"Thanks to the Chemotherapy Ward"

About: Barnsley Hospital / General medicine

(as the patient),

I was treated for a Pulmonary Embolism at Barnsley District General. I stayed on the Chemotherapy Ward (as overfill from Medical Ward). The best thing about my stay was the care of the nursing staff. Though the food could have been better. I would like to thank Lyndsey and Rachael on the Chemotherapy Ward.

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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