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Celebrating NHS Sustainability Day 29 March 2016

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Visiting restrictions at Scarborough Hospital 23 March 2016

Due to an outbreak of norovirus at Scarborough Hospital, York we have made the decision to restrict visiting to the hospital in order to ensure the safety of patients and staff.

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New hospital art exhibition celebrates World Down Syndrome Day 22 March 2016

A new exhibition focussing on celebrating World Down Syndrome Day (21 March) has been launched at York Hospital.

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Trust celebrates 100,000 pieces of Friends and Family feedback 14 March 2016

This week, staff at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, will be raising awareness of the importance of patient feedback and the Friends and Family Test as it joins other NHS organisations in supporting a national awareness week.

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Smoking mums to be encouraged to stub it out 1 March 2016

Shocking statistics released by NHS Scarborough and Ryedale CCG show that on average, one in five women who gave birth at Scarborough Hospital last year smoked during their pregnancy.

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Babies remembrance service 26 February 2016

A service of love, thanksgiving and remembrance has been organised by York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and SANDS, the Stillbirth and Neonatal death charity.

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Visit responsibly: wards closed due to norovirus 22 February 2016

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Construction work at Malton Hospital 19 February 2016

Construction work to create a new Urology Clinic is now underway at the Malton Hospital site.

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Photography competition celebrates LGBT month 2 February 2016

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House of Lords approval for York’s new liver disease service 1 February 2016

York Hospital’s new specialised service focusing exclusively on liver disease received approval from the House of Lords at a recent event in York to celebrate its launch. Susan, Countess of Swinton, Baroness Masham of Irton, made the special trip from the Houses of Parliament to join staff and guests from across the city at the event. The afternoon was spent with the experts discussing the new treatments available for patients with liver disease, as well as sharing future developments.

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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.