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Hull hospital office staff asked to volunteer on wards

From BBC - January 29, 2018

Office staff at two hospitals have been asked to help out on the wards after record numbers of patients were admitted amid winter pressures.

The workers from Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust will volunteer to help on non-nursing tasks.

A spokesperson said they could help with taking prescriptions to pharmacies or spending time with patients.

Routine operations at Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital have also been cancelled for eight days.

Consultants and nurses - particularly specialists in cardiology, rheumatology and respiratory illnesses - will then be redeployed to work alongside frontline staff in Hull Royal accident and emergency department.

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The trust said the move would allow patients to receive specialist care without needing to be admitted to a ward.

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