Hospital redevelopment

artist's impression of new wing

Sheffield Children’s Hospital is currently undergoing a £40m redevelopment.

A new section of the hospital is being built on the Western Bank site linking to the current hospital. This will become home to a new Outpatients Department and three wards which will have more single rooms with en-suite facilities.

New Outpatients Department now open

The new Outpatients Department opened in November 2016. Outpatient appointments are now held in the new building, accessed from the new main entrance on Clarkson Street. Cystic Fibrosis appointments will still take place in the CF Unit.

You will notice a few differences straight away including:

  • spacious waiting areas
  • larger and brighter consulting rooms
  • self-service check-in when you arrive
  • call screens to call you to your appointment
  • new outpatient X-ray room

All these changes will improve your experience when visiting the Outpatients Department, in fact within days of opening we received several positive comments from visitors:

“Just visited the new OPD with my son. It’s much lighter, brighter, bigger and better than the old cramped dark waiting room. Well done. The new car park across the road is great too.”

“Absolutely loved the new look Sheffield Children’s today. The staff handled the change over professionally and it looked amazing. Job well done!”

“Very impressive it is too, unbelievably different. Well done on having so many helpful staff on hand too!”

Access

While building work continues around the drop off point at the front of the building you will need to follow the signs which will take you on a temporary route into the new atrium.

The new Outpatients Department cannot be accessed from the Accident and Emergency entrance, so please use the temporary entrance on Clarkson Street.

There will also be volunteers in red shirts to help direct you on your way. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

Building work will be continuing as we finish the rest of the new hospital wards and facilities. We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience while we provide new world-class facilities for children and young people.

Getting here

The hospital is well served by trams and buses and we encourage all families to use public transport to come to appointments.

If you need to come by car, the Q-Park on Durham Road provides short stay parking that you can use during your appointment.

Taxi drop offs will now take place on Northumberland Road.

A small number of parking spaces will be available at the hospital when the new build is complete.

About the new building

In addition to the new Outpatients Department the new building will include:

  • modern wards and facilities
  • priority car parking
  • a new main reception area
  • a stunning iconic play tower
  • a high percentage of single rooms providing en-suite facilities for parents staying with their child
  • an inner courtyard play area
  • a drop off point outside

The new wing project team have worked closely with planners to ensure that the new design remains in keeping with the local area.

Funding

Most of the finance for the project is from Government funding but this is a joint scheme that is being partly financed by The Children’s Hospital Charity who are aiming to raise £10m.

You can find out more about the redevelopment project and donate money to the scheme on the The Children’s Hospital Charity website.

Contact us

As the project progresses the redevelopment may have an effect on the local area. We will keep you up-to-date with these changes on this website and in the media.

Anyone with any concerns or comments should contact our project team.

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