Wednesday 28 July 2021

People are being urged to return medical equipment they no longer need as part of a new NHS initiative to reuse and recycle items such as crutches and commodes. Too often, good equipment is left cluttering living rooms or ending up in landfill; now the local NHS has launched four drop-off containers at refuse centres in the area to help patients support a greener, more economic health service. Dr James Crick, Consultant in Public Health Medicine, told Beverley FM: “The pandemic has meant a shortage of equipment such as perching stools, bed sticks and commodes.”

People can drop off any unwanted equipment at the following locations:

  • Humberfield Household Waste Recycling Site (HWRC), 408 Boothferry Road, Hessle, HU13 0JL
  • Driffield HWRC, Church Lane, Driffield, YO25 5XE
  • Airmyn HWRC, Airmyn Rd, Airmyn, DN14 8LA
  • Wiltshire Road HWRC, 11 Dairycoates Industrial Estate, Wiltshire Road, Hull, HU4 6PA
  • NRS Healthcare Reed Street office, 11 Reed Street, Hull, HU2 8JJ

Larger items such as beds, shower chairs and hoists can continue to be collected by NRS Healthcare free of charge. To arrange a collection call 0344 8936375 or Email  

This week is the last week of covid vaccinations at Beverley Racecourse, with walk-ins for both first and secoind doses being accepted. There are sessions tomorrow for the Pfizer jab between 8am and noon and again from 1.30 to 5pm. On Saturday both Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines are being offered between the same times.

And finally, some of the best views of Beverley become available again in August, when Saturday afternoon tours of the Minster roof begin again. But you’ll need to be fit – it means an escorted climb up the 113 steps of the medieval spiral staircase. Limited places are available and full details of times and ticket prices are available here