Patient footwear for the hospital

Appropriate footwear is an important component to prevent people falling generally, but especially so around the hospital. We are actively encouraging patients to bring and use their own footwear where appropriate. This decreases the risk of slips and falls when staying here. Shoe features such as grip, structure, and support are identified as important things to consider when thinking about suitable footwear. […]

Treating Norovirus

Norovirus, which causes diarrhoea and vomiting, is one of the most common stomach bugs in the UK. It’s also called the “winter vomiting bug” because it’s more common in winter, although you can catch it at any time of the year. Norovirus can be very unpleasant but it usually clears up by itself in a […]

Spotlight on pathology during National Pathology Week 2019

The work of the pathology department at Barnsley Hospital underpins every aspect of patient care – from diagnostic testing to preventing disease. The department can receive up to 4,900 patient samples a day for analysis including blood, sputum, urine and faeces. The department’s analyser machines are capable of processing 2,400 tests every hour. Several times […]