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 Theatres

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.  

Anaesthetics

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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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.