Standard 1: A consultant paediatrician is present and readily available in the hospital during peak activity, seven days a week.
- Barnsley Hospital's paediatric unit is staffed by eight acute care consultants and one community consultant, who work on a 'hot week' system.
- 'Peak activity' is defined as late afternoon and evening.
- From Monday to Friday, a different consultant is on site each day of the week to cover on-call until 22:00 - leading handovers at 09:00, 16:30 and 21:00.
- On weekends, one consultant is on site from 09:00 to 14:30 and from 19:30 - 22:00, leading handovers at 09:00 and 21:00. The consultant is on-call between 14:30 and 19:30 and throughout the night.
Contact for further information
Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Sunil Bhimsaria, Consultant Paediatrician and Clinical Lead - email@example.com