Temporary visiting restrictions due to COVID-19

We recently made the difficult decision to suspend visiting to our hospital until further notice except in the below exceptional circumstances, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Read more information about restrictions…


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…

Temporary visiting restrictions due to COVID-19

We recently made the difficult decision to suspend visiting to our hospital until further notice except in the below exceptional circumstances, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Read more information about restrictions…


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.

Maternal Emotional Wellbeing

Last updated: 28 November 2019

Maternal Emotional Wellbeing Matters – Portsmouth


Your emotional wellbeing matters……and it is okay to tell.

It is normal to sometimes feel down and more anxious when you are pregnant or a new mother, but if you find you are  feeling low more than you are feeling happy or are overly anxious, you need to talk with someone.

This website - http://maternalmentalhealth.org/ will guide you, should you find you need more support, with your emotional wellbeing during your pregnancy or following your birth. It is important to know that it is normal and that there is good support for you.

At Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust our midwives are trained to support women who may be worried about their emotional wellbeing, we have a Lead Obstetrician and a Special Perinatal Mental Health midwife, who are both available to offer additional support with planning for your baby’s birth and for the early postnatal days.

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