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Canine companions provide comfort to hospital patients 22 December 2017

A whole new breed of hospital visitor is brightening the lives of patients at York Hospital with the introduction of therapy dogs. The Pets for Therapy (PAT) charity has provided three doggy guests, Otis, Betty and Rebus, who come into the hospital once a week providing a much needed boost for both inpatients and outpatients.

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Knitted Christmas angels bring cheer 22 December 2017

Tiny knitted angels are set to bring festive cheer to staff, patients and visitors at York Hospital this Christmas. Since October staff at the hospital, knitters in the local community and volunteers with the chaplaincy department have been busy producing over 400 woollen angels which will be hidden around the hospital on Christmas Eve.

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York Hospital Radio Schedule 19 December 2017

York Hospital Radio has unveiled its Christmas schedule for 2017 for listeners in the York Hospital, and for the first time ever, for online listeners via www.yorkhospitalradio.com The volunteer broadcasters have created a special yuletide feast of programmes to entertain patients who have to remain in hospital over Christmas.

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New Perioperative Medicine website launched 7 December 2017

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York Minster hosts much-loved NHS carol service 7 December 2017

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Lung cancer nurses urge patients to get checked out 24 November 2017

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and this year the lung cancer specialist nurses at York Hospital are asking people to hold their head high to highlight the illness. Over 46,000 people are diagnosed with lung cancer every year, with nearly 36,000 dying from it. It is the UK's biggest cancer killer in both men and women, and early detection is the key to surviving lung cancer.

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Annual NHS Regional Carol Service 24 November 2017

Annual NHS Regional Carol Service

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York Hospital Turns it Purple for Pancreatic Cancer 14 November 2017

York Hospital will this month join some of the UK’s most famous landmarks in turning its lights purple in honour of the thousands of individuals and families affected by pancreatic cancer each year.

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Cold cot for York Hospital 8 November 2017

York Hospital has received a cold cot which offers parents, who suffer the heartbreak of losing their baby, the chance to spend more time with them to say goodbye.

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Come meet the experts - Audiology open day 26 October 2017

The Audiology Department at York Hospital is throwing open its doors to the public for the first time with a unique event that will give people who are affected by hearing problems the opportunity to see what’s provided by their local NHS.

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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.