York Hospital

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The York Hospital
York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
York Hospital Front entrance.jpg
York Hospital is located in North Yorkshire
York Hospital
Location Wigginton Road, York, YO31 8HE, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Coordinates 53°58′14″N 1°05′01″W / 53.9705°N 1.0835°W / 53.9705; -1.0835Coordinates: 53°58′14″N 1°05′01″W / 53.9705°N 1.0835°W / 53.9705; -1.0835
Care system Public NHS
Hospital type Teaching hospital
Affiliated university Hull York Medical School
Emergency department Yes Accident & Emergency
Beds 700+
Website www.york.nhs.uk
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York Hospital is a National Health Service teaching hospital in York, England. It is run by the York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, an NHS foundation trust which also runs several other hospitals in North Yorkshire and the East Riding of Yorkshire.

The York Hospital NHS Foundation Trust was established on 1 April 2007, and renamed York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in 2010, following its links with Hull York Medical School (HYMS).

In October 2010, Scarborough General Hospital approached the trust, seeking assistance due to their financial misfortunes.[1] On 1 July 2012 this deal was complete and Scarborough General Hospital became part of York hospital.[2] With many departments merging between hospitals. This new larger organisation employs over 8,500 people.


York Hospital opened on its current site, on Wigginton Road in 1976. When it first opened the hospital had 600 beds and replaced numerous smaller sites including Acomb Hospital, City Hospital, York County Hospital, Deighton Grove Hospital, Fulford Hospital, Military Hospital and Yearsley Bridge Hospital.


The hospital serves a population of 500,000 in North Yorkshire. York Hospital now has over 700 beds and offers a range of inpatient and outpatient services, there are also two rehabilitation hospitals St Helen's and White Cross Court.

The hospital has a day unit department for day operations and operating theatres for more complex operations.

On-site at York Hospital there is a range of services including an accident & emergency department, adult critical care unit, coronary care unit, maternity unit and specialist departments including dermatology, elderly medicine, ear, nose and throat, neurology, ophthalmology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopaedics, paediatrics and restorative dentistry.

From April 2011, with community based services moving away from the Primary Care Trust, York Hospital took over the management of some of the community nursing and specialist services in Selby, York, Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale.

The trust has over 6,000 employees, which includes the community based services.

During the tax year 2010-2011 the annual turnover for the hospital was £247 million. More than 92% of the trust’s clinical income arises from contracts with the Primary Care Trust.

During 2010/2011:

  • 64,207 referrals were sent to the hospital by general practitioners
  • 76,432 inpatient spells
  • 101,913 first outpatient appointments
  • 233,753 patients had subsequent outpatient appointments
  • 32,730 patients were operated on

Ambulance service for the hospital is provided by Yorkshire Ambulance Service.

Other services[edit]

York Hospital works closely with Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, Scarborough and North East Yorkshire Healthcare Services NHS Trust and Hull Teaching Hospital NHS Trust this enables cross site expertise in some of the specialities.

Some more specialist services are provided from other sites, renal dialysis is provided in Easingwold and Harrogate, and sexual health services are delivered in Monkgate Health Centre in York.

Psychiatric services are based at nearby Bootham Park Hospital.

York Hospital Radio[edit]

York Hospital Radio [3] was set up as a voluntary scheme in 1964 and has continued to develop since.

Since April 2011, it has provided 24 hour service via Hospedia[4] giving patients and staff entertainment and music through the day and night. It also provides some specialist shows, including live commentary from nearby York City Football Club.

Shops and eating[edit]

The hospital has comprehensive facilities including The Mallard restaurant providing food 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There is also a shop in the main foyer, Amigo, selling a wide variety of products. In 2010 a Costa Coffee cafe opened replacing the highly popular WRVS cafe.

There are vending machines on site and a staff shop.

A private pharmacy - Healthcare at Home [5] opened at end of 2010, providing 7 days a week late night service for patients and residents of York.

There are also many stalls regularly located in the main foyer and restaurant, selling products on behalf of charities.


  1. ^ Scarborough approach York for help - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-11643122
  2. ^ Scarborough and York hospital merger goes ahead - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-18647090
  3. ^ York Hospital Radio - http://www.yorkhospitals.nhs.uk/?id=24&ob=1
  4. ^ Hospedia at York Hospital - http://www.yorkhospitals.nhs.uk/?id=75&ob=1
  5. ^ Opening of new Pharmacy - http://www.yorkhospitals.nhs.uk/index.php?ob=3&id=180

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