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 - 1st September 2017

Date: 01 September 2017

Time: 16:35

mark

Hello and welcome to my weekly message.

I hope you all enjoyed the unusually sunny bank holiday weekend, thank you to those of you who were here working hard and caring for our patients over the long weekend. 

I have continued to visit many teams and departments this week including a visit to E2 and E3.  I had the chance to meet Commodore Andrew Hughes, Head of Defence Medical Group.  The strong and positive relationship we have with the Ministry of Defence is exceptionally important to us, and he was very welcoming.  I am looking forward to us working together.

Thank you to the great number of staff who came to the CQC update session on Wednesday, the feedback is greatly valued; I will continue to listen and also to feedback to you about what we are doing in response to your comments, my blog this week is an update on the next two themes from your feedback so far.

I continue to be struck by your passion and professionalism despite the current challenges we face.  I recognise the enormous amount of hard work going on and part of my role is to ensure we are focused on the future, learning from our mistakes, working together, harnessing the talent and ambition we all have for the benefit of patients. I also want to celebrate our successes and I want to hear about the things you are proud of, please let me know.

One of key priorities is to strengthen the leadership of the Trust, interviews for our substantive Chief Nurse and Director of Communications and Engagement will take place later this month.  Interviews for our new Director of Strategy, Governance and Performance and the Chief Operating Officer will be in October.  We are also recruiting for a new Chair for the Trust and will be appointing a clinical Non-Executive Director in October too.

While attending staff discussions I was asked: ‘What do you do as Chief Executive?’  It’s a great question.

I am the Accountable Officer, to patients, to you, ultimately to the government for this NHS organisation.  It means I need to work closely with staff, key partners and our board to ensure we are doing the right thing, delivering high quality care and spending public money responsibly.

Our Board, like all NHS organisations is a mixture of Executive Directors (full time employees of the Trust with a specialist area of responsibility) and Non-Executive Directors (those who are part time, have specialist knowledge and experience and hold the executive directors to account).  You can read more about our different roles on our website.

Every one of us has to uphold Nolan’s principles of public life, which are:

  • To be selfless, operate in the best interest of those we serve, not ourselves.
  • Act with integrity – so make the right decisions, for the greater good
  • Act with objectivity – make sure that we are not swayed by one person’s view, or opinion
  • Demonstrate accountability – to staff, patients and key partners, be responsible for our decisions
  • Act with openness, this is dear to my heart and I hope you have seen this in action over the last four weeks
  • Act with honesty – being clear and transparent about what we do and why we are doing it
  • And finally, demonstrate leadership.

Phase one of our Quality Improvement Plan will be published today.  We will also be holding a Quality Summit with our partners and the CQC on 22 September 2017, which will allow us to finalise the plan by the end of October.  We will present our future plans in response to the CQC report and conditions placed upon us, we’re focussing on sustained improvements that will deliver consistent, great care.  Over the next few weeks there will be a series of events that you’ll be invited to get that this underway.  Please do attend, or send someone from our team, who can report back, so we can have as many people involved in shaping our future.

And finally, a huge thank you towards F5, F6 and F 7, who after a rigorous visit yesterday have been awarded the prestigious Macmillan Quality Environmental Mark.  I would like to thank all the nursing staff, especially Heather Narey, for all their hard work; thanks too to Amanda Stewart, Macmillan Project Manager, for facilitating the visit and process.

Thanks again for everything you do every day. 

 

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 hope you all enjoyed the unusually sunny bank holiday weekend, thank you to those of you who were here working hard and caring for our patients over the long weekend. 

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