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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 Weekly Message - 06 April 2018

    06 April 2018

    Over the Easter weekend I spent time visiting departments across the Trust and it was clear that the flow of patients through the hospital has greatly improved.

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - 29 March 2018

    03 April 2018

    Yesterday we received the fantastic news that we will benefit from a share of £17.3million allocated by the Government to invest in local health services across Hampshire.

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - 29 March 2018

    03 April 2018

    Yesterday we received the fantastic news that we will benefit from a share of £17.3million allocated by the Government to invest in local health services across Hampshire.

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - 15 March 2018

    16 March 2018

    Yesterday I was delighted to welcome Professor Michael West to the Trust to open our first leadership summit and support the launch of our new cultural change programme. Michael spoke passionately about the importance of leadership in defining an organisation’s culture and in particular he emphasised the role of compassionate leadership.

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - 15 March 2018

    16 March 2018

    Yesterday I was delighted to welcome Professor Michael West to the Trust to open our first leadership summit and support the launch of our new cultural change programme. Michael spoke passionately about the importance of leadership in defining an organisation’s culture and in particular he emphasised the role of compassionate leadership.

  • Chief Executive weekly message - Friday 9 March 2018

    09 March 2018

    Following last week’s cold weather the hospital has continued to experience peaks of pressure in the Emergency Department. Whilst we have been able to respond to the surges in demand and recover more quickly than we would have been able to some months ago, it has been a very challenging time and I am grateful for the efforts of all those who have continued to support improvements in this area.

  • Chief Executive weekly message - Friday 9 March 2018

    09 March 2018

    Following last week’s cold weather the hospital has continued to experience peaks of pressure in the Emergency Department. Whilst we have been able to respond to the surges in demand and recover more quickly than we would have been able to some months ago, it has been a very challenging time and I am grateful for the efforts of all those who have continued to support improvements in this area.

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - 02 March 2018

    05 March 2018

    We are in the midst of a challenging few days as we deal with the extreme weather conditions we have seen across the country and have experienced locally

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - 02 March 2018

    05 March 2018

    We are in the midst of a challenging few days as we deal with the extreme weather conditions we have seen across the country and have experienced locally

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - 26 February 2018

    26 February 2018

    On Friday we hosted a visit from NHS Improvement’s Medical Director and Chief Operating Officer, Dr Kathy McLean. Kathy spent time in the Emergency Department and AMU. She also visited maternity and our NICU unit as well as hosting a meeting with a range of staff from across the hospital.

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - 26 February 2018

    26 February 2018

    On Friday we hosted a visit from NHS Improvement’s Medical Director and Chief Operating Officer, Dr Kathy McLean. Kathy spent time in the Emergency Department and AMU. She also visited maternity and our NICU unit as well as hosting a meeting with a range of staff from across the hospital.

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - 16 February 2018

    19 February 2018

    In the Health Service Journal this week we were highlighted as one of only eight Trusts in the country to have achieved all three of the efficiency targets set out in the Carter Review.

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - 16 February 2018

    19 February 2018

    In the Health Service Journal this week we were highlighted as one of only eight Trusts in the country to have achieved all three of the efficiency targets set out in the Carter Review.

  • 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.

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