Sheffield Children's NHS care is good, and sometimes outstanding, report finds
A Good rating has been awarded to Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust by health watchdogs, the Care Quality Commission.
CQC inspectors found areas of outstanding practice within the Trust, and praised the compassion and kindness of staff.
They said in its report: “Children, young people, families and carers were supported, treated with dignity and respect and were involved as partners in their care.
“Staff provided emotional support to patients, families and carers to minimise their distress.
“Staff cared for patients with compassion. Feedback from patients confirmed that staff treated them well and with kindness.
“Staff involved patients and those close to them in decisions about their care and treatment.”
Managers across the Trust promote a positive culture that supports and values staff, creating a sense of common purpose based on shared values, said the CQC.
Services had enough staff with the right qualifications, skills, training and experience to keep people safe from avoidable harm and to provide the right care and treatment.
Sheffield Children’s is delighted to retain its ‘Good’ rating for the services it provides to children and young people across South Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, the UK and internationally.
Sheffield Children’s is one of three dedicated children’s hospital trusts in the UK.
It provides acute and community services for children and young people in Sheffield and South Yorkshire, as well as specialised services for patients further afield.
As well as the Sheffield Children’s Hospital - which contains the emergency department, theatres, and wide range of specialist services such as support for children with cystic fibrosis, spinal issues or cancer, it also has inpatient child and adolescent mental health services at the Becton Centre, and respite care at Ryegate House.
Care is also provided to children and young people in their own homes and at clinics across the city.