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Celebration of Achievement Winners to be Announced on Thursday 14 July 2014

On Thursday night, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust will reveal the winners of this year’s Celebration of Achievement awards at a glittering awards ceremony at York Racecourse.

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Scarborough Hospital nurse serves 40 years 10 July 2014

A long serving nurse, whose pioneering work in critical care has helped some of the most poorly patients at Scarborough Hospital, has retired after 40 years in the NHS.

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Trust goes green as it launches car share scheme 7 July 2014

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has partnered with Enterprise Rent-A-Car to provide employees with a safer and more efficient business travel programme.

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Tour de Hospitals 7 July 2014

Following on from the Tour de France, a team of cycling enthusiasts from York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust are gearing up for a sponsored bike ride on Sunday 13 July which has already made in excess of £2,000 for York Teaching Hospital Charity.

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Bridlington Chef is one of the longest serving NHS employees at Trust 6 July 2014

Ken Brown, Head Chef at Bridlington Hospital, is one of the longest serving NHS employee at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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Hospital warns of Tour de France disruption to visiting 1 July 2014

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is advising people to avoid afternoon visiting at York Hospital on Sunday 6 July during the Tour de France.

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Tour de France: Advice for pregnant women whose delivery date is between 4-7 July 30 June 2014

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has published an advice sheet for women due to give birth in York, whose expected date of delivery is between 20 June and 17 July 2014.

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Investigation into the potential involvement of Jimmy Savile with Whitby Hospital 26 June 2014

On 26 June 2014, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust published a report detailing its investigation into an allegation relating to Jimmy Savile by a former member of staff at Whitby Hospital. You can access the report here.

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New Chairs for Rehab Patients thanks to Friends 23 June 2014

Bridlington Hospital League of Friends has provided Waters Ward with three new specialist chairs which will provide enhanced comfort and support for patients undergoing rehabilitation.

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Dedicated Ambulance Assessment Unit Officially Opens at York Hospital 20 June 2014

In order to improve clinical services and patient experience a new dedicated ambulance assessment unit has opened 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.