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.

Safeguarding Service

Last updated: 09 October 2019

  • Specialist advice / support for frontline staff
  • Abuse, neglect and maltreatment of children and vulnerable at risk adults
  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)
  • Mental Capacity Act Assessments
  • Best Interests Decision Making

Staff:

Sarah Thompson – Head of Safeguarding, Mental Health and Learning Disability

Sharon Ward – Deputy Head of Safeguarding (Named Nurse/Midwife for Safeguarding Children)

Carole Moss / Anne Taylor – Interim Adult Safeguarding Lead

Simon Birch – Named Doctor for Safeguarding Children

Archana ‘Shaz’ Wellings – Safeguarding Administration Manager

Opening hours

Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays), 8:30am – 5:00pm.

Where to find us

First Floor, Southwick Lodge, Building on perimeter of QA site by East Entrance. 

Contact information

First Floor, Southwick Lodge, Building on perimeter of QA site by East Entrance. 

Single Point of Contact: 02392 286058

Team email addresses:

Safeguarding.Adults@porthosp.nhs.uk

pho-tr.SafeguardingAdults@nhs.net

PHT.DOLS@porthosp.nhs.uk

Safeguarding.ChildrenTeam@porthosp.nhs.uk

Pho-tr.safeguardingchildrenteam@nhs.net

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