Staff at York Hospital are showing how multi-skilled they are in a display of their talents outside work.

Their exhibition was the brainchild of cardiologist Sanjay Gupta, who has won awards for travel photography.

He said: “I learnt photography whilst I was undertaking a fellowship in advanced cardiac imaging in Boston, Massachusetts. Since then I have combined this hobby with my other passion which is travel.”

From photography to DJ-ing, baking to cycling and belly dancing to wedding planning, a range of talents from 36 employees of York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have been revealed in the ‘Your Hospital’s Got Talent’ display.

Domestic assistant Josefin Bengtsson is another photographer featured in the exhibition. She has been taking photographs for the past seven years and is now working towards a degree in the subject.

Jess Sharp, arts coordinator at the hospital, who organised the exhibition, said: “We were delighted with the number of staff who got in touch with us to be part of this exhibition. It has been thoroughly inspiring to read the entries and to find out how creative our staff are – there is so much talent at our Trust!

“Feedback from staff who have visited the exhibition is that have really enjoyed this glimpse into what people get up to outside of their working lives.”

Jess herself is featured in the exhibition for her passion for guiding. She said: “I began volunteering last year at Christ Church Guides, a new unit in Heworth. It has been extremely rewarding to watch the girls grow in confidence as they develop within the unit and make new friendships.”

The exhibition runs at Junction 7 of York Hospital (accessed via the main corridor) until September 1, before moving to Scarborough Hospital.

All exhibition entries can be seen online at