"Barnsley General - Ward 20 - more staff needed at night"

About: Barnsley Hospital

(as the patient),

Hygiene could have been much better.

More staff on nights, 3 staff to 28 patients, most were bed bound - unacceptable.

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Response from Barnsley Patient and Public Involvement Forum

My name is Lucy Hainsworth, and I am the Forum Support Officer for Barnsley Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in Health Forums.

The Forums are a group of volunteers set-up by the government to independently monitor the NHS and involves public opinion in decisions which are made by the NHS on a local level, these include issues such as Hospital Disabled Toilet facilities (which are now undergoing refurbishment at Barnsley Hospital) etc.

We also like to be aware of any cleanliness issues patients have.

I notice that you have commented on the hygiene at Barnsley Hospital, and wondered if you would be willing to expand on this (anonymously) to help us in this project.

If you would like to be involved, please e-mail me your story and opinions to :


Thank you


Lucy Hainsworth

Forum Support Officer

CPPIH In-house South Yorkshire