Weston Park Hospital

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Weston Park Hospital
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Weston Park Hospital.jpg
Weston Park Hospital as viewed from Witham Road
Weston Park Hospital is located in South Yorkshire
Weston Park Hospital
Shown in South Yorkshire
Geography
LocationBroomhill, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
Coordinates53°22′51″N 1°29′27″W / 53.3808°N 1.4907°W / 53.3808; -1.4907Coordinates: 53°22′51″N 1°29′27″W / 53.3808°N 1.4907°W / 53.3808; -1.4907
Organisation
Care systemNHS
Hospital typeCancer
Affiliated universitySheffield Medical School (University of Sheffield)
Services
Emergency departmentNo
History
Founded1950s
Links
Websitewww.sth.nhs.uk

Weston Park Hospital is a health facility specialising in the treatment of cancer in Broomhill, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. It is managed by the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

History[edit]

The hospitals has its origins in the Sheffield Radium Fund, which was established in 1914.[1] The fund was used to create the Radium Centre in 1930 and subsequently the Sheffield National Centre for Radiotherapy in 1945.[1] Weston Park Hospital was officially opened in April 1970.[1]

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.[2]

Services[edit]

The hospital is one of four dedicated cancer centres in the United Kingdom.[3][a]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Other dedicated cancer centres include the Royal Marsden Hospital, the Christie Hospital and the Velindre Cancer Centre.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Weston Park Hospital, Sheffield". National Arcives. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  2. ^ Baker, Mark R. (1 June 2002). Modernising Cancer Services. Radcliffe Publishing. pp. 5–. ISBN 9781857754599. Retrieved 5 February 2013.
  3. ^ "£25 million redevelopment in the pipeline for Weston Park cancer hospital in Sheffield". The Star. 28 December 2017. Retrieved 21 September 2018.

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