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Scarborough Hospital

In 1936 Scarborough Hospital was built at a cost of £135,000. It officially opened its doors on Sunday 23 October by H.R.H the Duke of Kent.

In 1948 the NHS was formed. The Leeds Regional Hospital Board, was also established which together with the Scarborough, Bridlington, Malton and Whitby Group managed Scarborough Hospital alongside 13 other local hospitals.

Long term development of local healthcare services were made at national level and in 1986 this came to fruition as a new extension to Scarborough Hospital was approved, opening in 1988.

Scarborough and North East Yorkshire Healthcare NHS Trust was established in April 1992.

Recent developments include a new Women’s Unit and Midwifery-Led Unit, new Radiology Department, Gastroenterology Department, refurbishment of A&E and Maple Ward a new surgical ward.

In July 2012, Scarborough Hospital and Scarborough and North East Yorkshire Healthcare NHS Trust became part of York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Visiting times

All Wards 1pm –8pm


*subject to the discretion of the nurse in charge


Hawthorn Ward (Maternity)
9am - 9pm one birth partner and siblings.
Any other visitor can visit 1pm - 8.00pm.
No children under the age of 12 unless they are siblings of the baby.
Visitors are restricted to 2 per bed in addition to partners.

Contact details

Woodlands Drive
Scarborough
North Yorkshire
YO12 6QL


T: (01723) 368111
F: (01723) 342581

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We are asking visitors to help us protect patients from highly contagious winter infections by not visiting friends and relatives in hospital when you have been unwell or in close contact with someone with flu or norovirus.

We are experiencing a high level of norovirus and flu in our hospitals, which has resulted in the closure of wards and bays in order to stop the spread.  Closing wards can help to contain the viruses but visitors can play a huge part and we would ask you to think carefully before paying any non-essential visits at this time.

While viruses are active year-round, winter is a prime time for norovirus, colds and influenza, commonly known as flu.  These infections are highly contagious, so when they are brought into a hospital environment they can easily spread to staff and vulnerable hospital patients.

Norovirus, which causes diarrhoea and vomiting, is one of the most common stomach bugs in the UK.  It's also called the ‘winter vomiting bug’ because it's more common in winter, although you can catch it at any time of the year.  Norovirus can be very unpleasant but it usually clears up by itself in a few days.

Flu is a common infectious viral illness spread by coughs and sneezes.  It is a major killer of vulnerable people.  People aged 65 and over and people with long-term health conditions, including diabetes and kidney disease, are particularly at risk.  If you have flu, please stay away until you are better.  The virus is highly infectious and outbreaks can happen quickly.

Please stay away if you have signs or symptoms of either virus, and do not visit until you have been clear of symptoms for at least 48 hours.  If symptoms persist (more than 48 hours), the advice is to phone your GP or NHS 111.