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Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Website)

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust manages the five NHS adult hospitals in Sheffield. That means that they look after and run the Northern General, Royal Hallamshire, Jessop Wing, Weston Park and Charles Clifford hospitals. The hospitals specialise in adult care but do also look after women during childbirth and care for very young, ill and premature babies. After this, the hospitals provide only limited services for children, treating around 4,500 children each year, mainly in the dental hospital and ophthalmology departments.

Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough in South Yorkshire. It is so named because of its origins in a field on the River Sheaf that runs through the city.

Historically a part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, the city has grown from its largely industrial roots to encompass a wide economic base. The population of the City of Sheffield is estimated at 530,300 people and it is one of the eight largest English cities outside London, which form the English Core Cities Group. The wider Sheffield Urban Area, which extends beyond the city proper, has a population of 640,720.

Sheffield obtained world-wide recognition during the 19th century for its production of steel. Many innovations in the industry were developed locally, including crucible and stainless steel. This fuelled an almost tenfold increase in the population during the Industrial Revolution. It gained its city charter in 1893 and became officially titled the City of Sheffield. International competition caused a decline in traditional local industries during the 1970s and 1980s, and at the same time the nearby national coal industry collapsed, affecting Sheffield's population.

The beginning of the 21st century has seen extensive redevelopment in many UK cities, including Sheffield. The overall economy experienced steady growth averaging around five per cent annually and, as such, has been growing at a higher rate than has been experienced in Yorkshire and the Humber in general.

The city is geographically diverse, located at the confluence of five rivers, with much of the city having been built on hillsides with views into the city centre or out to the countryside. With an estimated total of over two million trees, Sheffield has more trees per person than any other city in Europe: 61% of the city is greenspace.


Contacts and Where to Find Us

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Northern General Hospital, Herries Road, Sheffield S5 7AU

The Northern General Hospital is on the north side of the city about three miles from the city centre and is served by several bus routes.

Tel: 0114 243 4343

Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Glossop Road, Sheffield, S10 2JF

The Royal Hallamshire Hospital is situated a mile from the city on the Trust's central campus.

Tel: 0114 271 1900

Jessop Wing, Tree Root Walk, Sheffield, S10 2SF

The Jessop Wing hospital is about a 25 minute walk from the city centre and is served by several bus routes.

Tel: 0114 271 1900

Weston Park Hospital, Whitham Road, Sheffield, S10 2SJ

The Weston Park hospital is about a 25 minute walk from the city centre and is served by several bus routes.

Tel: 0114 226 5300

For contact details of the FTPDs, Medical Education Managers and Foundation Administrators please see the contacts tab.

Associated Trusts
  • University of Sheffield
  • Sheffield Hallam University 
Hospital Accommodation

The Trust has a variety of accommodation available on at both the Hallamshire site and at the Northern General Hospital. The accommodation ranges from single accommodation to flats suitable for families, as well as dedicated doctors on-call accommodation. Accommodation is also available for visitors to the Trust; these bookings are generally made by the wards & departments, and are based purely on availability. There is also a limited amount of single accommodation that newly appointed members of staff can access for up to 1 month. However this is dependent on availability at the time. For more information call 0114 2714832.