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Hospital Event To Highlight Importance Of Women’s Health

Wednesday February 20 2013


Barnsley Hospital Barnsley Hospital


BARNSLEY Hospital is inviting women to find out more about all aspects of their health at a coffee morning on Saturday March 2.

The event - taking place from 10am to 2pm in the Outpatients area in Women’s Services - will have a particular focus on cervical screening and preventing cervical cancer.

Susan Wood, who is organising the event, said: “In Barnsley we do not see enough women taking up cervical screening, particularly in younger age groups.“

''The process is quick and simple and is absolutely worth having done,'' she added.

Cervical cancer is the 11th most common cancer among women in the UK, but is the most common in women under the age of 35. However the cancer is largely preventable and it's estimated that cervical screening saves around 5,000 lives in the UK every year.

For more information, contact Susan Wood on 01226 432 213 (susans.wood@nhs.net).

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Reply Posted by Cathy on Wednesday February 20 2013 at 19:30
I go to my GP for screening but I wouldn't go to Barnsley hospital for treatment for follow up. Rotherham or Sheffield are way in front of Barnsley in terms of patient care and nursing. Come on Barnsley......keep up.

Reply Posted by tracy on Thursday February 21 2013 at 15:51
I went to barnsley hospital they diagnosed my cervical cancer very quick and arranged me to go to hallamshire for a wiess total hysterectomy which saved my life i have nothing but praise for barnsley as if wasnt as prompt as they were and started ball rolling i may not be here to tell the tale .I owe my life to barnsley hospital and that was nearly 10 yrs ago .I went for my cervical screening every time it was due from having my first child at eighteen it saved my life .

Reply Posted by rachael on Thursday February 21 2013 at 16:02
I wont hear a bad word said about this department. If it wernt for the department and all staff that work in it i might have developed cancer. They wer understanding and informative. Nothing but caring and professional. They put me at ease during treatment. The procedure i had was excellently performed and results came swiftly. I was able to ring for info if i needed it and even had a talk to the nurse on the fone a few days afterward when i was abit unsure about things. Very friendly and helpful. I recommend bdgh womens department to anyone. I didnt want the long wait for city hospitals.

Reply Posted by tracy on Saturday February 23 2013 at 13:05
Too true I won't let anyone pull them to bits either.

Reply Posted by Becky on Friday February 22 2013 at 21:52
I think there are good and bad in every hospital. Personally I found some of them sadly lacking in patient care, unapproachable and brusque, others the complete opposite, caring and kind. Some need retraining I think.