The tape has been cut on a brand new children’s ward which has been unveiled at Barnsley Hospital.

The occasion was marked with a jovial atmosphere and celebratory balloons to welcome the patients moving across.

The patients coming into the upgraded facility will benefit from new features designed and specified in collaboration with patients. These features ┬áintend to improve the overall patient experience such as sensory lighting ceilings and walls – along with themed, welcoming and bright decor.

This is an exciting time for The Trust and Children’s Services overall as the new Paediatric Emergency Department and Children’s Assessment Unit will also be welcomed with an opening the Spring 2021.

Both of these areas have had extensive involvement from children and young people, and have been designed around their insights, thoughts and needs.