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A new exhibition which opened on 28 January, in the Fruit Market, Humber Street in Hull, looks at how the city has coped, worked, and adapted to live through the continuing Coronavirus pandemic.

Photo from the exhibition

The exhibition and report by Public Health Hull, titled ‘Of Time and Tidings,’ tells the stories of 12 local people in their own words, building a rich picture of what happened in the city when everything changed overnight and has continued to change ever since.

Featured in the exhibition is our very own firefighter Jo Brown, who is part of a team of staff who are helping local Health partners and communities across the Humber region against the ongoing pandemic.

In the report Jo talks about what the Service has done since March 2020, and said: “Every single member of staff comes together to keep people safe; the pop-up vaccination sites was community work at its best.”

Our staff continue to support by:

  • Delivering food and prescriptions when needed and supported early testing arrangements
  • With Howdens Joinery, our staff have coordinated the distribution of five million, and counting, items of PPE across the Humber region
  • Between summer 2020 and summer 2021, our ‘blue light’ drivers supported Yorkshire and East Midlands ambulance crews
  • Our Occupational Health team nurses, led by Occupational Health and Wellbeing Manager Lisa Smith, worked extra hours giving vaccinations at Hull City Hall vaccination centre
  • Our staff supported the vaccination centre as health care assistants, marshals, and team leaders
  • Working alongside military planners to help set up mass testing sites for key workers, and helping organisations to set up workplace testing sites
  • Supporting the setup of pop-up testing and vaccination sites in Hull, and coordinating volunteers to Hull City Council mass testing sites
  • More recently training to administer Covid-19 vaccinations

Download and view the report through the Hull City Council website, click here.

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