Link is Sheffield Teaching Hospital's staff magazine and is packed full of up-to-date news and information from around our hospitals and in the community.

You are welcome to browse the editions and we hope you enjoy the read.

Summer 2023

In this edition:
  • 75 years of the NHS
  • Pioneering tech developments help brain tumour and heart attack patients
  • National awards for STH staff
  • Spinal injuries garden awarded best in show at Chelsea

Autumn 2022

In this edition:
  • Our pandemic recovery plans
  • Staff arrange ward wedding
  • New purpose-built surgical unit
  • Specialist service for Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Plus much more! 

Autumn 2021

In this edition:
  • Celebrating 20 years of STH
  • 20 years of developments in surgery, estates, community care, research, transplantation and much more
  • Garage owner has sight restored
  • New staff appointments

Winter 2019

In this edition:
  • Thank You Awards round-up
  • Nurses produce pressure ulcer record
  • Patients thank staff for life-saving care
  • New ambulatory care facility opens

Plus much more!

Summer 2019

In this edition:
  • Staff survey results
  • New stem cell collection partnership
  • New Weston Park Hospital walkway
  • Awards for staff

Plus much more!

Winter 2018

In this edition:
  • CQC rates Trust as good
  • Celebrating outstanding staff
  • New stroke rehabilitation centre opens
  • Organ donors remembered

Plus much more!

Autumn 2017

In this edition:

Read how arm surgery helped to change one patient's life.

Plus, find out how we're using Named Nurse boards and learn about a new sepsis screening tool.

Also includes a summary of our annual Quality Report.

Spring 2017

In this edition:

Find out about the CQC inspection in our special "Making it Better" edition of Link.

Hear how a new lung surgery technique cuts patients recovery time to just 4 days

Spring 2016

In this edition:

Read about our Thank you awards winners, the new regional "test bed", hear about some of our award-winning teams, an innovative training app and much more

Spring 2015


In this edition:

A bumper issue contains information about the Time to Turn campaign, Listening into Action, Celebration of our Primary and Community Services

Spring 2014


In this edition:

News about the discharge to assess program, our award winning maternity services as well as the transformation through technology programme.

Summer 2013

In this edition:

News about the official opening of our £11m laboratories and a update about our Friends and Family Test. 

Autumn 2012

In this edition:

Nutrition and Hydration
Awareness Week, Northern General Hospital (NGH),  Are you a Flu Fighter and Patients give back to Hospital that
saved their lives




Summer 2012

In this edition:

2011 NHS Staff Survey Results, Outpatients experience improved in
Plastic Surgery and the Trust joins forces with NHS Blood and Transplant in the fight against blood cancers.



Spring 2012

In this edition:

Dedication shines through at
Thank You Awards,  Inspirational Katie Piper opens our new Burns unit and information about our Hospital at Night  programme.

Autumn 2011


In this edition:

Our Assisted Conception Unit celebrates 10
year anniversary with families, Young People Get PASH-ionate
About Sexual Health and a feature about the Year of Radiotherapy.


Summer 2011

In this edition:

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall officially opens Biomedical Research Centre, Sheffield’s making noise against homophobia and transphobia and a new dementia pathway is launched.


Winter/Spring 2011

In this edition:

Patient praises innovative service, Critical care move marks new
era for Gloria, and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Celebrate
WRVS’s £1m gift and New leadership development

Autumn 2010


In this edition:

New partnership to help provide
seamless community health services,improving nutrition on our wards and Sheffield Sexual Health Week
Annual Thank You awards recognises
outstanding teams.


 Spring 2010 (pdf)


In this edition:

Neonatal wins unit of the year, getting to know Carol Daley, National Quality Board visits the Trust and Hospitals given clean bill of health.

 Winter 2009 (pdf)

In this edition:

The Snow White cast visits NGH, a family celebrate New Year together thanks to ground-breaking operation and there is also charity news.

 Autumn 2009 (pdf)

In this edition:

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg visits the Trust to learn about our excellent heart attack service, the Trust holds 'Let's Talk' events to gauge views of staff and a report on the Thank you Award winners.

 Summer 2009 (pdf)


In this edition:

Sheffield Surgeon becomes first to implant life changing pump, our patient satisfaction is among the best in the country and a story about how a snooker star was helped by the Trust.

 Spring 2009 (pdf)


In this edition:

Lord Darzi visits to open the Trust's new £20m Critical Care Department, Jessop Wing opens new birthing rooms and new 'gold standard' heart failure service praised.



Additional Information

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If you have a story or idea which would be perfect for Link please contact John Birch, Communications Officer on 0114 226 8989 or email 

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