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.

Nursing Staffing Data

Last updated: 13 May 2022

At PHU our staff are committed to providing high quality, safe and compassionate care for all our patients. To deliver this, we need to have appropriately trained staff in the right place and the right times. Our staffing levels are reviewed on a daily b asis for every ward and service to ensure they are safe for both day and night shifts.

Our safe staffing levels are consistently reviewed and considered when there are changes in services and are routinely reported to Trust Board. 

We have a comprehensive biannual process that reviews nursing staffing levels, this is supported by professional judgement and evidence-based tools.

All hospitals are required to publish the number of nursing and midwifery staff working on each ward, together with the percentage of shifts meeting safe staffing guidelines. This is part of the NHS response to the Francis report which called for greater openness and transparency in the health service.

The results are available through the NHS Choices website, as well as on this website page. 

Click here to see the latest safe staffing reports.

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