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Satisfaction for Single Point of Access 26 August 2014

In April, working in partnership with Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS),York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust launched its ‘Single Point of Access’ (SPA) into adult community services as a six month pilot scheme.

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Patients can now browse arts magazine thanks to kind donation 22 August 2014

Patients at York and Scarborough Hospitals will now be able to read arts and culture magazine Aesthetica while they wait for their appointment as the magazine has kindly donated a selection of issues to York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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Yorbaby - Your feedback 21 August 2014

We would love to know what you think about Yorbaby - our online antenatal classes.

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Your Hospital has Talent 19 August 2014

A new art exhibition at York Hospital is showcasing the hidden talents and passions of NHS staff.

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School assignment gives creative insight into living with Asthma 19 August 2014

Scalby School pupil Paige Robinson (14) who suffers from Asthma, has been a regular patient on the Duke of Kent Ward at Scarborough Hospital since she was 16 months old.

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The 'Big Latch on' and Nurture Events celebrate Breastfeeding Awareness Week 7 August 2014

Midwives, Health Visitors and Peers Supporters from across the Trust have been out and about this week to raise awareness of Breastfeeding in public as part of a national awareness week.

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Celebration of staff at annual recognition awards 18 July 2014

Last night the winners of the Celebration of Achievement awards were announced at a glittering awards ceremony at York Racecourse.

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Governor elections 17 July 2014

Thank you for your continued support of your local hospitals. York has been a Foundation Trust for over six years and has established clear processes for involving its elected and appointed Governors in oversight of its activities – through the Council of Governors. The Trust is now undertaking further elections for those Governors whose term of office has come to an end.

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Team Tour raise over £5k for Bridlington Hospital 16 July 2014

Following on from the Tour de France, a team of cycling enthusiasts from York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust took part in a sponsored bike ride on Sunday (13 July).

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Discharge Lounge open mornings 16 July 2014

You are invited to come and find out more about the patient flow team and discharge lounge at York Hospital.

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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.