Black History Month – a time to recognise contribution to NHS

Zimbabwe-born Connie Ashton, Lead Chaplain at Barnsley Hospital, says Black History Month (1-31 October) is a time to salute the vital role that black and ethnic minorities play in the NHS. Connie’s own sister is a nurse and her daughter Rumbidzai Ndove is a biomedical scientist at Leeds Teaching Hospital. Barnsley Hospital’s chaplaincy provides an […]

Black History Month – Making a big difference

As part of Black History Month we have been catching up with a few of our amazing staff members who make a difference every day. This week we have caught up with Public Health Midwife and Wellbeing Team Lead Walburgh Manhungira, who is originally from Zimbabwe and works in the maternity team. We asked Walburgh […]

£3 million secured to ‘transform diagnostics’ for patients in South Yorkshire

Patients in South Yorkshire will benefit from improved diagnostic facilities following confirmation of £3million of capital funding to develop two new Community Diagnostic Centres. The first year of funding has been successfully secured by South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System (SYBICS) for diagnostic centres, which it is hoped will enable people to take tests […]

Black History Month takes off

October is Black History Month, and this year is extra special as we join the rest of the country in celebrating and recognising the contribution of all Black communities across our society.  This year’s theme is “Proud to Be”, which Black History Month UK magazine says is “inspired by the 2020 Black Lives Matter events”. People are being encouraged to […]