"I was recently in Barnsley hospital ..."

About: Barnsley Hospital

(as the patient),

What I liked

I was recently in Barnsley hospital as a patient (discharged on 3rd December 2009).

I was on ward 31 and I can honestly say all the staff who cared for me were excellent. Right from the cleaning staff through to the surgeon himself, nothing was too much trouble for them and they were all pleasent even though the majority of time, they were rushed off their feet.

It was my first time in hospital and I'd heard stories about hospital food not being very good?

Well they obviously haven't been in Barnsley hospital because the food was excellent and I ate everything that was put in front of me.

Thank you once again to all the wonderful nurses and their assistants for looking after me and putting me on the road to recovery after a major operation.

The only dissapointment is that I couldn't thank them all personally as they were obviously on different shifts when I left.

They are special people who are overworked and underpaid and I won't forget them.

Although I'm hoping that I never see hospital again, I wouldn't hesitate to choose Barnsley again.

What could be improved

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Response from Barnsley Hospital

Many thanks for your kind comments Neil- while we also hope you don't have to use our services again, it's always pleasing to hear positive feedback. You may also be interested to know that one of our staff, Jack Raynes, has been crowned as the inaugural ISS Mediclean/Knorr Chef of the Year in a competition open to chefs from around the healthcare, education, prison and MOD kitchens overseen by the company- so it shows your excellent experience of our food is shared by others!

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