Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is one of only four dedicated children’s hospital Trusts in the UK and provides integrated healthcare for children and young people, including community and mental health care as well as acute and specialist services in Sheffield, South Yorkshire and beyond.
Sheffield Children’s celebrated its 140 year anniversary in 2016, the Hospital having been first established in 1876. On 1 August 2006, it became Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust under the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003. The Trust now has a budget in excess of £180m and employs over 3,000 staff.
As a second wave Foundation Trust it continues to deliver exceptional results. Sheffield Children’s has some of the best medical and surgical services for children in the country; it provides a full range of services for local residents as well as specialised services for patients from further afield. The Trust’s specialised services receive referrals from the UK and internationally and there are pioneering services in trauma and orthopaedics, paediatric transport, genetics and many more.
Demand for services continues to grow year on year from across the country. In 2016/17 the Trust treated more patients than ever before. Referrals to the trust were up by 3.8 percent. Including 25,443 elective and non-elective spells; 151,270 out-patient attendances; 56,837 Emergency Department attendances; 20,589 Mental Health community contacts and 9,424 Mental Health in-patient bed nights.
The Trust is committed to being a leader in the field of training and research in children’s healthcare and there is a continued priority to deliver a strong portfolio of research and product innovation. During 2016/17, the Trust consistently met all targets and indicators set out by the regulator, NHS Improvement, and achieved the vast majority of quality targets agreed with commissioners. Whilst operating in a challenging financial environment, the Trust still met all its financial requirements in 2016/17 and finished the year with an operating surplus of £0.3m.
The Trust has a governance rating of ‘No evident concerns’ and a current financial risk rating of ‘2’. Trust is registered without conditions with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) the independent regulator of health and social care in England and was rated ‘Good’ following an inspection in May 2014. You can read the report in full here.
Caring for patients across the UK
Demand for our services is growing and we are increasingly delivering healthcare to patients over a wider geographical area as our reputation for providing outstanding specialist care grows.
We have some of the best medical and surgical services for children in the country. Find out more about some of our specialist services in the Centre of Excellence.
In 2016/17 169,800 patients came to the hospital as inpatients or outpatients. A further 56,800 children attended A&E.
We employ more than 3,000 staff and strive to recruit and retain the best doctors, nurses, allied health workers and other staff. The commitment of our employees is key to the Trust’s success and reputation.
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The Trust is committed to being a leader in the field of training and research in children’s healthcare and we continue to deliver a strong portfolio of research and product innovation.
Five-year strategic objectives
We have five overarching objectives that set the direction for the Trust and our clinical services in our vision “to provide a healthier future for children and young people.” Our aims are:
- provide high quality patient experience and outcomes
- empower motivated and compassionate staff
- lead improvements in paediatric care
- build clinical and financial sustainability
- discover new ways of improving child health
Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP)
The draft South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) has been published.
25 health and care partners from across the region are involved in the plan's development, alongside Healthwatch and voluntary sector organisations.
It sets out the vision, ambitions and priorities for the future of health and care in the region and is the result of many months of discussions across the partnership, including with patient representative groups and the voluntary sector.
You can find more about the plan at the STP website.
Accountable Care Partnership
Sheffield Children’s is part of the Sheffield Accountable Care Partnership (ACP) which has been set up so that local organisations can work more closely together to bring about major changes in the way services are planned and delivered.
Other organisations in the partnership are NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group, Primary Care Sheffield, Sheffield City Council, Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Visit the Sheffield CCG website to find out more about the ACP.
Sheffield Children’s Hospital was first established in 1876. Since 1948 it has provided services under the NHS and in 1992 it was established as an NHS trust.
On August 1 2006, it became Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust under the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003.
Find out more about our foundation trust status.
Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is registered without conditions with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the independent regulator of health and social care in England.