Barnsley Hospital nurse published in national guidelines

A lead nurse from Barnsley Hospital is one of 16 authors of a quality standards guide about the standards of care that should be met for home oxygen services the UK. Jacqui Pollington, Lead Respiratory Nurse, is an author of the British Thoracic Society quality standards for home oxygen use in adults. The British Thoracic […]

Sad passing of Jacky O’Brien, Public Governor

It is with deepest regret that we announce the sad passing of a much loved Trust Governor, and friend to many, Jacky O’Brien. Jacky served as a Governor on the Trust’s Council of Governors from 2014 and was re-elected this year. Jacky was a very pro-active member of the Council of Governors and was keen […]

Visiting times to change from October 2017

From 1 October 2017 we will be extending visiting times on all adult inpatient wards From this date visitors will be able to visit patients on adult inpatient wards between 11am and 8pm daily. Currently visiting times vary greatly across the Trust and the change will mean inpatient areas are more accessible for visitors. Heather McNair, […]

Safety huddles are improving patient safety

Since 2015, the Improvement Academy has supported frontline teams at Barnsley Hospital – along with Leeds and Scarborough Hospitals – to introduce and establish Safety Huddles. Safety Huddles involve all members of the ward team, both clinical and non-clinical, gathering daily at a predetermined place and time to briefly (5- 10 minutes) discuss any patient […]

A look back at our achievements

Last week we held our Annual General Members and Public Members Meeting (AGM), we had over 60 attendees ranging from members of the public, staff, partners, Governors and the members of the press. At the event we looked back at some of the Trust’s achievements over the past year as well as a forward look […]

Barnsley Hospital Shortlisted for HSJ Awards 2017

The shortlist for the HSJ Awards 2017 has been announced with Barnsley Hospital being shortlisted in the “Improving environmental and social sustainability” category for their commitment to Carbon Reduction. Barnsley Hospital CEO, Dr. Richard Jenkins, said: “To be shortlisted is a terrific achievement and comes as excellent news. We take our approach to sustainability very […]