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CCG calls on residents to ‘do their bit’ to help stop spread of winter vomiting bug 6 December 2016

CCG calls on residents to ‘do their bit’ to help stop spread of winter vomiting bug

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Trust hosts AIDS quilt 2 December 2016

York Trust has marked World Aids Day on Thursday 1 December by hosting the North Yorkshire Aids Memorial Quilt and book of remembrance. York hospital also lit up the roof lights in red in support of those living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.

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Scarborough Hospital secures prestigious award 28 November 2016

Hospital secures prestigious award

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Sustainability and Transformation plan 21 November 2016

The Humber Coast and Vale Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) has been published today, 21 November 2016. The plan is the first stage in a programme of work undertaken by a partnership of 21 local authorities, NHS commissioners and providers and other community based organisations that started in April 2016.

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School students help create ‘Scenes of Bridlington’ artwork for local hospital 16 November 2016

School students help create ‘Scenes of Bridlington’ artwork for local hospital

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Trust seeks candidate for non-executive director role 8 November 2016

Trust seeks candidate for non-executive director role

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NHS holds traditional Annual Carol Concert in York Minster 24 October 2016

The 38th Annual NHS Regional Carol Service will take place on 7 December 2016 at York Minster.

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Trust recruitment open day 17 October 2016

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is holding a recruitment open day, at York Hospital, for anyone interested in becoming part of the Trust’s theatre and recovery teams.

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Hospital staff take up the baton for good hand hygiene 12 October 2016

Staff from the Trust took part in the 2016 Hand Hygiene Torch Tour. Organised by the Infection Prevention Society, the tour aimed to highlight the importance of good hand hygiene to both healthcare staff and the public.

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Membership event - End of Life Care 6 October 2016

The Trust has arranged an evening for our members which will be an opportunity to discuss the challenges end of life care presents to us all.

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We are asking visitors to help us protect patients from highly contagious winter infections by not visiting friends and relatives in hospital when you have been unwell or in close contact with someone with flu or norovirus.

We are experiencing a high level of norovirus and flu in our hospitals, which has resulted in the closure of wards and bays in order to stop the spread.  Closing wards can help to contain the viruses but visitors can play a huge part and we would ask you to think carefully before paying any non-essential visits at this time.

While viruses are active year-round, winter is a prime time for norovirus, colds and influenza, commonly known as flu.  These infections are highly contagious, so when they are brought into a hospital environment they can easily spread to staff and vulnerable hospital patients.

Norovirus, which causes diarrhoea and vomiting, is one of the most common stomach bugs in the UK.  It's also called the ‘winter vomiting bug’ because it's more common in winter, although you can catch it at any time of the year.  Norovirus can be very unpleasant but it usually clears up by itself in a few days.

Flu is a common infectious viral illness spread by coughs and sneezes.  It is a major killer of vulnerable people.  People aged 65 and over and people with long-term health conditions, including diabetes and kidney disease, are particularly at risk.  If you have flu, please stay away until you are better.  The virus is highly infectious and outbreaks can happen quickly.

Please stay away if you have signs or symptoms of either virus, and do not visit until you have been clear of symptoms for at least 48 hours.  If symptoms persist (more than 48 hours), the advice is to phone your GP or NHS 111.