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Governors

The Council of Governors consists of 16 public governors and 5 staff governors who have all been elected by the membership of their constituencies. It also includes nominated representatives from the Local Authority, University and other partnership organisations.

You can find out more about the role of our governors here.

If you would like to contact any of the governors, email governors@york.nhs.uk stating the name of the governor you wish to contact.

Below you will find a list of our current governors.  Click on the images below to find out more about your local governor.

Elected Governors - Public


Margaret Jackson

Margaret Jackson

City of York

Rob Wright 2

Robert Wright

City of York

Helen Fields

Helen Fields

City of York

Michael Reakes

Michael Reakes

City of York

Sally Light

Sally Light

City of York

Jeanette Anness

Jeanette Anness

Ryedale and East Yorkshire

Sheila Miller

Sheila Miller

Ryedale and East Yorkshire

Andrew Bulter

Andrew Butler

Ryedale and East Yorkshire

Clive Neale

Clive Neale

Bridlington

Catherine Thompson 1

Catherine Thompson

Hambleton District

Liz Black

Liz Black

Scarborough

Richard Thompson 1

Richard Thompson

Scarborough

Keith Dawson

Keith Dawson

Selby

Stephen Hinchliffe 1

Stephen Hinchliffe

Whitby


Appointed Governors - Partner Organisations


Gerry Richardson 1

Gerry Richardson

University of York

Chris Pearson

Chris Pearson

North Yorkshire County Council

Andrew Bennett

Andrew Bennett

YHTFM LLP

Dawn Clements

Dawn Clements

Hospice Movement


Elected Governors - Staff


Helen Nobel

Helen Noble

Scarborough and Bridlington

Mick Lee

Mick Lee

York

Jill Sykes

Jill Sykes

York

Sharon Hurst

Sharon Hurst

Community

The report on the results of the 2019 governor elections is available here.

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Blood taking, York Hospital

Due to COVID-19, from Monday 6 April the Phlebotomy service at York Hospital outpatient department will be closed until further notice.

We will continue to offer a blood taking services for patients who have urgent bloods requests only, at the nearby Nuffield Hospital. The urgency will have been identified during your medical appointment. Please access the Nuffield Hospital via the main reception and from there you will be directed to Phlebotomy. Please take a seat and wait to be called.

Patients who have routine blood test for yearly check-ups should not attend. Instead, please contact your GP to request an appointment at the GP surgery for your bloods to be taken.


Maternity services

If you are due to have a baby, please visit our website for up to date information about maternity services at this time https://bit.ly/39ANleP


Haematology and Oncology services

With effect from Monday 6 April there will be temporary changes to the Haematology and Oncology services at Scarborough and York Hospital.  These decision have been made on the grounds of patient safety in the current coronavirus pandemic.  Find out more here.


Visiting cancelled

Due to the increasing number of cases of coronavirus across the UK, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has made the decision to cancel all visiting to all its hospital sites in order to ensure the safety of patients and staff.

There are three exemptions to the ruling which are for one parent of a sick child under 18, for the partner of a woman giving birth and end of life patients at the discretion of the ward sister.

We would ask people to respect this decision and to treat our staff, who will be enforcing the visiting restrictions, with courtesy and respect.  For more information visit our website.


Outpatient appointments

We know that NHS services will come under intense pressure as the coronavirus spreads, and as a Trust we need to redirect staff, free up staff for refresher training and carry out any works as necessary, so we are able to maximise capacity for patients for when the number of infections peak.  We also need to reduce the number of people coming into our hospitals to protect our patients, as well as keeping our staff safe, well and able to come into work.

To do this, with effect from Tuesday 24 March 2020, along with other trusts in the Humber Coast and Vale partnerships, we have made the collective decision to suspend all non-urgent routine outpatient appointments for at least three months.  Urgent and emergency cases and cancer appointments will be carrying on as normal.

These are unprecedented times and we thank you for your understanding.  We know many people waiting for treatment will be disappointed or worried but please not contact the hospital as we will be contacting everyone directly affected in the coming days and weeks.

If you do not receive a letter or a phone call from the hospital, please turn up for your scheduled appointment as normal unless you have symptoms of coronavirus, a cold, flu or norovirus in which case you should contact us to cancel your appointment by clicking here.