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.

ALERT™ - Obstetrics

Last updated: 05 February 2020

The one-day ALERT™ Course for Obstetric patients is a multi-professional course created to teach clinical staff a structured and prioritised approach to the assessment and management of the acutely ill patient.

It is expected that the introduction of the ALERT™ Obstetric Course will result in specific improvements in quality indicators including:

  • Improvement in the general care of the obstetric patient, from the first trimester to post delivery
  • Earlier referrals to the intensive care unit
  • Learning from previous national; lower mortality and morbidity of the obstetric patient
  • Improved multi-professional teamwork
  • Improved communication
  • Fewer complaints from patients and their relatives

 

Course structure

The ALERT™ Obstetric Course incorporates a comprehensive reference manual which the candidates receive pre-course, along with interactive presentations practical demonstrations role-play of clinical patient based scenarios during which the candidates are encouraged to reflect on their actions and to consider ‘What would I do next?’. The course has:

  • A blended, flexible, learning approach.
  • A proven track record of delivery of more than 15 years in adult patients.
  • A multi-professional candidate applicability.
  • A candidate course certificate that is recognised by deanery’s, acute trusts and professional bodies in the UK and abroad.
  • A straightforward programme to organise and deliver with minimal equipment required.

For more information please contact us.

 

ALERT™ - Obstetric Course Documents

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