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.

Making a good Password

Last updated: 20 January 2021

Avoid the password spray

The No.1 technique people criminals use to access accounts is password spraying. This is where the criminal uses well-known passwords. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) did some research on passwords that have been hacked.

Among the most common types of hacked passwords were:

  1. Simple password (123456, 1111, qwerty, password) - over 40 million hits for the top 5 passwords
  2. People’s names - over 1.8 million for the top 5
  3. Football teams - over 750,000 for the top 5
  4. Musicians - over 900,000 for the top 5
  5. Fictional characters – over a million for the Top 5

 

Be really random, but memorable

Among the top twenty vulnerable passwords is q1w2e3r4t5, so avoid patterns. Choose 3 Random Words

JoggingFoster2Brush is more secure because there are thousands of words that make trillions of combinations.

For this to work the words must be random. Iloveyou is a top 100 vulnerable password!

NB if you use the what3words location app please don’t use 3 words from this application. It is important that you make your own.

 

Avoid password stuffing

If a website gets hacked and the criminals get the user name and passwords they try it on as many websites as possible in the hope you have used the same details on each website. This is called credential or password stuffing. The only way to avoid this is to use separate passwords for key accounts.  

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