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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

  • 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.

  • Blog – 1st September 2017

    01 September 2017

    I have been in the Trust for five weeks now and today is my 33rd day of my first 100 days in post.   I continue to enjoy meeting staff and listening to the things that are going well, and the areas we need to improve. There has been a great sense of energy within all of our discussion groups and I thank those who attended and contributed to the discussion.  In my weekly message this week, I have taken the opportunity to highlight some areas of best practice.

  • Blog – 1st September 2017

    01 September 2017

    I have been in the Trust for five weeks now and today is my 33rd day of my first 100 days in post.   I continue to enjoy meeting staff and listening to the things that are going well, and the areas we need to improve. There has been a great sense of energy within all of our discussion groups and I thank those who attended and contributed to the discussion.  In my weekly message this week, I have taken the opportunity to highlight some areas of best practice.

  • Weekly Message - 1st September 2017

    01 September 2017

    Hello and welcome to my weekly message.

    I hope you all enjoyed the unusually sunny bank holiday weekend, thank you to those of you who were here working hard and caring for our patients over the long weekend. 

  • Weekly Message - 1st September 2017

    01 September 2017

    Hello and welcome to my weekly message.

    I hope you all enjoyed the unusually sunny bank holiday weekend, thank you to those of you who were here working hard and caring for our patients over the long weekend. 

  • Weekly Message - 25th August 2017

    25 August 2017

    You will be aware that the Care Quality Commission (CQC) published their report into emergency, urgent and medical services at Queen Alexandra Hospital yesterday.  It has created much debate on social media channels within our community and much discussion within our teams.  I am grateful for the continuing support of our public and patients, while we continue to deliver improvements to patient care and experience. 

     

  • Weekly Message - 25th August 2017

    25 August 2017

    You will be aware that the Care Quality Commission (CQC) published their report into emergency, urgent and medical services at Queen Alexandra Hospital yesterday.  It has created much debate on social media channels within our community and much discussion within our teams.  I am grateful for the continuing support of our public and patients, while we continue to deliver improvements to patient care and experience. 

     

  • Blog - 25th August 2017

    25 August 2017

    I have been Chief Executive of this Trust for four weeks now and this week was always going to be challenging. Our CQC report into emergency services and medical care made for very tough reading yesterday, when the CQC published it.  I was ready for difficult conversations with colleagues, key partners and, of course, the media.

  • Blog - 25th August 2017

    25 August 2017

    I have been Chief Executive of this Trust for four weeks now and this week was always going to be challenging. Our CQC report into emergency services and medical care made for very tough reading yesterday, when the CQC published it.  I was ready for difficult conversations with colleagues, key partners and, of course, the media.

  • Blog - 18th August 2017

    18 August 2017

    I have been in the Trust for three weeks now and I’ve enjoyed meeting so many staff and listening to the things that are going well, and the areas we need to improve. 

  • Blog - 18th August 2017

    18 August 2017

    I have been in the Trust for three weeks now and I’ve enjoyed meeting so many staff and listening to the things that are going well, and the areas we need to improve. 

  • Weekly Message - 18th August 2017

    18 August 2017

    Hello and welcome to my weekly message.

    I have had yet another productive week, meeting with many of you and having an opportunity to visit colleagues in Medicine and AMU, in addition to my regular walkabouts. 

  • Weekly Message - 18th August 2017

    18 August 2017

    Hello and welcome to my weekly message.

    I have had yet another productive week, meeting with many of you and having an opportunity to visit colleagues in Medicine and AMU, in addition to my regular walkabouts. 

  • Blog - 11th August 2017

    15 August 2017

    I am delighted to have joined Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust in this new role, which started on 31 July.  As part of my recruitment I met with many staff working across the Trust, directly employed and supporting us through facilities management and working alongside us in the Defence Medical Group (South).

  • Weekly Message - 11th August 2017

    11 August 2017

    I want to thank you all again for your very warm welcome to the Trust as I have spent another fulfilling week meeting many of you on my regular ‘walkabouts’.  Thank you also to those friendly colleagues who have helped provide directions while I was navigating our site.

  • Weekly Message - 4th August 2017

    09 August 2017

    Hello and welcome to my first weekly message to you all.


    I have had a busy, but thoroughly enjoyable, first week in post as your new Chief Executive, and would like to thank you for your very warm welcome.

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