At the end of May we were made aware of a confirmed listeria outbreak linked to pre-packed sandwiches and salads supplied to our hospital by the Good Food Company.

As a precautionary measure we immediately removed all products from the supplier from our hospital food outlets and patient meal services, and arranged for pre-packed sandwiches and salads to be provided by an alternative supplier.

Our infection prevention and control team also immediately took steps to make all consultants and our Emergency Department aware of the issue.

We have had no cases of listeria at Barnsley Hospital.

More information about this issue can be found on the Public Health England website.