Sheffield Children’s Hospital professor recognised for improving children’s lives

Professor Paul Dimitri
17 February 2022

A Sheffield hospital professor hailed as ‘inspirational’ for his work improving children’s lives was shortlisted for a prestigious award.

Professor Paul Dimitri , Professor of Child Health and Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, was a finalist in the Health Tech Newspaper Now Awards as Health Tech Leader of the Year.

He was nominated for his passion for improving the lives of children.

Prof Dimitri drove innovation and brought together people from NHS organisations, universities, charities and many more.

One example of Prof Dimitri’s work is he established the UK’s first-ever Child Health Technology Conference which was held in 2021.

He is seen to have revolutionised healthcare for patients now and for generations to come.

Prof Dimitri has worked on a number of innovative projects with Sheffield Hallam University, integrating technology into healthcare.

Principal Research Fellow and Director of the Impact VR Lab at Sheffield Hallam University, Ivan Phelan said: “Paul’s leadership and determination to develop Sheffield Children’s as a leader in child health technology is truly inspirational.

“I have seen first-hand how he strives to adopt innovations while always ensuring to put the patients’ needs first.”

For around a decade, Prof Dimitri has been leading research and innovation at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

Chief Executive at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, Ruth Brown said: “Professor Dimitri’s energy and passion is infectious, and has made an impact on the experience of patients, families and staff across a number of organisations as well as Sheffield Children’s Hospital.”

Wendy Tindale OBE, Clinical Director of NIHR Devices for Dignity MedTech Co-operative and Scientific and Innovation Director at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, said: “Paul is passionate about technology for child health and promotes the voice of children and the need for child-specific healthcare technology at every opportunity.”

With the guidance of Prof Dimitri, the Trust has emerged as one of the leading research centres for children and young people.

Sheffield Children’s Hospital have said they are immensely proud of the innovative work happening across the Trust to improve the care of children and young people and Prof Dimitri has a vital part to play in the progress of it.

The Health Tech Newspaper Awards help to share and celebrate digital teams, programmes, innovations and health tech suppliers that have made a difference through the year.

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Written by Connor Bragger

I am a freelance journalist that is currently studying Journalism at the university of Sheffield. My ambition is to be a broadcast journalist which is why I started a YouTube channel (Bragster) that has around 180 subscribers to become more confident in front of a camera.

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Written by Connor Bragger

I am a freelance journalist that is currently studying Journalism at the university of Sheffield. My ambition is to be a broadcast journalist which is why I started a YouTube channel (Bragster) that has around 180 subscribers to become more confident in front of a camera.
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