|Sheffield Children's Hospital|
|Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust|
Sheffield Children's Hospital from the east
|Location||Broomhill, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England|
|Type||Specialist, Children's hospital|
|Affiliated university||Sheffield Medical School (University of Sheffield) & Faculty of Health and Wellbeing at Sheffield Hallam University|
The hospital first opened on 15 November 1876 as a children's infirmary in Brightmore House, on Brook Hill in Sheffield. Two years later it moved to its current site on Western Bank where it was accommodated in a pair of semi-detached houses. The first X-ray machine and electric lights arrived in 1907 and a new operating theatre and electric radiators were installed in the 1920s. Two new wards were completed in 1927, a baby ward was opened in the 1930s and a second operating theatre was built in the 1950s. The accident and emergency department was extended in the 1970s and services were transferred from the Northern General Hospital in the 1990s.
A new wing, built at a cost of £40 million, was completed in 2018. The new wing provides a new hospital main entrance, outpatients consulting suites, specialist diagnostic and treatment areas, and three new wards.
The Sheffield Children's Clinical Research Facility (CCRF) opened in 2008 as the first dedicated CCRF in the UK. Research at Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust spans a range of specialities including bone disease, genetics, respiratory disease, neurology, radiology, cancer and blood diseases, endocrinology and mental health. In 2012 the hospital received over £1 million in grants for research into the treatment of bronchiolitis, the use of vibration plate therapy to prevent fractures in children, and the development of bone scanning to replace X-rays in the study of bones in children.