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.

EPRO Digital Dictation

Method of Training: Classroom
Length of Course: 1 hour (Clinicans) 11/2 hours (Secretaries) 
Pre-Requisites:  None, although keyboard and mouse skills are advisable

Course Description

EPRO Digital Dictation replaces the old audio dictation and transcription system of using tapes and internal post.  Now everything is recorded digitally and sent electronically vastly reducing the time between patient letters being dictated to being issued.  

Course Objectives - Clinicians

This course will enable the student to:

  1. Introduction to EPRO
  2. Logging On & Equipment
  3. Dictation Etiquette
  4. Creating Dictations
  5. Editing or Deleting Dictations
  6. Approving & Signing Documents
  7. Making Own Amendments to Clinical Correspondence
  8. Viewing the Document Status

Course Objectives - Secretaries

This course will enable the student to:

  1. Introduction to EPRO
  2. Logging On & Equipment
  3. Getting to Know and Customising Winscribe
  4. Transcribing Clinical Correspondence with patient identified
  5. Transcribing Clinical Correspondence without patient identified
  6. Transcribing Patient Correspondence without dictation
  7. Editing correspondence which has been returned for re-working
  8. Using EPRO as a directory
  9. View Documents
  10. Viewing the Document Status
  11. Editing Documents
  12. Printing from EPRO (completed Correspondence)

How to Book Courses

Contact IT Training on 02932 432 333 Option 3, email it.training@porthosp.nhs.uk or complete the online form to request a place on a course.

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