This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more here. Hide this message

Work with us

Ben - Senior Physiotherapist, Scarborough Hospital

“I qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2006. Two of my clinical placements I completed as part of my undergraduate training were at Scarborough Hospital. During this time, I had such a positive insight into what it would be like working here, and it was at this point that I knew that this was where I wanted to start my Physiotherapy career.

“I started working at Scarborough Hospital in June 2008, and over the next 18 months I had rotations in all of the major physiotherapy specialities. Throughout this entire period, I had the opportunity of being able to work with a group of highly skilled and knowledgeable clinical physiotherapy staff, both qualified and non-qualified who helped to support, guide, mentor and shape me into a confident and competent Physiotherapist.

“In January 2011 I was promoted to a rotational Band 6 position and I did this for the next 4 years. However, deep down I knew that I wanted to specialise in critical care, and in September 2014 I was successfully appointed into another Band 6 physiotherapy post on the Intensive Care Unit and Surgical Wards at Scarborough Hospital. I continued to do this until October 2015. I have just recently taken up the post of Band 7, Advanced Clinical Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapist, where I am Clinical Lead for Acute Respiratory Physiotherapy Services for York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

“Apart from the people and the patients the other great thing about working in Scarborough Hospital is the local geographical area. We are very fortunate to live and work by the seaside, have easy access to the North Yorkshire Moors, Yorkshire Wolds and Dalby Forest and also good road and rail access to major cities. We really do have the best of both worlds living and working on the North East Yorkshire Coast.”

"I have just recently taken up the post of Band 7, Advanced Clinical Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapist"


A-Z of Services


Your Visit

Chinese Poland

View all languages >

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.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and a high temperature, you are advised to stay at home for 7 days.

Please do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP practice.

If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home.  After 14 days, anyone you live with who does not have symptoms can return to their normal routine.

But, if anyone in your home gets symptoms, they should stay at home for 7 days from the day their symptoms start. Even if it means they're at home for longer than 14 days. The most up-to-date public guidance is always online at

If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.  Only call 111 direct if you are advised to do so by the online service or you cannot go online.