Temporary visiting restrictions due to COVID-19

We recently made the difficult decision to suspend visiting to our hospital until further notice except in the below exceptional circumstances, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Read more information about restrictions…


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…

Temporary visiting restrictions due to COVID-19

We recently made the difficult decision to suspend visiting to our hospital until further notice except in the below exceptional circumstances, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Read more information about restrictions…


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.

DisAbility Staff Network

Last updated: 03 August 2020

The DisAbility Staff Network launched in September 2019 following conversations with staff that identified colleagues would like a network that supports and raises awareness for individuals with hidden and visible disabilities.

In October 2019, the Co-Chairs were appointed, Trevor Mose and AJ Jennions, who worked with members to develop the networks vision and purpose.

The networks vision and purpose is:

We are inclusive.  We promote equity.  We empower ability.

 This will be achieved through:

  • Inspiration - leading by example and setting out a positive future
  • Recognition for the individual and what they bring - developing a culture of inclusivity based on acceptance
  • Proactive action -  anticipating and responding  to challenges focusing on activities that are impactful and Trust wide
  • Engagement - collaborative decision making

The network have been busy developing actions to improve the work experience for staff with hidden and visible disabilities - details of which can be found in the Trusts Workforce Disability Equality Standard report.

For more information about the network please contact AJ and Trevor by email: disability.network@porthosp.nhs.uk

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