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England netballer visits the Becton Centre

England netballer visits the Becton Centre

30 October 2019

The young people and staff at our Becton Centre had a visit from the wonderful former England Netball captain Ama Agbeze MBE! Young people staying at our inpatient lodges at Becton gathered in the sports hall to hear about...

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Jess’ story: her mental health journey and staying at Becton

Jess’ story: her mental health journey and staying at Becton

10 October 2019

This is Jess. In 2018 Jess was an inpatient at our Becton Centre for Children and Young People. The centre treats children and young people with a range of difficulties that are seriously impacting on their mental health and...

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Emily’s story: getting her smile back after jaw splitting accident

Emily’s story: getting her smile back after jaw splitting accident

08 October 2019

On a Saturday evening in August this year, 15 year old Emily arrived at Sheffield Children’s Emergency Department with her jaw split into two after a horse riding accident. Emily arrived at the hospital with just 1 centimetre of...

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Stepping into adult healthcare – Sheffield Transition evening

Stepping into adult healthcare – Sheffield Transition evening

03 October 2019

Young people aged 14+ and their families  from across Sheffield are invited to come along to the Sheffield Transition evening to find out more about services as young people move into adulthood. This event is being coordinated jointly by...

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Sheffield Children’s nurse becomes Visiting Professor at Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Children’s nurse becomes Visiting Professor at Sheffield Hallam University

30 September 2019

Experienced children’s nurse and Director of Nursing at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust Sally Shearer has been invited to join Sheffield Hallam University as a Visiting Professor. Sally has worked in the NHS for 39 years. She previously managed...

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Children’s multi-agency major incident exercise – ‘Exercise Theo’

Children’s multi-agency major incident exercise – ‘Exercise Theo’

13 September 2019

One of the largest ever hospital major incident exercises was run at Sheffield Children’s on Saturday (7 September). Code-named ‘Exercise Theo’, the exercise was the largest known emergency exercise in the UK focused on children. Exercise Theo took place...

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Sheffield uses wristbands after eyedrops to avoid misdiagnosis

Sheffield uses wristbands after eyedrops to avoid misdiagnosis

09 September 2019

An innovative use of wristbands is preventing patients at Sheffield Children’s from being misdiagnosed once they leave the hospital. What are Eyebands? Eye drops are frequently used to dilate the pupils of inpatients and outpatients at eye clinics in...

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Early action prevents long term vision problems in children

Early action prevents long term vision problems in children

09 September 2019

Children in Sheffield are receiving free vision screening tests in the first year of school which could spot a condition and treat it before permanent damage is done. Orthoptists at Sheffield Children’s provide the free screening tests for children...

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Sheffield Children’s supports public call to unite in the fight to improve child health

Sheffield Children’s supports public call to unite in the fight to improve child health

06 September 2019

Doctors and academics are uniting to encourage the public to take decisive action to improve child health. Sheffield Children’s has worked with a range of supporters to launch Child Health Day on 9 September, which is bringing together parents,...

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Annual Members’ Meeting to be held on 17 September

Annual Members’ Meeting to be held on 17 September

27 August 2019

Members of Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust are invited to attend the Trust’s Annual Members’ Meeting which will take place Tuesday 17 September.  The meeting provides an opportunity to hear about the work and achievements of Sheffield Children’s in...

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