From Friday 9 August Barnsley Hospital will be providing a room for police officers and staff to use when attending the hospital site. A small office near to the Emergency Department will be available for officers to use when attending the department or speaking to witnesses. The room can also be used as a patrolling base and working with the hospital security team.

Lisa Corbridge, Trust security Specialist said, “We already work in close partnership with the local policing team and meet on a very regular basis. Having that police presence within the hospital will provide the officers with a valuable resource and certainly help to keep our staff and patients safe.”