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York Teaching Hospital and University of York join together to create the ‘York Clinical Research Facility’ 12 September 2013

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Malton Hospital Friends Donate Scanner 12 September 2013

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York Hospital Open Day and AGM 23 August 2013

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Scarborough and Bridlington Hospitals seek volunteers 23 August 2013

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St Monica’s Friends boost hospital 20 August 2013

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Hospital’s ‘skin watch’ event success 15 August 2013

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Scarborough Open Day 12 August 2013

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York Hospital administers ‘clot busting’ drug to 200th patient 30 July 2013

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Breastfeeding support group to get new premises 30 July 2013

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York Hospital holds 'skin watch' day 18 July 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.