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The unit provides specialist care for up to 14 days for people who need extra support and rehabilitation after leaving hospital. It was created in 2017 when Mount Vernon Hospital closed and two intermediate care wards were transferred to Barnsley Hospital.
The purpose of the ambulatory care area is to accommodate patients whose condition is assessed as sufficiently stable that they do not require being in an acute hospital bed or an inpatient stay to receive assessment, investigation and treatment of their presenting condition.
The Acute Medical Physiotherapy Team covers a seven day service of all general medical and respiratory wards in the hospital.
The Acute Medical Unit (AMU) is the first point of entry for patients referred to hospital as emergencies by their GP and those requiring admission from the Emergency Department.
Neurological physiotherapy is the treatment of patients who have a neurological disorder. Neurological disorders are those affecting the brain, spinal cord and nerves; such as stroke, MS and Parkinson’s disease.
Acute post operative Pain management, pain medicine, pain control or algiatry, is an interdisciplinary approach for easing the suffering and improving the quality of life of those with acute pain.
The Acute Surgical and Critical Care Physiotherapy Team covers a seven day service of all general Surgical wards, Post Operative Surgical Unit (POSU) and Intensive Care (ICU).
The Physiotherapists work alongside other Professional such as Anaesthetists and Outreach nurses to Occupational Therapists and Intermediate Care Assessment team nurses.
The aim of this service is to provide physiotherapy to adults following lower limb amputation.
The Anaesthetic team provide anaesthesia to allow patients to tolerate operations and procedures in comfort and safety. This may be a local anaesthetic where the patient may remain awake, a local anaesthetic with sedation to make the patient drowsy or a full general anaesthetic where the patient will be asleep.
The Data Protection Act gives you the right to access health information about you that is recorded manually, on a computer or other storage means.
The Assessment and Rehabilitation Therapy Service is a therapy lead service that offers assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for older people.
The Assessment and Rehabilitation Unit (ARU) provides assistance for patients with complex conditions through individual and group therapy programmes
Assessment, treatment and advice for patients experiencing issues with hearing, tinnitus and balance.
Barnsley Hospital Charity is the Trust’s in-house charity. We raise money to help the hospital provide the best care and treatment possible right here in your town.
A partnership between Barnsley Hospital, Barnsley Healthcare Federation, and GP practices providing your diabetes care closer to home
Hospital volunteers offer their help and time to provide services which benefit patients and visitors throughout the health community.
This service provides support for family and friends following a bereavement
Mammogram (Breast Imaging) is the name for a specialised x-ray of the breast which shows small details of the breast tissue that cannot be seen in any other way. Mammograms are carried out by Mammographers (female Radiographers or Assistant Practitioners that have been specially trained to perform this examination).
This is a service providing surgical treatment for cancer of the breast and reconstructive surgery of the breast.
Cancer Services support the specialist cancer teams across the Hospital.
Caring for patients with heart disease including angina, heart attacks, heart valve problems, arrhythmias, cardiomyopathies and congenital disorders.
The Care of the Elderly Department at Barnsley Hospital offers multi-disciplinary specialist assessment as well as generic care of the elderly.
At Barnsley Hospital we offer religious, spiritual and pastoral support to patients, relatives, carers and staff. The Chaplains are available for everyone whether you have a religious faith or not.
The Barnsley Children and Young People’s Diabetes Team provides medical, nursing, dietetic and psychological support to children, young people (0-19 years of age) and their families with diabetes. The team consists of a paediatric consultant, specialist paediatric diabetes nurses, specialist paediatric diabetes dietitians and a psychologist. The team work closely with children, young people and their […]
Our Community Paediatrics Department is part of the Integrated Paediatric Services at Barnsley Hospital. We provide care for children and young people up to the age of 18 years.
The Paediatric Physiotherapy Team provides physiotherapy care for children on the wards and on the special care baby unit and in an out patient setting.
The children’s services provide a high quality and responsive service to the needs of children and their families.
Colorectal surgery repairs damage to the colon, rectum, and anus through a variety of procedures that may have little or great long-term consequence to the patient. It may also involve surgery to the pelvic floor to repair hernias.
The communications department covers all internal, external and media communications.
Computerised Tomography (CT) is an imaging technique that uses x-rays and a sophisticated computer to produce cross sectional images (slices of information) of the body.
The Coronary Care Unit (CCU) looks after patients who need a higher level of care than normal after acute heart-related illnesses, such as a heart attack.
Enabling patients to come into hospital, have an operation or procedure, recover, and go home on the same day.
The dermatology department provides diagnosis, treatment and clinics for skin conditions.
The Diabetes and Endocrinology department provides specialist services for patients with diabetes throughout Barnsley and the surrounding areas.
The podiatry service provides specialist assessment and treatment for patients with diabetic foot ulcerations and other acute conditions.
Impartial advice about nutrition and health, we also advise about food related problems and treat disease and ill health.
This is a scan that measures the density of bones. DXA stands for Dual energy X-ray Absorptiometry. This tells us about the strength of the bones and the risk of the bones breaking in the future.
The Ear, Nose and Throat Department provides Diagnosis, surgery and treatment for people with ear, nose and throat-related problems.
The Emergency Department provides a 24-hour emergency service for the people of Barnsley and the surrounding area. A trained nurse will asses you as soon as possible after your arrival, patients are seen in order of clinical priority and not arrival time. This means you will be seen very quickly if your condition needs it, but you may have to wait longer if your condition does not need urgent treatment.
An endoscopy is a procedure used to see inside your body so doctors can investigate unusual symptoms, perform certain types of surgery, or remove a small sample of tissue for further analysis
Enhanced care is a closer level of supervision used when staff have risk assessed the potential harm to your relative/person you care for or the risk to others
We want to hear what you think about our services, so please get in touch if you have any questions.
Fluoroscopy uses x-rays and allows us to see into the body in real time, for example watching what happens when a patient swallows or guiding a Radiologist during a procedure.
A comprehensive clinical gastroenterology and endoscopic service providing diagnosis, investigation, and treatment
A highly skilled nursing and support team with sub-specialities in colorectal, upper gastrointestinal, breast, vascular and urology.
This service provides a diagnostic service for women presenting locally with symptoms of suspected cancer of the ovary, cervix, endometrium, vulva and vagina.
The gynaecology department deals with various conditions and diseases in women and provides outpatient clinics along with day case and inpatient procedures for women who need a range of gynaecological operations and services.
Haematology, is the branch of medicine concerned with the study, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases related to blood.
The Hand Therapy Service serves to manage more specific and complex conditions of the hand, with less complex fractures and soft tissue injuries being also managed throughout the department.
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The High Dependency Unit (HDU) provides care for patients who have undergone extensive surgery or require extra support and monitoring and require High Dependency Nursing. The unit also accepts emergency admissions from other hospital departments.
We provide a wide range of hospital facilities for patients and visitors to help make your visit more comfortable.
The service provides stop smoking support and advice to help people quit smoking.
The Intensive Care Team provide care for critically ill patients.
We rely on the strength and expertise of our staff in building professional excellence and organisational performance.
Specialist Nurses in acute presentations of cancer and side effects of anti-cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy and immunotherapy.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is an imaging technique that combines a powerful magnet with a sophisticated computer to produce images of the body without the need for x-rays.
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Information to prepare and support you through your journey.
The Maternity Stop Smoking Service is available to support pregnant women and their families who wish to stop smoking
We see all women who have chosen to have their baby at Barnsley Hospital, offering a variety of ultrasound scans at different stages of pregnancy
Providing a wide range of photography and video services to support clinical documentation, teaching, and research at the hospital.
The Medical Imaging department provides an important diagnostic service and supports clinicians from within Barnsley Hospital and outside of the hospital. Medical Imaging is perhaps better known as x-ray or Radiology.
This service provides physiotherapy for pateints with acute musculoskeletal Injuries, which are traumatic in nature.
The unit cares for premature and sick babies who are born at 27 weeks gestation and above.
Neurology is a branch of medicine that deals with all categories of conditions affecting the nervous systems
Nuclear medicine is a medical specialty involving the application of radioactive substances in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
An ultrasound scan is a procedure that uses high frequency sound waves to create images of organs and structures inside the body. An ultrasound scan can be used to monitor an unborn baby, diagnose a condition or guide a surgeon during certain procedures.
Therapeutic services for people with physical, mental or social problems. We serve inpatient wards and provide an outpatient service for rheumatology patients.
The Operating Theatre is the facility at Barnsley Hospital where surgical operations are carried out in a sterile environment.
This year we are investing significantly in our Ophthalmology service in order to deliver a more efficient one-stop service. This will be in partnership with other local providers.
The Department of Maxillofacial Surgery offers a comprehensive service relating to conditions of the face, mouth, jaws and neck.
Orthodontics is a speciality treating disorders of dental and facial growth and development.
Here at Barnsley Hospital we are pleased to be able to offer the Enhanced Recovery Pathway for patients undergoing a total hip or total knee replacement.
Orthopedic Physiotherapy specialises in the treatment of patients undergoing planned surgery (elective) or those who are admitted to hospital due to a traumatic accident or incident.
The orthotic department helps with the treatment and rehabilitation of patients by providing ‘bodily worn devices’ or ‘orthoses’.
Care for patients with complex needs who have a diagnosis of cancer or an active, progressive life limiting illness.
The Directorate of Pathology provides in-house routine diagnostic services for Blood Sciences, Blood Transfusion and Microbiology, with 24/7 unbroken support for emergency medicine.
Our phlebotomy service takes blood samples from patients who have been identified as needing a blood test
The Physiotherapy Service is provided by both Inpatient and Outpatient Physiotherapists. The aim of Physiotherapy intervention is to provide a level of treatment that will allow a safe and timely outcome/discharge.
The Gym provides an environment where the Physiotherapist can deliver a high quality service to individual patients or in a group setting.
Plain film imaging uses x-rays to produce an image of the bones, lungs or teeth to aid in diagnosis. The information produced is saved like a photograph which can then be reported by a Radiologist or specially trained Radiographer. This is the test that patient’s traditionally refer to as an x-ray.
The planned investigation unit (PIU) caters for patients who are undergoing planned surgical procedures/investigations, but also admits patients requiring acute and surgical intervention.
Adult and Paediatric patients are seen by specialist nurses prior to any planned surgical procedure. The aim of the service is to provide patients using our service with the highest standard of preoperative care and identify pre surgical conditions which need to be taken into consideration when planning procedures. We currently pre-assess approximately 500 patients per month.
People come to the hospital for surgery for many different reasons. We ask all our patients to get ready for their surgery by reading this guide. Before you come to the hospital for surgery You can take action to improve your safety during surgery. If you smoke, giving up for several weeks before your operation […]
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Research is an important part of the work of the NHS. Undertaking clinical research helps provide evidence upon which we base our care and treatments and find new ones.
The Barnsley Hospital Respiratory Department (Chest Clinic) provide expert services in the management of acute and chronic respiratory disorders.
The Barnsley Retinal Screening Department is based in the Diabetes Centre and provides annual retinal screening for people with diabetes.
Assessment, treatment and clinics for patients suffering rheumatological conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis and soft tissue rheumatism.
This service is for patients requiring physiotherapy treatment suffering rheumatologic conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis and soft tissue rheumatism.
Protecting peoples’ health, wellbeing and human rights, enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect is a key part of providing high-quality health and social care.
The Acute Stroke Services department provides treatment and care for patients who have suffered a stroke / Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA).
The Data Protection Act gives everyone the right to access personal information that Barnsley Hospital holds about them. We hold data about patients, and people who work here employed by Barnsley Hospital Foundation Trust.
Surgical Admissions takes all surgical emergency admissions from the Emergency department (ED) and General Practitioner (GP).
Information about how and why we use surveillance cameras on our Hospital site
This is a service for people affected by cancer in Barnsley, providing six free beauty and complementary therapies for both men and women.
We provide outpatient care for patients with deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and for people using anticoagulants
The orthopaedic department provides services for people with musculo-skeletal problems such as knee, hip, shoulder, elbow or foot/ankle pain. From initial assessment and diagnosis through to surgery and treatment to rehabilitation, the department deals with both planned surgery (elective in-patients and day cases) and trauma cases (emergency).
This is a test performed either by a Radiologist (x-ray doctor) or Sonographer (health professional specialising in ultrasound). Ultrasound is used to look at different organs within the body, such as the liver and can also be used to look at specific blood vessels, such as leg and arm veins for blood clots (deep vein thrombosis).
Two dedicated Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) and Laparoscopic Surgeons are supported by an Upper GI nurse specialist form the Upper GI and Laparoscopic surgery team at Barnsley. The team is fully supported by three dedicated GI physicians and a radiologist with special interest in Upper GI radiology.
The Urgent Care Therapy Team compromises of Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists who specialise in the assessment of patients with acute medical needs.
The Urogynaecology and Urodynamic Service Clinic sees women who are experiencing urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse or lower urinary tract disorders.
The Urology Department at Barnsley Hospital looks after patients with problems of the urinary tract. This includes kidney stones, problems passing or holding urine, urine leakage, infections of bladder, prostate or testicles, blood in the urine, urinary tract cancers (such as kidney, bladder and prostate) as well as male sexual problems such as difficulties with erections.
We provide patients with a range of vascular devices including midlines and peripheral cannula
Vascular surgery is the treatment of patients with diseases of the arterial, venous, and lymphatic systems, excluding the intracranial (Head) and coronary arteries (Heart).
Visiting times for most wards are between 11am and 8pm. Some wards have specific visiting times which are detailed on this page.
Hospital appointments, tests, scans or other procedures you may need before being treated will all happen within 18 weeks of referral.
The Women’s Health Physiotherapy team provides a range of services. Our patients include musculoskeletal, ante- and post-natal ladies, patients with continence and gynaecological problems and those with breast cancer.