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Waiting Times

Please bear with us while you are waiting for confirmation of your appointment or operation. We’re doing all we can to ensure children and young people get the help they need as quickly as possible.

Some of our waiting times have increased due to measures to stop the spread of Covid-19, and because our teams have been providing extra support to help other hospitals dealing with the virus. 

We’re seeing patients based on the priority of their needs. If you have not heard from us already, we will be in touch to offer advice and support while you wait for a date to come in.

However, if you are concerned about your child’s health, please don’t hesitate to contact your care team directly. If your child is not yet a patient at Sheffield Children’s, please speak to your GP or referring service.

How we are reducing waiting times

We’re working hard to reduce waiting times for you in a number of ways:

  • Running extra theatres and clinics
  • Maximising the use of theatres
  • Providing extra support for children with the greatest needs and
  • Freeing up space within clinics to offer more appointments

The waiting list recovery programme

Sheffield Children’s is part of a national alliance of leading children’s hospitals committed to reducing waiting times by sharing experience and adopting new ways of working. More information on this and our Super Saturdays can be found here.

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