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Join us for 'More Christmas Tea Vicar' 11 December 2015

All staff, patients and visitors are invited to join the York Hospital Choir for 'More Christmas Tea Vicar' on 17 December in the York Hospital Chapel. It's a drop-in event and you are welcome to attend anytime between 12.30pm-1.30pm for festive carols and refreshments.

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Lights go red for World Aids Day 29 November 2015

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Specialist training in major trauma set to save more lives in the region 27 November 2015

A new approach that will help save the lives of patients suffering from major trauma will see staff at Scarborough and York Hospitals become some of the first in Yorkshire to access new training in trauma care.

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Junior doctors strike 27 November 2015

The BMA has balloted its members who have voted in favour of industrial action over changes to junior doctors’ contracts. Should the action go ahead, a number of doctors at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust will be involved.

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Outpatients Room is refurbished thanks to Friends 23 November 2015

The quiet room in the Outpatients Department at Scarborough Hospital has under gone a refurbished thanks to the Scarborough Hospital League of Friends.

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HIV Testing Week 20 November 2015

Saturday marks the start of HIV Testing Week, a national awareness week, which aims to encourage people to get tested for HIV.

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York Hospital patient and staff raise awareness of Pancreatic Cancer Month 13 November 2015

November marks Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and once again York Hospital has turned its lights purple to help to raise awareness.

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Norovirus plea 27 October 2015

An urgent plea has been issued from health professionals at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust asking people to think carefully before paying any non-essential visits to their hospitals.

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School children raise funds in support of staff with cancer 23 October 2015

Children from a York primary school have raised over £360 for the Cancer Care Centre at York Hospital in support of two members of staff who became ill with cancer.

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Partnership working for condom distribution 20 October 2015

YorSexualHealth is working in partnership with North Yorkshire business LTC Healthcare, to supply condoms to York and North Yorkshire residents through a new Condom distribution scheme.

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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.