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About York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides a comprehensive range of acute hospital and specialist healthcare services for approximately 800,000 people living in and around York, North Yorkshire, North East Yorkshire and Ryedale - an area covering 3,400 square miles.

Our annual turnover is approaching £0.5bn.  We manage eight hospital sites and have a workforce of around 9,000 staff working across our hospitals and in the community.

We are a NHS Foundation Trust.  Foundation Trusts operate independently of the Department of Health, but remain part of the National Health Service. This gives us greater freedom and more formal links with patients and staff. We are accountable to them through an elected and appointed Council of Governors.


Our hospitals

To download a map of our Trust's catchment area click here.

Each year we see the following activity:

  • 127,000 A&E attendances
  • 390,000 outpatient appointments
  • 119,000 inpatients
  • 61,000 operations and procedures
  • 5,000 babies delivered

A Teaching Hospital

We are proud to be a partner with the Hull York Medical School (HYMS) in providing clinical placements and training for future doctors at Scarborough and York Hospitals. To find out more about HYMS and our role as a teaching hospital view the HYMS page here or visit the HYMS website.


Working in partnership

The National Health Service (NHS) is one of the largest public sector organisations in the world. It was set up in 1948 to provide healthcare for all British Citizens based on need and not the ability to pay.  This link will direct you to the NHS website which provides an overview of the NHS Organisational Structure in England.

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust covers one of the biggest geographical areas in the country. We are working with our local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and local authorities to ensure our services are developed to continue to meet the needs of our patients.  Our main partners include:

Our annual turnover is approaching £0.5bn.  We manage eight hospital sites and have a workforce of around 9,000 staff working across our hospitals and in the community.

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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.