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.

My Results

Last updated: 27 November 2019

All mammograms are examined by two different film readers and a final result established. Results are sent out by post within two weeks of the original mammogram. Your GP is also informed of the result. If you would like to receive your results by email, please email your request to the Screening Office on Admin.BSU@porthosp.nhs.uk

There are three possible results at this stage:

  • Normal - no abnormalities were seen and you will be routinely recalled in three years time, provided you will be under 70.
  • Second Stage Screening - The film readers have seen an area of concern or change in your mammograms and they would like to perform some more tests. You will be invited to go to Breast Services Department, D level, Queen Alexandra Hospital for these tests within three weeks of your original mammogram. This does not necessarily mean you have cancer.
  • Technical Recall - for technical reasons some images need to be repeated before they can be classified as "normal" or "second stage screening". You may be asked to return to either the mobile unit or the Breast Services Department, D level, Queen Alexandra Hospital for these repeats. The images will then be re-examined in the normal manner.

If you have not received your result and you feel you should have then please contact the Screening Office on 023 9228 3613 or 023 9228 3614

alternatively you can email us on Admin.BSU@porthosp.nhs.uk

 

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