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.

Equality and Diversity

Last updated: 19 January 2023

Nurses on a ward

We are one of the largest employers in Portsmouth and are proud of our diverse workforce. We are committed to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion in all that we do and aim to be a fully inclusive employer.

Read our new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion 2022 - 2025 Strategy here.

Networks have been set up across the Trust to support this ambition, including our Race Equality NetworkLesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT+) Staff Network and DisAbility Staff Network.

We want to ensure all staff feel valued and are treated with dignity and respect in an inclusive environment which acknowledges difference and celebrates diversity. We believe that diverse workplaces make organisations better - this is why the Trust is a Personal, Fair and Diverse Champion.  

We have been a partner of the NHS Employers Diversity and Inclusion programme, supporting trusts to develop their equality performance, since June 2018. We began year two of the programme in June 2019 and are proud that our application was assessed as the highest scoring out of over 40 participating organisations. As a result, we were invited to write a blog 'Empowering us to make equality improvementsthat captured and shared our journey. 

We are also delighted to partner with Project Choice. It is incredibly important to us that we support members of the community and young people with learning difficulties and one way we can do this is by providing supported internships where they can learn new skills and thrive in a working environment. Find out more here.

 

Want to find out more about our staff networks? 

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