PATIENTS at Barnsley Hospital would recommend its maternity services, according to the results of a new survey.

The national Friends and Family Test asked patients if they would recommend the service to a family or friend.

Six choices of answer - ranging from ‘extremely likely’ to ‘extremely unlikely’ - were offered. Patients were then given the chance to explain the reasons for their choice.

The survey's results showed that 100 per cent of are either ‘likely’ or ‘extremely likely’ to recommend the hospital’s antenatal and community postnatal services, with scores of 94 per cent for the labour ward and 96 per cent for the postnatal ward.

The results cover the period October to December 2013, during which the hospital received 313 survey responses.

Sue Gibson, head of midwifery at the hospital, said: "These are excellent results and show that women think highly of the maternity care they receive at Barnsley Hospital.

"The survey allows patients to tell us what they think we're doing well and where we can improve,

"We’re working hard to ensure that we build on the feedback they give us to help us constantly improve."