Outpatient Department

Last year, we saw 283,600 outpatients across Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust. Many of these patients are seen at our Outpatient Department at Harrogate District Hospital.

The busy Outpatient Department is located on the ground floor of Harrogate District Hospital and offers assessment, treatment, and clinics for a range of different conditions.

Many specialities are offered in the Outpatient Department, and you will be directed to different waiting areas depending on the service you are accessing. The waiting areas are split into zones 1-7.

Patients are advised to check-in for their Outpatients appointment via the self check-in desks in the Hospital’s Main Entrance.

Zone 1

  • Clinical Investigation Area

Zone 2

  • Surgery

Zone 3

Zone 4

  • Audiology

Zone 5

  • Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)

Zone 6

  • Medicine and Ophthalmology

Zone 7

  • Ophthalmology

Outreach services

In addition to our hospital-based services, we also offer outreach services in Alwoodley, Wharfedale, Yeadon, Chapeltown, and Wetherby.

Ophthalmology services are also offered at Harrogate District Hospital, in the Phoenix Unit, Briary Wing.

If it’s more convenient for you to attend an outreach appointment, please inform a member of staff.

Infection prevention and control

To protect our vulnerable patients, we ask the patients attending clinics and appointments comply with our infection prevention and control rules. Please:

  • Use the hand gel provided when entering and leaving the Department;
  • Do not attend if you have been ill with diarrhoea or vomiting in the last 48 hours;
  • Do not accompany anyone if you have been ill with diarrhoea or vomiting in last 48 hours.

For more advice and guidance on infection prevention and control, please click here.

Opening hours

The main Outpatient Department at Harrogate District Hospital is open from 8am–8.30pm, Monday-Friday.

The Ophthalmology Outpatient Department at Harrogate District Hospital is open Monday-Friday, 8.30am – 5pm, and Saturday, 8am-5pm.

Key staff

Matron: Issie Macniven

Senior Sister: Caroline Carrington

Ophthlamic Sister: Tracy Hird

Junior Sisters: Sophie Greenbank and Kelly Grierson

Outpatient Co-Ordinator: Adrian Fletcher

Outreach Department Manager: Alyson McKenzie

Outreach Sister: Katie Fishkin


We accept referrals from healthcare professionals, GPs and clinical nurse specialists.