PERFORMANCE: Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has been rated third-best in the country by MacMillan Cancer Support for the quality of cancer patients’ hospital experience.

The chief executive reported in April that new data released by MacMillan, based on Department of Health research from the latest Cancer Patient Experience
Survey, provides the first opportunity to compare the performance of hospitals across England.

Questions looked at, “many “softer” elements of patients’ experiences, including whether there were enough nurses on duty, whether patients were given enough support from Health and Social Services when they left hospital and whether they were given the right emotional support, or where applicable, given financial information”.