About us

Sheffield Children's Hospital

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is one of only four 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.

We see children from 0-16 in most cases and in some cases up to 18.

We provide a full range of services for residents of Sheffield and South Yorkshire as well as specialised services for patients from across the United Kingdom.

Caring for patients across the UK

Demand for our services is growing and we are increasingly delivering healthcare to patients over a wider geographical area as our reputation for providing outstanding specialist care grows.

We have some of the best medical and surgical services for children in the country.

In 2018/19 219,617 patients came to the hospital as inpatients or outpatients. A further 56,956 children attended A&E.


We employ more than 3,000 staff and strive to recruit and retain the best doctors, nurses, allied health workers and other staff. The commitment of our employees is key to the Trust’s success and reputation.

The Trust is committed to being a leader in the field of training and research in children’s healthcare and we continue to deliver a strong portfolio of research and product innovation.

View our Staff A-Z and meet some of our teams.

Five-year strategic objectives

We have five overarching objectives that set the direction for the Trust and our clinical services in our vision “to provide a healthier future for children and young people.” Our aims are:

  • provide high quality patient experience and outcomes
  • empower motivated and compassionate staff
  • lead improvements in paediatric care
  • build clinical and financial sustainability
  • discover new ways of improving child health


Sheffield Children’s 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.

On August 1 2006, it became Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust under the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003.

Find out more about our foundation trust status.

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.

Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP)

The draft South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) has been published.

25 health and care partners from across the region are involved in the plan’s development, alongside Healthwatch and voluntary sector organisations.

It sets out the vision, ambitions and priorities for the future of health and care in the region and is the result of many months of discussions across the partnership, including with patient representative groups and the voluntary sector.

You can find more about the plan at the STP website.

Accountable Care Partnership

Sheffield Children’s is part of the Sheffield Accountable Care Partnership (ACP) which has been set up so that local organisations can work more closely together to bring about major changes in the way services are planned and delivered.

Other organisations in the partnership are NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group, Primary Care Sheffield, Sheffield City Council, Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust  and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Visit the Sheffield CCG website to find out more about the ACP.


CQC logoCQC rating

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust has an overall CQC rating of good.

Our last full CQC inspection took place on 8 May 2014 and the report can be read in full on the CQC website.

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