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The York Hospital

Meet the Chaplaincy Team

  • Revd Rachel Bailes (Church of England) Lead Trust Chaplain, full time
  • Revd Louise Grosberg (Methodist) Chaplain, full time
  • Sr MaryLuke (RC Chaplain) part time
  • A team of RC Priests are available ‘on call’ via Switchboard for urgent referrals
  • Mrs Gillian Eweis (Church of England) sessional
  • Moulana Abid Salik - will provide Muslim support on request
  • The team is also supported by a number of Chaplaincy volunteer visitors

The Chapel of Christ the Healer

The Chapel is situated on the ‘main street’ within the hospital (near Junction 5) It is always open for prayer and is a place to find peace and quiet.

There is a 'prayer tree' situated in the Chapel on which you are invited to place a prayer request.

Referral forms are also available in the Chapel, which can be posted at the chaplaincy office, if you or someone you are visiting would like contact with the chaplaincy.

Prayer space/quiet space

The prayer space is adjacent to the Chapel. This can be used for prayer, quiet and reflection.

We have prayer mats and prayer books available for those of the Muslim, Sikh and Baha'i faiths. There is also a portable Hindu mandir.

Muslim Friday prayers are held at 1.30pm.

Chapel services

  • Morning Prayer - daily
  • Sundays 11.00am - Holy Communion

All are welcome at every service.

Patients can be escorted to the chapel/prayer room/quiet space by members of the Chaplaincy team, with ward staff permission.

Whilst in hospital, if you would like a visit from the Chaplaincy team, or to  receive Holy Communion on the wards, please let the staff know and they will contact the Chaplaincy team.


We always welcome referrals of anyone who would appreciate support during their time in hospital. To refer someone to the chaplaincy department, telephone the main office or if your call is urgent, contact the main switchboard on 01904 631313, they will contact the appropriate person. If your referral relates to a patient at York Hospital please ensure that you mention 'York Hospital.'

How to contact a chaplain

Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of any help at any time.

Name  Telephone  Email 
The Revd Rachel Bailes 01904 725579 (voicemail 24 hours)
The Revd Louise Grosberg 01904 725678 (voicemail 24 hours)

Out of hours

5pm - 9am
Mon - Fri & Sun
Saturday all day & Bank Holidays

Contact the on call duty Chaplain via switchboard on 01904 631313.



To write to us:

The Chaplaincy Department
York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Wigginton Road
YO31 8HE

Visiting times

All wards 1pm – 8pm

*subject to the discretion of the nurse in charge

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Contact details

Wigginton Road
YO31 8HE

T: (01904) 631313
F: (01904) 631314

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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.