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Weekend Boost For Barnsley Hospital

Monday September 8 2014

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ALMOST £3 million is being spent on additional health services and staff at Barnsley Hospital - to allow patients access to services at weekends.

The hospital has been awarded the money from Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group with the aim of offering a seven-day service.

Dr Nick Balac, chairman of the CCG, said: "People expect to be able to get the same services on a weekend as any other day, so why should it be any different for health services?

"We want to be leading the way in delivering seven-day services and the additional funding will help to achieve this."

More senior consultant reviews, additional diagnostics such as x-rays and staff which traditionally have been less supported on a weekend will now be brought in.

The annual contract covers all the hospital services including adult critical care, cancer, cardiac rehabilitation, children’s services, stroke, maternity services and urgent and emergency care.

What do you think? Is it a positive move? Have your say below.

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Reply Posted by sid on Monday September 8 2014 at 16:18
That really is good news. I have critised the hospital in the past, so its great to hear more services will be in place.

Reply Posted by Jack Cartwright on Monday September 8 2014 at 17:39
Cheap price to pay for privatising the hospital goodbye NHS

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