Weston Park Hospital
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|Weston Park Hospital|
|Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust|
Weston Park Hospital as viewed from Witham Road
|Location||Broomhill, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England|
|Affiliated university||Sheffield Medical School (University of Sheffield)|
|Other links||List hospitals in England|
Weston Park Hospital is part of the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in Broomhill, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. The hospital specialises in the treatment of cancer and is one of three purpose built specialist cancer (or oncology) hospitals in the United Kingdom. The hospital is managed under the wider 'Specialised Cancer, Medicine and Rehabilitation' Care Group, thereby increasing integration between the hospital and other STHFT departments (e.g. Clinical Haematology).
Patients are referred for non-surgical cancer services (i.e. chemotherapy and radiotherapy) from the South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire and North Derbyshire area. Much of the surgical intervention takes place at the nearby Royal Hallamshire Hospital
In April 1995, Weston Park was designated a cancer centre and the surrounding district hospitals became cancer units, based on recommendations from the Calman Hine Report, the purpose of which was to provide a uniformly high standard of care as close to the patient's home as possible. For a time it was also the headquarters of the North Trent Cancer Network (now defunct).
Weston Park hospital provides many specialist services that are only available in a few places across the country. Many of the services provided at the hospital are used to treat patients from all over the United Kingdom and sometimes from abroad. The best known of these is the Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (see Choriocarcinoma and Hydatidiform mole), detected by trophoblastic screening. The UK is one of the few countries in the world that both screen and treat women who have been diagnosed with GTD.