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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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Sheffield Children’s Hospital trials app to help patients and their families manage severe asthma

Sheffield Children’s Hospital trials app to help patients and their families manage severe asthma

12 August 2019

A new asthma app is being trialled at Sheffield Children’s Hospital to help children manage their severe asthma. A partnership between Sheffield Children’s and technology company Aseptika, the innovative trial uses the newly developed Asthma+me app to help patient...

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The art of learning: Zach’s experience at Sheffield Children’s

The art of learning: Zach’s experience at Sheffield Children’s

31 July 2019

This is Zach – he’s been rather busy with the teachers here at Sheffield Children’s; they’ve built his favourite train Thomas the tank engine! Zach, who is eight-years-old and has autism, is in hospital for his neurodisability and intestinal...

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The Duke of Sussex officially opens new wing of Sheffield Children’s Hospital

The Duke of Sussex officially opens new wing of Sheffield Children’s Hospital

25 July 2019

The Duke of Sussex officially opened the multi-award winning wing at Sheffield Children’s Hospital today (Thursday 25 July). During the visit His Royal Highness spent time meeting patients, parents and staff. The Duke visited one of the new wards, a play room in the hospital’s striking play...

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Sheffield Children’s praised for kindness and compassion as CQC confirms “Good” rating

Sheffield Children’s praised for kindness and compassion as CQC confirms “Good” rating

16 July 2019

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded the Care Quality Commission (CQC) ‘Good’ rating once again after a series of visits across the Trust. The inspectors found areas of outstanding practice and praised the compassion and kindness of...

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Devan’s story: Transverse Myelitis

Devan’s story: Transverse Myelitis

09 July 2019

Devan is just about to go home to Scarborough after having an operation on her back for her scoliosis and a stay on our High Dependency Unit and Ward 2. This is Devan’s fifth operation here at Sheffield Children’s...

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