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Meet the Chaplaincy Team

  • Revd Chris Hayes (Church of England) Chaplain, full time 
  • A team of Chaplaincy volunteers visit the wards regularly
  • A small team of Bank Chaplains support the out of hours on-call

The Chapel

The Chapel, Chaplains’ Office and Quiet Room are situated on the ground floor of the hospital.  Opening hours for the Chapel are between 7.30am and 6pm. 

The Chapel is locked overnight for security reasons.  However, access to the Chapel is possible outside opening hours via the porters who can be contacted through the main switchboard (01723) 368111.

Patients are welcome to receive Holy Communion on the ward on Sunday, or at other times.


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 (01723) 368111, they will contact the appropriate person.

If your referral relates to a patient at Scarborough or Bridlington Hospital please ensure that you state 'Scarborough 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 Chris Hayes 01723 342500 (voicemail 24 hours)
Out of hours 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

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.

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Contact details

Woodlands Drive
North Yorkshire
YO12 6QL

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

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