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Nursing at York Hospital 


A city with a historical past -  A nursing career with a promising future

Why you should join our nursing team at York

As a large acute hospital situated in the heart of the beautiful historical city of York, we offer great opportunities for progression in your nursing career. We offer a fantastic preceptorship for our newly qualified nurses and supportive supervisory practice at the start of your nursing career. We also offer our nursing staff the opportunity to get exposure across different specialities through a simple internal transfer process. Our nursing staff are valued and supported at all stages in their career, so if you are looking to start your career in nursing, or looking for a new nursing role why not join our friendly and supportive nursing team here at York

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 review your working requests and would be happy to discuss these with you at your interview. 


Alice Hunter, Matron

‘I moved to York from London, I really enjoy the calm, friendly city away from the hustle and bustle of London life. York Teaching Hospital although smaller in comparison to some other hospitals has a great community feel where staff are friendly and know one another’ 

Tracy Means, Deputy Head of Nursing

‘I moved to York Teaching Hospital to gain promotion, I have found everyone to be so welcoming and supportive. It can be very busy both in the hospital and the community environment, but everyone wants to provide exceptional care and so go above and beyond in order to do this, and always with a smile on their face.’


Months after being named as the best place to live in the UK by the Sunday Times, a new poll completed in August 2018 revealed York is the country's favourite city; it's rich in culture and heritage. The historic city is renowned for its beautiful architecture. You will never be short of something to do in this vibrant modern city, with a huge range of restaurants and bars, with a colourful and varied nightlife which offers something for all ages. At 105 square miles, this compact city is half the size as Leeds. York is less than 2 hours by train from London and two and a half from Edinburgh. It's the UK’s first “Gigabit City”,offering broadband speeds of up to 1Gbps (one gigabit, or 1,000 megabits, per second). There’s free citywide superfast Wi-Fi

York continues to grow its facilities for the public including the York Community Stadium which has the one of the largest IMAX cinemas in the UK and provides a unique combination of sporting, health and educational facilities.North Yorkshire is also consistently found to be the safest area in England, with the lowest crime rate.  For all York’s cutting-edge cool, it’s still regularly voted one of the friendliest cities in the UK. 

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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.