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We have operating theatres at York, Scarborough and Bridlington Hospitals providing inpatient and day case surgery.

We perform several different types of operations in our inpatient and day surgery theatres covering the following specialities:

  • Orthopaedics and Trauma
  • Gynaecology and Urology
  • Head and Neck
  • General Surgery
  • Opthalmology

The Teams

Each speciality is split into teams with a Team Leader, Sisters, Staff Nurses and Health Care Assistants. The nursing team is supported by Operating Department Practitioners. The support team includes dedicated theatre porters, a storeperson and a Patient Services Assistant.

There are two Matrons Katie Holgate (York) and Tracey Wright (Scarborough and Bridlington).

York Hospital

At York Hospital there are 18 operating theatres situated in the main theatre suite and on the Day Unit. There are also two Post-Anaesthetic Care Units (PACUs).

Ophthalmic Surgery is performed in two dedicated Ophthalmic Theatres which are situated in the Ophthalmology Department. Please click here to visit this area.

York Hospital also has the following teams:

  • PACU (Post-Anaesthetic Care Unit)
  • Anaesthetic Support Team
  • Emergency Theatre Team

Scarborough Hospital

There are five theatres at Scarborough Hospital situated on the main first floor corridor.

Bridlington Hospital

There are two theatres at Bridlington Hospital, situated on the first floor corridor, and development is currently taking place to move planned orthopeadic surgery from Scarborough Hospital to Bridlington.  


Read about our Anaesthetics services here.

To contact any of the Consultant Anaesthetists at York Hospital, please telephone the Anaesthetic Office Admin Team on 01904 725398 or 725399.

Having an operation?

You can read more about having an operation on the NHS Choices website.

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