Current visiting times

After suspending visiting earlier in the year, we are now able to offer limited visiting to some wards at the discretion of the nurse in-charge.”

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Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication.  Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

Current visiting times

After suspending visiting earlier in the year, we are now able to offer limited visiting to some wards at the discretion of the nurse in-charge.”

Read more on visiting times...


Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication.  Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

During your stay in hospital you will meet a number of different members of staff.  All members of staff wear name badges, but if you are not sure who someone is or what they do, please feel free to ask them to introduce themselves and explain what they do. 

If you have any questions about your treatment, please ask a doctor or a nurse.

There are lots of opportunities for you to get involved with the Trust, from volunteering to attending our public meetings, our Annual General Meeting or our hospital open day which is held every year.

Chief Executive's Message

Since mid-March, Mark has provided comprehensive regular updates to individuals and teams across the Trust on operational issues relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. These updates are currently provided twice weekly.
 
Mark’s weekly message will be published on the website again in due course.
  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - 9 February 2018

    09 February 2018

    Today I had the pleasure of attending our first Trust wide patient safety conference. During the event there were numerous examples of patient safety and quality improvement excellence here at the Trust and I was delighted to see so much progress on such an important agenda as we strive to deliver safer and more effective care for every patient.

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - 9 February 2018

    09 February 2018

    Today I had the pleasure of attending our first Trust wide patient safety conference. During the event there were numerous examples of patient safety and quality improvement excellence here at the Trust and I was delighted to see so much progress on such an important agenda as we strive to deliver safer and more effective care for every patient.

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - 2 February 2018

    05 February 2018

    This time of year can have the reputation of being less favourable for some but in the last couple of weeks I have had the pleasure of being involved in some really positive and uplifting initiatives which I want to share with you. 

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - 2 February 2018

    05 February 2018

    This time of year can have the reputation of being less favourable for some but in the last couple of weeks I have had the pleasure of being involved in some really positive and uplifting initiatives which I want to share with you. 

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - 25 January 2018

    26 January 2018

    My message comes to you a day early this week and follows on from my words last week highlighting the need to take prompt action to address our financial situation. Today we have put forward a revised financial target to the Board for approval which means we will end the current financial year with a deficit of £36.8million.

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - 25 January 2018

    26 January 2018

    My message comes to you a day early this week and follows on from my words last week highlighting the need to take prompt action to address our financial situation. Today we have put forward a revised financial target to the Board for approval which means we will end the current financial year with a deficit of £36.8million.

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - 19 January 2018

    22 January 2018

    In a week where the headlines have been dominated by news of Carillion, I would like to pay special tribute to colleagues in our Facilities Management services. Following the announcement on Monday, each and every member of support staff has continued to come to work, ensuring that there has been no disruption for our patients.

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - 19 January 2018

    22 January 2018

    In a week where the headlines have been dominated by news of Carillion, I would like to pay special tribute to colleagues in our Facilities Management services. Following the announcement on Monday, each and every member of support staff has continued to come to work, ensuring that there has been no disruption for our patients.

  • Chief Executive weekly message - 12 January 2018

    15 January 2018

    As the week has progressed we have seen some improvement in the capacity within the hospital which has been the result of an enormous amount of work across all departments and among our local partner organisations. Whilst I suspect things will continue to be challenging for a number of weeks ahead, this demonstrates what can be achieved by everyone pulling together.

  • Chief Executive weekly message - 12 January 2018

    15 January 2018

    As the week has progressed we have seen some improvement in the capacity within the hospital which has been the result of an enormous amount of work across all departments and among our local partner organisations. Whilst I suspect things will continue to be challenging for a number of weeks ahead, this demonstrates what can be achieved by everyone pulling together.

  • Chief Executive weekly message - 05 January 2018

    08 January 2018

    I would like to start by wishing you a very happy New Year. I hope that you had some time over the festive period to relax and enjoy time with family and friends.

  • Chief Executive weekly message - 05 January 2018

    08 January 2018

    I would like to start by wishing you a very happy New Year. I hope that you had some time over the festive period to relax and enjoy time with family and friends.

  • Chief Executive's weekly message - 24 December 2017

    27 December 2017

    Following a challenging start to the week, there has been a tremendous team effort to rally around and respond to the emerging winter pressures. We have seen the incidence of Flu increase over the past two weeks and we know this will increase further over the weeks ahead. If you have not yet had your Flu jab, I would encourage you to do so as soon as possible through our Occupational Health team.

  • Chief Executive's weekly message - 24 December 2017

    27 December 2017

    Following a challenging start to the week, there has been a tremendous team effort to rally around and respond to the emerging winter pressures. We have seen the incidence of Flu increase over the past two weeks and we know this will increase further over the weeks ahead. If you have not yet had your Flu jab, I would encourage you to do so as soon as possible through our Occupational Health team.

  • Chief Executive's weekly message - 17 December 2017

    18 December 2017

    I need to start by acknowledging the enormity of the pressures we have been dealing with this week and thanking each and every one of you for the role you have played in responding to them. This is the time of year when we start to see patients presenting with a variety of seasonal related conditions and when plans are put in place across the local system to deal with the additional pressures.

  • Chief Executive's weekly message - 17 December 2017

    18 December 2017

    I need to start by acknowledging the enormity of the pressures we have been dealing with this week and thanking each and every one of you for the role you have played in responding to them. This is the time of year when we start to see patients presenting with a variety of seasonal related conditions and when plans are put in place across the local system to deal with the additional pressures.

  • Chief Executive's weekly message - 10 December 2017

    11 December 2017

    We’ve had a number of visitors to the QA site this week, all of whom have been keen to hear about the improvements we are making and our preparations for winter. On Thursday, Philip Dunne MP and Minister of State for Health visited along with one of our local MPs, Penny Mordaunt - recently appointed Secretary of State for International Development. The Minister for Health met with a group of front-line staff in order to hear more about what it’s like to work here at Portsmouth. The feedback from the Minister was positive and I’d like to thank those who were involved in planning and participating on the day.

  • Chief Executive's weekly message - 10 December 2017

    11 December 2017

    We’ve had a number of visitors to the QA site this week, all of whom have been keen to hear about the improvements we are making and our preparations for winter. On Thursday, Philip Dunne MP and Minister of State for Health visited along with one of our local MPs, Penny Mordaunt - recently appointed Secretary of State for International Development. The Minister for Health met with a group of front-line staff in order to hear more about what it’s like to work here at Portsmouth. The feedback from the Minister was positive and I’d like to thank those who were involved in planning and participating on the day.

  • Chief Executive's weekly message - 02 December 2017

    04 December 2017

    As you will have seen from the note I circulated on Thursday and the media coverage yesterday, the CQC published their report into our Radiology service following a review undertaken in July of this year.

  • Chief Executive's weekly message - 02 December 2017

    04 December 2017

    As you will have seen from the note I circulated on Thursday and the media coverage yesterday, the CQC published their report into our Radiology service following a review undertaken in July of this year.

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