York District Hospital opened in February 1977. It is a modern general hospital of 802 beds, serving a population of about 268,800. The hospital is part of the York Health Services Trust, which covers an area of approximately 400 square miles, with well over half the population being concentrated in and around the City of York.
The post is based in the Accident & Emergency Department of York District Hospital, which sees over 50,000 new attendances a year. There are currently six STs. Five are on the GP Vocational Training Scheme.
There are five teams, with each team headed by a Consultant Physician with a particular interest, and the rest of the team comprising a Registrar or ST and a Foundation doctor. In addition, Senior Registrars on rotation work in some of the teams.
Acute admissions are referred from GP’s and A&E Department. Patients over the age of 75 are normally admitted to the Acute Admission Unit under the on-call Consultant of the day, and they are then allocated to the Consultant of the Ward on which they are placed. The number of admissions seasonally is between 15 and 20 admissions per 24 hours with a length of stay of 10 to 11 days. The majority of patients are discharged directly but patients requiring further on-going rehabilitation are referred to our two Community Hospitals; White Course Court or St Helen’s for further on-going therapy under the Consultants’ care, or may be discharged to other Community Hospitals such as Selby War Memorial Hospital, Easingwold Hospital or Malton Hospital under the care of their General Practitioner.