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Hospital Hero of the Year

School of the Year

The Special Care Baby Unit really is special.

The staff look after some of Barnsley’s most poorly babies and their care helps them to become fully developed.

Some babies can spend up to 14 weeks on the unit and the staff go above and beyond to help them and their families, doing everything they can to make their time on the unit easier.

The Tiny Hearts Appeal was launched to raise £1m for a new unit alongside the Barnsley Birthing Centre.

Have you or someone you know received exceptional care from a member of staff at Barnsley Hospital? If so, nominate them for this award.

It may be that you or a loved one went in for an operation filled with anxiety, but were made to feel at ease by staff. Or perhaps you want to tell us about a nurse or doctor doing an exceptional job, a department that is praise worthy or simply to rave about individuals who make a difference to those who visit the hospital?

The following points are intended as guidelines only, to help you with your nomination.

  • Tell us about your experience. What made it exceptional?
  • How has this person or department gone above and beyond to make you and others feel comfortable and relaxed in their care?
  • Did they do anything that you wouldn’t have expected them to?
  • Why were the facilities so good? Were they cleaner, more engaging or just simply better than others you have encountered?

The winner of this category could be anyone connected with Barnsley Hospital who has helped others to feel better.

If they’re getting it right, they’re a worthy nominee.