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Planned Care

Day Unit and Extended Stay Area

Many of our planned minor procedures are done on a day case basis and you won’t need to stay in hospital overnight. Sometimes, it may be necessary for your stay in hospital a little longer so that we can monitor your recovery and you will stay on the Extended Stay Area ward next to the Day Unit. When you are booked for surgery, the waiting list department will let you know where you will be staying after your surgery.

Ward 27

If you are having major surgery, this is the ward that you attend in the morning before your planned surgery. You will get ready for your surgery here. The orthopaedic surgeon and the anaesthetist will also see you here before your surgery. You will go to the operating theatre for your surgery from this ward.

Ward 29

This is the orthopaedic ward for planned major orthopaedic surgery, and you will return here after your operation. Only orthopaedic surgical patients who have been tested and cleared for MRSA infection can stay on the ward. The ward is staffed with doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and pharmacists who are all specialists in planned orthopaedic care and who work to get you mobilised and safely home as quickly as possible. 


Trauma Care

Ward 28

This is our ward for trauma surgery following an accident or fall. Our ward staff are trained to assist patients who may be unable to fully mobilise after injury. 

Ward 25

Older patients who have fallen and fractured their hip or leg bones stay on Ward 25. They are admitted under the care of a Consultant in Elderly medicine, however, the surgery to repair their hip fracture is done by an orthopaedic surgeon.


Outpatient Department

Our outpatient department is located next to the Emergency Department at the front of the hospital and you access the clinic through the ED entrance.

Many of our outpatient clinics and fracture clinics take place here and the waiting area is often busy. Wheelchairs are available to use in our multi-storey car park and you can also arrange to be dropped off outside the clinic.

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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 https://bit.ly/39ANleP


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.