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Whooping cough vaccination advice from the Department of Health 3 October 2012

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Disruption to ASDA Blood taking 2 October 2012

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Trust is shortlisted for two awards 28 September 2012

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Changes to times at Easingwold Health Centre 14 September 2012

From 17 September, there will be changes to the opening hours of the reception at Easingwold Health Centre.

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Two new board members for hospital trust 17 August 2012

Two new non-executive directors have been appointed to serve on the Board of York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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Hospital parking wins safe award 17 August 2012

Parking facilities at York Hospital have been given the thumbs up by the police for providing a safe environment for visitors. The Safer Parking Scheme is an initiative of the Association of Chief Police Officers, aimed at reducing crime and the fear of crime in parking facilities.

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Gold for keyhole surgery 17 August 2012

Patients undergoing keyhole surgery at York Hospital are getting some of the best treatment in the country according to the professional body that regulates and advises on standards and practices in laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery in the UK.

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Governor elections 2012 8 August 2012

York has been a Foundation Trust for five years and has established clear processes for involving its elected and appointed Governors in oversight of its activities - through the Council of Governors.

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Pinktastic prize for local breast unit 15 June 2012

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Maternity's new feeding facilities 10 May 2012

New mums who want to bottle feed their babies will be given extra support from maternity staff at York Hospital on how to safely prepare feeds during their stay.

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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.