About Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and oncology

About the hospital

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s busiest and most successful NHS foundation trusts, providing a full range of local hospital and community services for people in Sheffield, as well as specialist care for patients from further afield, including cancer, spinal cord injuries, renal and cardiothoracic services. In addition to community health services, the Trust comprises five of Yorkshire’s best known teaching hospitals.

  • The Royal Hallamshire Hospital
  • The Northern General Hospital
  • Charles Clifford Dental Hospital
  • Weston Park Cancer Hospital
  • Jessop Wing Maternity Hospital

The Trust has a history of high-quality care, clinical excellence and innovation in medical research. We strive to promote a culture of continuous quality improvement and encourage our staff to innovate and adopt bestpractice to deliver the highest standard of care to our patients.


Our vision is to be recognised as the best provider of healthcare, clinical research and education in the UK and a strong contributor to the aspiration of Sheffield to be a vibrant and healthy city.

We have a long tradition of clinical and scientific achievement, including the development of one of the UK’s first Academic Health Sciences Networks. Through our partnerships with the University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University, other health and social care providers and industry we remain at the forefront of advancements in clinical services, teaching and research.

Specialised Cancer Services

Specialised Cancer Services are based at Weston Park Cancer Centre – the base for all non-surgical oncological services across South Yorkshire, Bassetlaw and North Derbyshire. It is also one of the major Radiotherapy Centres in the country and is sited in the central hospital campus area of the city, within a quarter of a mile from the University, the Children’s Hospital, Jessop Hospital for Women and the Royal Hallamshire Hospital.

Our purpose-built Cancer Research Centre is responsible for numerous modern advances within the field of cancer research. This has contributed to our world-leading reputation as a centre of excellence in the fight against cancer. Part of the Weston Park Cancer Centre transformation project is focused on further developing our research facilities, namely our Cancer Trials Centre – ultimately providing a dedicated and specialist facility where clinicians and scientist will work together on translational oncology. The creation of a dedicated integrated centre is intended to revolutionise cancer research in Sheffield and South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire and Bassetlaw to improve the quality of cancer care and place Sheffield as a national leader in cancer research.


We have an ambitious strategy underway to transform our services, the workforce and the estate. There has already been a very significant level of investment into the Weston Park estate in recent years. The Teenage Cancer Trust Unit for adolescents was completed in 2002. Weston Park Cancer Centre acts as an National Specialised Commissioning Advisory Group supra-regional referral centre for the diagnosis and treatment of gestational trophoblastic disease and a national and European centre for the treatment of arteriovenous malformations with the stereotactic radiosurgery unit (in conjunction with the neurosurgical team).