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A stay in hospital can be a daunting time for anyone whether it is for a short or long time. But having someone with you can help you recover and make you feel more at ease.

Keeping in contact with friends and family is important to patients. It is recognised that a balance is needed between maintaining that contact and allowing for rest and recuperation. In response to feedback from patients, families and carers wards and departments have local guidelines about visiting times so please do check before visiting.

At Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, we are proud to provide expert, compassionate care.

We are here for our local population of about 675,000 residents across Portsmouth and south east Hampshire and care for many people beyond, including providing some tertiary services to a catchment area of more than 2m people.

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.

Personal, Fair and Diverse NHS

Last updated: 03 December 2019

The long-running Personal, Fair and Diverse campaign has around 5,000 champions across the NHS.

We are passionate about an NHS with patients at its heart, care about working in an NHS which is fair and accessible to all, and believe that diverse workplaces make organisations better - this is why Portsmouth is a personal, fair and diverse champion.  

A personal, fair and diverse NHS is one where:

  • everyone counts
  • services are personal, designed to give patients what they want and need
  • fairness is built in so that everyone has equal opportunities and treatment
  • the skills and experiences of employees from all backgrounds are used and valued
  • people can choose the services they want and have as much support as they need
  • everyone is treated with dignity and respect, and when they complain - we listen and put things right
  • talent flourishes and nothing stops people going as far as they want
  • we are accountable and patients are informed and have more control
  • care doesn't stop at the door, but helps people live healthier lives

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