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Nursing at Scarborough Hospital

Small location, big opportunities to grow...

Why you should join our nursing team at Scarborough

Scarborough is one of our smaller hospitals but with a real feeling of community, where all our staff clearly want to do the best for patients. Even though Scarborough is one of our smaller hospitals, it doesn't mean that you won't have amazing opportunities in your nursing career. With fantastic preceptorships for newly qualified nurses, flexible supervisory practice periods and opportunities to choose the area you want to work in, our nursing staff are valued and supported at all stages of their career.

We offer a wide range of fantastic benefits which include a choice of either a bike, a year’s gym membership, a local annual bus travel pass - all of which are funded by the Trust. We also offer support to those who are relocating to Scarborough. Please contact us to find out more about the amazing benefits we offer you as a nurse joining our friendly team at Scarborough. 

We understand everyone has individual needs, and that work life balance creates a healthier and more positive team. Therefore, we want to assure you that we are willing to consider your working requests and would be happy to discuss these with you at your interview.


Harriet Lynch, Matron

"There is such a community feeling about this hospital, and it is so friendly.  I always feel that people work really hard here but they are cheerful about it, they clearly want to do the best for patients whatever their role".

Emma Brady, Senior Sister

"I love the pace of life in Scarborough; much more gentle than the fast pace of city life. New staff that come to our hospital talk about how friendly it is, how everybody says hello to everybody in the corridors and how helpful everybody is".


We live and work in one of the most beautiful places in the country. There's something for everyone, extremely competitive house prices and rentals and some outstanding schools, colleges and Coventry University campus. The recently completed multi-million pound sports village development provides a wide range of activities and clubs for health and fitness, as does our new rugby club. If it's the great outdoors you want, take your pick from coast, forest or moorland, all are on our doorstep.  If it's culture, we have the Stephen Joseph Theatre where many world premieres are held, and Europe's largest open air concert theatre which attracts international stars. Follow this up with food and drink from one of our local independent venues. Why not award winning fish and chips on the seafront?

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To find out further information about Nursing at Scarborough Hospital 

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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

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.