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.

Chief Executive's Message

Weekly Message - 18th August 2017

Date: 18 August 2017

Time: 15:48

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Hello and welcome to my weekly message.

 

I have had yet another productive week, meeting with many of you and having an opportunity to visit colleagues in Medicine and AMU, in addition to my regular walkabouts.  I also held another ‘Meet Mark’ session this week, which was very well attended.  Your comments and questions continue to be invaluable, helping me learn more about the organisation and allowing me to meet with many of you and hear about your experiences working within the hospital Trust.  If you missed the opportunity to come along this week my next session is on Tuesday 22 August, 1300 to 1400 in the E level Lecture Theatre.

 

I now have a wealth of feedback from your personal emails to me, from my Meet Mark sessions and after meeting with many of you 121.  I will publish an additional blog this week with some of the comments and give my responses.

 

We have a fantastic opportunity to celebrate our successes, in addition to showcasing some of our innovation helping to deliver improvements for our patients, on NHS Fab Change Day.  This is on 28 September and Fab Change Week is in November. A working group has been set up for these events, but anyone who wants to get involved in the engagement and planning can contact Samm Coley.  Your input will be valued.

 

We anticipate the publication of the latest CQC inspection report next week.  Whilst they may well recognise improvements in some of the areas that they inspected last year,  it is also likely that we will receive some challenging feedback.  Together we need to respond to these challenges and push on to ensure the organisation is outstanding and right up there with the best in the country.  I will communicate again when we know more from the CQC.  

 

I would like to make a special mention of Specialist Research Nurse Michelle Baker-Moffatt who has recently been awarded a PhD.  This is a superb personal achievement she continues to work full time as a research nurse based in Endoscopy Department, on D level.  I am sure you will join me in offering your congratulations to Michelle.

 

I met with Denise Thomas, Chief of Clinical Support and the dieticians last week.  I was impressed by their work and the breadth of services that Denise leads, putting patients first.  I very much look forward to getting more time to learn about their work, and thanks again for your team’s hospitality.

 

I would like to personally thank Nicola Ryley, Interim Director of Nursing, for her valued contribution to the Trust over the past few months.  Nicola is moving on to other projects and she will be missed.  Whilst we are recruiting to a substantive Chief Nurse role, Theresa Murphy will be joining us on secondment from the Hillingdon Hospital.  Theresa has a wealth of experience in clinical and managerial posts in both teaching and general hospitals, and her specialist background was in neuroscience, and critical care nursing.   

 

Please do take the opportunity to nominate colleagues or a team in the annual best people awards.  This is an opportunity to recognise outstanding achievements, to showcase best practice, demonstrate commitment to the Portsmouth Values and  to reward those who exceed expectations or any exceptional act by individual staff and teams.  Follow this link to complete a nomination

 

Finally, I am keen to hear from as many of you as possible, so please do continue to send me an email with your comments. 

 

Kind regards

Mark Cubbon

Chief Executive

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Tel: 023 9228 6770

Email: mark.cubbon@porthosp.nhs.uk

Twitter: @MCUBBON.NHS

  • Summary:

    Hello and welcome to my weekly message.

    I have had yet another productive week, meeting with many of you and having an opportunity to visit colleagues in Medicine and AMU, in addition to my regular walkabouts. 

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