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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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Visiting update

To protect our patients, staff, visitors and the community, we are again restricting visitors to all our hospitals sites so please read our latest guidance for full details before coming to our hospitals.

The decision to restrict visitors during this time has been very difficult and made only after careful consideration as we witness wider social restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in light of the highly transmissible OMICRON variant.  The guidance will be reviewed regularly.