HDFT’s surgical wards and departments offer specialist assessment, care and treatment for a wide range of trauma related injuries and emergency and elective surgery. These acute environments can provide staff with unique learning opportunities working alongside consultants, therapists and specialists. We will support your personal and professional development with the chance to experience Orthopaedic and surgical wards, Clinical assessment environments and some female only wards.


The Gynaecology Service is provided by six consultants, who are supported by a friendly and enthusiastic team of medical staff and specialist nurses.

We perform outpatient procedures in our dedicated Women’s Unit and offer gynaecology outpatient clinics in the main Outpatient Department.

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Clinical Assessment Team

The Clinical Assessment & Triage Team (CATT) aims to provide safe and effective admission avoidance.

We aim to assess and treat medical and surgical conditions, including non-acute chest pain and cardiac arrhythmia, heart failure, pulmonary embolism, acute headaches and asthma.

This an exciting, fast paced acute environment where new nurses will have the opportunity to work alongside a multidisciplinary team assisting with the rapid clinical assessment of medical and surgical patients.

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Trauma & Orthopaedics

The Orthopaedic team cares for a wide range of both trauma related injuries and elective surgery.

We are a consultant-led service, and they are supported by a large multidisciplinary team that ensures that patients receive the best care available.

It’s a unique learning environment with lots of opportunities to gain new skills.

You’ll be supporting patients and their families for both elective and emergency procedures, providing care and specialist nursing knowledge.

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Jill Foster Chief Nurse

"Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is a fantastic place to work, with an unwavering focus on quality and where staff can deliver the kind of care they would like to receive, whether that be on our wards or in the community."

- Jill Foster, Chief Nurse