Sheffield Children's Hospital

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Sheffield Children's Hospital
Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Sheffield Children's Hospital 1.jpg
Sheffield Children's Hospital from the east.
Location Broomhill, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Care system NHS
Hospital type Children's hospital
Affiliated university Sheffield Medical School (University of Sheffield) & Faculty of Health and Wellbeing at Sheffield Hallam University
Emergency department Yes Accident & Emergency
Founded 1876[1]
Lists Hospitals in the United Kingdom

The Sheffield Children's Hospital is part of and the headquarters of the Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust in Broomhill, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. It is a purpose-built children's hospital and provides the A&E and trauma service for all minors in Sheffield and others further afield. The hospital began a major new-build in 2013.


The Children's Hospital, Sheffield from the south west entrance of Weston Park, on Western Bank

The hospital first opened on 15 November 1876 as a children's infirmary in Brightmore House, on Brook Hill in Sheffield.[2]

The building itself was built in many stages, with four different blocks and types of architecture visible from Western Bank.

During the 1990s it was featured in the BBC television series Children's Hospital.[3]

Local football club Sheffield Wednesday donated their shirt sponsorship to Sheffield Children's Hospital and the associated Children's Hospital Charity for the 2009–10 and 2010–11 seasons.[4]

Wards departments and specialities[edit]

The hospital consists of three general surgery wards each with their own speciality:

The patients are allocated to the three medical wards by age and/or disease process:

other wards and areas include

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust also runs local community paediatric services and CAMHS (Mental Health services) for Sheffield. Some of these services are based at the hospital.

In addition to the medical and surgical wards, the hospital also provides regional (tertiary) and supra-regional (quaternary) services for trauma, burns and intensive care.

SC(NHS)FT also runs Embrace, a regional combined children's and neonatal critical care transport service.

There are three outpatient department areas which perform different functions:

  • Red area (orthotics and ENT)
  • Green area (gastroenterology, urology, neurology)
  • Blue area (orthopaedics and fracture clinic)

Sheffield Children's Hospital has introduced Patient Paging Systems


The Sheffield Children's Clinical Research Facility (CCRF) opened in 2008 as the first dedicated CCRF in the UK. Research at Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust spans a range of specialities including bone disease, genetics, respiratory disease, neurology, radiology, cancer and blood diseases, endocrinology and mental health.

In 2012 the hospital received over £1 million in grants for research into the treatment of bronchiolitis, the use of vibration plate therapy to prevent fractures in children, and the development of bone scanning to replace X-rays in the study of bones in children.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ commons:Image:Sheffield Children's Hospital sign.jpg
  2. ^ "The history of the Children's Hospital". BBC. 1 October 2009. Retrieved 12 May 2010. 
  3. ^ Bradley, Richard; Cook, Tracy; Phillips, Mark (1993). Children's Hospital: The Book of the BBC-TV Series. BBC Worldwide. ISBN 0-563-36972-8. 
  4. ^ "Sheffield Wednesday Donate Shirt Sponsorship To Local Childrens Hospital". Bleacher Report. 10 February 2009. Retrieved 20 March 2009. 
  5. ^

Coordinates: 53°22′51″N 1°29′24″W / 53.3807°N 1.49°W / 53.3807; -1.49