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About us

Our Performance

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a large, complex and diverse organisation. 

We have tight monitoring systems in place to make sure we consistently meet all the national performance targets set by the Care Quality Commission (England's healthcare watchdog), as well as delivering a high quality and safe service to all our patients.

What does the Care Quality Commission (CQC) say about us?

All NHS bodies are subject to a number of external reviews to assess performance and the outcomes are made available to the public and other healthcare organisations. 

The Care Quality Commission carry out regular checks on our hospitals. The latest inspection of our hospitals showed that all essential standards are being met.

Our current rating is 'Requires Improvement'.  For more information and to read our latest report please click here to be taken to the CQC's website.

You can also see a summary of the CQC's latest inspections of our hospitals at the links below:

Quality audits and performance reports

We have an active programme of clinical audit. Clinical Audit is the process by which our own quality of care is compared with exemplar standards. Clinical audit is undertaken as part of our Clinical Governance framework to help us ensure that our hospitals and services are safe.  Details of our performance reports presented to the Trust Board will be available here.    

Consultant treatment outcomes

NHS England has begun the staged publication of mortality rates for individual hospital consultants in ten specialties, giving patients more information about their treatment, and helping the NHS drive up and maintain the quality of care.  You can access data for our trust here.  The data also can be seen on the NHS website.

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Our current rating is 'Requires Improvement'

Latest inspection: 18 June to 20 June and 16 July to 18 July 2019

Report published: 16 October 2019

For more information and to read our latest report please click here to be taken to the CQC's website.


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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

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.