Industrial Action at Barnsley Hospital Monday 13 October 2014

On Monday 13th October 2014 the British General Union (GMB), the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), Unison and Unite will be taking industrial action with other health workers in protest against the Government’s refusal to pay a recommended 1% wage increase to all health employees. This will occur between 7am – 11am. Urgent care will […]

Barnsley East MP Gets Behind Hospital Tiny Hearts Appeal

Michael Dugher MP for Barnsley East paid a familiarisation visit to Barnsley Hospital on Friday 3 October and announced his support for the Hospital Charity’s Tiny Hearts Appeal. The Appeal, created by Barnsley Hospital Charity, aims to raise £1 million to help build a brand new, special care baby unit to provide life-giving support the hospital’s […]

Barnsley Hospital encourages people with diabetes to ‘TALK Hypos’

Barnsley Hospital is encouraging patients and staff to discuss hypoglycaemia (hypos) – a potentially dangerous complication of diabetes – as a part of a national awareness campaign. TALK Hypos launched during Hypo Awareness Week 2014 (29 September to 5 October 2014) and aims to improve the management of hypos, which often go under-recognised or under-reported […]

Barnsley Consultant receives lifetime achievement award

A Consultant Paediatrician from Barnsley Hospital has been presented with a lifetime achievement award by UK Parliament members and  Sanskiriti, an organisation that endeavours to enrich and appreciate culture. Dr Rajeev Gupta was nominated for the award, by his peers, for his outstanding achievement in a multitude of areas including his work with emotionally venerable […]

Quit smoking for good – Stoptober!

Health services across Barnsley are encouraging smokers within the Borough to take part in this year’s mass stop smoking campaign – Stoptober (1 -28 October 2014). The campaign – launched by the Department of Health – helps smokers to give up cigarettes using a step-by-step programme of aids, expert advice and regular encouragement over 28 […]

Team Anaesthetist cycle for Barnsley Hospital Charity

Barnsley Hospital’s anaesthetic team have completed a ‘virtual’ cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats, raising over £1,700 for the Hospital’s Charity. Lead by consultant anaesthetist Cris Swinhoe, the team started at 6am on Monday 12 September and finished five days later on Friday 17 at 1.15pm. The sporting team peddled an amazing 1009 miles in […]

Stoma care team host open day for patients

Barnsley Hospital held its annual Stoma Care Open Day last Thursday, helping to raise awareness of the care and treatment available to patients living with a stoma. The open day, attended by almost 100 people, was organised by the hospital’s stoma care team, and supported by 15 services and support groups. Attendees had a chance […]