Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust will be rolling out a new Emergency Department and Acute Medical Unit IT system on Wednesday 5 April at 6am.

The system upgrade will result in the Trust being able to operate more efficiently by using a single clinical system for patient flow.

The new system is being implemented as part of a multi-disciplinary team consisting of IT specialists and members of our clinical workforce from the Emergency department and other key areas to ensure the changeover is as effective and efficient as possible.

We have undergone a period of intensive and rigorous testing and we would like to reassure patients and other uses of our service that we are confident there will be a smooth transition to the new system, presenting no issues for patients however, we do anticipate staff in our Emergency Department will be busier than usual as the system becomes fully embedded in all their care.

Thank you for your patience during this time.