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Park and ride Scarborough 10 January 2014

A temporary park and ride system has been introduced at Scarborough Hospital to help with parking problems while the new car park is under construction.

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York Hospital and City of York Council urge sensible drinking 23 December 2013

After a challenging weekend in York Hospital’s Emergency Department due to alcohol-related disturbances earlier this month York Hospital and City of York Council are urging people to drink sensibly as the Christmas holidays approach.

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Changes to visiting hours at Selby Hospital 23 December 2013

From 1 January 2014 the visiting times on the In Patient Unit at the New Selby War Memorial Hospital will change to 2.30pm till 5pm and from 6pm till 7.30pm daily.

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Trust’s plea to visitors this winter 18 December 2013

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New Phlebotomy suite at York Hospital 10 December 2013

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Budding garden designer wanted to help create Chemotherapy garden 6 December 2013

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Scarborough buses over the festive period 4 December 2013

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Nurse recruitment at the Trust 22 November 2013

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Work commences on Scarborough maternity theatre 20 November 2013

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Hospital holds knit for Christmas 13 November 2013

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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.