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New sexual health service for North Yorkshire 30 January 2015

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has won the contract to provide a new sexual health treatment, advice and support service for young people and adults across North Yorkshire.

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New Trust Chair appointed 23 January 2015

SUE SYMINGTON has been appointed as the new Chair of York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Sue will succeed Alan Rose when he reaches the end of his term of office on 31 March 2015.

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New Years Resolutions – your local charity needs you! 16 January 2015

York Teaching Hospital Charity is appealing to the local community to get on board with its fundraising this year.

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Major Incident 'Stood Down' at Scarborough Hospital 6 January 2015

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has this afternoon ‘stood down’ the major incident at Scarborough Hospital, which was declared yesterday as a result of unprecedented pressure on its services.

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Scarborough Hospital declares major incident in response to demand 5 January 2015

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has declared a major incident at Scarborough Hospital in response to unprecedented demand for its services.

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Hospital Trust sees unprecedented demand on its services 30 December 2014

While the winter months and festive period are traditionally a busy time for hospitals across the country, York Teaching Hospital is experiencing an unprecedented surge in demand for its services and is urging people to only come to its Emergency Departments in an emergency situation. This will ensure that the Trust can dedicate its resources to the most acutely ill patients.

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Christmas Pantomime brings festive magic to young patients at York Hospital 29 December 2014

Christmas is a particularly difficult time of year for children to be in hospital so this festive season, Starlight Children’s Foundation will bring a big dose of fun and laughter to poorly children at York Hospital when its amazing pop-up pantomime pays a visit on Friday 2 January.

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Norovirus warning to hospital visitors 24 December 2014

Health professionals are warning that norovirus, sometimes known as the ‘winter vomiting bug’, is common in the local community at this time of year and are asking people to take care when visiting hospital.

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Festive lights for York’s cancer care centre 23 December 2014

York Hospital’s cancer care centre garden is hosting a festive illuminated display thanks to the handiwork of patients and visitors.

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Proud to adopt new rate of living wage 22 December 2014

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has once again agreed to implement the National Living Wage for its employers, and will pay staff the updated rate of £7.85 an hour from 1 January 2015.

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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.