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Cancer Trust donates special equipment 21 April 2013

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Apprentices make it to regional finals 19 April 2013

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Hospital Trust invites patients to name health heroes 7 April 2013

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A taste of patient safety 18 March 2013

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York Hospital celebrates 365 days MRSA free 11 March 2013

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CQC gives Trust clean bill of health 7 March 2013

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has been given a clean bill of health by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following its latest inspection visit.

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Carers invited to attend training day at Scarborough Hospital 5 March 2013

Local people who care for family members at home are being invited to attend a training day at Scarborough Hospital on Tuesday 12 March.

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New Surgical Investment for Scarborough Hospital 1 March 2013

A new High Observation Bay (HOB) otherwise known as a Surgical Level One Facility has opened on Maple Ward at Scarborough Hospital.

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Babies Remembrance Service 26 February 2013

A service of love, thanksgiving and remembrance has been organised by York’s still birth and neonatal death charity, SANDS, and York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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Art brings seaside to the hospital 26 February 2013

A new art exhibition recently unveiled at York Hospital is bringing a nautical feel to the hospital corridors for patients, staff and visitors to enjoy.

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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.