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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.

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.

LGBT+ Staff and Allies Network

Last updated: 12 March 2020

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 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 Chrissy Cowan and Tanya Ponsford, Co-Chairs of the LGBT+ Staff and Allies Network, please email: LGBT.network@porthosp.nhs.uk

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