BARNSLEY Hospital has been given a 'Good' rating by the Care Quality Commission in its latest report.

It's a step in the right direction for the hospital, which was rated as 'requires improvement' in its last inspection in 2015.

The hospital has achieved the top rating in the categories of being effective, caring, responsive and well-led.

But the report states the hospital requires improvement for keeping patients safe after noting some procedures were not robust enough.