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York Hospital

How do I organise transport to and from hospital?

If your reason for going to hospital is not an emergency, you'll normally be expected to make your own way there.  However, some people are eligible for non-emergency patient transport services (PTS).  In this area the service is provided by Yorkshire Ambulance Service.  To find out if you are eligible and to find out more, visit the Patient Transport Service website.

You may be able to claim a refund for the cost of your transport to hospital through the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS).  Visit Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS) for more information on who is eligible, what the conditions are and how you can access the scheme.

For more information on all of the above visit the 'How do I organise transport to and from hospital?' page.

Park and Ride

The ‘Hospital Bus’ from Rawcliffe Bar Park and Ride drops visitors off on site, just a few steps away from the main entrance.  The bus also calls at several stops on route.

The service operates every 20 minutes between 06.00am and 8:30pm, Monday to Friday.  Standard park and ride prices apply, with concessions for NHS staff.

Rawcliffe Bar P&R site closes at 11pm. There is no overnight parking and fines are in operation.  If you can not get back to your vehicle in time please call the hospital switchboard on 01904 631313 and they will be put through to the site manager who will ensure your vehicle is noted and exempt.

For further information about the service visit their website.

Bus services

Services, provided by several bus companies, have stops within a short walking distance of the hospital.

Most services are provided by First.  For services and times visit their website or download the First Bus app.

To access a comprehensive public transport journey planner visit Traveline.

York Wheels

If you are elderly or have a disability, York Wheels offer door to door transport by car or mini bus for a reasonable price.  The mini bus has a lift for wheelchair users.  To book your journey call 01904 630080 or visit York Wheels.


Medibus services provide residents of East Riding of Yorkshire with transport from their front door to local hospitals, doctors' surgeries, clinics and dentists.  Residents of the Pocklington area needing to get to York Hospital as a patient or visitor can use this service.

All the vehicles used on the service are wheelchair accessible.

To book a journey call 03456 445959, 8.30am-4.00pm, Monday to Friday.  Alternatively, you can email the details of the journey you require, including your contact details

Car parking at York Hospital

There is a large multi-storey car park at York Hospital.

Visitors are required to pay for parking at York Hospital between 7.30am and 8.00pm.  The car park operates on a barrier/pay on exit system and payments can be made by cash or card.  Current car parking charges are:

  • 0-1 hrs £2.20
  • 1-2 hrs £4.40
  • 2-3 hrs £6.60
  • 3-4 hrs £8.80
  • 4-5 hrs £9.90
  • 5 hrs+ £9.90

Blue Badge holder parking is permitted free of charge in designated blue badge holder parking areas or in the multi-storey car park.  There is also 50 spaces available, the majority of which can be found in front of the main hospital entrance.  You reach these spaces via the main entrance on Wigginton Road.

For further details about accessible parking to help you plan your visit to York Hospital click here.

There is free parking for 20 minute drop off bays in the emergency department.

The Trust offers a number of concessions to visitors and patients who attend the hospital regularly or for long periods of time. To obtain any of these concessions please see Ward or Unit staff. To download our patient information leaflet on concessions click here.

Please note: We have limited car park space on site which can result in long queues and delayed journeys.  During Monday – Friday the busiest periods are:

  • Morning: 10:00hrs - 11:00hrs
  • Afternoon: 13:00hrs – 15:00hrs

Please plan ahead and, if possible, consider using alternative transport options such as the York Hospital Park and Ride bus (details above).  We also have substantial cycle parking facilities close to the main entrance, with many cycle routes offering direct access to the hospital site.  More details are available here:

Visiting other hospitals

For detailed information about getting to and from one of our hospitals, click on a link below:

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.