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 further afield.

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 2016/17 169,800 patients came to the hospital as inpatients or outpatients. A further 56,800 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. These are:

  • to provide healthcare to children of the highest standards available in the UK
  • to work in partnership with others to reshape healthcare for children in Sheffield
  • to develop and expand our role as a provider of specialised services for children
  • to expand the Trust’s role as an expert provider of specialist pathology services
  • to be a national leader in research and education in children’s healthcare

Our objectives for the next five years are currently under development.

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.


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.

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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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