Current visiting times

We know how important it is for patients and families to be able to see visitors. Please help us keep our patients and staff as safe as possible by checking the guidance below before you visiting. 

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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 Voluntary Services team can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

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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…

Our Strategy – Working Together, Improving Together

Our strategy sets out our vision, values, strategic aims and most importantly, how we will deliver against these ambitions for our patients, communities, and people in the future.

It is not just a document, it is for and about everyone at PHU, building on what we have achieved with a renewed focus on continuous improvement and the need to continue to work together and improve together to achieve our goals. 

A full copy of the strategy can be downloaded here.

For more information, please visit our strategy webpage.

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.

Climate Change and Sustainability

Last updated: 22 November 2022

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust (PHU) recognises that it has a significant environmental footprint and, as a major local employer, a responsibility to take steps to both reduce its carbon footprint and advocate an environmentally sustainable approach to services and operations. The NHS has set itself the challenge of becoming the first net-zero carbon healthcare system and set ambitious targets for reductions in carbon emissions and so every Trust is expected to publish a Green Plan that sets out how it intends to meet these targets.

The NHS accounts for 5% of the national carbon footprint and NHS trusts across the Hampshire and Isle of Wight region emit over 1 million tonnes of Co2e of which PHU accounts for over 10%.

Following the UK Government’s commitment to achieve net-zero by 2050, the NHS has declared its intention to be the world’s first net-zero healthcare system by 2045.  We at PHU have published our first Green Plan setting out how we will rise to this challenge and how we will respond. 

We have an ambitious agenda that will require transformation of much of what we do and the way we do it including – transforming clinical pathways, changing prescription advice, buying differently, as well as more traditional things like energy consumption reduction, LED lighting and solar panel installation along with shift toward more sustainable travel for goods, staff and visitors.

We recognise that there is a lot we have to do and have committed to publish an annual report setting out our progress. We want to set a strong example for the Portsmouth community that we serve and use our size to positively influence the organisations that we work with.

We will also be working closely with local partners including the University of Portsmouth and Portsmouth City Council and other NHS bodies to deliver on this important agenda.

To find out more:

Alternatively please get in touch with the Trust’s Head of Sustainable Development – Trevor Mose by email at trevor.mose@pothosp.nhs.uk

For more information about greener NHS pages, head to this website: https://www.england.nhs.uk/greenernhs/

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