The Princess Royal Spinal Cord Injuries Centre at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is based at the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield.

Site map

Please click on the  icon below for the site map for the Northern General Hospital and travel guide. If you are using SatNav the postcode for the hospital (Herries Road) is S5 7AT. The Princess Royal Spinal Cord Injuries Centre is located at Entrance 12 on the map.

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By public transport

The Northern General Hospital is on the north side of the city about three miles from the city centre and is served by several bus routes.

The guide is available from Travel South Yorkshire on their website here or can be obtained by calling Traveline on 01709 515151.

The hospital has a free bus that travels around the hospital site and can drop off patients near all main departments. The bus runs half hourly.

By car

The hospital can be accessed from both Barnsley Road (A6135) and Herries Road (A6102). If you are using SatNav the postcode for the hospital (Herries Road) is S5 7AT.

There is a charge for parking, for details click here.

Please be aware that Parking Charge Notices are in operation within the hospital grounds. This is to ensure that ambulances and other emergency services have free access to the hospital at all times. To avoid being issued with a Parking Charge Notice please make sure that your car is parked in a designated parking space.

By bicycle

For detailed locations of where public bike parking can be found please see the site map above. For further information on travelling to the hospital via bicycle please contact the Trusts Travel Plan Co-Ordinator on (0114) 2266001.

By ambulance or medicar

If you feel that you need an ambulance or Medicar to get to hospital please telephone the number on your appointment letter and speak to a member of staff. 

Please note that this service is not available to all patients, only to those with a medical need.

Courtesy Bus

Once here, the Northern General Hospital site is serviced by a Courtesy Bus, which is provided jointly by the Trust and the League of Friends.

This free of charge service is designed to help anyone visiting the site with getting around the hospital grounds. The service is fully accessible to disabled travellers. Please ask the driver if you require help getting on the bus.

The electric Courtesy Bus operates to a dedicated timetable and stops at a number of key points around the site, for further details please click here.

Please contact 0114 2714701 for more information.

Help with your fares

If you are entitled to certain means tested benefits you may be able to get help with your train or bus fares or car mileage (including a £2.00 contribution to car parking at the multi story car park at the RHH) to the hospital.

Further information and advice is available from the hospital cashiers on:
0114 271 2060 and 0114 271 2545 (Royal Hallamshire Hospital) 0114 271 4927 (Northern General Hospital). Alternatively please refer to the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme which has been issued by the Department of Health and can be found by looking at the internet.

H1 Hospital Shuttle Bus Service

The H1 Hospital Shuttle Bus Service is a public bus service running between the Royal Hallamshire and the Northern General Hospitals. The service operates between 0600-1800, with buses leaving from both the bus turning circle (at the end of B road) at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital and from the turning circle (outside the Clock Tower) at the Northern General Hospital.

The buses run regularly throughout the day (see timetable here) with the exception of Bank Holidays. There is no weekend service. The buses travel via Herries Road, Penistone Road, Netherthorpe Road, Western Bank and Glossop Road and will stop, by request, at any stop on the route. The fare for the full journey between the two hospitals is £2.00 and £1 for any part journey


Local Taxis

Taxi vehicles can be provided on request, including Eurocabs, which are suitable for people who need to travel in their wheelchair.