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Support within the community

The Trust works with charities to offer help and support to patients out in the community and we have a wide range of information available in the hospital for patients to take away after their visit.  Alternatively the details of the charities we work with are available below should you wish to enquire further.

York Blind And Partially Sighted Society (YBPSS)

YBPSS advocate, develop and provide, services and facilities which enable people who are blind or partially sighted, achieve independence with dignity, in all aspects of life and sectors of society. The can be found at:

York Blind and Partially Sighted Society
Rougier House
5 Rougier Street

Tel: 01904 636269

The Wilberforce Trust

The Wilberforce Trust provide high quality support, training and care services, and to create opportunities, for people with sight loss, including those with other disabilities. Their aim is to do this in a way which enhances the quality of life of those we work with. They can be found at:

Wilberforce Trust, Wilberforce House,
49 North Moor Road
YO32 9QN

Tel: 01904 760037

Scarborough Blind And Partially Sighted Society

The Scarborough blind and partially sighted society can be found at:

181-183 Dean Road
YO12 7JH

Tel: 01723 354417

Sight Support Ryedale

The charity Sight Support Ryedale can be found out:

39 Yorkersgate
YO17 7AA

Tel: 01653 698860

If you or the person you care for has extra needs please click here




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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.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and a high temperature, you are advised to stay at home for 7 days.

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.