Sheffield Teaching Hospitals (STH) is one of the UK’s largest NHS Foundation Trusts and one of the largest and busiest teaching hospitals, with over 15,000 staff caring for over a million patients each year at five hospitals sites:
- The Royal Hallamshire Hospital
- The Northern General Hospital
- Charles Clifford Dental Hospital
- Weston Park Cancer Hospital
- Jessop Wing Maternity Hospital
The Trust offers a full range of local hospital services for people in Sheffield as well as specialist services to patients from further afield. It is recognised internationally for its work in neurosciences, spinal injuries, cancer, transplantation, neurosciences and orthopaedics.
It also plays a key role in the training and education of medical, nursing and dental students with its academic partners, including the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam.
In April 2011, community health services, including nursing, health visiting and physiotherapy, were transferred to be managed by the three local foundation trusts: Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust. This has resulted in improved coordination and communication between hospital, community, mental health and social care services, resulting in patients experiencing more responsive and seamless care.
With an annual research income in excess of £15m, STH is amongst the largest healthcare research institutions in the UK.
Translational research and implementation initiatives include the Devices for Dignity Healthcare Technology Co-operative operating nationally to bring technological solutions to patients’ needs, and the NIHR Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care for South Yorkshire, uniting 18 organisations to transfer research findings into practical patient care in the management of long-term conditions.
Research strengths range from basic laboratory science through to the application of research at the bedside and in the home. A joint Clinical Research Office with the University of Sheffield supports a dynamic hub of research and innovation expertise.
Key research areas include neuroscience, cardiology, inflammation and immunity, rheumatology, bone metabolism, cancer, respiratory medicine, communicable diseases, diabetes, endocrinology and oral and dental research.
STH is one of only a handful of hospital Trusts to have been awarded the highest rating of 'excellent' for both the quality of its services and its financial management for three consecutive years. It is also one of the top 20% of NHS Trusts for patient satisfaction.
The Trust has been awarded the title of ‘Hospital Trust of the Year’ in the Good Hospital Guide three times in five years and is a recognised leader in medical research for bone, cardiac, neurosciences and long term conditions such as diabetes and lung disease.
Chief Executive: Sir Andrew Cash
Sir Andrew Cash joined the NHS as a fast track graduate management trainee and has been a Chief Executive for more than twenty years. He has worked at local, regional and national level and has been seconded to the Department of Health on a number of occasions. He is a visiting Professor in Leadership Development at the Universities of York and Sheffield.
Sir Andrew has been Chief Executive of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation since its inception in July 2004. He was previously the first Chief Executive of the newly merged Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, which came into effect in April 2001.
Sir Andrew holds a number of other positions including visiting Professor at University of York's Centre for Leadership and Development, Department of Health Studies; Non-executive Director of Medilink (Yorkshire and the Humber) Ltd.; Professor (Visiting Chair) of the University of Sheffield Leadership Centre; and Brother of the Northern Regional Chairman of Building Design Partnership.