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Yorkshire and Humber

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Website)

York Hospital

"The friendly and welcoming atmosphere at York was like nothing I had experienced. It provides the ideal place for you to find your feet and really start to apply your knowledge." 

Vanessa-Claire Wright
Manchester graduate
EY Trainee 2006/2008

Achieving Foundation status in 2007,York is a well equipped, modern hospital with approx 700 beds. The Hospital continues to redevelop its current site with the opening of new units including the head and neck unit, breast unit, cancer care centre, day unit and the Learning and Research Centre (LARC).

Included in the comprehensive range of acute services provided on this site are a 64 bedded Maternity Unit, an 11 bedded Adult Critical Care Unit (including four high dependency beds), an 8 bedded Coronary Care Unit and an Emergency Medicine department.

Famous for its cultural heritage, cobbled streets and medieval Minster, with great shopping and nightlife to boot, York has been named the 2008 ‘Favorite UK city’ by the Telegraph travel awards. Its central geographical position means London is less than 2 hours away with Edinburgh just 2½ hours by train. Its hospital is in the CHKS top 40 awards for 2009 and 2011 making York a great place to live and work.

Scarborough General Hospital

Scarborough and Bridlington Hospitals form part of York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. They provide acute services to approximately 225,000 people over 2,000 square miles, with the complexity of contrasting populated and isolated geographical areas. The diverse range covers the seaside resorts of Bridlington, Scarborough, Filey and Whitby, and the huge rural areas of the North York Moors and East Yorkshire Wolds. The population greatly increases during the holiday season. Large numbers of people retiring to the coast results in a high population of elderly residents.

Scarborough Hospital is the Trust’s second largest hospital. It has an Accident and Emergency department and provides acute medical and surgical services, including trauma and intensive care services to the population and visitors to the North East Yorkshire Coast.

The Postgraduate Medical Education Centre is well equipped and delivers both local, regional and national teaching programmes and courses. There are excellent onsite simulation facilities. Training is offered in primary, secondary and mental health services covering the entire geographical area. The Trust works in partnership with Hull York Medical School (HYMS) and there is the opportunity to get involved in teaching medical students years 3-5.

Scarborough is a great place to live and work, located on the stunning Yorkshire Coast. It is one of the UK’s top tourist destinations, with the largest Open Air Theatre in Europe hosting many top musical events. It is a great place for outdoor pursuits, with easy access to the North York Moors for hikers, regular sailing and yacht races and a brand new waterpark. It hosts the UK Pro annual surf festival and has regularly featured as the finish to a stage of the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race. Scarborough is a relatively inexpensive place to live and offers a wide range of quality accommodation at a reasonable cost. There is an onsite nursery for staff.


Contacts and Where to Find Us

York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

York Hospital, Wigginton Road, York, YO31 8HE

Tel: 01904 631313

Train station is approximately 15 minutes walk.

Scarborough General Hospital, Woodlands Drive, Scarborough, YO12 6QL

Tel: 01723 368111

Train station approximately 30 minutes walk (1.5 miles). There is a dedicated bus service from the station to the Hospital.

For contact details of the FTPDs, Medical Education Managers and Foundation Administrators please see the contacts tab.

Associated Trusts
  • NHS North Yorkshire and York
  • Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Hospital Accommodation


Hospital Accommodation Officer

Accommodation Services at York Hospital can be contacted via email or by telephone 01904 725566.


Recently refurbished houses on site shared by 3 people with shared kitchen and bathroom. Free on street parking. Approx £325 per month. The Trust also offers Staff an on-site Sports and Social Club which includes a fully equipped Gym.

Approx cost of private rental 2 bed flat £450-500 pcm, 2 bed house £550 pcm

Hospital Accommodation Officer

Carol Ward -