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The York Hospital

Shops and Restaurants

The following retail outlets are situated within York Hospital.

Ellerby's Restaurant

Ellerby's Restaurant is situated at the end of York Hospital main corridor and provides a catering service for staff and visitors. A variety of food and drinks are available with home cooked food, deli sandwiches, a jacket potato bar, all day fruit and yoghurt bar, a salad bar and Barista style coffee all served within the opening hours. Outside of the opening hours hot and colds meals and snacks are available from the vending machines inside the restaurant.

The opening hours are:

Days   Opens Closes 
 Monday to Friday  7am  6pm
 Saturday  9am  4pm
 Sunday  9am  4pm

Costa Coffee Shop

Situated in the main foyer, the cafe has a comfortable seating area and sells hot and cold snacks, cakes and a variety of coffees.

The opening hours are:

Days  Opens   Closes 
Monday to Friday 7am 8pm 
Saturday 9am  7pm 
Sunday  10am  7pm 

Amigo store

Newspapers, magazines, cards, sandwiches, drinks, confectionery, toiletries, stationery, gifts, lottery tickets and postage stamps can all be purchased in the shop.

The opening hours are:

Days  Opens   Closes 
Monday to Friday 7am 7.30pm 
Saturday 9am  5pm 
Sunday  10am  5pm 

Lloyds Pharmacy

The pharmacy, which is located in the hospital's main entrance, supports outpatients and emergency department patients who need medicines to take away following their consultation.

They also sell a range of over the counter medicines and toiletries.

The opening hours are:

Days  Open   Closes 
Monday to Friday 8.00am 8.00pm
Saturday 9.00am  5.15pm 
Sunday and Bank Holidays 10.00am 4.00pm 

York Against Cancer Gift Shop

Greeting cards, gifts, ceramics and toys on sale with 100% of the profits going to the charity. The shop is open from 10am until 4pm Monday to Friday.

Cash machine

A cash machine is located in the main reception area of York Hospital.


A post box is located at the entrance to York Hospital and the last collection is made at 4pm on weekdays and 12pm on Saturdays.


Are located in the main entrance and at various locations throughout the hospital.

Entertainment: Hospedia

Hospedia provides communication services to patients at York Hospital  via bedside systems.

Hospedia is dedicated to making people's stay in hospital easier by providing some of the entertainment and communication choices they enjoy at home.

Hospedia bedside consoles provide a personal phone and personal number and the patient can choose just when and what they want to watch on television.

To find out more visit Hospedia's website.

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.