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Team at York Hospital wins national award 7 December 2018

A team at York Hospital has received the award for ‘Best AS Team’ from the National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society.

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HIV testing week 22 November 2018

Latest figures reveal that late diagnosis of HIV means that people in York and North Yorkshire can spend an average of three to five years living with HIV before they are diagnosed. And alarmingly, the majority of new HIV infections can be traced back to someone who was living with HIV but not diagnosed.

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System issues 12 November 2018

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10 years of saving sight across North Yorkshire 25 October 2018

Diabetic retinopathy is the number one treatable cause of visual loss in the UK among 16-64 year olds and can have a devastating impact if not detected. Since 2008 the North Yorkshire Diabetic Eye Screening Programme has been successfully offering eye screening for people with diabetes in the region and recently celebrated 10 years of saving sight.

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Emergency department at Scarborough Hospital receives major investment 24 October 2018

Construction work has started to significantly upgrade the emergency department at Scarborough Hospital

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York and Scarborough hospitals welcome new physician associate role 23 October 2018

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Hospital highlights the importance of play for poorly children 15 October 2018

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York Hospital helps break the silence on baby loss 9 October 2018

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Invitation to attend the Trust’s Annual Members Meeting 19 September 2018

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Hull York Medical School launches new Medicine with a Gateway Year programme 6 September 2018

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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.