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Last chance to name your health hero 17 July 2015

Nominations for the Celebration of Achievement Awards 2015 are open for just another week and York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is appealing to the public to nominate a staff member or team who they feel deserves special recognition at the trust’s annual staff award ceremony.

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Hospital summer placement scheme for York students 13 July 2015

York Hospital has launched an innovative scheme to give young people the opportunity for real paid work experience in a hospital environment. It is aimed at helping younger people get into employment and make informed decisions about their future careers. Sixteen year 11 students will earn the minimum wage in a variety of roles around the hospital this summer to get a taste of life in the NHS.

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New sexual health service is launched 30 June 2015

From 1 July, York and North Yorkshire residents will be able to attend one stop shop clinics for all their sexual health and contraception needs as a new and improved service is launched.

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Alzheimer’s Society CEO visits Scarborough Hospital to find out more about Dementia work 30 June 2015

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Alzheimer’s Society have been working in partnership to provide in-house dementia support at Scarborough Hospital.

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Bridlington Hospital celebrates successful first year of Orthopaedic surgery 23 June 2015

Bridlington Hospital has celebrated its first anniversary since elective orthopaedic surgery relocated from Scarborough Hospital last April. The first orthopaedic procedure was performed at Bridlington Hospital on 28 April 2014. Since then until the end of April 2015, a total of 1,915 operations took place – that’s 817 joint (hip and knee) replacements.

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York Hospital staff get set for Workout at Work Day 22 June 2015

Staff at York Hospital have been learning how simple small changes can lead to a fitter and healthier lifestyle by taking part in the UK’s fifth Workout at Work Day on 19 June. Thousands of workers nationwide took part in the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy’s initiative, which aims to encourage employees to avoid poor work habits and take more exercise. The day also highlights to employers the benefits of having a fitter and healthier workforce.

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Keepsake books for premature babies receive charity boost 12 June 2015

A scheme to provide keepsake ‘journey books’ for babies born at Scarborough Hospital’s Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) received a boost thanks to a charity donation.

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Local student designs childrens equipment 10 June 2015

Children receiving physiotherapy at York Hospital can now benefit from new specialised equipment thanks to the talents of a local student. Seventeen year old Hannah Whitehouse, a sixth form student at St Peter’s school in York, has designed an adjustable set of steps especially made for children to help with physiotherapy rehabilitation.

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Bridlington epilepsy service 9 June 2015

A service in Bridlington for people with epilepsy has been so successful that sessions have increased from one clinic a month to two a week in just two years.

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Celebrating National Volunteers Week 29 May 2015

National Volunteers Week takes place next week from 1 – 7 June 2015. The week is an annual celebration of the remarkable contribution that volunteers make across the UK day in, day out. York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is getting involved in the week in many ways, not only to make people aware of the volunteering opportunities available within the Trust, but to thank volunteers for their hard work and generosity.

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Patients Know Best

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is now offering patients the opportunity to sign up to our new online service that gives you secure access to your health record from any smartphone, tablet or computer. It’s designed to improve your patient experience and access to NHS services and information. The service is provided in partnership with Patients Know Best (PKB).  Further information can be found on our website, including frequently asked questions.