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Collaborations with York St John University

The Arts Team have worked closely with York St John University's Music Department since 2010, linking with students to provide musical interactions for patients, staff and visitors within York Hospital.

Pop-Up Performance 2018 - 2019

Beth Crosland, Aaron Soon


"As Pop-Up Performance Volunteers we work with our fellow music students to provide performances in the main entrance of York Hospital.  This opportunity compliments our Community Music module at university, providing the perfect platform for learning and experience within the community.   Alongside this, we’re also able to fundraise for York Teaching Hospital Charity, raising funds to support staff in making the hospital experience the best it can be for all who visit and stay there.”

– Aaron Soon & Beth Crosland


Music Wednesdays 2017 - 2018

Emily Tindall, Wayne Dawson



"I’m really excited about my role as Music Wednesdays Coordinator.  Bringing community music into the hospital setting is a wonderful opportunity, allowing me to enhance my skills as a musician whilst making positive changes to this challenging environment.”

– Emily Tindall


Music Wednesdays 2016 - 2017

Ellis Walsh, Millie Saunders, Emily Tindall

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“It's thrilling to have been selected for this role as we're both passionate about music and love to see the positive effects it can have on people.  We're really excited to give fellow music students the chance to come and play at the hospital, sharing their incredible talents and experiencing the effect.  Working within the community is a great interest to us both; this hospital collaboration is a wonderful opportunity to explore this further.”

– Ellis Walsh & Millie Saunders


Music Wednesdays 2015 - 2016

Nathan O'Grady, Liam Cooke



"We are an acoustic duo who began performing together in our second year at York St John University. We’re passionate, proud musicians with a strong interest in community music.  We truly appreciate the difference music can make to a person’s life and feel privileged to share the skills of our fellow students with York Hospital, where we know this work is respected and of significant benefit."

– Nathan O'Grady & Liam Cooke

Music Wednesdays 2014 - 2015

Jennie Schofield, Eilish Jennison, Helen Mills



“As Music Wednesdays coordinator’s we have the opportunity to share music with staff, patients and visitors within York hospital. This is such a rewarding experience that we believe is an aid to recovery.  Being in hospital can be worrying, stressful and upsetting; it’s such a joy to see patients smile when they hear our music, often striking up conversations about their own musical experiences and commenting on the positive impact we have on the hospital environment.”

- Jennie Schofield, Eilish Jennison & Helen Mills



"I really enjoyed performing in the hospital, it was a completely new experience for me and I gained a lot of satisfaction and encouragement from it. It's lovely to realise the difference music can make to people."  

- Second Year Music Student after playing on the Stroke Rehab Unit


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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.