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York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to investing Staff Lottery funds for staff. Our workforce continues to be our most vital resource. Maintaining and improving their health is crucial for delivering safe, high quality patient care.

Whether you want to start a physical activity such as running, swimming or join a fitness course or enhance your working environment, join a dancing class or pottery course, or need financial help to start a sports team, we have a funding stream that could help. Small annual grants are available from the Staff Lottery fund to make awards of between £25 and £100. 

Staff Benefits Grant

This grant offers staff the opportunity to request funding that will help towards enhancing the work environment. These would be items not normally provided through Trust budgets. The total amount for an individual grant is £25 and for a team grant is £50. The requested items will be purchased for you by Staff Benefits.


Sports Team Grant

This grant is available for staff to apply for as a team. If you want to start a new sport and organise a team or just want to join an existing team. The sports team must consist of at least 25% of staff employed by the Trust. Funding can be awarded for club fees, kit or equipment. The total amount for the team is £100 payable by cheque. A receipt must be provided with this form before the cheque will be issued.


Non Job Related Course Grant

This grant is available for staff who would like to take up a course outside of work. A reimbursement towards the course will be up to a maximum of £25. A receipt from the provider of the course must be attached to this form and the grant payment will be made through salary.


The Physical Activity Grant

This grant is to enable individual staff access to funds which will help towards the costs of starting a NEW physical activity such as running, walking, swimming, fitness classes, gyms & courses. Funding can be awarded for equipment or fees. The total amount for the individual is a maximum of £25. A receipt must be attached to this form and the grant payment will be made through salary. 


Weight Management Grant

This grant is available for an individual to join a weight management group such as Slimmingworld or any other group. The total amount for an individual is £25. The grant is there to cover a set course usually 6 weeks. A receipt must be attached to this form and the grant payment will be made through salary.


The following criteria will pertain to all funding requests:

  • You must be currently employed by York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Only one grant request in each category per financial year can be requested.
  • An application form must be completed for each grant.
  • The Staff Benefits committee has the right to refuse any request.
  • No items needing on-going maintenance to be requested.
  • No food items requests.
  • No electrical item requests.
  • No Display Screen Equipment requests.
  • Annual maximum budget for each grant.
  • Fitness monitors such as Fitbits will not be funded.
  • Where a receipt is required it must be dated in the month you apply for the grant.

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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.