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…

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.

VitalPAC

Method of Training: Workshop or Classroom
Length of Course: Various - as required
Pre-Requisites:  None, although keyboard skills advisable

Course Description

VitalPAC is the Trust’s patient clinical monitoring system, and will alert users if the patient’s vital signs are outside acceptable limits.  It is used in all inpatient clinical areas with the exception of Maternity and Paediatrics.  

Course Objectives - Nurse

This course will enable the student to:

  1. Log in and out of the VitalPAC Nurse application
  2. View a Ward List, being able to identify patient information
  3. List the meaning of specified icons displayed on the Ward List
  4. Use the Patient Options menu to access patient information
  5. Enter a new set of obs and assessment details
  6. Record an indwelling device, insertion, check and removal
  7. Strike through the last set of obs recorded for a patient
  8. Record a patient as being Off Ward
  9. Set a patient on an end of life care pathway
  10. Print a document from VitalPAC Nurse

Course Objectives - Clinical

This course will enable the student to:

  1. See any patient on any ward
  2. View obs, charts, assessments, pathology, radiology etc.
  3. Enter assessments
  4. Enter diagnosis/co-morbidities etc.

Course Objectives - Dementia Assessment

This course will enable the student to:

  1. Log in and out of the VitalPAC Nurse application
  2. Complete the 'Dementia Assessment' for their patient

How to Book Courses

Contact IT Training on 02392 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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