Whitby Hospital

Whitby Hospital is a Community Hospital providing inpatient, outpatient and community services to the town of Whitby and surrounding area. The Hospital is located in the centre of town, opposite the Police Station. It is a short, although uphill, walk from the town centre, rail and bus stations.

The Team

Whitby Minor Injuries Unit (MIU)

The staff at Whitby MIU are able to assess, give advice and treat many minor injuries or conditions. Please see the list below for guidance on what we can treat and if we cannot treat your injury or illness we will guide you to the most appropriate service.

Open every day 8am until 6.30pm, last booking to be seen by 19:45 PM. 

WHITBY Minor Injuries Unit can treat:

  • Asthma
  • Allergic reactions
  • Insect and animal bites
  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Minor eye injuries- foreign bodies
  • Minor illness
  • Minor injuries to the back, head/neck
  • Minor head injuries
  • Minor wounds and injuries-cuts and grazes
  • Simple broken bones
  • Simple wound and wound infections
  • Sprains and strains

Whitby Minor Injuries Unit cannot treat:

  • Alcohol-related problems
  • Chest pains
  • Conditions likely to require hospital admission
  • Compound Fractures (open fractures)
  • Dental problems
  • Gynaecological problems
  • Major injuries
  • Mental health issues
  • Overdoses
  • Problems usually dealt with by a GP
  • Pregnancy problems
  • Stomach pains

Who does Whitby MIU treat?

No upper age restriction except New Born and Infants will be signposted or transferred to nearest Paediatric Speciality centre based on the Triage outcome. No gender restrictions.

Further Information

The Whitby Minor Injuries Unit is based at Whitby Community Hospital. It is open every day 8am until 8pm with access to X-ray facilities Mon-Fri 9am-5pm and Sat-Sun 9am – 12pm.

Nearest Accident and Emergency departments outside the MIU opening hours

  • Scarborough General Hospital, Woodlands Drive, Scarborough YO12 6QL. Tel: 01723 368111
  • The James Cook University Hospital, Marton Road, Middlesbrough TS4 3BW. Tel: 01642 850850

Whitby In Patient Ward 

In Patient services for patients who require rehabilitation for medical/surgical/complex long term conditions, palliative and end of life care. Other in patient care that can safely be provided within a community hospital setting and does not require consultant level medical care. Taking Step down patients from other acute hospital settings and Step up patients from within the local community via GP to ward medical officer referral.

Day case patients who require intravenous treatments that can safely by administered in a community hospital setting on a day basis eg. Blood transfusions and intravenous infusions.

Services provided 24/7 basis for in patients. Day cases Monday – Friday.

Direct telephone number 01947 899261

Visiting times for Whitby Hospital’s Community Ward

2.00pm until 4.45pm and 5.45pm until 8.00pm. There are open visiting hours for Palliative care patients.

MSK Physiotherapy Out-Patients, Whitby Hospital 

The MSK Physiotherapy service offers the assessment and treatment of adults with musculo-skeletal (MSK) pain or problems.  These problems can include: soft tissue injuries, joint pain, or rehabilitation after trauma or surgery.

The service is based at Whitby hospital and provides clinics at Egton, Staithes and Danby GP practices for those people living more rurally. The team consists of experienced specialist Physiotherapists in the management of MSK problems.

At the first appointment the patient will be assessed and an appropriate treatment plan will be discussed. 

Who does the MSK service treat?

Adults aged 18 and over with musculo-skeletal problems. These problems can include: soft tissue injuries, joint pain, or rehabilitation after trauma or surgery.

Patients with neurological/respiratory/mobility and current falls should be referred by their GP the Neighbourhood Care therapy team.

Patients under 18 should be referred by their GP to the Paediatric Physiotherapy service provided by York Foundation Trust based at Scarborough hospital. 

Further Information

The service offers a self-referral option.  Patients phoning their GP practice for a GP appointment may be directed to self-refer for Physiotherapy as this might be a more appropriate service to meet their needs.  Patients will be asked to phone Whitby hospital on 01947 899200, Monday – Friday 8.30 am – 12 pm to register.  They will then be offered an appointment for a triage assessment with a Physiotherapist. The service offers appointments Monday – Friday 8am until 4pm. 

NCS District Nursing

District/Community nurses provide services and treatments such as:

  • Prevent unnecessary hospital admission / facilitate early discharge
  • Non-Medical prescribing
  • Long Term Complex Condition Management e.g. - Heart Failure, COPD, Diabetes
  • End Of Life Care
  • Complex Wound Care
  • Leg ulcer Management
  • Catheter Care / Management
  • Management of Continence
  • Medication administration
  • Holistic Nursing Assessments / Fully-funded Continuing Health Care Screening
  • Support for patients who is house bound.
  • Equipment provision