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Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat)

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Our ENT Department provide comprehensive and specialised care covering both medical and surgical conditions related not just to the ear, nose and throat, but also other areas in the head and neck region.

We deal with all aspects of ENT from minor procedures, emergency services to major complex head and neck surgery for patients with cancer.

The ENT department provides elective and emergency services for ear, nose, and throat (ENT) surgery.

Operations are carried out at:

  • York Hospital
  • Harrogate Hospital
  • Scarborough Hospital
  • Bridlington Hospital (day case)

Emergency admissions are to York Hospital.  Scarborough Hospital also provides specialist cover for ENT emergencies, Monday to Friday between 9-5. Outside these hours and during weekends and holidays, emergency specialist cover is provided by York Hospital.

General outpatient clinics are held at:

  • York
  • Harrogate 
  • Scarborough
  • Bridlington
  • Whitby
  • Selby
  • Thirsk
  • Ripon
  • Pocklington
  • Malton

Specialised clinics for voice/dysphagia, balance, thyroid oncology, neck lump, head and neck oncology, and nurse-led ear clinic, are located at York Hospital.

Meet the Team

Dr Zararna Nelson-MoonClinical Director 
 Michael BewellDirectorate Manager  
 Paul MayorDeputy Directorate Manager 
 Katrina SwiresMatron 
Crystal Welbourn
Service Manager  
Michelle Wood
Directorate Secretary  

Where to find us at York Hospital

The Consultants and secretaries offices and the outpatient clinics are located in the Head and Neck Unit, at the north end of the hospital, above Ellerby's restaurant. Our adult patients are on Ward G1and on the Extended Stay Day Surgery Ward. Our paediatric patients are on Ward 17.

Contact Us 

Department Telephone
Ward G1 York Hospital01904 726001 
Head and Neck Reception York Hospital 

01904 726400

Audiology Department York Hospital01904 726741 
Speech and Language Therapy Department York Hospital 01904 726208
ENT Department Secretaries (Scarborough Hospital)


01723 342081

01723 342638 

Meet the team (York)

Name  Special Interest  Contact Details  
Mr Seamus PhillipsVoice and laser treatment of the larynx, sinus surgery and rhinoplastysecretary: 01904 725611
Mr Andreas NicolaidesThyroid surgery, balance, head and neck oncology, and laser treatment of laryngeal cancersecretary: 01904 726598
Mr Gerry ReillyBalance, mastoid surgery, stapedectomy and ossiculoplasty, insertion of BAHA (bone anchored hearing aids), and paediatric otologysecretary: 01904 725611
Mr Andrew CoatesworthHead and neck oncology, thyroid surgery, otology and researchsecretary: 01904 726598
Mr Alastair MaceEar disease, hearing loss and balance. Sinus surgery, rhinoplasty and voicesecretary: 01904 726562
Mr Mohamed Benamer General ENT, rhinology 
Mr Nasser AyoubiGeneral ENT, rhinology, voice 
Mr Mohamed HammedGeneral ENT 
Mr Assem ShayahGeneral ENT, balance, voice 

Meet the team (Scarborough)

  Name Title  Special Interest 
Mr F Agada ENT Consultant 
Mr R Abdel-Sayed Staff Grade  
Dr T Lwin Consultant community paediatrician Paediatric hearing problems
Mrs K IleyHead of the Audiology Services  
Ms A. ElliottHead of the Speech and Language Services  
 Ms V BirchPrincipal Speech and Language therapist at Scarborough Hospital   

Patient Information Leaflets

You can access leaflets from the ENT UK website by following this link

Useful websites

Recommended Literature

Here you can find a link to a list of recomended literature.

GP Referral Guidelines (Scarborough)

GP Referral Guidelines

The ENT department provides elective and emergency services for ear, nose, and throat (ENT) surgery.


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