ABOUT SHEFFIELD TEACHING HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest, busiest and most successful NHS foundation trusts in the UK. The Trust provides a full range of hospital and community services for the people in Sheffield and specialist care for patients from further afield.
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has a long history of providing high-quality care, clinical excellence and innovation in medical research.
They are one of the biggest employers locally, with around 17,000 employees. The trust aims to reflect the diversity of local communities and has also proudly partnered with local people, patients, neighbouring NHS organisations, local authorities and charitable bodies.
On 14 Nov 2018, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), UK has published a report on how well Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust uses its resources. The ratings from this report are:
Use of resources: Good
Combined rating: Good
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust manages five of the best-known teaching hospitals in Yorkshire, which are;
Northern General Hospital
The Northern General Hospital, situated in the north of Sheffield, is home to the city's adult accident and emergency department. The hospital has over 1100 beds and employs more than 6,000 staffs. The Northern General is the largest hospital campus within Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust spanning 100 acres. It is situated approximately three miles from the hospitals at the central campus and easily accessed via the M1 motorway.
Royal Hallamshire Hospital
The Royal Hallamshire Hospital is situated a mile from the city on the trust's central campus. Nearly 6,000 staff work at the Royal Hallamshire in a wide variety of clinical and non-clinical roles. The hospital has around 850 beds for the care of inpatients and several specialist outpatient clinics including a prosthetic eye department and specialist ophthalmology centre.
Charles Clifford Dental Hospital
Charles Clifford Dental Hospital was opened in 1953 to provide specialist dental services for people in Sheffield and the surrounding districts. It is a dental teaching hospital linked to the University School of Clinical Dentistry, which has an intake of 80 undergraduate dentists and 30 hygienists and therapists each year. It is currently expanding its postgraduate and research activities.
The Dental Hospital incorporates the Schools of Dental Hygiene, Dental Therapy and Dental Technology and provides training for Dental Nurses.
Weston Park Cancer Hospital
The Weston Park Cancer Hospital provides world-leading cancer treatment delivered by some of the most highly regarded cancer specialists in Europe.
The leading team of clinicians at the hospital ensures to meet the needs of individuals during all aspects of the cancer treatment and care, right from diagnosis, treatment and beyond.
Throughout the treatment, the patient is fully supported by their friendly, expert team and has access to the latest advances in care, including:
Advanced surgical techniques
Cutting-edge radiotherapy treatments
Specialist services including interventional radiology, genomics, systemic anti-cancer therapies, and haemato-oncology.
Jessop Wing Maternity Hospital
The Jessop Wing opened in 2001 and is a purpose-built maternity unit where approximately 7,000 babies are born every year.
In addition to a 22-bed labour ward, there are three postnatal wards and an antenatal ward, an admission Triage area and a High Dependency Unit. One of the postnatal wards specialises in caring for women who have had a caesarean section. In addition, the Jessop Wing Community Midwifery Service attends approximately 200 homebirths per year.
ABOUT THE CITY OF SHEFFIELD
Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough in South Yorkshire, England, located about 160 miles (260 km) northwest of London. The city lies within the historic county of Yorkshire. However, the area around Beighton and Mosborough, which belongs to the historic county of Derbyshire.
Sheffield is situated at the foot of the Pennine highlands, at the point where four streams - Sheaf, Porter, Rivelin, and Loxley running in deep valleys converge to form the River Don.
According to the UK Peace Index, Sheffield is the safest major city in England. The city is awarded the Purple Flag for city safety, making it one of the safest places in the country for a night out seven years running.
60% of the city is green space. Over two million trees, 250 gardens, parks and woodland areas and a third of the city lies within the borders of the Peak District national park.
Sheffield has an extensive public transport network covering the city centre, suburbs and beyond into South Yorkshire, Derbyshire and the Peak District.
There are two main bus operators in South Yorkshire - Stagecoach and First bus. Sheffield has two bus interchanges (bus stations) located on Arundel Gate and Pond Street.
Tram and tram-train
Supertram, the tram network in Sheffield and Rotherham, is operated by Stagecoach. Passengers in South Yorkshire are the first in the country to benefit from Tram Trains that will provide a direct service from Sheffield city centre to Rotherham Central and Parkgate, travelling on street tramlines and the national rail network.
Sheffield’s local train network is operated by Northern. It extends into the city’s suburbs across the rest of South Yorkshire and beyond. Other destinations include Manchester, Leeds and Lincoln.
Taxis are operated under licence from Sheffield City Council are known as Hackney carriages or black cabs. The Council’s taxi ranks are spread across the city centre. You can catch a cab from these points, and they can also be hailed if an available one is passing.
There are 137 primary schools, 26 secondary schools in Sheffield, of which 10 have sixth forms and a sixth-form college. The city also has five independent private schools. There are also 12 special schools and several Integrated Resource Units in mainstream schools which are, along with all other schools, managed by Sheffield City Council. The Early Years Education and Childcare Service of Sheffield City Council manage 32 nurseries and children's centres in the city.
WHY SHEFFIELD TEACHING HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST?
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to helping the staff balance their work and home lives and ensures they feel supported, valued and appreciated.
The trust chooses various methods to help the staff members, including subsidised on-site childcare and flexible working. Other benefits include:
Excellent annual leave entitlement: 27 days, rising to 29 after five years NHS service and rising to 33 after 10 yrs service.
NHS Pension Scheme – excellent package of pension benefits, fully protected against inflation and guaranteed by the government
Occupational health service
Confidential staff counselling service
Flexible retirement scheme
Membership and close working relationships with staff side organisations
Long service awards and gifts
Training and development
Professional leadership arrangements
Flexible working practices
Fantastic opportunities for enhancing your learning and development
Child care facilities, including childcare teams, nurseries and out of school clubs
Multi-disciplinary libraries and learning centres
Special leave policies
Staff newsletter, intranet and internet access are widely available.
Variety of discounts from local attractions and businesses