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.

LGBT+ Staff and Allies Network

Last updated: 07 October 2022

LGBT Network banner Tanya and Matt

Our Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT+) Staff and Allies Network has been instrumental in; developing a Trans Support Policy for Staff, rolling out the NHS Rainbow Badge across the organisation and participating at Portsmouth Pride events.

The aim of the LGBT+ Staff and Allies Network is to provide a forum for staff to:

  • talk confidentially about their experiences in a safe environment
  • identify and respond to matters that affect LGBT+ staff and patients
  • assist the Trust in meeting it's statutory obligations regarding its duty under the Equality Act 2010
  • be a reference group to provide, help, support and advice to all members of staff at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust
  • influence policy making and monitor existing policies and procedures
  • assist the Trust and develop key information, advice and support for transgender colleagues and patients

To contact Matthew Ng and Tanya Ponsford, Co-Chairs of the LGBT+ Staff and Allies Network, please email: LGBT.network@porthosp.nhs.uk

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