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Patient information leaflets

General Information

Accessible Parking at York Hospital

Attending Outpatients - Scarborough, Bridlington, Malton and Whitby Hospitals

About the Consent Form

Guidance for Visitors

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 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

Privacy and confidentiality of patient information

Reduce your risk of falling in hospital

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

Preparing for Surgery

What you need to know when coming into hospital for surgery
This leaflet gives information about how to get ready for your surgery and what to expect on the day of your operation.

Enhanced recovery pre-operative carbohydrate loading
This leaflet is to give you more information on how to take the carbohydrate drinks before surgery. You will be prescribed these drinks at your pre-operative assessment.

Incentive Spirometer
This leaflet is aimed at patients who have been given an incentive spirometer before their operation.

Injectable Anticoagulants
This leaflet is about an injectable form of anticoagulant that thins your blood. It may be given to patients during and after hospital admission.

Epidurals and Patient Controlled Anaesthesia (PCA) for pain relief after surgery
This leaflet gives basic information to help you prepare for your pain relief after your operation.

Opioid Type Pain Killers
This leaflet is about opioid type pain killers that can be given to patients during and after hospital admission.

Recovering from major abdominal surgery
This is a guide about physiotherapy and exercise which will help you in your recovery after major abdominal surgery. Major abdominal surgery is when you have had either a large cut (incision) in your abdomen or complex keyhole surgery on your bowel or abdominal wall.

Department specific Leaflets




Cancer Services


Diabetes Management

End of Life Care

Endoscopy Unit

General Surgery and Urology

Head and Neck Specialities 


Ophthalmology (Eye Care and Surgery)

Pharmacy and Medicines





Sexual Health



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