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About us

About our Trust

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals 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 10,000 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
  • 105,500 attendances in Urgent Care Centres on our sites
  • 690,000 outpatient appointments (also including telephone and video appointments)
  • 160,000 inpatients (adults, including maternity)
  • 6,300 inpatients (children)
  • 101,800 operations or procedures as an inpatient
  • 4,500 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.

The 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 10,000 staff working across our hospitals and in the community.

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Your Visit

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York Emergency Department (A&E)

The current entrance to the Emergency Department (A&E) is closed and a new entrance at the south of the building is in operation.

Arrive at Entrance 1, the main entrance to York Hospital signposted from Wigginton Road, and park in the multi-storey car park.  A new pedestrian exit has been created at the end of the car park. Follow the green line on the floor to the emergency department. Please see our website news for more information about arrivals to A&E.