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First mobile chemotherapy unit in Yorkshire launched 20 July 2017

First mobile chemotherapy unit in Yorkshire launched

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Proud NHS staff celebrate long service 7 July 2017

Proud NHS staff celebrate long service

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Babies remembrance service 27 June 2017

Babies remembrance service

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Youngsters take over hospital as part of Takeover Challenge! 22 June 2017

Youngsters take over hospital as part of Takeover Challenge!

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Patients in safe hands at York Hospital 12 June 2017

Patients in safe hands at York Hospital

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Proud NHS staff celebrate long service 9 June 2017

Proud NHS staff celebrate long service

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Hospital celebrates its volunteers’ 5 June 2017

York Hospital Trust will be celebrating the work of its 300 volunteers’ as it takes part in the ‘Big Celebration’, for National Volunteers Week.

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Labour of love repairs historic gates 22 May 2017

Historic iron gates installed over 150 years ago on the site of York Hospital have been lovingly restored to their former glory in partnership with York Civic Trust

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UPDATE changes to outpatient appointments on Wednesday 17 May 2017 16 May 2017

Changes to outpatient appointments on Wednesday 17 May 2017

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Trust marks Dementia Awareness Week in a very special way 16 May 2017

Ward 37 at York Hospital officially opened its new ‘Café 37’ dementia activity room today (Tuesday 16 May) - a safe space on the ward open to patients and their visitors.

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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.