Our facilities

Free Wifi - To connect select NHS-Wifi and enter an email address. No password is required. 

Hospital radio - HWD Hospital Radio broadcasts via the internet 24 hours a day to entertain patients and staff and now, anyone around the world, with a wide variety of programmes to suit all tastes, including music, reviews, news and sport. All provided by wonderful volunteers. The station positively encourages listener participation, in particular during the ever-popular Sunday morning request show when patients and their relatives can select the music played. Presenters are just a phone call away, so if you have a favourite song that you want to hear, call the studio on 01924 816262 after 6pm weeknights and from 8am on weekends.

You can listen online through a tablet or mobile phone at www.hwdhospitalradio.com where you can also find the latest programme schedule and information about the station. 

Interpreting service - we have interpreting and translation services available to patients whose first language is not English. Please ask a member of staff to help organise this if you or your family need to use this service.

Multi-Faith Chaplaincy - the Chaplaincy team offer a range of spiritual and holistic care. There are prayer rooms and chapels on every hospital site available for prayer. Chaplains visit wards regularly and are able to visit individuals by arrangement. Please ask staff who will arrange this for you. We also provide a 24 hour ‘on call’ service for emergencies via Hospital Switchboard 01924 541000.

Photos - We recognise on occasions visitors may wish to take pictures, such as after the arrival of a new baby. However, camera phones can only be used in those areas where mobile phones are permitted. To respect patient confidentiality, any images taken at the Trust must be taken with the express permission of the person(s) in the picture and with their consent for its intended use.

Postal deliveries - mail is collected from, and delivered to, wards daily. Any mail sent to you in hospital should be addressed with your full name, the ward name or number and the hospital’s correct postal address. The name and address of the sender should also be written on the envelope.

Smoking - the Trust has a no smoking policy. Smoking is not permitted on hospital grounds. If you would like information on giving up smoking or nicotine replacement therapy, please ask a member of staff or contact the Yorkshire Smokefree (YSF) team on 01924 541286 or by email stop.smoking@midyorks.nhs.uk. For advice and support online visit www.yorkshiresmokefree.nhs.uk

E-cigarettes - patients and visitors are permitted to use e-cigarettes outside in our hospital grounds away from the main entrances, which must be kept clear for the benefit of all patients and visitors. The impact of e-cigarette use in the grounds will be kept under review.

Telephones - your relatives and friends can enquire about your progress by telephoning the ward. Mobile phones can be used in certain areas of the hospital: signs will be displayed to show where it is strictly prohibited to use a mobile phone.

We provide a range of services within our hospitals to ensure you can find something to eat and drink whilst visiting someone in our hospitals:

Pinderfields Hospital

Coffee Club, Level B. Hot and cold drinks and snacks, open Monday to Friday 7am to 9pm

Time To Eat Restaurant,  Level B, Hot and cold food available, 7 days a week at the following times:

Monday to Friday 7.15am to 6pm | Weekends and Bank Holidays 7.15am to 8.30pm (meals available until 6pm)

WHSmith – Level B. Open between 7am and 8pm, Monday to Friday, and 9am and 6pm on weekends and bank holidays. 

Vending machines serving hot and cold drinks and snacks are available throughout our hospital


Dewsbury and District Hospital

White Rose restaurant – Level 2, Ridings building. Hot and cold food and drinks available 7 days a week at the following times:

Breakfast 8am till 11:30am | Lunch 12pm till 2pm| Afternoon 2.30pm- 4.45pm

MYVolunteer Cafe – hot and cold drinks and snacks available, next to Ridings building main entrance. Open:

Monday 8am till 6pm | Tuesday  8am till 4pm | Wednesday 8am till 4pm | Thursday 8am till 6pm | Friday 8am till 6pm | Weekends 10am till 4pm.

Vending machines serving hot and cold drinks and snacks are available in the White Rose Restaurant, with microwaveable food items and microwaves.


Pontefract Hospital

Time To Eat Restaurant, adjacent to Main Entrance - hot and cold food available Monday to Fridays between 8am and 5pm (excluding Bank Holidays)

WHSmith turn left at main entrance - Open Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm (excluding Bank Holidays)

Vending machines serving hot and cold drinks and snacks are available throughout our hospital