Updated: 25 January 2021:
On Monday 25 January 2021 the Utilita Arena Sheffield opened it's doors as an NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Centre.
The Arena is currently part of a growing number of primary care sites across the region where GPs and their teams are already working around the clock vaccinating some of the region’s most vulnerable residents.
If you have a vaccination appointment for the Arena we have put together an information page to help make your visit to the venue as easy and stress-free as possible - click here for the latest advice & information.
Updated 10th December 2020:
After over 9 months and some 50,000 vehicles later the drive-thru phlebotomy team have tested their final patient at their temporary home here at the Utilita Arena Sheffield.
The blood drive-through service will now be located at Building 183 (Former Blood Service site), Longley Lane, Sheffield, S5 7JN.
This service is scheduled to open from Monday 14th December and their usual opening times will resume and the service will be open from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) and 8.30am to 1pm on Saturday - please check with your surgery for the latest times before your travel.
For patients who cannot use the drive through service, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals continue to provide blood tests at the Hallamshire and Northern General Hospitals but with additional measures in place to limit the risk of transmission of infection.
Sheffield City Trust are proud to have been able to support Sheffield Teaching Hopsitals with this service at the Arena and wish them well at their new home.
Updated March 2020:
Sheffield City Trust is working with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals to operate a drive-through blood test service in the Utilita Arena Sheffield car park.
At present, vulnerable patients are being asked to follow strict social distance guidelines to protect their wellbeing. Entering hospitals for regular tests increases the likelihood of infection to those who are already at risk. By setting up a drive-through blood testing service patients can continue to receive their routine testing but in a safer environment.
Andrew Snelling, Chief Executive of Sheffield City Trust: “We opted to close our venues ahead of government guidance, and since doing this we’ve been working closely with the NHS and Sheffield City Council to find areas in which we can help.”
“It’s humbling to know that, despite not being open for business, Sheffield City Trust is having such an impact on the health and wellbeing of Sheffield and ensuring the safety of the more vulnerable members of society.”
Recently, Sheffield City Trust offered the arena as a storage facility to Sheffield Teaching Hospitals who were looking to make room for a new consignment of beds. So as well as the car park testing site, the arena now being used as a warehouse to store PPE and around 1,800 old beds belonging to Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.
Patients will be contacted about using the facilities by the hospital. For patients who cannot use the drive-through service, blood tests will continue at the Hallamshire and Northern General Hospitals but with additional measures in place to limit the risk of transmission of infection.