Barnsley Hospital has 8 operating theaters, located in Main Theatres, 2 in the Day Surgery unit and one in Obstetrics.  Plans are in place to increase this with the addition 2 Minor Operations Theatres, these are planned for summer 2017.

The operating theatres are staffed by approximately 100 members of staff in main theatres and 25 staff in the Day Surgery Unit.  These staff are made up of a mixture of roles and include:

  • Operating Department Practitioners
  • Staff Nurses
  • Healthcare Assistants

Our operating theatres undertake procedures from most clinical specialities including:

  • Trauma and Orthopedics
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Gastro Intestinal / Colorectal – including Laparoscopic (Key Hole) and General
  • ENT
  • Breast Surgery including reconstruction
  • Dental
  • Ophthalmology
  • Urology including Laser.

These procedures are a mix of both day case procedures and in patient procedures.

Recovery from procedures is undertaken in our 11 bay Post Anesthetic Care Unit (PACU) adjacent to the main theatres. The PACU is a fully staffed unit to ensure patients are fully recovered from their surgery before transfer back to the ward.