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Youth Forum

Would you like to give up some of your spare time to help patients at Sheffield Children's Hospital?

If you're aged 12-18 and have been to the hospital recently then we want to hear from you!

We're looking for current and former patients and their brothers and sisters to join our new Youth Forum. We want to find out what you think about the hospital and how we can make it better for other young people.

The forum will get together every three months for pizza and chat about issues at the hospital.

What do I get out of joining the forum?

  • build your self confidence
  • meet new people
  • develop new skills
  • improve your communication skills
  • the knowledge that you're trying to make things better for other young people

How do I become a member of the forum?

We just need a few details from you:

  • name
  • date of birth
  • whether you are a patient/ex-patient/sibling
  • a short paragraph explaining why you would like to join the group and what you can offer
  • any areas that interest you specifically

Send this information by email to

Meeting dates

We get together on Wednesday evenings from 5.30pm to 7pm in the Boardroom at the main hospital site on Western Bank. 

7 June 2017
6 September 2017

We look forward to seeing you then!


What we've been up to

Since the Youth Forum launched in June 2016 we've decided that we like 'Youth Forum' as our official name and have created our own strapline: "Voicing young people's opinions to shape the hospital's future".

We've also appointed a Chair - Eleanor Godhard - and Vice Chair - Elizabeth Mullins.

We're already getting stuck in with lots of activities and projects at the Trust. This has included:

  • taking a tour of the hospital Pharmacy
  • visiting the new wing before it opened to the public
  • sitting on the interview panel for the new Chief Executive
  • taking part in a feedback group for the new Trust website

Pharmacy visit

Youth Forum members 

We also have plans for the future including:

  • developing a patient charter
  • setting up our own Twitter account
  • sitting on more interview panels
  • finding out how art is commissioned for the hospital

Watch this space for further updates!

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