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.

Volunteer of the month

Last updated: 23 July 2021

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Our amazing volunteers are a vital part of the team here at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust and so we are relaunching our volunteer of the month scheme to recognise those who give up their time and go the extra mile in supporting everyone at our Trust. 

You can nominate any individual volunteer or group of volunteers for the award.

It’s easy to nominate using our online nomination form which can be found below. Anyone can nominate from PHU including members of the public, staff and other volunteers.

Click here for the nomination form.

You can also download a paper copy of the volunteer of the month form which you can return to communications@porthosp.nhs.uk or by post to volunteer awards, communications, De La Court, Queen Alexandra Hospital, PO6 3LY.

Ideas and help with your nomination

Nominations should recognise and reward an individual volunteer or group who have made a substantial contribution to the quality of care provided to a patient or colleague or delivered exceptional levels of support. Where possible, please identify how you think they demonstrated one or more the Trust’s core values, which are:

Working together:

  • For patients
  • With compassion
  • As one team
  • Always improving

When submitting your nomination, please provide as much detail as possible on how you felt the individual or group went above and beyond for you, a friend or a member of your family.

  • What stood out for you?
  • How did it make your experience of care, visit or day at work more positive?
  • Has a project  added value for our patients, visitors or colleagues, if so how?
  • How did the team or individual contribute to the overall success of the project or care provided?
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