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Back in April -May 2023, we conducted a survey asking staff how we can can improve what we offer though our Staff Benefit's package to accommodate an ever work environment. We had an amazing response, with some great ideas and comments fed back to us. As a result of this and to shout about the changes we're making our 'Your Said, We Did' campaign was born!

Keep up to date with the changes we're making and select the headlines below to read our 'You Said, We Did' for that heading. This is an ongoing project, as we still have hundred's of comments to address, so check back again soon for to see our latest 'You Said, We Did' actions.

Click the heading you want to read. Latest 'You Said, We Did' actions are towards the top of the page.

Bridlington Staff Shop

You requested a Staff Shop to be opened at Bridlington Hospital. Unfortunately Bridlington Hospital doesn't have enough staff to make opening a Staff Shop financially viable right now. As an alternative, we're thinking of bringing some cinema/ flamingo land tickets to our next event for staff to buy. Do you work at Bridlington Hospital? Let us know if you would be interested in this by emailing

March 24

Education Bursary

You asked for funding to complete courses to further your development and education. Did you know, this already exists through the Education Bursary award. This bursary is provided through the Education Bursary Team and funded by York and Scarborough Hospitals Charity. Applications for the bursary will be available again in the Spring and details will be shared on Staff Room.

Feb 2024

Finding new discounts and offers

You requested more discounts and offers for NHS staff. As a result, we are launching a new project which aims to expand our partner portfolio and get you more discounts and offers where we can. More information will be available soon, in the meantime if you know of a local business where you would like to see us try and negotiate an NHS offer or discount, please let us know by emailing

Feb 2024

Onsite Market Stalls

You asked for more independent, small businesses to come onsite and sell goods. As well as booking out The Hub in York and including more local businesses selling a variety of wares throughout the year, we are currently working on finding space at our other sites and introducing more local sellers elsewhere. This request is still ongoing, so watch this space and follow us on Facebook/ Instagram for regular updates. 

Jan 2024


You asked for a place where staff could recycle second hand items/ cloths and sell them/ give them away to other staff members in need. We relaunched YORbay, our dedicated place for staff to sell/ buy/ exchange items with other staff

Nov 2023

Christmas Markets

You requested the return of our fabulous Christmas Markets, which had been put on hold since 2020 due to Covid restrictions. We are now delighted to announce our Christmas Markets have returned!

Nov 2023

Community Sites Roadshow

You asked for community staff to be recognised by Staff Benefits after often missing out on fairs and giveaways held on our main sites. As a response, we created a community roadshow and visited over 20 community sites across Harrogate, Pickering, Scarborough, York, Hull and Easingwold to meet and greet our community staff, spread the word about Staff Benefits and hand out some freebies along the way

Sep 2023

Citizens Advice Drop In Sessions

You requested somewhere staff could go for advice on financial wellbeing, benefits, housing, bills and more. We arranged for Citizens Advice to hold regular drop in sessions for staff across six main sites

Sep 2023

York Hospital Staff Gym (Phase 2)

A follow up from our 'You Said, We Did' below, advertising two new partners offering NHS discount after staff approached us with who they would like to see offer NHS discounts 

Aug 2023

York Hospital Staff Gym (Phase 1)

You requested a Staff gym at York Hospital, sadly we were unable to accommodate but offered a compromise -asking staff where they would like us to scout new offers and discounts at their favourite workout places/ gyms

Aug 2023

Ellerbys Meal Deals 

You asked for Ellerbys to provide different meal deals at York, Ellery's accommodated with a variety of meal deals on hot and cold foods, breakfast and more

Aug 2023

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