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Super Saturday July 16

Join us in celebrating Super Saturday this July!

Saturday 16 July 2022 will be a ‘Super Saturday’ for Sheffield Children’s.

We’re running extra clinics at the hospital; we’ll be on the road with our children’s health bus, and we’ll be giving advice on getting your children ready for school – all to ensure children and young people can get the care they need as quickly as possible.

Here’s what will be going on throughout the day:

  • Health stand by the central escalators at Meadowhall from 9am to 3pm – find out more about getting ready for school and receive an information pack about looking after your teeth
  • Health bus parked at Firth Park from 10am to 3pm – more school readiness chats focusing on speech and language development, toilet training, managing long days and more
  • Extra clinics at the hospital to help reduce waiting lists including a special blood clinic for children with additional sensory needs (please do not drop-in for these clinics as all the slots are now filled)

Pop along and say hi to our colleagues while they’re out and about providing super care!

Follow us on socials where we’ll be posting more about what we are doing, and join in the Super Saturday celebration by wishing us well at #NHSSuperSaturday


How we are reducing waiting times

Everyone at Sheffield Children’s is dedicated to reducing waiting times for patients and we are doing this in a range of different ways:

  • running extra theatres and clinics
  • maximising the use of theatres
  • reducing the time day-case patients spend in hospital
  • providing extra support for children with the greatest needs
  • freeing up space within clinics to offer more appointments.

The waiting list recovery programme

Sheffield Children’s is part of a national alliance of leading children’s hospitals committed to reducing waiting times by sharing experience and adopting new ways of working

This collaboration – known as the National Paediatric Accelerator Programme – enables us to share ways of improving waiting times. So together, we can act more quickly to make a real difference and offer a better experience for children, young people, and their families.

Other specialist children’s hospitals in the alliance are Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital, and Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

Five other hospitals with large children’s departments are also involved:

  • Bristol Royal Hospital for Children
    • Evelina London Children’s Hospital
    • Leeds Children’s Hospital
    • Oxford University Hospital
    • University Hospital Southampton

The national impact of the pandemic

Nationally children’s health services were affected by the pandemic, even though Covid-19 does not tend to cause serious illness in large numbers of children.

As a result, waiting times for treatment have generally been longer across all children’s care providers.

Take a look back at a previous Super Saturday!

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