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Physiotherapy advanced wellness and research centre

Your physiotherapy appointment is at the Sheffield Hallam University advanced wellness and research centre (AWRC) rather than at the Hospital.

What will happen at my appointment?

When you arrive at the AWRC, please tell the reception that you are here, and tell them that you are attending an appointment with the Sheffield Children’s hospital physiotherapy team. Please give them your therapist’s name and the time of your appointment.

You will:

  • have your temperature checked by the centre staff
  • be asked Covid-19 symptom related questions
  • be asked to sanitise your hands
  • be directed to the waiting room (with socially distanced seating) until your therapist collects you for your appointment

Please arrive 5 minutes before to your appointment. Do not to arrive too early for your appointment, so we can help minimise social contact. There is a carpark outside the centre for you to use, so please remain in your car or outside for as long as possible.

Your child may get asked to get undressed for their examination, so please make sure they are are wearing shorts and a vest top underneath their clothing in preparation.

Is there anything we need to bring?

Please bring with you information about your child’s other medical history, any medication your child may be taking, and any other professionals your child may see.

What if I want my appointment at the Sheffield Children’s hospital?

If you are unable to attend AWRC and would prefer an appointment at Sheffield Children’s hospital, please contact us on 0114 271 7227 to rearrange your appointment.

What if I am unable to attend my appointment?

If you are unable to attend your appointment, please call us on the above number where we will be able to rearrange it for you. You must also leave a message at AWRC on 0114 225 3399 where a message will be left for your therapist. Please also contact AWRC reception if you are running late or are unable to find the building.

Where is the AWRC?

If you are able to, please travel to the AWRC by public transport rather than by car as there is limited parking available. The patient and visitor parking is via Leeds Road.

The postal address is 2 Old Hall Road, Sheffield, S9 3TU.

Please use the postcode S9 3TY for sat navs.

By bicycle

There is a bicycle store on site, but places are limited allocated on a first come first served basis. There is additional cycle parking outdoors and at the UTC.

By tram

The local tram route is the Yellow route. The nearest tram stops are Arena, Don Valley Stadium, and Attercliffe.

Tram times and routes, and park and ride information is available on Travel South Yorkshire.

By train

The nearest train stations are Meadowhall and Sheffield Centre.

By bus

The AWRC is accessible by bus with the nearest stops in front of the building on Attercliffe Common.

Heading towaroads Sheffield City Centre, the stop is Attercliffe Common (Fell Road), and heading towaroads Meadowhall is Attercliffe Common (Clay Street).

Tram times and routes information is available on Travel South Yorkshire.

By car

The AWRC is just a 10 minute drive from J34 off the M1.

Travelling North on the M1
  • At junction 34, use the left 2 lanes to take the A6178 exit to Sheffield, Rotherham and Meadowhall
  • At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Sheffield road, A6178
  • At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on Sheffield road, A6178
  • Keep left to continue on Attercliffe Common, Sheffield road, A6178
  • Continue to follow Attercliffe Common, A6178
  • Keep right to stay on Attercliffe Common, A6178
  • At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on Attercliffe Common, A6178
  • At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on Attercliffe Common, A6178
  • Turn left onto Worksop road, B6085
Travelling South on the M1
  • At junction 34, take the A6109 exit to Rotherham, Meadowhall, Sheffield
  • At Meadowhall Roundabout, take the exit onto Tinsley Viaduct, A631
  • At the roundabout, take the 5th exit onto Sheffield road, A6178
  • At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on Sheffield road, A6178
  • Keep left to continue on Attercliffe Common, Sheffield road, A6178
  • Continue to follow Attercliffe Common, A6178
  • Keep right to stay on Attercliffe Common, A6178
  • At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on Attercliffe Common, A6178
  • At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on Attercliffe Common, A6178
  • Turn left onto Worksop road, B6085

When you reach the building, some sat navs will direct you to turn directly onto Leeds Road from Worksop road, however this is a one-way street. Instead, you need to turn onto Bootle Street, and then left at the end onto Leeds Road.

Covid-19 guidance

In line with changing Covid-19 guidance, you may still need to wear a face covering and attend with only 1 parent or guaroadian. You will not be able to bring any siblings unless in exceptional circumstances and is agreed to before to your appointment.

Please do not attend your appointment if you or members of your household have symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in contact with someone with a confirmed case of Covid-19 within the last 10 days.

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Disclaimer

Please note: this is a generic information sheet relating to care at Sheffield Children’s NHS FT. These details may not 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 this information has been translated into another language from English, efforts have been made to maintain accuracy, but there may still be some translation errors. If you are unsure about any of the guidance in this resource or have specific questions about how it relates to your child, always ask your healthcare professional for further advice.

Resource number: PT76

Resource Type: Article

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