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Hospital governors’ public meeting 10 May 2012

A special public meeting of the Council of Governors of York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust will be held on 23 May 2012 at the York Hospital Social Club, White Cross Road, YO31 8JR.

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York named as one of the CHKS 40Top Hospitals 2012 4 May 2012

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the CHKS 40Top Hospitals 2012. Healthcare intelligence and improvement services specialist CHKS last night announced the winners of its Top Hospitals programme awards at a ceremony in London. The 40Top Hospitals award is one of several awards that are part of this awards programme.

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Bank holiday plea 27 April 2012

(from North Yorkshire and York)

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York’s NHS Walk-in Centre is moving 23 March 2012


On Tuesday 17 April the Walk-in Centre will close at the Monkgate site and will reopen as part of the urgent care centre at York Hospital (located in the emergency department) from Wednesday 18 April.

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Sir Ian Botham's surprise visit 22 March 2012

A surprise visit to York Hospital by cricket legend Sir Ian Botham helped staff to raise awareness of the dangers of vascular disease at an event this week.

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Vascular Disease Awareness Week 15 March 2012

A special information day is being held at York Hospital in a bid to save lives and limbs by raising awareness of vascular disease, a condition that affects four million people a year in the UK with 200,000 preventable deaths.

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Sleep services target women 15 March 2012

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National Apprentice Week 15 March 2012

Apprentices have been given a unique chance to gain experience in a medical laboratory thanks to two new roles created at York Hospital. The roles highlight how opportunities are being provided by the NHS and highlight support for National Apprenticeship Week.

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Babies remembrance service 15 March 2012

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New confidential service for victims of rape and sexual assault in Scarborough 14 March 2012

14 March 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.