The Hospitals


• Unlike some rotations, all the training hospitals on the South Yorkshire rotation are within easy reach of the Sheffield base. Less commuting time means less fatigue and more time for studying and social activities

• No need to live in at any of the peripheral hospitals

• No commute exceeding 40 minutes

• Most compact rotation in the Yorkshire School

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

Dr Foster Trust of the Year 2011

Northern General Hospital


This is the largest of all the hospitals in Sheffield with over 1,000 beds in a large site in the north of the city. The hospital provides general, renal, plastic, orthopaedic, dental, cardiac, vascular, trauma and day surgical services.

The Northern General Hospital (NGH) is a busy northern campus of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. We have 17 theatres in the main complex along with three day surgery theatres, 5 cardiothoracic theatres in a separate unit and one spinal injury theatre. We house the A&E department for adults in Sheffield and have a state of the art 36 bedded critical care department that contains ITU, HDU and a post operative surgical unit(POSU).

Training opportunities exist providing anaesthesia for cardiothoracic,colorectal, vascular, major trauma and orthopaedics, plastic and burns surgery and spinal injuries. A lot of work is performed under regional anaesthesia and we have a number of skilled operators in the use of ultrasound for this. The NGH also contains renal services for Sheffield and many opportunities exist for developing skills in managing patients with renal failure in need of surgery.

The hospital is widely expected to become a Level One Trauma facility in the future.

Royal Hallamshire Hospital

A major teaching hospital based around a tower block of 750 beds and a large outpatients department. It houses many of the Sheffield University Medical School’s academic departments.

The Department of Pain Management includes both the acute pain service for the Hallamshire hospital and chronic pain services for central Sheffield. There is a large investigative radiology department with MRI and CT services.

• Sheffield Childrens Hospital
• Jessop Wing Womens Hospital
• Weston Park Hospital (Oncology) and Charles Clifford Dental hospital


Sheffield Childrens Hospital

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Barnsley Hospital

Barnsley Hospital is a 450 bedded district hospital located just 12 miles North of Sheffield. It has an anaesthetic department composed of 18 consultants and 4 staff grades. The department is well known for its friendliness and dedication to teaching and training. There is an excellent Post Graduate Medical education centre and a dedicated trainee seminar room for quiet study and small group teaching. The hospital has 9 main and 2 day case theatres.

It has a a 7 bedded, newly refurbished combined ITU/HDU and a new 4 bedded surgical HDU. There is a well structured teaching programme for trainees that include opportunities to learn fibreoptic intubation and regional anaesthesia. The trust has just been rated as “Good” and “Excellent” in the Care Quality Commision report for the second successive year.


Chesterfield Royal Hospital

Chesterfield Royal Hospital was opened progressively between 1984 and 1989 on a green field site two miles east of the centre of Chesterfield and comprises approximately 600 beds. There is an ongoing ward expansion process with 3 more wards opened in 2010. The Trust currently offers a full range of acute services, including a 6 bedded Intensive Therapy Unit and an 8 bedded High Dependency Unit. The on-site radiology services include CT scanning and facilities for performing MRI scans on the anaesthetised patient. The suite of 12 operating theatres cater for a wide range of surgical specialities including general and vascular surgery, ophthalmics, gynaecology, trauma and orthopaedics, ENT and maxillofacial and dental surgery. Major cases undertaken in the Trust currently include head and neck reconstructive surgery, joint revision surgery and aortic surgery. The Chesterfield Birth Centre was refurbished in 2010 and provides for around 3000 deliveries per year. A purpose-built education centre includes a lecture theatre, tutorial rooms, clinical skills centre and library. The department consists of 25 consultants and 4 staff grades. Within the anaesthetic department there is a protected weekly teaching programme for anaesthesia, weekly teaching sessions in intensive care medicine and a monthly journal club. Alongside the theatre complex, a dedicated trainees’ office is equipped with internet-linked computers. The Trust has achieved a double excellent award against the Healthcare Commission Standards for the past two years.


Doncaster Royal Infirmary

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Rotherham General Hospital

Rotherham General Hospital is a modern, progressive hospital, situated two miles south of Rotherham town centre just 20 minutes commute from Sheffield. The Trust's reputation for clinical excellence and efficiency continues to improve. Rotherham General Hospital has consistently achieved the maximum three stars - the highest level any Trust can achieve and is the only Acute Trust in South Yorkshire to achieve a double excellent for our overall performance in the Annual Health Check (2009).

The anaesthetic department consists of 23 consultants. There are 14 critical care beds (HDU/ITU) and the obstretric unit sees 2700 deliveries per year. The department is well known for its commitment to training and is a popular choice for trainees to be attached to. There is a well-equipped Medical Education Centre, which is comprised of tutorial rooms and a lecture theatre.

The department organises a vigorous medical postgraduate education programme, has strong links with the University of Sheffield, and is also renowned for its medical undergraduate training.


Commuting Distances

Sheffield to Barnsley: 15 miles (30 minutes)
Sheffield to Chesterfield 14 miles (24 minutes)
Sheffield to Doncaster 25 miles (37 minutes)
Sheffield to Rotherham 10 miles (18 minutes)

(source: Multimap. All distances from base hospital)