Royal Hallamshire Hospital
The Royal Hallamshire Hospital is a general & 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 (which also runs the Northern General Hospital), and is also in proximity to the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital and Weston Park Hospital --both of which are part of the Trust--and the Sheffield Children's Hospital, which is not.

The main building was completed in 1979 and was opened by HRH Prince Charles, Prince of Wales. The previous low-rise outpatient buildings (in the foreground) date from the 50s and 60s. The building is in the shape of a T with the rear part of the building overhanging a service road. The hospital consists of three main interlinked buildings, the most significant being the monolithic 21-storey concrete structure, the second highest in Sheffield after the University's Arts Tower and which has commanding views over most of the city. The hospital can also be seen from just about anywhere in the city and is a distinctive landmark. The incinerator stack is at the foot of the T.

There are 12 operating theatres which are located in the basement and a further 5 which are situated on the ground floor. There are three main lift shafts, with two elevators in each for public use, and a rear set of four for staff and service use. The topmost floors are given over to the Intensive Care Unit and building services such as air conditioning, etc. Most of the middle floors are wards and the front-facing windows are in distinctive shallow V-shaped bay design. Most non-emergency departments are represented, with Accident & Emergency cases being handled by the Northern General Hospital, on the north side of the city (also part of the Trust) for adults, and the Children's Hospital dealing with minors. The hospital is at the forefront of research and teaching in a number of disciplines, including Neurosciences and Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine. Most auxiliary and administration departments are located close by in other buildings, mostly former private mansions, along Claremont Place and Claremont Crescent which run up the east side of the complex. There is also an NHS Walk-In service, a Minor Injuries Unit (both open from 8a.m. to 8p.m., seven days a week) and an Emergency Admission Unit (which does NOT operate a walk in service).

New developments
A recent development is the new Jessop Wing (not shown), opened in 2000 by the Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire (though it was due to be opened by the Queen). It is linked by a bridge from the rear of the main building. This is a modern replacement of the old Victorian Jessop Hospital for Women, one of the first maternity hospitals in the country at the time, and is now the city's fertility, maternity and gynaecologial centre.

The hospital has very close links with both Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield, with nursing, midwifery and professions allied to medicine being trained at the former, and doctors and dentists being taught at the latter. A number of staff have Chairs at one or other of the two universities.

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