Sheffield Children's Hospital
The Sheffield Children's Hospital provides a full range of services for children up to the age of 16 resident in Sheffield and South Yorkshire as well as specialised services for patients from across the United Kingdom.
The Trust employs around 3,200 people and also provides clinical education for medical students from the University of Sheffield and for nurses from Sheffield Hallam University.
Sheffield Children’s Hospital is located in the S10 area of Sheffield. Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is one of only three dedicated children’s hospital trusts in the UK and provides integrated healthcare for children and young people, including community and mental health care as well as acute and specialist services.
The Sheffield Children's Hospital sees children from 0-16 in most cases, and in some cases up to 18.
The hospital provides a full range of services for children resident in Sheffield and South Yorkshire as well as specialised services for patients from across the United Kingdom. According to the Children's Hospital, demand for their services is growing and they are increasingly delivering healthcare to patients over a wider geographical area as their reputation for providing outstanding specialist care grows.
The Sheffield Children's Hospital has some of the best medical and surgical services for children in the country. In 2019-2020 244,291 patients came to the hospital as either inpatients or outpatients. And a further 58,721 children attended A&E. The hospital's community health and wellbeing services had 175,012 contacts across the Sheffield region during this period.
The hospital was first established in 1876. Since 1948 it has provided services under the NHS and in 1992 it was established as an NHS trust. In August 2006, the hospital became Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust under the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003.
The hospital has six wards plus smaller specialised units and a Pediatric Critical Care unit.
- Ward 1 – a surgical ward with specialities, including ENT
- Ward 2 – a specialist orthopaedic and plastic surgery ward
- Ward 3 – a medical ward for patients aged 4-16 years with a variety of medical conditions
- Ward 4 – a medical ward for patients aged 0-4 years with a variety of medical conditions
- Ward 5 – a dedicated neurosciences ward
- Ward 6 – a haematology and oncology ward
- Burns – a four bed cubicalised ward
- Neonatal Surgical Unit – a unit with 12 cots for very small babies requiring specialised care
- PCCU – a Paediatric Critical Care Unit for the sickest children
- Sleep Unit – a three bed unit for sleep studies
The Children's Hospital also has a Hospital School with teaching and support staff. The school is open for children well enough to learn and the teaching staff are available during term time from 8.50am to 12.05pm and 12.55pm to 3.10pm. They support children with work brought from school, and can also provide work if they have none with them.
The hospital is also an official exam centre, so if children are missing important exams, it may be possible for them to sit them in hospital.
Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is registered without conditions with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the independent regulator of health and social care in England.