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Lottery Rules

  1. The lottery is run as a small society lottery under the terms of the Gambling Act 2005.The Trust through appropriate mechanisms regulates the conduct of the Lottery.
  2. Entry to the Lottery is limited to the members of staff employed by the York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust & LLP (Estates Management) who are aged 16 and over. Membership is not transferable to any other person.
  3. Payment of entry fees can only be made by a direct deduction from salary. If you are employee's on a bank contract (weekly or monthly paid) it is your responsibility to set up a standing order. You will need to set up a standing order with your bank to pay for your number/s. The standing order is to be made payable to: 'YORK TEACH HOSP NHS FT' Sort Code 60-70-80 Account Number 10007652.Each number is £2 per month. Please set up standing orders to be paid on the 25th of the month and use reference 'SL/Assignment no'
  4. No prize shall be paid or delivered by the promoters to any person other than the person to whom the winning number was allocated.
  5. Members may join or leave the scheme at any time. Joining will be effected by completing an application including a signed authority to deduct the appropriate amount from salary. Joining can also be done online. Withdrawal will be by one month's written notification to the promoter, or on ceasing to be employed by the Trust.
  6. Draws will be held monthly on the third Tuesday of each month. Two members of staff from the lottery administration team will undertake each draw in the presence of an independent witness. Each Draw will be performed by a random number generator.
  7. At each draw the appropriate number of winning numbers will be drawn and allocated to the prizes available in descending order of prize value. No number will be eligible for more than one prize in each monthly draw.
  8. Prize money will only be paid in the form of a cheque in the name of the person to whom the winning chance number was allocated.
  9. If any subscription is not received on the date it falls due, the relevant number will be immediately suspended from the draw until subscriptions recommence. After three months numbers will be withdrawn and you will need to reapply.
  10. All winners will be notified by either email or letter, in addition posters indicating the winning numbers and department will be placed on notice boards intranet & social media.
  11. The whole proceeds after deduction of relevant expenses, will be devoted to:
  12. a) The provision of prizes
  13. b) Staff benefits in the Trust
  14. The value of prizes will be maintained as close to 50% of annual takings as is possible.
  15. Chances will cost £2 each per month. Members may purchase up to 10 chances.
  16. The Lottery committee may vary the entry fee at any time provided that they notify the members at least one month in advance and that the value of prizes is maintained as close to 50% of annual taking as is possible.
  17. All lottery entry fees are final and no refund will be made at any time. All members acknowledge that their payment of £2.00 per chance does not guarantee that they will win any prize.
  18. In the event of a dispute about the interpretation of the rules or conduct of the draw, the decision of the Trust shall be final.
  19. The promoter reserves the right to amend these rules at any time and will publish the amended rules.

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust                Date 1st January 2020

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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 https://bit.ly/39ANleP


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.