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Breathe Easy York

Health - Respiratory conditions across ages and genders

Patient group linked to The British Lung Foundation Run by patients/carers, professional staff support as and when requested. Offers support to patients and carers. Raises funds linked to the provision of respiratory equipment and patient comfort items.

CANDI

Parents/Children Health Specific

CANDI is a forum for parents and carers of disabled children or children with additional needs.

Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Health Specific:CF patients

National helpline directs people to the local Group.

Dementia Strategy Group

Health - Dementia

A strategy group for the Trust - carers/users attending the Group.

Equality and Diversity Group

Users and Staff

Group at the Hospital which includes users (LINks) and governors.

Eye Department Partnership Group

Carers/Outpatients/Health Specific

Patients, carers and health professionals meet to discuss service improvements for people visiting the Ophthalmology depts at York Hospital.

Haematology Support Group

Health Specific: Blood Cancers

A group to offer support and info to patients, families, carers with any form of blood cancer.

Head and Neck Support Group

HN Cancer Patients/Carers

Macmillan have been involved in the set up of the group by a representative attending the focus groups.

Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma Support Group

Health - Lung cancer/Mesothelioma

Provides support and information for patients with mesothelioma and lung cancer and their carers. Lung Cancer specialist nurses facilitate.

Maternity Services Liaison Committee

Health Specific:Maternity

Attended by user representatives, LSA and PCT commissioners, Health visitors, peer breast feeding supporters and Maternity staff (Midwives, Obstetrician, Paediatrician)

Older People's Liaison Group

Other - older peoples issues

Broad attendance from older peoples groups including Alzheimers, Age Uk, OCAY, Carers Centre, CYC, York CVS, LINk. Although the group is led by the Elderly Directorate the issues for older people are Trust wide.

Renal Patient and Carer Reference Group

Older People Carers Women Men Health - Nephrology - kidney disease


Stoma Care

Health - Stoma Care

Partners/Carers also invited.

Stroke Patient and Carer Group

Health - Stroke

Patient/Carer User Group. Raise public awareness of stroke. Suggest Ways to improve the service delivery. Advice on future Service Developments

Valuing People Health Group

Health - Learning Disabilities

CYC Group for Learning Disabilities with representation covering users, carers, providers.

York and District Cancer Partnership

Health Specific: Cancer

User of Cancer servies/Reps from 3rd Sector/Nhs/ Social Service Hospice aim to improve cancer care and User involvement.

York and District Pain Management Support Group

Patients/Supports Health Specific: Pain

Established to provide a community for people and their supporters suffering with long term pain that are or have been participants in the Pain Management Program or attend the Pain Management Clinic

York Breast Cancer Support Group

Women Health - Breast Cancer


York Coronary Support Group Trust

Patients/Carers/Health Specific: Heart patients

YCSGT has many additional social and sport groups and services, e.g exercise and swim classes and an art group

York Gynae Support

Women Health - Gynae Cancer

Informal gathering of ladies with gynae cancers. Meet in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere to share experiences.

York Limbless Support Group

Carers/Patients/Health Specific

Patient Lead and supported by the Amputee Service. Offer peer group Support.

York Orthopaedic Support Group

Patients/Health Specific: Ortho patients (particularly Joint Replacements)

Patient Centred group with talks, discussions and fund raising activities for the benefit of orthopaedic patients. (Meet at York Hospital Social Club).

York Prostate Support Group

Men Health - Prostate Cancer

Meetings in Cancer Care centre. Usually a variety of speakers.

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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.