Hospital staff have been banned from wearing full face veils in Dewsbury.
But hospitals in Huddersfield and Halifax will continue to allow staff to cover their faces from patients for religious reasons.
The decisions come as the Government announced a review of NHS uniform guidelines, amid concerns the wearing of veils hindered communication between staff and patients.
Health workers at Dewsbury District Hospital were barred from wearing full face veils – called niqabs – last year.
Mid-Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs the site, is among 17 trusts across the country which have taken the decision.
Chief executive Stephen Eames said: “Effective two-way communication with patients and visitors is a vital part of care at The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.
“We therefore believe it is important that people are able to see the member of staff’s face when essential information is being given.
“To ensure this, the trust does not generally permit staff in contact with patients, carers or visitors to wear clothing which covers the face.
“However, we do assess individual cases and try to accommodate the needs of staff where appropriate.”
The decision echoes an announcement by health minister Dan Poulter yesterday that he was launching a review into health service guidelines on full face veils to ensure patients always have “appropriate face-to-face contact”.
Dr Poulter said: “I am proud of the rich ethnic diversity of our healthcare workforce and support appropriate religious and cultural freedoms, but a vital part of good patient care is effective verbal and non-verbal communication.
“Being unable to see a healthcare professional’s face can be a barrier to good and empathetic communication with patients and their families.
“That is why I am writing to all healthcare regulators to ask them to look into this matter and to review their professional regulations, to ensure that there is always appropriate face-to-face contact between healthcare professionals and their patients.”
But health chiefs at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, said staff wearing niqabs had never posed a problem.
In a joint statement, medical director Barbara Crosse and nursing director Helen Thomson, said: “Good communications between our staff and our patients and their families is absolutely paramount when delivering care and clothing which could affect these communications would need to be reviewed.
“However this has so far never been an issue at the Trust and if it was we would work with an individual to resolve the issue.
“We don’t have a specific policy banning niqabs.”
Kirklees Council also does not impose any dress restrictions on the wearing of full face veils, asking employees to dress in accordance with a service’s requirements.
But the policy for schools differs, where it states: “The desire to express religious identity should not interfere with the primary requirement for optimal communication between adults and children.”