Public and Patient Involvement Strategy

We recognise that patient and public involvement is about building relationships with people. This takes time, effort and commitment, as does sustaining them. 

The Trust is committed to working in partnership with patients to develop better ways of looking after them.

Our aims are to provide regualry talk and consult the communities we serve and also recognise staff will continuously improve the service we provide.

Public and Patient Involvement strategy

How can I get involved?

You can get involved by providing feedback, becoming a member or voltuneering your time. For more information on those opportunities see below:

Become a member
Provide Feedback
Volunteer
 

Engagement network

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Engagement Network

As part of our commitment to work in partnership with our patients and the communities we serve, we have developed an Engagement Network. We know some people find it difficult to provide feedback on our services through our traditional methods of engagement and we hope that this new network will help more people to give us their views.

The Engagement Network aims to build better links with local communities by connecting with established community groups, support groups, charities or other organisations. These groups can advocate for their members and provide valuable feedback to the Trust to help us to hear the voices of all the people we serve.

If you are a member of a local group who may like to be involved, please contact sth.engagement@nhs.net


Current Engagement Activities

We are currently consulting recent inpatients, visitors and staff on our visiting hours. In January 2018, we changed our visiting hours to allow flexible visiting between 8am - 8pm. We have also introduced a Visitors' Code to help make sure that patients spending time in hospital are able to get enough rest, which will help with their recovery. You can find out more about our visiting hours and Visitors Code at https://www.sth.nhs.uk/visitors/visiting-times

We have asked members of our Engagement Network to hold conversations within their groups about our visiting hours and let us know the views of their members.

You can also give your views by taking part in our survey at http://ratenhs.uk/qsWjUI
 

 

 
 

Additional Information

Looking to volunteer?

We welcome volunteers of all ages. For further information please contact the voluntary services team on:

0114 2715735 or 2266045

or email: volunteer@sth.nhs.uk
 

 

 
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