The Friends of York Hospitals

Welcome to the website of the Friends of York Hospitals, a registered charitable incorporated organisation which was founded in 1953 and rooted in the local community.

Our two main roles are:

  • Providing hospital volunteers
    They help the patients and support the staff at York Hospital and two small rehabilitation hospitals for elderly patients, Nelsons Court and White Cross Court.
  • Raising money
    We fundraise to fund specialist equipment and projects to improve the experience for patients and their families.

York & Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust value our work and provide us with an office in York Hospital.

We owe our existence to the generosity of local people – to the financial donations they make and the practical help they give.

Learn more about our work
A volunteer with a patient Long volunteer service awards Food parcel gifts given to staff during coronavirus outbreak A hospital staff member