Trust much improved in latest report

BARNSLEY Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is now meeting all the Care Quality Commission (CQC) essential standards of quality and safety.

The CQC’s initial inspection earlier this year found the trust were not meeting all the nutritional standards.

But a final report, published this month, found Barnsley General Hospital is now fully compliant following a re-inspection to check it was meeting these criteria.

Sharon Linter, director of quality and performance at the trust, said: “We took it very seriously when earlier this year the CQC raised concerns about our nutritional standards and introduced a number of new systems across the trust in response to them.”