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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]

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  1. ^ a b Harman, Ruth; Minnis, John (2004). Sheffield: Pevsner City Guide. Pevsner Architectural Guides. pp. 248–249. ISBN 978-0300105858.
  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. 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 Heath. 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.

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