Celebrating NHS 70
This year the
NHS turns 70 and across the Trust we plan to
join this special celebration.
A programme of activity is scheduled both
nationally and locally that spans the whole of
the year and will peak around the actual
birthday of 5 July 2018.
Across the Trust
teams from communications, arts, fundraising and
volunteering have combined efforts to create a
programme that reflects the present and past
NHS, to appreciate how far this unique
organisation has come over the past 70 years.
Look out for the arts project capturing
staff and patients in the NHS in a series of
photographs which will provide the basis for an
exhibition. There will also be music, poetry and
fundraising events across the Trust all with the
NHS 70 theme.
on York’s new endoscopy unit
begun at York Hospital on what will be one of
the most modern and largest endoscopy units in
The £10 million
project will take around a year to complete and
will increase capacity from three treatment
rooms to seven, reflecting the growing need for
endoscopic investigations nationally.
building has been designed to increase capacity
to meet growing demand, improve the efficiency
of patient flow and enhance the patient
experience. The new unit will deliver
improvements to diagnostic and therapeutic
endoscopy waiting times and increase the range
of procedures offered, meaning fewer patients
will have to travel to Leeds or Hull.
Region wide service to prevent heart
attacks launches across Yorkshire
region-wide screening service for people at risk
of genetically high cholesterol had its official
launch in York in December.
Yorkshire and Humber Familial
Hypercholesterolaemia (FH) service, which has
been hosted at the Trust, is being run at four
hospitals across the region - York, Hull and
East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds
Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Calderdale and
Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust.
a deadly genetic condition that causes
abnormally high cholesterol, which often leads
to heart disease or even a fatal heart attack at
a young age. It is estimated that up to 260,000
people are living with it across the UK, but
around 85 percent are undiagnosed.
provide comfort to hospital patients
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.
revealed that spending time with, or petting, a
dog or cat increases levels of wellbeing
hormones and helps to combat feelings of
loneliness. Petting or playing with an animal
promotes a feeling of relaxation, which can help
to relieve symptoms of anxiety and reduce
physical issues such as pain.
Meet our Governors -
This month we introduce the last of our
Trust's public Governors as we turn our focus to
Scarborough governor Richard
Learn more about Richard>>>
(Open to public
Council of Governors
8 March 2018
Malton Rugby Club
(Open to public
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packed programme of challenge
events for the year ahead,
whether you want to jump out of
a plane, trek the three peaks or
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fit and active whilst making a
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Visitors urged to keep flu out
Visitors to our hospitals
are being urged to help protect
patients and staff by reducing
the spread of flu.
short for influenza, is a common
infectious viral illness spread
by coughs and sneezes. It can
prove fatal for vulnerable
people, with those aged 65 and
over and with long-term health
conditions, including diabetes
and kidney disease, particularly
Assistant Director of Nursing at
York Teaching Hospital NHS
Foundation Trust said: “We are
asking people who have been
unwell with symptoms of flu not
to visit the hospital until they
have been free of symptoms for
at least two days. This is
really important because the
virus is highly infectious and
outbreaks can happen quickly.
ask that people think carefully
before paying any non-essential
visits, and to keep hands clean
and be vigilant about hand
washing. This is to keep the
virus contained and to help
visitors keep themselves safe as
well as their friends or