"Maternity Ward - Barnsley District General Hospital"

About: Barnsley Hospital / Maternity care

(as the patient),

I was treated with the upmost of dignity and respect by everyone throughout my pregnancy on the maternity ward at Barnsley District General Hospital. I would like to thank everyone on ward 12 on the dates of 24/02/07 to the 26/02/2007

I felt the food could have been better within the hospital and the car park is inadequate for the hospital i.e not enough car parking spaces.

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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 :


Thank you


Lucy Hainsworth

Forum Support Officer

CPPIH In-house South Yorkshire