About us

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing Trust achieving a ‘Good’ rating in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) assessment, and achieving significant progress in the delivery of our strategic objectives. We are proud of the commitment of our staff to ensuring a strong and sustainable future for this organisation which is highly valued by our local communities.

Not only do we have a full range of the services you would expect in a hospital of our size, we also have a fantastic new Children’s Emergency Department and Assessment Unit which we completed during the Covid pandemic in early 2021.

Our state-of-the art Neonatal unit opened in 2018 and has received glowing feedback from families and the staff who work there. Our next large project is to completely redevelop our critical care provision with a unit which will expand capacity and improve patient experience.

Our specialised services include cancer and surgical services in partnership with other local healthcare providers such as neighbouring hospitals in Rotherham and Sheffield. We also have an Assistive Technology team which serves a large part of the North of England.

Because we feel so strongly about our place in the local community, we take care to look after our environment. We have green credentials with features such as electric charging points in our staff car parks and access to the NHS car lease scheme for easy access to electric vehicles.

Values and Vision

We treat people how we would like to be treated ourselves

  • We will show you respect, courtesy and professionalism
  • We will treat you with kindness, compassion and dignity
  • We will communicate with you in a clear, honest and responsible manner

We work together to provide the best quality care we can

  • We will share the same goals: finding answers together
  • We will recognise your contribution by treating you fairly and equally
  • We will constantly learn from you, so we share and develop together

We focus on your individual and diverse needs

  • We will personalise the care we give to you
  • We will keep you involved and involve you in decisions
  • We will take the time to listen to you

Further Reading

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Our Mission and Strategic Goals

Our Mission

To provide the best possible care for the people of Barnsley and beyond at all stages of their life

Our Strategic Goals 2021-2026

Best for Patients and the Public

We will provide the best possible care for our patients and service users:

  • We will treat people with compassion, dignity and respect at all times, make our services as accessible as possible and our communications clear, timely and simple to understand
  • We will listen to our patients and involve them in decisions about their care
  • We will focus on continuous quality improvement, patient engagement, best evidence and research to improve patient safety, transform services and introduce new ways of working
  • We will invest in research and development and adopt new innovations as soon as practicable and appropriate to do so
  • We will continue to use digital transformation to support new ways of working and will build on solutions that enable our teams to work fully electronically and remotely.
  • We will develop our estate to provide the best experience for patients and service users.

Best for People

We will make our Trust the best place to work by:

  • Ensuring a caring, supportive, fair and equitable culture for all
  • Creating an organisational climate that supports Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Ensuring we recruit and retain staff to achieve future workforce sustainability and to ensure our organisation is correctly resourced
  • Supporting our staff’s health and wellbeing
  • Trusting our staff to care for our patients to a high standard
  • Supporting our staff to continuously improve their own work and the work of others.

Best for Performance

We will meet our performance targets and continuously strive to deliver sustainable services:

  • We will deliver our Covid-19 recovery plan
  • We will meet our locally agreed performance targets
  • We will work with individual specialties to deliver the best performance, developing each service using best practice examples
  • We will focus on maximising our productivity and increasing the financial sustainability of our services to meet demand
  • We will closely monitor the performance of new models of care
  • We will use effective planning, operational and administrative processes that enable patients to easily access services and deliver the best performance
  • We will deliver our financial plan and eradicate our financial deficit.

Best Partner

We will work with partners within the South Yorkshire Integrated Care System to deliver improved and integrated patient pathways:

  • We will work with our partners at system level to develop the system plan, priorities and governance set out in the Government White Paper on Integrating Care
  • We will work as part of an acute collaboration to develop hosted networks across the region
  • We will review our relationship with The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust to agree risks and opportunities for the Trust
  • We will work with other local Trusts to sustain local services for the people of Barnsley
  • We will agree a portfolio of prioritised partnerships • We will work to further develop and agree partnership models

Best for Place

We will fulfil our ambition to be at the heart of the Barnsley place partnership to improve patient services, support a reduction in health inequalities and improve population health:

  • We will continue to play a key role in the delivery of Barnsley Place priorities including emergency and planned care
  • We will act as an Anchor Institution to increase local employment and spend, reduce environmental impact and work as part of place to reduce health inequalities and improve population health
  • We will work with our partners in Barnsley to deliver the vision set out in the Barnsley 2030 plan to make Barnsley the home and place of possibilities.

Best for Planet

We will build on our sustainability work to date and reduce our impact on the environment:

  • We will build on existing work and exceed national expectation through delivery of the Trust’s Sustainability Plan
  • We will develop a travel action plan to encourage staff, patients and visitors to choose more sustainable modes of transport to minimise our impact on the environment
  • We will develop research into new vaccines to support global recovery from the pandemic
  • We will continue to work with partners to help achieve our goals

Community Diagnostic Centre

Our Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC) is based in The Glass Works in Barnsley Town Centre. It offers vital testing and screening services in a convenient location in a fresh and modern environment.

Services provided at the CDC

Services provided at the CDC include:

  • Ultrasounds (apart from maternity)
  • X-Rays
  • Breast Screening (apart from maternity)
  • Phlebotomy (blood tests)
  • Bone density scans (often used to rule out or confirm osteoporosis – having brittle and weak bones)

Where is the Community Diagnostic Centre ?

CDC Location Map