Health trust library boost

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A LIBRARY and resource centre at a South Yorkshire hospital has been relaunched offering an improved service for trust staff and students on placement.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has introduced the changes to strengthen its role providing information around patient care, which will ultimately benefit those using the hospital.

New books will replace 2,500 old books that have been removed, and staff can also make requests for specialist literature to be ordered.

A special search service will also be introduced.

The library now offers a group learning space, a quiet study area, access to internet-based e-learning courses and a separate silent room.

The developments have been advised and supported by a new library user group which includes nurses, doctors, medical students and office-based staff.

Steve Wragg, chairman of the hospital who launched the new service, said: “The trust needs a strong, proactive library service to support patient care and the learning and development of staff.”