Hospital and council pioneer smoke-free road initiative

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with Barnsley Council, has become the first hospital site in the country to have surrounding smoke-free and vape-free road areas. The hospital currently is a smoke-free site for staff members and visitors and, from Wednesday 28 July, the parts of Pogmoor Road and Gawber Road that surround the […]

Hospital celebrates green achievements

Barnsley Hospital celebrates NHS Sustainability Day on June 4 with a raft of ‘green’ achievements and projects – including the removal of all plastic cups from the Trust. The hospital has a comprehensive sustainability agenda and is committed to reducing its environmental impact, protecting resources for future generations and providing a health-promoting environment for patients, […]

Single use plastic drinking cups axed at water coolers

NHS Sustainability Day 2021 (4 June) marks the end of plastic cup usage at The Trust around water coolers and dispensers. The NHS bought 163 million plastic cups, 16 million pieces of plastic cutlery, 15 million straws and 2 million plastic stirrers in 2018.     At Barnsley Hospital we used 577,200 single use plastic cups which is equivalent to 1.44 tonnes of […]

Military know-how shapes NHS pain service

The Barnsley Acute Pain Service (APS) has used military know-how to overcome incredible hurdles and achieve a tremendous amount since it was re-established in October 2020. The service was disbanded 10 years ago and the target was to re-establish it, so improving treatment of acute pain as an inpatient at Barnsley Hospital. Nigel Bullock is […]

Covid-19 update – Maternity services changes – lateral flow testing

From Wednesday 26th May 2021, the following changes will take place within Maternity services in Barnsley. The Government has announced that twice weekly rapid (lateral flow) testing is available to everybody. Pregnant women and their birth partner are advised to take up this opportunity and undertake testing twice weekly during pregnancy because this will help […]

Re-appointment of Chair, Trevor Lake

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to announce the re-appointment of Chair, Trevor Lake. Governors at the Trust considered the re-appointment of the Chair’s tenure earlier this year to ensure forward planning and continuity in what have been exceptionally challenging times for the hospital during the Covid-19 pandemic. Since his appointment to the post […]