Royal Hallamshire Hospital

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Royal Hallamshire Hospital
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Hallamshire Hospital.jpg
Royal Hallamshire as viewed from Glossop Road
Location Broomhill, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
Care system NHS
Hospital type Teaching / large acute hospital
Affiliated university Sheffield Medical School (University of Sheffield), Faculty of Health and Wellbeing of Sheffield Hallam University
Emergency department No
Beds 850
Founded 1950s[citation needed]
Other links List hospitals in England

The Royal Hallamshire Hospital is a general and teaching hospital located in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. It is in the city's West End, facing Glossop Road and close to the main campus of University of Sheffield and the Collegiate Crescent campus of Sheffield Hallam University. The hospital is run by the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (which also runs the Northern General Hospital), and is also in proximity to the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital and Weston Park Hospital, both of which are part of the Trust, and the Sheffield Children's Hospital, which is not.


The main building designed by Adams, Holden and Pearson and was completed in 1978[1] and was opened by HRH Prince Charles, Prince of Wales. The previous low-rise outpatient buildings (in the foreground) date from the 1950s and the 1960s. The building is in the shape of a T with the rear part of the building overhanging a service road.[1] The hospital consists of three main interlinked buildings, the most significant being the monolithic 21-storey concrete structure, the third highest in Sheffield after St Pauls Tower and the Arts Tower.[2] The hospital can also be seen from just about anywhere in the city and is a distinctive landmark. The incinerator stack is at the foot of the T.


There are twelve operating theatres which are located in the basement and a further five which are situated on the ground floor. There are three main lift shafts, with two elevators in each for public use, and a rear set of five for staff and service use. The topmost floors are given over to the Intensive Care Unit and building services. Most of the middle floors are wards and the front-facing windows are in shallow V-shaped bay design.

Most non-emergency departments are represented, with Accident and Emergency cases being handled by the Northern General Hospital, on the north side of the city (also part of the Trust) for adults, and the Children's Hospital dealing with minors. The hospital researches and teaches disciplines including Neurosciences and Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine.

Most auxiliary and administration departments are situated close by in other buildings, mostly former private mansions, on Claremont Place and Claremont Crescent which run along the east side of the complex. There is also an NHS Walk-In service and a Minor Injuries Unit.

Jessop Wing[edit]

The Jessop Wing was opened in 2000 by the Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire. It is linked by a bridge from the rear of the main building. This is a modern replacement of the old Victorian Jessop Hospital for Women—in its time one of the first maternity hospitals in the country—and is now the city's fertility, maternity and gynaecologial centre.


The hospital has links with both Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield, with nursing, midwifery and professions allied to medicine being trained at the former, and doctors and dentists being taught at the latter. Some members of staff have chairs at one or other of the two universities.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Royal Hallamshire Hospital Anniversary". BBC. 17 April 2009. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Tallest buildings in Sheffield". Emporis. Retrieved 6 December 2016. 

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Coordinates: 53°22′43″N 1°29′36″W / 53.378493°N 1.493196°W / 53.378493; -1.493196