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.”

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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 Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

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…

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.

COVID-19 self-swab for staff

Last updated: 27 April 2021

Information for PHU staff self-testing for COVID-19 using a lateral flow device

We are offering all PHU staff access to lateral flow testing kits which will need to be carried out and recorded twice a week. These kits help identify when someone may be positive for COVID-19 but display no symptoms. Carrying out and recording these results twice weekly help us reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 to our patients and each other.

A range of guidance is available below to support colleagues, including information on how to perform the test, frequently asked questions and a video.

All staff are strongly encouraged to ensure that they are taking the test twice a week to help keep patients, themselves, loved ones and colleagues safe.

If your result is positive, you must immediately inform the COVID Staff Support Line: (023) 9228 6496. ext. 6496 (6am to 7.30pm every day)

 

 

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