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A stay in hospital can be a daunting time for anyone whether it is for a short or long time. But having someone with you can help you recover and make you feel more at ease.

Keeping in contact with friends and family is important to patients. It is recognised that a balance is needed between maintaining that contact and allowing for rest and recuperation. In response to feedback from patients, families and carers wards and departments have local guidelines about visiting times so please do check before visiting.

At Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, we are proud to provide expert, compassionate care.

We are here for our local population of about 675,000 residents across Portsmouth and south east Hampshire and care for many people beyond, including providing some tertiary services to a catchment area of more than 2m people.

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

  • 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. 

  • Weekly Message - 22nd September 2017

    25 September 2017

    This week has been another eventful week for us all as we prepare for the winter period which lies ahead and continue to drive improvements to the quality of care we provide for all of our patients. I am pleased to share some highlights with you today.

  • Weekly Message - 22nd September 2017

    25 September 2017

    This week has been another eventful week for us all as we prepare for the winter period which lies ahead and continue to drive improvements to the quality of care we provide for all of our patients. I am pleased to share some highlights with you today.

  • Weekly Message - 15th September 2017

    15 September 2017

    It has been a busy and challenging week for us all.  The autumnal weather, reminding us that winter is on its way, coincided with a surge in demand on our urgent care pathway.  This placed even greater pressure on many departments across the Trust and many of you.

  • Blog - 15th September 2017

    15 September 2017

    Hello and welcome to my fortnightly blog.

  • Weekly Message - 15th September 2017

    15 September 2017

    It has been a busy and challenging week for us all.  The autumnal weather, reminding us that winter is on its way, coincided with a surge in demand on our urgent care pathway.  This placed even greater pressure on many departments across the Trust and many of you.

  • Blog - 15th September 2017

    15 September 2017

    Hello and welcome to my fortnightly blog.

  • Weekly Message - 8th September 2017

    08 September 2017

    It has been another busy week for us all.  We held out Annual General Meeting on Thursday and whilst AGMs are all about reporting and reflecting on the previous year, I was pleased to be able to share my vision of the Trust for the next six months.

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