Pain service moves sites

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PAIN services in Barnsley are set to be delivered by a new organisation from July - although health bosses claim there will be no change in the service patients receive.

Barnsley-based Pain Management Solutions currently deliver treatments such as acupuncture, cognitive behavioural therapy and epidurals to patients in the borough through the Extended Choice Network and the Free Choice Network.

But from July 1 the pain service will be commissioned from Mexborough’s Montagu Hospital because both networks will cease to exist.

An NHS Barnsley spokeswoman said: “The service will still be delivered in Barnsley - as such patients will continue to be treated in the Barnsley area and we do not anticipate any changes to the waiting times currently experienced.”