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Makeover for sexual health clinic 18 March 2014

Get tested – only then can you say #YorClear, is the message that is being promoted to York residents as an innovative awareness campaign is rolled out across the city.

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Hospital gets onboard Nutrition and Hydration Week to support The Rainbow Charity 11 March 2014

Next week marks the start of the third annual Nutrition and Hydration Week which aims to reinforce and focus energy, activity and engagement on nutrition and hydration as an important part of patient safety.

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Building work begins at York A&E 10 March 2014

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has warned of disruptions due to building works outside the front of York Hospital’s Emergency Department. Improvements are being made to the department to provide dedicated ambulance assessment trolley bays to help prevent delays in handing patients from the care of the ambulance crews to the Emergency Department (A&E). It will also help with earlier assessment of these patients, many of whom are very ill.

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Trust introduces loan care equipment service for nursing homes 6 March 2014

Staff from Scarborough Hospital have been working in partnership with local nursing homes to introduce a new equipment loan service which will enable nursing home staff to provide symptom relief for palliative care patients.

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Appeal for crutches at Scarborough 3 March 2014

Staff from the Emergency Department at Scarborough Hospital are appealing to the public for the return of borrowed crutches which are badly needed for other patients.

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#Hello my name is... 3 March 2014

Putting patients at the centre of what we do is at the core of our organisation’s values and taking the simple step of introducing ourselves to patients by name can make all the difference in building a relationship.

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Nurture Groups support Breastfeeding Mums 28 February 2014

The Health Visiting Service has developed breastfeeding nurture support groups to help new mums who need help and information on breastfeeding. The groups provide support to mums in areas where there was previously no access to support and low breastfeeding rates.

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Chlamydia campaign 20 February 2014

Get tested – only then can you say #YorClear, is the message that will be promoted to students in York on Thursday as an innovative awareness campaign is rolled out to York.

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Bump classes introduced to promote active labour 14 February 2014

A new one–off group exercise and information session called ‘BUMP’ has been launched for women who are over 20 weeks pregnant.

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Public invited to name their health hero 13 February 2014

For the second year running, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is inviting patients to nominate a worthy recipient to receive ‘The Patient Award’ in its annual Celebration of Achievement Staff Recognition Awards.

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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.