Please click on the link below to view a statement from Kevan Taylor, SHSC's Chief Executive, regarding the Trust response to the Bribery Act 2010.
Chief Executive statement on the Bribery Act (PDF 46KB)
Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to confirm that it is compliant with the Government’s requirement to eliminate mixed-sex accommodation, except when it is in the patient’s overall best interest, or reflects their personal choice. The Trust has the necessary facilities, resources and culture to ensure that patients who are admitted to its hospitals will only share the room where they sleep with members of the same sex, and same-sex toilets and bathrooms will be close to their bed area. Sharing with members of the opposite sex will only happen when clinically necessary (for example, where patients need specialist equipment or when patients actively choose to share).
During the 2012/13 SHSC has undergone a programme of building works in some of our inpatient areas. This has increased the number of single bedrooms with en suite facilities. For those service users who sleep in shared spaces with people of the same sex we will do everything possible to ensure you feel dignified and have enough privacy.
If the Trust's care should fall short of the required standard, this will be reported.
For further information please contact Kim Parker, Senior Nurse, Quality Improvement. Tel: 0114 2263306, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Commitment to Your Privacy and Dignity leaflet (PDF format)
Eliminating Mixed Sex Accommodation (EMSA) Action Plan 2012-13 (PDF format - 140KB)
Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust, like all public sector organisations, have a legal duty to protect children and vulnerable adults from harm wherever possible. The Trust achieves this through effective risk assessment, risk management, staff training, supervision processes and working in partnership with other agencies through the use of approved multi-agency procedures to refer and investigate known or suspected cases as required.
The abuse of children and vulnerable adults can have a devastating and lifelong effect on all its victims, including family members and carers and we are committed to preventing and identifying any abuse of children, young people and vulnerable adults and work closely with our local authority colleagues. All our staff are trained to recognise the signs of abuse and know how to report any concerns they may have.
Safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults is ‘everyone’s business’ and is a key priority for us.
If you are worried about any child and think they may be a victim of neglect or abuse, please contact Sheffield City Council on 0114 2734855.
Adult abuse and neglect isn’t always obvious. If you suspect a vulnerable adult is suffering abuse or neglect in any way please contact the Sheffield City Council Adult Access Team on 0114 2734908 to report your concerns or ask for more information.
At the Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Board of Directors meeting held on Wednesday 5th June 2013 the Board was asked to note the contents of a safeguarding children summary document, and 'is assured that the organisation had met and exceeded the minimum required of it in relation to Safeguarding Children and Safeguarding Adults. The Board agreed to publish the summary declaration of assurance and this compliance statement on the SHSC website.
Further information about how the Trust supports Safeguarding can be obtained by contacting Eva Rix, Safeguarding Lead on 0114 2716126.
Summary declaration of compliance (Word 109KB)
SHSC is fully registered with the Care Quality Commission for all of its regulated activities across all its health and social care locations. For further information about the Trust's registration please click here.
To view the Trust's certificate of registration please click on the link below:
CQC certificate of registration 2011 (PDF 37KB)
The Trust undertakes to ensure that it complies with ‘The Health Act 2008: Code of Practice for the Prevention and Control of Health and Adult Social Care on the Prevention and Control of Infections’ and is committed to reducing the risk of acquiring an infection to all individuals either in receipt of our care or through its provision. This is to be achieved through multiple methods, with the aim to provide safe clean care to benefit our service users and the wider Health Community.
Details of how this is being achieved can be found in the Annual Report, Infection Prevention and Control 2010-2011 and Annual Programme Infection Prevention and Control 2011-2012 (Word, 703KB) which has been ratified by the Board of Directors.
Further Information can be obtained from Rosie Dixon, Senior Nurse - Infection Prevention and Control on 0114 2716720.
This page was last updated on 7th June 2013