Royal Hallamshire Hospital
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Hallamshire as viewed from Glossop Road
Royal Hallamshire Hospital is located in South Yorkshire
Royal Hallamshire Hospital
Shown in South Yorkshire
LocationGlossop Road, Broomhill, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
Coordinates53°22′43″N 1°29′36″W / 53.378493°N 1.493196°W / 53.378493; -1.493196
Care systemNHS England
Affiliated university
Emergency departmentNo
ListsHospitals in England

The Royal Hallamshire Hospital is a general and teaching hospital located in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. It is in the city's West End, facing Glossop Road and close to the main campus of University of Sheffield and the Collegiate Crescent campus of Sheffield Hallam University. The hospital is run by the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.


The hospital, which replaced both the Sheffield Royal Hospital and the Sheffield Royal Infirmary, was designed by Adams, Holden and Pearson and built in two phases; the first phase, a three-storey out-patients department was completed in 1971.[1] The second phase, the main building, was opened by the Prince of Wales in 1978.[2][3] The main building was designed as three main interlinked buildings, the most significant being the monolithic 21-storey concrete structure, which remains the third highest in Sheffield after St Paul's Tower and the Arts Tower.[4] It was designed with the rear part of the building overhanging a service road.[5]

Operation of the hospital was transferred from the Sheffield Health Authority (dissolved on 1 April 1992) to the newly created Central Sheffield University Hospitals NHS Trust on 1 November 1991. On 1 April 2001, the Central Sheffield University Hospitals NHS Trust merged with the Northern General Hospital NHS Trust to create the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, which was later awarded Foundation status on 1 July 2004.[6]

The Jessop Wing, which replaced the Jessop Hospital for Women as a provider of maternity and gynecology services, was designed by the George Trew Dunn Partnership[1] and opened by the Earl of Scarbrough, Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire in 2001.[7]


Most non-emergency departments are represented in the hospital, although accident and emergency cases are handled by the Northern General Hospital, on the north side of the city.[8] It has 14 operating theatres[9] and it provides training for both Sheffield Hallam University[10] and the University of Sheffield.[11] It contains one of the United Kingdom's largest departments of infectious diseases and tropical medicine, which includes one of the country's HCID (High Consequence Infectious Diseases) units for looking after ebola cases and other very serious infectious illnesses.[12]

See also


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  2. ^ "Royal Hallamshire Hospital Anniversary". BBC. 17 April 2009. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  3. ^ Rotherham, Ian D. (2018). Sheffield in 50 Buildings. Amberley Publishing. ISBN 978-1445663340.
  4. ^ "Tallest buildings in Sheffield". Emporis. Archived from the original on 20 December 2016. Retrieved 6 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Satellite view of the hospital". Google Maps. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Central Sheffield University Hospitals NHS Trust". National Archives. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Jessop Wing". Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Choose the right service". Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  9. ^ "Trust invests in £30m state-of-the-art Theatres" (PDF). Good Health. 1 January 2018. p. 4. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  10. ^ "Midwifery". Sheffield Hallam University. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  11. ^ "Welcome to The Medical School". University of Sheffield. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  12. ^ "Why Sheffield's two coronavirus patients are being treated at Royal Hallamshire Hospital". The Star. 25 February 2020. Retrieved 10 September 2022.