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Project Choice students graduate 2 August 2018

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NHS Trust runs mass casualty incident test 10 July 2018

THE Army Medical Services Training Centre (AMSTC), part of the Army’s 2nd Medical Brigade, has supported York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in delivering a live training exercise to test the Trust’s Major Incident Response Plans.

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Public urged to name their local health hero 10 July 2018

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Hospital charity helps drive improvements for dementia patients at York A&E 29 June 2018

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Bridlington Hospital birthday celebrations 22 June 2018

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Proud East Coast staff celebrate long service 22 June 2018

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Students take part in Young Persons’ Programme at Scarborough Hospital 11 June 2018

Students from schools and colleges across Scarborough have spent a week at Scarborough Hospital gaining invaluable insight into the NHS.

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Proud NHS staff celebrate long service 8 June 2018

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Hospital celebrates valued volunteers 5 June 2018

It’s National Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June) and York Hospital has been celebrating the fantastic work of their volunteers. This year, Volunteers’ Week is about volunteering for all – celebrating the huge range of people who give their time in so many ways. With over 320 volunteers, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has a special thank you for all those people who give their time to help others.

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Sparkling SevenTea birthday party for NHS in York 23 May 2018

Tickets are available now for the Sparkling SevenTea in aid of York Teaching Hospital Charity, 3pm on Thursday 5 July at the Hospitium, York.

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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.