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.

Staff

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.

Strategic aims

We have five overarching aims 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 children’s health

History

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.

South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System

The South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System (ICS) is a partnership of 23 organisations responsible for looking after the health and care of the 1.5 million people living in Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield. It is made up of NHS organisations (including us), local authorities and key voluntary sector and independent partners in our region.

An Integrated Care System is another way of describing the ambition we have locally to ensure health and care services are the best they can possibly be. By working together we will be able to better join up GPs and hospitals, physical and mental healthcare, social care and the NHS and give our patients the seamless care they have told us they want.

Through partnership working, we believe we can make real and long lasting improvements to the health of local people. As individuals and organisations working alone, we would never be able to achieve the same results.

Our goal is simple. We want everyone in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw to have a great start in life, with the support they need to stay healthy and live longer. To find out more visit: https://www.healthandcaretogethersyb.co.uk/

In 2017 the partners who now form the Integrated Care System published a System Transformation Plan for South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw. Following the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan earlier in 2019 partners are now working together to create a new 5 year plan, which sets out how South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw organisations will work together to help deliver the Long Term Plan in our area.

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 in July 2019 and the report can be read in full on the CQC website.

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