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Patient information leaflets

General Information

Accessible Parking at York Hospital

Car parking concessions at York Hospital

Guidance for visitors

About the Consent Form

Agreeing to clinical photography or video recording

Confidentiality information for patients

Collecting a urine sample

Collecting your 24 hour urine sample

Collecting a stool sample


Preparing for a blood test

John's Campaign
Information on the right of people with dementia to be supported by their carers in hospital

Learning Disability Liaison Nurse Service

Patient Transport Service

Planning your discharge or transfer from hospital

Pressure ulcers, prevention and treatment

Preventing blood Clots (VTE) when you are in hospital

Preventing blood Clots (VTE) when you have had a lower limb injury

Reduce your risk of falling in hospital

Refusal of blood components and blood products

Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy

Information for Overseas Visitors about Hospital Treatment and Paying for Care

Why have we closed the ward with diarrhoea and vomiting

Drug or alcohol problem?
If you drink excessively or use drugs, being in hospital can be difficult. These leaflets explain what support is available during your stay and after you go home.

What happens when you are referred by your GP to see a specialist?
This leaflet describes what you can expect to happen when your GP refers you to see a specialist or consultant, at a hospital or a community health centre. Published by NHS England.

Safeguarding Adults from Abuse

This leaflet explains what you can do if you are being abused or if you are concerned that another adult is at risk of being abused, neglected or seriously harmed.

Surgical Assessment Unit at York Hospital
The Emergency Department (ED) and GPs refer patients to this unit to have an urgent specialist surgical opinion on their condition. The team at the unit can quickly assess and investigate their condition. A decision is then made on whether they need to be admitted to hospital or can safely be discharged home, perhaps with further follow-up.

Your Experiences Matter
Easy Read version of Your Experiences Matter
How to say thank you, make a comment, get an answer to a concern or make a formal complaint

Video Consultation - Information for patients, friends and relatives

Preparing for Surgery

Department specific Leaflets

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Coronavirus - useful information

The latest health information about Coronavirus can be found at

Information and updates about our services can be found on this website here.

As of Wednesday 21 October, after reviewing the guidance for visiting as set out by NHSE, the Trust has taken the difficult decision to suspend visiting to all of our sites, with immediate effect.  We have taken this decision to limit the spread of Covid-19, and to protect vulnerable patients and ensure staff safety.  As soon as it possible to safely relax the visiting restrictions we will do so

From Monday 15 June 2020, visitors and outpatients coming into our hospitals will be asked to wear a face covering at all times, to help us reduce the spread of Covid-19.  A face covering can be as simple as a scarf or bandana that ties behind the head.  It should cover your mouth and nose while allowing you to breathe comfortably.  For more information click here