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.

Nursing Staffing Data

Last updated: 06 March 2020

From April 2014, the National Quality Board (NQB) requires all trusts to report on staffing levels in clinical areas, specifically ward based areas at this stage. To ensure the best possible staffing across the organisation, there is senior oversight of all staffing numbers, and this is managed to ensure staffing levels for each ward is matched to occupancy and dependency of patients.

Practically this means that a number of wards may have a small staffing shortfall, rather than one ward facing a significant shortfall. Hence the number of shifts at planned staffing levels needs to be balanced with staff fill in total against planned numbers.

The evidence is collected on a shift by shift basis, and collated to present the monthly position. Skill mix may vary depending on occupancy of the ward and dependency of patients. Further information about the National Quality Board is available following this link http://www.england.nhs.uk/ourwork/part-rel/nqb/

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