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Trust Profile

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust manages the five adult hospitals in Sheffield (Northern General, Royal Hallamshire, Jessop Wing, Weston Park and Charles Clifford hospitals).

As a trust we are responsible for the planning and delivery of the highest quality patient care and provide services for patients from not only Sheffield and South Yorkshire but all parts of the UK. We have an annual budget of around £690 million, employ over 13,000 staff and provide around one million patient episodes each year, making us the second largest NHS trust in England.

As well as providing hospital services for our local population, our hospitals provide a range of vital regional and national specialties. Regionally these include cardiac and orthopaedic surgery, neurology and renal care. National services include pulmonary hypertension treatment, particular ophthalmology, spinal and neurosurgical care, and specialist cancer treatments.

We have been one of the best performing NHS organisations in the country over the last five years. In October 2007 the Healthcare Commission scored us excellent in use of resources and excellent for quality of services. We are also proud of our record as having the lowest MRSA infection rates amongst major teaching hospitals in the UK, according to figures released by the Health Protection Agency in 2007. The Trust was awarded the Dr Foster’ Hospital of the Year accolade in 2005, 2008 and 2011 (north).

The integration of community health services into the Trust in April 2011 improved coordination and communication between hospital, community, mental heath and social care services, resulting in patients experiencing more responsive and seamless care. Community health services, which includes services such as nursing, health visiting and physiotherapy, transferred to be managed by the three local foundation trusts - Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust in 2011.

We also have a strong tradition of research and the Trust leads on a number of key studies including prostate cancer, diabetes, breast cancer and chronic chest disease.

An NHS Foundation Trust

We became one of the first NHS Foundation Trusts in the country on 1st July 2004. NHS foundation trusts have greater freedom from central government control and the ability to work with their community and staff to set local health priorities. We have a well established elected governor’s council, which is made up of patients, public, staff and partner organisations and works with the Trust to help set strategic goals and make key decisions.

Our Hospitals

Although the Trust has overall management responsibility for the services provided, our hospitals each have their own history, which we are rightly proud of. Between them they offer just about every kind of service available in the modern NHS.

The Northern General is the largest of our hospitals with 1100 beds. Located to the north of the city, the hospital is spread out over a large site. Amongst the specialist services located there are orthopaedics, renal, spinal injuries, general surgery and cardiothoracic (heart and lung) services. Sheffield’s adult accident & emergency department is also based here. A major £30 million state-of-the-art new medical ward development, known as the Sir Robert Hadfield Wing, opened to patients in April 2007 and a brand new critical care facility, one of the largest in Europe, opened in 2008.

The other Trust hospitals are based closely together on a campus to the west of the city centre; this is known as the Central Campus.

The Royal Hallamshire is a major acute teaching hospital based around a tower block of 800 beds and a large outpatient department. The hospital is home to a range of expert specialist services which include neurosciences, urology, general surgery, breast surgery, dermatology, hearing services and ophthalmology. The hospital also has a minor injuries unit and an NHS Walk-In-Centre for emergency care.

Linked to the Royal Hallamshire by a footbridge, the Jessop Wing is Sheffield’s 216 bed women’s hospital. Opened in February 2001 it has brought together all of the city’s obstetric, gynaecology and neonatology services in a state-of-the-art, purpose built, £24 million building. Almost 7000 births take place at the Jessop Wing each year.

Weston Park is one of only three purpose built specialist cancer hospitals in the UK and provides a full range of non-surgical cancer services to the population of South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire and North Derbyshire. It also enjoys national and international recognition for certain specific treatments. It has 140 beds and is home to a specialist cancer research centre and one of the UK’s only teenage cancer units.

The Charles Clifford is a dental teaching hospital linked to The University of Sheffield’s School of Clinical Dentistry. The hospital provides dental outpatient services and emergency dental services for the city.

As a teaching trust, all of the hospitals have close links to the University of Sheffield, home to Sheffield’s medical school, and Sheffield Hallam University – which provides nurse training. It is a major teaching centre for future health professionals.

The Trust Executive Team

Chairman - Tony Pedder
Chief Executive -  Sir Andrew Cash OBE
Chief Nurse- Prof. Hilary Chapman CBE
Director of Human Resources and Organisation Development - Mr Mark Gwilliam
Director of Strategy and Operations -  Ms Kirsten Major
Director of Finance - Mr Neil Priestley
Medical Director - Dr David Throssell.

Services Provided at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Accident and Emergency Obstetrics/Gynaecology/ Neonatology
Acute General and Elderly Medicine Occupational Health Service
Assisted Conception Operating Services
Anaesthetics Ophthalmology
Cardiothoracic surgery & Cardiology Oral-maxillofacial Surgery
Chemotherapy Orthopaedics
Clinical Research and Development Palliative medicine
Communicable Diseases Pharmacy
Critical Care Professions Allied to medicine
Day Surgery Radiology
Dental Services Radiosurgery
Dermatology Radiotherapy
ENT, Hearing Services and Medical Audiology Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Burns
General Surgery Reproductive Medicine
Haematology Renal Services
Laboratory Medicine Rheumatology
Medical Physics Under and Post graduate Education
Mobility and Specialised Rehabilitation Services Urology
Metabolic Bone Disease Vascular Surgery



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