Hospital Posts - Overview

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.

There is a very active Postgraduate Medical Centre, which has a well-equipped Lecture Theatre, Seminar rooms and most audio-visual aids. There is a comprehensive medical library, staffed by full-time librarians with facilities for reading and borrowing books and journals.

Services covered are Accident and Emergency, Maternity Care with a Special Care Baby Unit, General Medicine, General Surgery, Urology, Gynaecology, Oral Surgery, Orthopaedics, ENT, Ophthalmology, Pain Relief, Neurology, Dermatology, Mental Health, Paediatrics and Learning Disability Services.

There is renal dialysis unit, opened by Frank Dobson in early 1999, which is headed by a team of renal medicine consultants.

There is a specialised Cancer Centre, opened in late 1998.

Plastic Surgery and Radiotherapy are also provided from Leeds, and head injuries are dealt with at Wakefield. Cardiothoracic Surgery is provided from East Yorkshire.

There is a six-bedded Intensive Care Unit, a High Dependency Unit, a Coronary Care Unit and a facility for the Younger Disabled.

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