"Caring and considerate staff Ward 31 Urology barnsley"

About: Barnsley Hospital / Urology

(as the patient),

I was very well looked after and cared for in every department by everybody who dealt with me and my bladder tumor - From the highest consultants to the other staff.

I spent atleast 8 weeks in Barnsley District General hospital and in that time I can honestly say I was cared for very well and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. When I was very ill Sister Marie stayed with me well past the end of her shift to make sure I was on the mend. I have nothing but praise for her and the whole staff.

I only complained once about the food but management came to see me and sorted it. I would like to thank the staff on ward 31 where I spent the main stay in hospital, they were very kind and considerate, especially Sister Marie, who stayed with me past her shift when I was very ill, upset and depressed about my long recovery.

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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 are hoping to undertake a project to look at Assistance with feeding for vulnerable patients at Barnsley Hospital, and across South Yorkshire, to see whether there is a need for improvement in the help they receive, to ensure they are more comfortable and receive the nutrients they need in order to recover.

I notice that you have commented on the poor food 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 :

ForumSupport.Inhouse53@cppih.org

Thank you

Lucy

Lucy Hainsworth

Forum Support Officer

CPPIH In-house South Yorkshire