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New portable equipment for Bridlington Hospital thanks to Friends 22 February 2013

On Wednesday 20 February, members of the Bridlington Hospital League of Friends paid a visit to the hospital to see the two new pieces of equipment which they have bought the hospital thanks to their fundraising efforts.

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Governor Elections 17 January 2013

The Trust is currently holding elections for membership to the Council of Governors.

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Help to improve maternity services 14 January 2013

Local women who have had a baby in the last five years are being invited to be part of a user forum to help improve maternity services at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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New hospital governors 11 January 2013

New hospital governors have been appointed to the Council of Governors of York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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Opening hours changes at Malton Minor Injuries Unit 29 November 2012

A temporary reduction in opening hours at the Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) in Malton is to take effect from Monday 3 December, NHS Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has confirmed.

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Hospital urges responsible visiting 29 November 2012

Health professionals at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust are urging people to take extra precautions when visiting friends and family at the hospital.

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Nursing Times award 23 November 2012

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Know your HIV status 23 November 2012

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Know your HIV status 21 November 2012

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Volunteers wanted for research project 9 October 2012

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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.