About Barnsley Hospital
Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust was founded on 1 January 2005 under the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003, as re-enacted in the National Health Service Act 2006 (the 2006 Act). We were one of the first hospitals in the country to become a Foundation Trust. Since becoming a Foundation Trust in 2005 Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation trust has sought to utilise the foundation trust regime that this brings to benefit our patients.
We provide a range of acute hospital services. These include emergency and intensive care, medical and surgical services, elderly care, paediatric and maternity services and diagnostic and clinical support services. We also provide a number of specialised services, including cancer and surgical services, in partnership with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.
The hospital was built in the 1970s, and covers a site of 8.2 hectares. It has c500 beds, and employs 3008 staff (at 31 March 2012 ). We serve a population of approximately 226,000 across an area which matches the same the geographical boundaries as Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council and our main commissioner, NHS Barnsley.
We work closely with a wide range of partners, including NHS Barnsley, South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, the local authority and other private and public sector partners.
This section of our website allows you to browse our Annual Report online. If you would like a copy for printing we recommend downloading as PDF.
Watch our AGM video
This video was presented at the hospital’s AGM and describes some of the challenges and changes that the hospital has faced over the past year.