PLANS to expand services at Barnsley Hospice to add a lounge and more treatment rooms are expected to be completed by spring.  

A £500,000 boost from the Department of Health has allowed for the expansion to allow a lounge and dining area for patients and visitors to be developed, as well a spiritual room, new treatment rooms and an extension to its garden.

The hospice cared for more than 200 people in its inpatient unit last year and celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.