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.

Safeguarding Service

Last updated: 12 May 2021

Safeguarding means protecting a citizen's health, wellbeing and human rights; enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect.

It is an integral part of providing high-quality healthcare. Safeguarding children, young people and adults is a collective responsibility. 

 

Our service includes:

  • specialist advice and support for frontline staff
  • abuse, neglect and maltreatment for children and vulnerable at risk adults
  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)
  • mental capacity act assessments
  • Best interests decision making
  • domestic violence / abuse advice

 

Our staff:

  • Sarah Thompson - Head of safeguarding, mental health and learning disability
  • Danielle Honey - Named midwfie
  • Ruth Radley - Named nurse
  • Catherine Mead - Adult safegaurding lead
  • Simon Birch - Named doctor for safeguarding children 
  • Archana Wellings - Safeguarding administration manager

Opening hours

We are open Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays), from 8.30am to 5pm.

Where to find us

We are located on the first floor of Southwick Lodge at Queen Alexandra Hospital. The building is next to the east entrance. 

Contact information

To contact the team, please call 02392 286058.

For adult safeguarding, please email Safeguarding.Adults@porthosp.nhs.uk and for sensitive data please email pho-tr.SafeguardingAdults@nhs.net

For enquiries about Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, please email PHT.DOLS@porthosp.nhs.uk

For children safeguarding, please email safeguarding.ChildrenTeam@porthosp.nhs.uk and for sensitive data email Pho-tr.safeguardingchildrenteam@nhs.net

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