Northern General Hospital
|Northern General Hospital|
|Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust|
|Location||Fir Vale, Sheffield, Yorkshire and the Humber, England, UK|
|Hospital type||Teaching / large acute|
|Affiliated university||Sheffield Medical School (University of Sheffield) & Faculty of Health and Wellbeing of Sheffield Hallam University.|
|Founded||1878 (as Fir Vale Workhouse)|
|Other links||List of hospitals in England|
The Northern General Hospital is a large teaching hospital in Sheffield, England. It hosts most major departments, including a busy Accident and Emergency for adults (children being catered for at the Sheffield Children's Hospital on Western Bank). The hospital is run by the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which also runs the Royal Hallamshire Hospital.
The Hospital started out in 1878 as Fir Vale Workhouse, which also contained the Smilter Lane/Herries Road Children's Homes.
By 1967, the site contained two Hospitals which had developed from the Workhouse; Fir Vale Infirmary and the City General Hospital. This overall entity was then renamed as the Northern General Hospital.
The hospital today
- Huntsman Building - named for Benjamin Huntsman, mostly orthopaedics, but also contains the A&E, X-Ray departments, the theatres, one of four Outpatients' departments, a large dining room and the site's main Medical Records department.
- Firth Wing - named for Mark Firth and containing CCU, Vascular surgery and other surgical wards.
- Chesterman Wing, the regional cardiology centre
- Vickers Corridor - named for Edward Vickers, primarily Renal and endocrine disease but has the SAC (surgical assessment centre) ward as well as containing departments of Sheffield Medical School and the Sheffield Kidney Institute
- Sorby Wing - named for Henry Clifton Sorby, and containing the renal outpatients unit.
- Osborn Building - named for Sir Samuel Osborn Steelmaker, the spinal unit
- Brearley Wing - named for Harry Brearley, and containing the respiratory and rehabilitation wards and a dining area
- Bev Stokes Day-surgery unit
- Critical care department - this contains ICU (intensive care unit), HDU (high dependency unit) and POSU (post operative surgical unit)
- Hadfield Wing - named for Sir Robert Hadfield, this is the latest addition and houses many departments moving from soon-to-be emptied wings of the hospital, as well as a new neck of femur ward. This structure is 6-storeys tall and contains a full-height atrium, allowing natural light to enter the wards. As part of the redevelopment, the area around was landscaped.
- A myriad of other buildings, including the Longley Centre for psychiatry, the Oakwood Young Peoples Centre, Rivermead Unit, Samuel Fox House and the Medical Education Centre (for undergraduate and postgraduate nursing and medical training), the Clock Tower, containing dining facilities, a gym, MacMillan Cancer Unit and five other outpatients' departments.
The hospital is currently being expanded, and as part of this proposal, the Therapy Services OPD for Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy have already opened, along with the Hadfield Wing. A multi-storey car park is also proposed, to alleviate congestion on the site.
The hospital has close links with the University of Sheffield, where doctors and nurses are trained, and Sheffield Hallam University, where nurses, midwives and professions allied to medicine are trained.
Sheffield Hallam University - local provider of courses and training for allied health professionals such as nurses, physiotherapists and paramedics. Also provides postgraduate study in professions allied to medicine.
University of Sheffield - local provider of medical and nursing training and postgraduate study.