Health and Care Working Together In South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw

We want to future-proof local hospital services and are committed to having a general hospital in every town and city. An independent piece of work looking at hospital services will consider how we can do this, identifying which services would benefit from being providing in different ways.

It is just one part of the overall approach. At the same time, we are continuing our work on developing more and more ways of treating and caring for people in their homes and local clinics, so that they don’t need to go to hospital.

Some examples of this include:

  • Helping people get the right treatment with 'front door' services in Doncaster
  • Extended hours in GP practices in Barnsley
  • Consultant Connect in Bassetlaw (where GPs dial a single number to immediately reach the right specialist)
  • New urgent and emergency care centre in Rotherham
  • Direct booking out of hours appointments booked into four hubs in Sheffield

The work will look at how services could be provided so that everyone in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw has equal access to high quality, safe hospital services now and into the future.

You can find out more about us and our work here

How to get involved

Patient, public, clinicians and staff are invited to get involved. In the first instance this is via an online and paper-based survey. Please contribute to the survey here: or request a paper copy by calling 0114 305 4637 or emailing 

Thank you to those people who attended our previous local drop in event held on 14th November 2017 in Barnsley and also the first regional public event that took place on 6th December 2017 at The Source at Meadowhall.  

A follow up regional event has been arranged to take place on Thursday 8th March 2018 between 9:30am and 3pm again at The Source at Meadowhall. 

We are bringing together Healthcare professionals across South Yorkshire, Bassetlaw and Chesterfield again with patients and the public in order to consider the options which have been developed with a view to how hospital services could be delivered in the future to ensure local people continue to get safe, sustainable, high quality care. 

You will hear about each of the five services currently being reviewed:

  • Urgent and Emergency care
  • Maternity Services
  • Hospital Services for Children who are acutely unwell
  • Gastroenterology services including investigations (Endoscopy)
  • Stroke (early supported discharge and rehabilitation)

At the event the options which have been put forward of how services could be delivered differently in the future will be presented. You will then have the opportunity to ask questions and give your thoughts.

Booking is essential for this public event.  Please email or telephone: 0114 305 4637 to book your place

A buffet lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please advise of any dietary or access requirements when booking.  There is a small car-park attached to The Source and alternative free parking is available in the shopping centre across the dual carriageway and your car can be registered at the event.  

Fact finding and citizen involvement

We have already started to engage with members of the public and asked which of the criteria being used to determine which services are reviewed are most important to them. This was so we could include their opinions in the selection process. You can read a report of the engagement so far in the documents accessed via the link below.

Concluding the work

When the independent work finishes in April 2018 it is anticipated there will be a series of recommendations about what changes could be made to future-proof the services. If those recommendations are accepted full public consultation would take place.

For more information please click here to go to our South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw health and care website.

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