Temporary visiting restrictions due to COVID-19

We recently made the difficult decision to suspend visiting to our hospital until further notice except in the below exceptional circumstances, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Read more information about restrictions…


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…

Temporary visiting restrictions due to COVID-19

We recently made the difficult decision to suspend visiting to our hospital until further notice except in the below exceptional circumstances, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Read more information about restrictions…


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's weekly message - 26 November 2017

    27 November 2017

    I would like to start by congratulating all of those who were nominated or received awards during this year’s Best People awards.  Representatives from 49 different teams attended the Guildhall on Thursday and it was an honour to recognise so many people identified by colleagues and patients for their individual or team achievements.  I took the opportunity to thank all staff working at the Trust for their hard work and their commitment to delivering the very best care for every patient each and every day. 

  • Chief Executive's weekly message - 26 November 2017

    27 November 2017

    I would like to start by congratulating all of those who were nominated or received awards during this year’s Best People awards.  Representatives from 49 different teams attended the Guildhall on Thursday and it was an honour to recognise so many people identified by colleagues and patients for their individual or team achievements.  I took the opportunity to thank all staff working at the Trust for their hard work and their commitment to delivering the very best care for every patient each and every day. 

  • Chief Executive's weekly message - 17 November 2017

    20 November 2017

    Many of you will know we have had a very challenging week this week due to sustained urgent care pressures. At the early part of the week we experienced severe pressures in our ED with some patients experiencing very lengthy waits to be admitted and an unacceptably long wait for ambulance handovers. 

  • Chief Executive's weekly message - 17 November 2017

    20 November 2017

    Many of you will know we have had a very challenging week this week due to sustained urgent care pressures. At the early part of the week we experienced severe pressures in our ED with some patients experiencing very lengthy waits to be admitted and an unacceptably long wait for ambulance handovers. 

  • Chief Executive's weekly message - 12 November 2017

    13 November 2017

    On Monday I had the pleasure of presenting an update on our Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) at a further public meeting in Portsmouth. The meeting was very well attended, with a great deal of interest from members of the public to hear about the challenges we face, the progress we are making with our QIP and our plans for the future. Such discussions allow an honest and frank debate about our commitment and determination to deliver the very best care for every patient. I look forward to attending the next round of meetings in 2018.

     

  • Chief Executive's weekly message - 12 November 2017

    13 November 2017

    On Monday I had the pleasure of presenting an update on our Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) at a further public meeting in Portsmouth. The meeting was very well attended, with a great deal of interest from members of the public to hear about the challenges we face, the progress we are making with our QIP and our plans for the future. Such discussions allow an honest and frank debate about our commitment and determination to deliver the very best care for every patient. I look forward to attending the next round of meetings in 2018.

     

  • Chief Executive's weekly message - 5 November 2017

    06 November 2017

    I had great pleasure in meeting more of you at Monday’s Meet Mark session.  Thank you to those who attended and shared examples of changes that they had made that they were proud of, whether they were for the benefit of patients or staff or both.  It is really important that we make time to reflect on the positive interactions we make each day, as these can often be forgotten as we focus on the challenges.

  • Chief Executive's weekly message - 5 November 2017

    06 November 2017

    I had great pleasure in meeting more of you at Monday’s Meet Mark session.  Thank you to those who attended and shared examples of changes that they had made that they were proud of, whether they were for the benefit of patients or staff or both.  It is really important that we make time to reflect on the positive interactions we make each day, as these can often be forgotten as we focus on the challenges.

  • Chief Executive's weekly message - 29 October 2017

    30 October 2017

    This has been a busy week for the Trust and as a result, for many of us. I was delighted to visit colleagues who are based at Rodney Road and Mitchell Way on Monday. It was a great opportunity to meet with members of our staff who are based on two of our peripheral sites, yet provide a critical role to the functioning of the whole Trust each and every day. In response to the feedback on the day, I will be holding a discussion forum at Rodney Road on a periodic basis and there will be a meeting held there involving the full executive team in the very near future.

  • Chief Executive's weekly message - 29 October 2017

    30 October 2017

    This has been a busy week for the Trust and as a result, for many of us. I was delighted to visit colleagues who are based at Rodney Road and Mitchell Way on Monday. It was a great opportunity to meet with members of our staff who are based on two of our peripheral sites, yet provide a critical role to the functioning of the whole Trust each and every day. In response to the feedback on the day, I will be holding a discussion forum at Rodney Road on a periodic basis and there will be a meeting held there involving the full executive team in the very near future.

  • Weekly Message - 23rd October 2017

    24 October 2017

    Last Saturday we hosted our annual Open Day, which was my first since joining the Trust. It was a thoroughly enjoyable day and I would like to extend my thanks to those of you who helped plan and coordinate the day and to those who gave their time to showcase the great work that goes on every day in our organisation. It was also a huge privilege to meet with some of our patients, past and present, and also some of your family members who attended the day. The feedback was positive from our visitors, young and old, and I am already looking forward to the next one.

     

  • Weekly Message - 23rd October 2017

    24 October 2017

    Last Saturday we hosted our annual Open Day, which was my first since joining the Trust. It was a thoroughly enjoyable day and I would like to extend my thanks to those of you who helped plan and coordinate the day and to those who gave their time to showcase the great work that goes on every day in our organisation. It was also a huge privilege to meet with some of our patients, past and present, and also some of your family members who attended the day. The feedback was positive from our visitors, young and old, and I am already looking forward to the next one.

     

  • Weekly Message- 16th October 2017

    18 October 2017

    Our priority is to always ensure we maintain the safety of our patients and I would like to convey my thanks to you all for your efforts in responding to the situation so effectively.

     

  • Weekly Message- 16th October 2017

    18 October 2017

    Our priority is to always ensure we maintain the safety of our patients and I would like to convey my thanks to you all for your efforts in responding to the situation so effectively.

     

  • Weekly Message - 6th October 2017

    09 October 2017

    Every single NHS Trust is preparing for winter and we are taking measured and proactive steps to ensure we’re in the best possible shape for the months ahead.

  • Weekly Message - 6th October 2017

    09 October 2017

    Every single NHS Trust is preparing for winter and we are taking measured and proactive steps to ensure we’re in the best possible shape for the months ahead.

  • Blog - 4th October 2017

    04 October 2017

    This blog has been created to provide an update on the progress against the 100 day plan which was developed to support my introduction to the Trust.

  • Blog - 4th October 2017

    04 October 2017

    This blog has been created to provide an update on the progress against the 100 day plan which was developed to support my introduction to the Trust.

  • Weekly Message - 29th September 2017

    29 September 2017

    I began this week having the opportunity to talk about our Fab Change Day, on Monday.  I met many members of our team and heard more about their ideas and successes to deliver improvements and innovations to make improvements for our patients and our staff. 

  • Weekly Message - 29th September 2017

    29 September 2017

    I began this week having the opportunity to talk about our Fab Change Day, on Monday.  I met many members of our team and heard more about their ideas and successes to deliver improvements and innovations to make improvements for our patients and our staff. 

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