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Membership

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has more than 10,000 members who provide a voice on how their local hospital is run. Membership is an opportunity to support and participate in this. It is also an opportunity to contribute to and influence future plans and service developments.

Benefits of being a member

Becoming a member of our Trust is completely free and additional benefits include:

  • receiving the members newsletter 'Membership Matters'
  • updates and invitations to get involved in events
  • receive exclusive NHS discounts
  • attendance at 'Members Only' events
  • opportunities to stand as a Governor for your local area

To become a member click here.

To download a map of our Trust's catchment area click here.


Member events

We have recently launched events exclusive to our members, click here for the latest events.

Members' newsletter

Read our latest news for members here.

Members' Survey 2020

As a member of the Trust you can voice your opinion on local services and future developments, attend special events, stand as a governor and receive special members’ discounts. With this in mind, every couple of years we ask you to complete a survey to help develop our future plans. I would be grateful if you could take a few minutes of your time to complete our short survey by following the link below. 

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/L36BW5R

Patient Representatives Needed!

Every NHS patient should be cared for with compassion and dignity in a clean, safe environment. Where standards fall short they need to be reported so they can be improved.  PLACE assessments take place each year and it is your opportunity to get involved as a Patient Assessor to help drive improvements in the care environment. 

You will receive training to carry out the assessment. Travel and parking expenses will be refunded back to you and you will be provided with refreshments throughout the day and lunch where available.

For further information please click here.

To join our Assessment Team please click here.

Contact

Any members wishing to contact the Trust can do so by emailing membership@york.nhs.uk


Update your details

We would like members to opt in to receive updates by email.  We no longer send updates to members by post.  To this end please contact us and give us your email address so we can keep in touch by emailing membership@york.nhs.uk

Click here to become a member of our Trust

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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.