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Free parking at Union Terrace Car Park near York Hospital 19 June 2014

City of York Council is offering free car parking in eight council run car parks between 8am and 11am each Thursday, Friday and Saturday for an initial period of one year.

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Service at York Minster celebrates 30 years for SCBU Support Group 18 June 2014

A thanksgiving service will take place in York Minster to celebrate 30 years of the Special Care Support Group at York Hospital.

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New Memorial Garden at Bridlington 16 June 2014

Staff members and family and friends of colleagues sadly no longer with us, gathered at Bridlington Hospital to celebrate the opening of the hospital’s memorial garden – a place where people can come to sit, reflect and enjoy their lunch in the sunshine!

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Babies Remembrance Service 16 June 2014

Parents and families who have suffered the loss of a baby are being invited to attend an annual remembrance service which will take place at St Luke’s Church in Scarborough on Wednesday 18 June.

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New information service at Bridlington Hospital 10 June 2014

A new welfare benefits information service is being piloted at Bridlington Hospital outpatients department. It allows the opportunity for anyone affected by a long term illness to gain specialist advice on disability benefits and pensions.

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New X-ray for Malton Hospital thanks to Friends 6 June 2014

More than £200k has been invested in brand new state-of-the-art X-ray equipment for Malton Hospital thanks to the generosity of the League of Friends of Malton Hospital.

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Want to find out more about Research and Development? 3 June 2014

Want to found out more about Research and Development at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust? The R&D Unit has produced a silent film about its work.

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Secondary Breast Cancer Pledge 2 June 2014

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has announced it is working with cancer charities and patients to offer the best possible care to people diagnosed with secondary breast cancer.

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Team organise pop up vintage tea party 22 May 2014

The Community Stroke Discharge Team has organised a fundraising event on Thursday 22 May in aid of the York Teaching Hospital Charity. Staff from the team have organised a pop up vintage tea party and they will also be taking an old fashioned tea trolley around the wards, serving up tea and cake.

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Proud to be a Top 40 Hospital... Again 22 May 2014

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has been named a 40Top Hospital for the 12th year running. York is one of the CHKS 40Top Hospitals for 2014, an accolade awarded to the 40 top performing CHKS client trusts. The 40Top award is one of several awards that are part of the CHKS Top Hospitals programme.

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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.