About the Hospital

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Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a 500 bed district general hospital, built in the 1970s and serves a  population of over a quarter of a million people in the Barnsley area. In 2005 the hospital gained Foundation Trust status.

Today, the hospital continues to provide a full range of district hospital services to the local community and surrounding area. These included emergency department services, outpatient clinics, inpatient services, and maternity and children’s services. We also provide a number of specialised services, including cancer and surgical services, in conjunction with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.

Our principal commissioner is Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which is responsible for commissioning health services for the population of Barnsley.

There is a continuing programme of capital investment in our estate. In the past few years, we have successfully completed an £8 million development of the Imaging Department, a £1 million refurbishment of the Acute Medical Unit and £2 million on the Emergency Department Clinical Decision Unit (CDU) and Resuscitation Unit.

Last year, the Trust cared for more than 61,000 patients in the hospital, saw 268,000 in clinic appointments and treated 78,000 in the emergency department. We are renowned for our friendly culture, and convenient location.

Operationally, we have four Clinical Business Units (CBUs). Each CBU is led by a team made up of a Clinical Director, a Head of Nursing and a General Manager, who are supported by a Matron and Service Manager together with HR, Finance and Data Analyst Teams.

This page was updated: by Andy Leppard.
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