask for help getting deliveries of essential supplies like food. If you’re not sure whether your medical condition makes you extremely vulnerable, register anyway. You can register yourself, or on behalf of someone else. Please follow the link below  LINK TO VULNERABLE SUPPORT ...
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VISITING STOPPED AT HULL ROYAL INFIRMARY AND CASTLE HILL HOSPITAL

VISITING STOPPED AT HULL ROYAL INFIRMARY AND CASTLE HILL HOSPITAL

All visiting at Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill is being stopped from Wednesday in line with the Government’s social isolation policy to protect staff and patients during the COVID-19 outbreak. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is stopping all visiting to patients unless in a few exceptions approved in advance by senior ward staff. Those exceptions include end-of-life care, birthing partners when a woman is in labour and one parent only for children in our paediatric wards and neonatal intensive care unit. Chief Executive Chris Long said: “In light of the Government’s instruction over social isolation and the need to stop all  but essential travel, we have no alternative but to cease all visiting at our hospitals from Wednesday. “This is not a step we take lightly. But it ...
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