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Barnsley Team's Work Documented In BBC Series

Tuesday January 28 2014

A BARNSLEY-BASED team who transfer sick children to hospitals around the country are on the BBC tonight!

Embrace - who are part of Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust - will star in Children's Emergency Rescue, a three-part documentary.

Based near junction 37 of the M1, the paediatric transport organisation transfer ill youngsters to specialist units using mobile intensive care units, planes or helicopters.

The support of The Children’s Hospital Charity was a key factor in the development of the Embrace service, which was launched in 2010.

David Vernon-Edwards, director at The Children’s Hospital Charity, said: "Thanks to the generosity of our supporters we've been able to support the hospital in the development of the Embrace transport service."

* The programme starts on BBC Two tonight at 8pm.

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Reply Posted by Elise on Tuesday January 28 2014 at 13:14
They saved my 4 month old little boys life when he has whooping cough and bronchillitus. He had to be transfered from Barnsley hospital to Sheffield children's hospital and he got taken to ICU. The care they gave was amazing not just for my son but for me aswell. Thank you xx

Reply Posted by glenys shaw on Tuesday January 28 2014 at 13:15
Thay transported my granddaughter from scarborough to Barnsley when she arrived 9 weeks prem her mum was on holls ther at the time she was born at 12 25 pm and she was in Barnsley at 9 30pm that night she is 10 months old now and is very well and fit we think thay my have filmed her

Reply Posted by Claire on Tuesday January 28 2014 at 13:30
They also transferred my little bot from Scarborough to Barnsley when he arrived early 2 years ago. We have also had life saving trips to Sheffield childrens by embrace. Amazing team.

Reply Posted by jill on Tuesday January 28 2014 at 13:45
They were fantastic when my daughter had to be transferred from barnsley to sheffield in a coma and needed to go to icu.the first team who came were brilliant and told me everything that was happening and were so considerate.but they had to go back as she wasnt stable enough to move.the second team were really good but told me absolutely nothing and made me feel like I was in way.like I say they were good but you really need sombody with compassion.will be watching to see if the second team are on as I would like to see if it was maybe just me that took their attitude the wrong way.they do a fantastic job both there and sheff childrens hospital.

Reply Posted by Deborah on Tuesday January 28 2014 at 20:20
They transferred my little boy from Sheffield to Leeds when he was a few weeks old and needed life saving heart surgery. Fantastic team xx

Reply Posted by Gemma on Wednesday January 29 2014 at 01:16
Absolutely fantastic. My little girl was 16 weeks early and had to have surgery and different things doing which she had to be transferred to sheffield childrens hospital from sheffield jessops wing everytime she needed something doing or looked at - in total we saw embrace 7 times and they were fantastic and so friendly every single time. Embrace then transferred her closer to home a week before she actually came home. They are an amazing team xxx

Reply Posted by Christine on Wednesday January 29 2014 at 06:35
They transported my granddaughter from Barnsley to Sheffield when she needed a trackiotamy at 5days old.there where so many tubes and wires in that little incubator,they do a fantastic job and where very understanding with me and my daughter and dad of course.they have transported aurora'jean at times since then and always do an incredible job.lets hope they keep finding the funding.me,my daughters and friends are doing the fun run in a few months as our thankyou.xx