Improving lives through healthcare science

Healthcare Science Week 2023 is coming up from 13-19 March, when we celebrate all our amazing healthcare scientists here in Barnsley. Here’s one story about how they make lives better: Imagine some cruel illness like motor neurone disease had robbed you of the ability to speak – yet you wanted to say your marriage vows […]

Take 15 steps for Maternity

Barnsley Maternity Voices Partnership are teaming up with Neonatal Parents and Families in Yorkshire and Humber to take 15 steps for Maternity, with a focus on the Neonatal unit. They would love some service users to join them on Thursday 2nd March at Barnsley Hospital. If you would like to get involved please email to register […]

Stroke is a medical emergency – ACT F.A.S.T.

Each year around 450 people in Barnsley experience a stroke, and the sooner a person receives treatment, the less damage is likely to happen. NHS England, working with the Stroke Association, has relaunched the Act F.A.S.T. stroke campaign, which highlights that a stroke is a medical emergency and urges people to call 999 immediately if […]

Women urged to take up NHS breast screening invites

Thousands of women are being urged to take up NHS breast screening appointments as new figures today reveal that while the highest number ever were screened last year, nearly four in 10 did not take up the potentially lifesaving offer. Last year (2021-22) 1.97 million women aged 50 to 70 (62.3%) attended screening appointments (within […]

Interest in breast screening appointments in Barnsley boosts

Ladies who have received their breast screening invite encourage not to delay in booking an appointment. Since April 2022 the uptake of breast screening appointments in Barnsley has increased by 25 per cent thanks to the opening of Barnsley’s Community Diagnostics Centre (CDC) in May and the introduction of new behavioural science methods to encourage […]

New volunteering opportunities – spread the word

Would you like to gain new skills and experiences by joining the Barnsley Hospital volunteering team in a caring and rewarding role? Would you like to provide support to patients, carers, visitors and staff? Can you commit to at least 4 hours per week? If so, then Volunteering is for you. We know that Volunteers […]

Barnsley Hospital News hot off the press…

Our first ‘Barnsley Hospital News’ edition for 2023 is now out! You’ll find it in the Barnsley Chronicle today (Friday January 27) as well as on our website and social pages. Look out for great news about our Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC) in the town centre’s Glass Works – the CDC has just received an […]

LGBTQ+ History Month 2023

February marks the start of LGBTQ+ History Month, a month-long celebration of the history of the beautiful and diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. It is a time to celebrate and reflect on the importance of civil rights movements in progressing gay rights, and over the years has evolved into a national collaborative […]