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Selby Hospital

The New Selby War Memorial Hospital was completed in 2011 however there has been a hospital on site since 1926.

Services from the old Selby War Memorial Hospital and Selby Raincliffe Street Clinic moved into the new hospital building in June 2011.

The new hospital was made possible thanks to Selby Community Project which was successful in securing a bid for Community Hospital Funding from the HM Treasury.

The hospital was built in partnership with North Yorkshire and York Primary Care NHS Trust and Selby District Council who also have their new Civic Centre offices on the same site.

The building was built to a high level of sustainability and is HTM/HDM compliant. As well as being naturally ventilated it features a combined heat and power system, solar panels, low flush water systems and low energy lightbulbs.

The hospital has a garden wander walk for patients, visitors and staff which includes seating, picnic benches and art sculptures.

Inside the new hospital are many pieces of original artworks by local artists and community groups, as well as a display of photographs of the locality by a local camera club.

There has been a long tradition of voluntary provision of public health facilities in Selby, starting with the Brooke Dispensary in March 1875. After the First World War it was decided to build a new hospital as a fitting War Memorial and an appeal for funds was launched. By 1925 the sum of £10,000 had been raised or promised and land was bought on Doncaster Road for £2,000.

HRH Princess Mary laid the Foundation Stone in 1926, and on 4 October 1927 Selby War Memorial Hospital was formally opened by Rt. Hon. Viscount Lascelles.

The art sculpture commissioned for the centre of the site of the new hospital depicts a 1927 old penny, representing the public subscriptions which enabled the building of the original hospital.

Artefacts from the old hospital have been transferred and located within the new hospital (including the original wrought iron sign, foundation and dedication stones and donation boards).

Visiting times

1pm - 7.30pm

*subject to the discretion of the nurse in charge

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Contact details

Doncaster Road
North Yorkshire

T: (01904) 724300
F: (01904) 721311

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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.