Returns of the WISHH National Elf Service Appeal

Returns of the WISHH National Elf Service Appeal
November 28, 2022

Christmas is back with a charity appeal to add some magic to the holidays for the sickest children and older patients at the hospital!

In order to spread festive cheer to patients at Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital, WISHH invites members of the community and local businesses to get involved. 

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New Booster Vaccine Sites In Hull And The East Riding Of Yorkshire

New Booster Vaccine Sites In Hull And The East Riding Of Yorkshire
December 17, 2021

Local clinical leaders are praising the phenomenal local vaccine effort with 40,000 people in Hull and East Riding receiving their booster vaccination in the last 10 days.

The NHS is prioritising bookings for boosters and is urging people to book an appointment to guarantee their jab – as it aims to offer every eligible adult their booster dose by the end of December 2021.

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WISHH National Elf Service Appeal returns for 2021

WISHH National Elf Service Appeal returns for 2021
November 19, 2021

A charity appeal to ensure hospital patients could still enjoy Christmas despite the Covid pandemic is being repeated this year after being billed as a roaring success in 2020.

Generous members of the Hull and East Riding community rallied together to support the WISHH National Elf Service Appeal, which ensured Covid-safe gifts could be bought for babies, children and the elderly spending time in hospital over Christmas.

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Fifty Hospital Staff Support WISHH By Your Side Appeal

Fifty Hospital Staff Support WISHH By Your Side Appeal
September 29, 2021

Doctors, nurses and other NHS staff are going to be part of history in the making, whilst supporting our new ‘By Your Side’ Appeal, as they take part in the World’s Largest Marathon, involving 100,000 people globally.

An incredible team of 50 staff working in departments such as neurosurgery, cardiology, ophthalmology, physiotherapy, security, administration, paediatrics, and theatres at Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital, have dedicated months of training to for the Virtual London Marathon.

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WISHH Charity Launches £40,000 By Your Side Appeal

WISHH Charity Launches £40,000 By Your Side Appeal
September 19, 2021

Hull Hospitals are here, by your side when you need them, from the delivery of exceptional care to supporting families and loved ones.

They are a team we can truly depend on when we need them most. Many of us will have our own story to tell on how hospital staff have touched our lives and gone above and beyond to make a difference.

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Library Link Brings Bedside Poems And Stories To Hospital Patients

Library Link Brings Bedside Poems And Stories To Hospital Patients
August 17, 2021

A hospital in Yorkshire has become the first in the country to support patient care by bringing poetry, stories and chat to the bedside in a partnership that has its roots in the UK City of Culture programme.

Library Link has completed a pilot scheme with volunteers from Hull and East Yorkshire reading poems and short stories to patients in wards and waiting rooms at Hull Royal Infirmary and is now gearing up to return post-Covid.

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Life-Saving Emergency Care Staff Get A New Haven

Life-Saving Emergency Care Staff Get A New Haven
March 18, 2021

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.

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WISHH Charity Launches Help The NHS With The National Elf Service

WISHH Charity Launches Help The NHS With The National Elf Service
November 30, 2020

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, which is responsible for Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital have to look at Christmas a little differently this year. 

Traditionally, generous members of our community, businesses and sporting teams deliver an astonishing amount of Christmas gifts for the areas sickest children the hospitals care for. 

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Boss Shares Honour With Frontline Workers Who Put Community First

Boss Shares Honour With Frontline Workers Who Put Community First
October 29, 2020

It was Christmas every day at one of the region’s leading companies as staff at its string of filling stations and convenience stores supported shoppers in the face of the lockdown shambles in the supermarkets.

Sewell on the Go saw demand for petrol plummet as people stayed at home and kept their cars in their driveways. But sales of groceries soared as residents relied on the neighbourhood network rather than risking a trip to bigger stores which were packed with people, but where shelves were empty.

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