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Tour de Yorkshire


The Yorkshire Grand Départ (our part of the Tour de France) will be coming to Sheffield on Sunday 6th July 2014.

The same level of service as is usually provided on a Sunday will be provided as normal by all health services in the city.

However patients should be aware that there will be significant road closures in the city that day and so if you need to reach an NHS service we strongly recommend that you plan your route. Sheffield City Council's website includes maps of the road closures here.

Please see below our map that shows key health services in relation to the road closures. Please note the M1 will still be a viable route to connect those south of the route (via J33 Sheffield parkway) with those North of the route (via J35 Chapeltown/ Ecclesfield).

Visitors of patients in the Northern General Hospital are being advised that the route passes very close to the hospital and therefore access will be difficult. Please make sure you have planned your route if you are still planning a visit on this day, or consider whether it would be better to visit another day.

Visiting times at both the Northern General and the Royal Hallamshire Hospital will be extended to 11am-8pm on Saturday 5th July to help accommodate relatives who will struggle to get in on the Sunday. 

Patients in the city who receive routine community healthcare (and who do so on a Sunday) will be communicated with by their service provider about any changes they may experience.

As with any other Sunday, patients in the city who feel they need access to a GP can call NHS 111 and GP out of hours services will be available to everyone in the city, as they are at all times when your normal GP practice is shut.

If you feel unwell our Choose Well page here may help you figure out who to contact and when.

Sheffield's Walk in Centre on Broad Lane, which is open 8am-10pm, 7 days a week, 365 days a year will be operating as usual. Rotherham's Walk in Centre on Greasbrough Road is open 8am-9pm and some Sheffield patients may find it easier to reach on the day with the road closures.

A number of local pharmacies will be open on the day. They may be the best place for you to get medical help. Please find details here.

You can help us by looking after yourself and your family and friends:

  • Make sure repeat prescriptions are all ordered and collected before the event
  • Make sure your medicine cabinet is fully stocked (and see our guides below for the best ways to deal with minor health concerns)
  • Make sure you're accessing the right health service for your need (visit our Choose Well page)
  • Act responsibly on the day - if the weather is warm make sure you take plenty of fluids, wear sunscreen, drink alcohol responsibly (see guides below)
  • If you have a long-term condition, including Asthma, Cardiovascular (heart) disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Chronic Renal Disease (CRD), Diabetes and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) see our guides to staying well in the summer

Here are some handy guides for the best ways to deal with minor health concerns:

Blue light services will operate as normal for Emergencies

All health staff will be planning their journeys and getting into work earlier to ensure they are not affected by the road closures.

This web page will be regularly updated with key information in the lead up to the event, so please remember to revisit us regularly if you are concerned about healthcare during the Tour.

More general information about the Tour can be found on Sheffield City Council's website here 

A Tour spectator guide can be found here

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