Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust manages the five NHS adult hospitals in Sheffield. This means that we look after and run the Northern General, Royal Hallamshire, Jessop Wing, Weston Park and Charles Clifford hospitals.
We provide around one million appointments and operations a year and offer almost every kind of treatment available through the NHS - from maternity services to care of the elderly and from A&E to X-ray.
The majority of our patients are from Sheffield and the surrounding areas but around five per cent of our patients are from other parts of the country. They come to us for specialist treatments, many of which are offered in only a few NHS trusts in the UK.
We are also a major employer of local people. Over 15,500 people work at our hospitals in more than 70 professions and a massive variety of jobs, making us the second largest employer in Sheffield.
The hospitals specialise in adult care but also look after newborn and premature babies. After this, we provide only limited specialist services for children, treating around 4,500 children each year, mainly in the dental hospital and ophthalmology departments.
We work very closely with Sheffield Children's Hospital, the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University to ensure we are at the cutting edge of medical research and development. This helps us to develop new and specialist services for the benefit of patients from Sheffield and all over the country.