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Heart Failure Specialist nurse team

There are several heart failure specialist nurses based across the Trust.

The specialist heart failure team are involved with the care of patients with heart failure in both the hospital and community settings, from the time of diagnosis of this condition.

There are two full-time and one part-time heart failure specialist nurses covering the community of Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale and providing in-reach support to Scarborough Hospital.

Services are provided at:

  • Scarborough General Hospital
  • Whitby Community Hospital
  • Malton Community Hospital
  • All GP surgeries in Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale
  • Out in the community

There are also five heart failure specialist nurses, one full-time and four part-time, covering the community of York and Selby providing support to patients, GPs and York Hospital.

Services are provided at:

  • York Hospital
  • Selby War Memorial Hospital
  • Malton Community Hospital
  • Clinics at GP surgeries; Easingwold, Haxby, Clementhorpe, Clifton and Acomb


Referrals are accepted from cardiologists, GPs, district or practice nurses.

Once a referral is received the team will telephone the patient to make the appointment.  Nurses can visit patients in their home or invite them to a clinic setting of their choice.

Contact us

Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale
Beck House
3 West Parade Road
YO12 5ED

For more information contact Angela Garton, Secretary, 01723 342144.

York and Selby
Clementhorpe Health Centre
Cherry Street
YO23 1AP

For more information contact Wendy Purvis, Administrator, via Single Point of Access on 01904 721200.

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The specialist heart failure team are involved with the care of patients with heart failure in both the hospital and community settings, from the time of diagnosis of this condition.




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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.

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Please do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP practice.

If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home.  After 14 days, anyone you live with who does not have symptoms can return to their normal routine.

But, if anyone in your home gets symptoms, they should stay at home for 7 days from the day their symptoms start. Even if it means they're at home for longer than 14 days. The most up-to-date public guidance is always online at

If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.  Only call 111 direct if you are advised to do so by the online service or you cannot go online.