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Information about Sheffield Children’s Hospital

Parking

The Q-Park across the road from the main entrance, on Durham Road offers pay and display car parking for families and visitors. Car access to the hospital is limited to drop off and pick up only.

Public transport

The hospital is well-served by buses and trams. The bus stops are located on both sides of the road outside the Emergency Department entrance. The train station is a short tram or bus ride away. For the bus, you can use the stop opposite the Emergency Department entrance and take any bus going into the city centre towards Arundel Gate. The train station is a short walk away from Arundel Gate.

The closest tram stop is the University on Upper Hanover Street. Just go out of the main entrance and down Durham Road (directly opposite the main entrance and past the side of Q-Park). The tram is at the bottom of the hill.

We encourage all parents and visitors to use public transport where possible Public transport times and journey planning are available on Travel South Yorkshire website. The local taxi number is 0114 239 39 39 (City Taxis). You can order these to pick you up from the turning circle at the main entrance.

Food and drink

We have a hospital café called the Parkside Restaurant which opens from 8am until 11.30am, and 12pm until 2.30pm, and then from 3.30pm until 7pm.

The Parkside Restaurant has a variety of hot and cold food available. Once your child has been an inpatient for 4 days, you are entitled to discount from the canteen, just ask the staff on the ward for a voucher.

In the atrium, there is a retail outlet and café with seating. Throughout the hospital there are vending machines which sell a selection of drinks and snacks. If you have any problems with the vending machines please speak to the staff in the canteen who will be happy to help you resolve any problems.

Shops and takeaways

There is a café based in the main entrance atrium. The nearest supermarket is the Co-Operative Food at the corner of Glossop Road and Clarkson Street. They also have a cash machine. There are a variety of takeaways on Glossop Road.

Treetops

Treetops is run by The Sick Children’s Trust. It has 13 bedrooms for parents and carers, a kitchen, lounge and laundry facilities away from the wards. If you are interested in using the Treetops rooms, the ward staff can make enquiries for you upon admission. Rooms cannot be booked in advance and are given based on priority.

Cashpoint

The nearest cashpoint is inside the Co-Op on Glossop Road. There are also cashpoints near the newsagents further up Glossop Road, at the Hallamshire Hospital and by the University of Sheffield Students’ Union. You can also get cashback from the Parkside Restaurant in the hospital.

Chaplaincy

The multi-faith Chaplaincy Team offers spiritual support and guidance in whatever way they can. There is a multi-faith chapel and a Muslim prayer room with ablution facilities which are open for use 24 hours a day. The chapel can be used as an area to pray, to take a break and have time to think and to find peace. The chapel is located on D Floor by the Blue Lifts, near the Cystic Fibrosis Unit.

Chemist

Rowlands Chemist is in the atrium near the main entrance.

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

PALS offers confidential advice and support and can help sort out any concerns you may have about the care we provide. PALS can also guide you through the different services available from the NHS. If you have positive feedback about the Trust, PALS would be delighted to hear it and can pass it on to the correct department for you. PALS are located near the main entrance.

Further support

The Children’s Trust
Provides rehabilitation, education & community services following acquired brain injury.
Telephone: 01737 365 000
Email: enquiries@thechildrenstrust.org.uk

Child Brain Injury Trust (CBIT)
Supports children and their families affected by an acquired brain injury.
Telephone: 0303 303 2248
Email: info@cbituk.org

Headway
Support groups, & information for people who have suffered a brain injury.
Telephone: 0808 800 2244
Email: helpline@headway.org.uk

Brain and Spine Foundation
Provides tailored information and specialist support for anyone affected by a neurological problem.
Telephone: 0808 808 1000
Email: info@brainandspine.org.uk

Back Up Trust
Charity providing information, mentorship and skills training for people with a spinal cord injury.
Telephone: 0208 875 1805
Email: admin@backuptrust.org.uk

Spinal Injuries Association
Supporting those affected by spinal cord injury.
Email: sia@spinal.co.uk

Limb Power
A charity which aims to engage amputees and those with limb impairments in sport and physical activity.
Telephone: 0750 227 6858
Email: info@limbpower.com

BRAKE
Information and advice following serious injury in a road accident.
Telephone: 0808 8000 401

After Trauma
Supports and connects survivors of traumatic injury and their families.

Red Cross
Can loan wheelchairs for short-term use.
Telephone: 0170 987 0190
Telephone: 0300 333 3330 (national)

Young Minds
Charity providing support and information about mental health.
Telephone: 0808 802 5544
Website: www.youngminds.org.uk

Changing Faces
Provide support and advice to people with a visible difference on their face or body.
Telephone: 0300 012 0275
Email: info@changingfaces.org.uk

Disabled Living Foundation (DLF)
Give advice and information on disability equipment.
Telephone: 0300 999 0004
Email: info@dlf.org.uk

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Disclaimer

Please note this is a generic information sheet relating to care at Sheffield Children’s. The details in this resource may not necessarily reflect treatment at other hospitals. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professionals’ instructions. If this resource relates to medicines, please read it alongside the medicine manufacturer’s patient information leaflet. If you have specific questions about how this resource relates to your child, please ask your doctor.

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