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 Meet Our Governors - Selby

Ann Bolland

Ann wanted to become a governor to make a difference, especially since as a family they have had some negative experiences with medical treatment. She decided that instead of doing nothing, she wanted to be part of a change and as a Governor she has been party to some really positive changes. 

Ann is now on her second term as a governor and continues to be deeply involved with her portfolio

It is hard to summarise in so few words, but she feels that some of the highlights include:

  • Being on the Fairness Forum; 
  • promoting equally and reducing health inequalities. 
  • Engagement with Dementia Services, 
  • Human Resources, 
  • Patient Experience Team, 
  • Safeguarding Teams for adults with learning difficulties, Visual Impairment Teams, Fairness Champions and LGBT Network. 
  • Being a member of the Nominations and Remunerations committee; involved in policy forming regarding appointments and salaries of the Chair and Non-Executive Directors.
  • Involvement in Constitutional Review
  • Involvement in Community Service Group including development of the Selby and Malton Hubs
  • Having input into the Food and Drink Strategy
  • Attending Ellerby’s opening, York Hospital’s improved restaurant
  • Involvement in Listening Week; recording opinions and experiences from staff, carers, volunteers and patients
  • Attending the National Governors Forum in London
  • Attending the wonderful AVS team’s Christmas Party and Remembrance Service at Selby Hospital
  • Ann is now on her second term as a governor and continues to be deeply involved with her portfolio

Roland Chilvers

Having spent time in York Hospital as a patient Roland feels he has insight of both sides, the patients and the staff on the wards. He is now retired but was a self-employed farmer at Hemingbrough.  Roland feels he now has the time to commit to take on the challenge of being a Governor

Roland is a trustee of a local charity and has also been a Parish Councilor for many years. In the past he has raised funds for British Heart Foundation, Yorkshire Cancer Centre, Macmillan Cancer Support ‘York’, and Ciic Sergeant helping children with Cancer.

For many years He has also supplied historic photographs to the Selby Times and Selby Post and currently gives historical talks to local groups and writes local history books which he donates to local groups. Because of this voluntary work Roland feels he fully understands the financial commitment in balancing the books.




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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.