For most people, the main contact with the CF team will be through the outpatient department. Outpatient clinics are held on Friday afternoons, and everybody should be seen in clinic at least every three months. It is really important to attend these appointments even if you feel well.
On arrival in clinic you will be shown into your own clinic room, and members of the CF team will come into the room to see you there. At each clinic appointment you will get the chance to talk to the dietitian, physiotherapist, nurse specialist, psychologist and doctor.
The clinics are arranged so that you do not come into contact or share a room with any other person with cystic fibrosis. We also organise clinics so that people with the same bacteria in their lungs come on certain days, so that we keep any risk of cross infection to an absolute minimum. This is in line with the 'Standards of Care' document produced by the CF Trust.
You do not need to pay for car parking when attending York hospital. Always bring your car parking ticket to your appointment so that the CF team can validate it before you leave.