Stoptober 2017

Now’s the time for Yorkshire and Humber smokers to quit as success rate rises! Highest quitting success rate on record in first 6 months of 2017 Rise in proportion of smokers trying to stop First time ever increase driven entirely by successes among the less well off Expert report says there’s never been a better […]

New respiratory service to benefit Barnsley patients

A new Barnsley respiratory service will enhance the patient experience and reduce the number of hospital trips for patients. The Barnsley REspiratory Assessment and THErapy (BREATHE) Service has been commissioned by Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group and is delivered in a joint partnership between Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust […]

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 […]