Sheffield Legacy

Projects totalling more than £200m have been announced for Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park – including new healthcare facilities and other regeneration and sporting focused projects. In total the project could create more than 5,500 new jobs for the region.

The scheme – set to feature at the Sheffield City Region Development Conference – will feature a National Centre for Child Health Technology (CCHT), a world’s first, and a ground-breaking diagnostic imaging research hub. [emaillocker id=”71749″]

The CCHT aims to develop technology to address national strategic priorities in child health including childhood obesity, child and adolescent mental health, long term conditions and prevention.

Paul Dimitri, Professor of Child Health and Director of Research and Innovation at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Investing in the health and healthcare of children and young people makes sense – our future in fact depends on it. The CCHT will create over 100 high value jobs, and its co-location with the Oasis School and University Technical College will provide research and employment opportunities in the future. Overall, we predict the CCHT alone will generate £30m in research funding, attract £50m in private sector investment and will deliver over £200m in savings to the NHS in the next 10 years.”

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