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York Teaching Hospital Charity, caring for your local hospitals from York to the Yorkshire Coast

With your help we can fund the extras to improve your healthcare facilities above and beyond the NHS making patients feel better.  We support staff in our hospitals to make the hospital experience the best it can be for all who visit and stay there. 

York Teaching Hospital Charity supports the work of:


Meet the dedicated fundraising team at York Teaching Hospital Charity:

Rachel Brook, Fundraising Manager

Rachel joined the team in May 2019 to cover maternity leave. Rachel has 10 years' personal fundraising experience and holds a strong commercial background of 20 years. 

Rachel is responsible for overseeing all fundraising activity within the York Teaching Hospital Charity. She is passionate about fundraising and hopes to continue to develop and build on York Teaching Hospital Charity's successes.

If you would like to contact Rachel Brook please call on 01904 721737 or email

Maya Liversidge, Community Fundraiser

Maya joined the team in October 2012 and has over 15 years of fundraising experience. She looks after our supporters, schools, nurseries and community groups who organise their own fundraising. Maya enjoys that no two days are the same and loves seeing the difference the money is making every day in our hospitals.

If your school or community group is interested in fundraising, please get in touch with Maya to say hello on 01723 236210 or email

Joe Fenton, Community Fundraiser

Joe joined the charity in November 2019 and has over 5 years of fundraising experience. He looks after our supporters, schools, local businesses and community groups who organise their own fundraising in the York and Selby region. Joe is looking forward to meeting supporters and learning about all the fantastic projects that have been funded as a result of their generosity.

If you are interested in fundraising in York or Selby, please get in touch with Joe on 01904 721755 or email

Emma Dunnill, Fundraising Assistant

Emma joined the team in April 2019 and comes from a customer service and business background with a Business Management BSc (Hons). Emma is hoping to use the skills learned to further her fundraising experience and help with building York Teaching Hospital Charity to further success.

Emma is the first point of contact within the Fundraising Team and is based at the York Office. If you have any queries about Fundraising or York Teaching Hospital Charity’s work then please get in touch by calling 01904 724521 or email


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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.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and a high temperature, you are advised to stay at home for 7 days.

Please do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP practice.

If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home.  After 14 days, anyone you live with who does not have symptoms can return to their normal routine.

But, if anyone in your home gets symptoms, they should stay at home for 7 days from the day their symptoms start. Even if it means they're at home for longer than 14 days. The most up-to-date public guidance is always online at

If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.  Only call 111 direct if you are advised to do so by the online service or you cannot go online.