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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.

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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…

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.

Equality and Diversity

Last updated: 12 March 2020

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.

Networks have been set up across the Trust to support this ambition, including our Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) Staff 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. 

Our Workforce and Organisational Development Strategy 2019-2023: Working Together to Invest in Our People, recognises that by only valuing diversity and ensuring all staff have a voice within the organisation will we truly drive innovation and eliminate discrimination. The strategy’s improvement plan and associated actions ensure inclusion runs through everything we do.

Our four overarching equality objectives for 2019/23 were developed with key stakeholders and are:

  • To enable the further involvement and engagement of protected groups including patients, carers, staff, the third sector, Clinical Commissioning Groups and Local Authorities in the development, design, delivery and monitoring of our services.
  • To improve patient, family and carer feedback from protected characteristic groups of feeling positively involved in decision making.
  • Staff from a minority background or with a protected characteristic report an improved experience at work.
  • To enable managers to support their staff to work in culturally competent ways within a work environment free from discrimination.

Equality and Diversity Reports

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Annual Board Reports - 2019

Equality Delivery System 2 Summary Reports - January 2019 to December 2023

Gender Pay Gap Reporting - 2018

Workforce Profile Monitoring - 2018

Workforce Disability Equality Standard - Data and Action Plan 2019

Workforce Race Equality Standard - Data and Action Plan 2019

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