WOULD you recommend Barnsley Hospital? Its patients are being asked whether or not they would recommend it to their friends and family as part of a new initiative.

The hospital is taking part in the NHS-wide Friends and Family Test.

Patients will be given six choices of answer, ranging from ‘extremely likely’ to ‘extremely unlikely’, and will be given the chance to explain the reasons for their choice.

The hospital is asking the question alongside other short questions that form part of its means of gaining feedback from patients to help to continually improve services.

Jill Pell, head of patient experience, said: “Patient feedback is extremely important to us as it helps us to make sure that we provide the best patient experience we possibly can.“

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