NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
Sheffield Children’s Hospital was originally established in the year 1876. Since 1948, the hospital has become a part of the National Health Service (NHS), and in 1992, the hospital became an NHS Trust. However, it was established as Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust under the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003 in August 2006.
There are only three dedicated children’s hospital trusts in the United Kingdom, and Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is one among them. The Trust provides integrated healthcare for children and young people, including acute, specialist services, community and mental health care, including:
world-class paediatric limb reconstruction service
national centre for spinal surgery
helping children with conditions like scoliosis
internationally renowned experts working to help children with complex issues such as Osteogenesis Imperfecta
award-winning services in Neurosciences with the world’s best facilities, including state-of-the-art theatres and an intraoperative 3T MRI scanner
Clinical genetics: services for complex diseases such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and Juvenile Huntington’s disease
Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation usually see children from 0-16 in most cases, however, in some cases, the age limit goes up to 18 years. It provides comprehensive services for the residents of Sheffield and South Yorkshire through a workforce consisting of over 3000 members.
Sheffield Children’s Hospital has earned a rating of Good for Safe, Effective, Caring, Responsive, Well-led and Overall, from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), UK.
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
Super-tram, 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 CHILDREN's
NHS FOUNDATION TRUST?
Pay and Opportunities: The Trust provides a fair and transparent pay structure with competitive and flexible benefits in accordance with NHS, UK.
Annual Leave: All employees get the benefit that includes a generous annual leave entitlement of 27 days plus eight bank holidays (pro-rata), rising to 33 days plus eight bank holidays (pro-rata) after ten years of service.
Pension: Most employees have the option to join the NHS Pension Scheme, which is a final salary scheme and currently has a 14% employer contribution rate.
Employee Schemes: The employees of the Trust have the opportunity to join valuable salary sacrifice schemes, including childcare vouchers, bicycles, lease cars and electrical items.
Discounts: Employees of the Trust get discounts at various local shops, restaurants, and services, which are listed on the staff intranet.
The national NHS Discounts scheme also offers discounts from more than 200 leading high street brands and includes house and motor insurance, gym memberships, financial products, helplines and holidays.
Work-life Balance: Sheffield Children’s Hospital is committed to supporting employees with their work-life balance and having a variety of flexible working arrangements and opportunities. Eligible employees may also be entitled to relocation benefits if they are required to move house to take up their post at the Trust.
Health and Wellbeing: The health and wellbeing of staff are of utmost importance to the Trust. Every employee has access to occupational health, physiotherapy and confidential counselling services if required. Sheffield Children’s Hospital is currently working on a variety of initiatives in order to further value and support its employees’ health and wellbeing.
Learning and development: The Learning and Organisational Development Department of the Trust provides a wide range of learning opportunities to its staff through extensive training programmes. They also promote continuing professional development using several processes, including the Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber commissioning system.