COVID 19 statement In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Trust has taken the decision to suspend non-urgent and non-essential business meetings, in line with national guidance and decisions taken through our emergency planning structures. We will hold all Trust Board and board committee meetings remotely, using tele/video conferencing technology, until further notice. Our Board of Directors’ meetings are held in public each month; please see details of forthcoming meetings below and papers from past meetings. Dates of all board meetings For the foreseeable future, Public Board meetings will be live-streamed on our YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/barnsleyhospital/live 5 November 2020 3 December 2020 (joint meeting with the Governors) *Please note, this meeting will commence at 10.00 am* 4 February 2021 1 April 2021 3 June 2021 5 August 2021 7 October 2021 2 December 2021 Location and time of public meetings All board meetings commence at 9am and are held in the Lecture Theatres, Education Centre, Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Gawber Road, Barnsley, S75 2EP, (entrance off Pogmoor Road). These meetings are open to observers, everyone is welcome and light refreshments will be available. If you need any further information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01226 431818. Board meetings & minutes documents Board meeting papers In addition to the Board meetings held in public, the Council of Governors general meetings are also open to everyone. Whilst these are meetings of the Board held in public, the Chairman welcomes public input and comments on the business of the Board at the end of each meeting. In addition, and in accordance with the Trust’s Standing Orders, members of the public may request that they address a question to the Board of Directors. Anyone wishing to do so should advise the secretary to the board prior to the start of the meeting, stating their name and nature of the question. Please note, these requests shall be brought to the attention of the Chairman, who retains the right to accept or decline any questions to be put to the Board by any member of the public.