Sheffield hospitals give unpaid carers valuable discounts

Unpaid carers’ visits to hospitals will be made that bit easier with a 15% discount across Sheffield Teaching Hospital Trust-operated retail outlets, coffee shops and canteens.

Since 2018, thousands of people who look after a loved one due to a disability or illness have been able to get discounts from local businesses through Sheffield Carers Centre’s Carer Card. This decision by the NHS Trust to accept the Card in outlets in the Royal Hallamshire, Jessop Wing, Weston Park and Northern General Hospital, is a very welcome addition to the offers available to unpaid carers. Click here for details of the discounts at Sheffield Teaching Hospital sites.

New Hospital Project Launches

Working with a range of partners from health and social care sectors, the project – which starts at the end of January – aims to reduce avoidable delays to hospital discharge, enabling patients to return to their home as soon as they are well enough. Funded by Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), we will be working with the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals team, preparing patients and their carers for discharge home and providing ongoing support once the patient is home.  Sheffield Carers Centre will partner with Voluntary Action Sheffield, Age UK, Sheffield Churches Council for Community Care (SCCCC), Sheffield Teaching Hospitals (STH) and Sheffield CCG.