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New X-ray for Malton Hospital thanks to Friends 12 February 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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Scarborough Hospital urges responsible visiting after two wards are closed 11 February 2014

An urgent plea has been issued from health professionals at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust asking people to think carefully before paying any non-essential visits to Scarborough Hospital. The hospital currently has two wards closed due to norovirus with a further four partially closed.

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Trust Staff scoop £2k holiday prize in staff lottery 7 February 2014

Two lucky members of Staff from York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundations Trust have scooped £2,000 in holiday vouchers in January’s Staff Lottery draw.

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Home Birth Information Sessions 7 February 2014

Expectant mothers who would like to find out more about having a home birth are invited to attend an information session hosted by midwives from York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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Orthopaedic surgery to be developed at Bridlington Hospital 6 February 2014

Planned operations for orthopaedic patients on the East Coast will soon be delivered at Bridlington Hospital.

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Willing volunteers wanted for Scarborough and Bridlington 31 January 2014

Would be volunteers are being offered the opportunity to improve patients’ lives during their stay at Scarborough and Bridlington Hospitals by becoming a dining companion.

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Safe and sustainable 24/7 stroke service for Scarborough 31 January 2014

Scarborough Hospital has been recognised as providing a safe and sustainable 24/7 stroke service.

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New Acute Dialysis Unit opens its doors at York Hospital 24 January 2014

A new Acute Dialysis Unit (ADU) with three haemodialysis stations has officially been opened at York Hospital.

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Nurse recruitment one stop shop 15 January 2014

Are you a registered Adult General Nurse looking to relocate to York or Scarborough? Come along to our one-stop-shop event...

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Prevent falls with free NHS exercise class 14 January 2014

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is offering free exercise classes to older people in York and Easingwold to help reduce the risk of falls, help balance, stability and confidence.

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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.