WOULD you recommend Barnsley Hospital's maternity services?

Women in the town are being asked that very question by the hospital in order for it to improve its patients' experiences.

All women who receive care across four areas are being asked the question in an extension of the Friends and Family test.

The four areas are antenatal care, birth care on the labour suit, postnatal ward care and postnatal community care.

Jill Pell, head of patient experience at Barnsley Hospital, said: "The feedback will prove invaluable in helping us to make the patient experience we provide as good as it possibly can be."