BARNSLEY's children and maternity services have been awarded national accreditation by UNICEF for the second time.

They were awarded the UNICEF Baby Friendly accreditation which recognises services offering the best care possible to women and their families.

Inspectors commented that pregnant women and mums received a very high standard of care and praised staff for their continued hard work.

Sue Gibson, Head of Midwifery at Barnsley Hospital, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have received this accreditation for the second time. It is testament to the hard work of all the teams involved."