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Aims of Sheffield Children’s Hospital
As an organisation dedicated to supporting children, young people and their families, the Trust has identified a number of key principles, or values, to guide its delivery of care and treatment:
Their values are to:
Provide access to the very best care and treatment when a child is unwell, offering treatment which is evidence-based, effective and provided safely.
Provide care as close to home as can be achieved, where possible at home, in the community, or in a setting close to a child's home. When admission to hospital is required, to keep the stay is hospital as short as possible.
Create a positive experience for the child and family when using services, ensuring that care is provided holistically, meeting the social, educational, play and cultural needs of the child, as well as providing treatment.
Ensure that at all times care is provided within an environment suited to the needs of the child or young person and with appropriate facilities to support families to visit the hospital and to stay with their child.
Ensure that at all times care and treatment is provided by staff who are suitably trained and experienced in the needs of children and their families, and that the all staff is supported in their continuing professional development.
Work in partnership with others assisting other organisations in delivering support to children, young people and families.
Enable families and carers are enabled to fully participate in the care and treatment of a child, and that children and young people themselves are, where possible, empowered to make decisions about their own care.
Promote best practice in the care of children as a provider of education and training, to actively support and undertake research, and ensure that care is delivered safety.