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.

Your Occupational Health records

Last updated: 27 November 2019

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Your Information - Right to Review and have a copy of your Occupational Health Records

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (2016) living individuals or ‘Data Subjects’ have a right to access or receive copies of their personal data. You also have the right to know how your information is stored. This right of subject access means that you can make a request under the GDPR to Health Safety and Wellbeing Service (HSWS) part of Portsmouth Hospitals Trust who are the Data Controller for HSWS.

  • Medical and health information is classified as sensitive personal data and has to be held more securely.
  • Your information is stored securely in an electronic format and will be accurate and relevant to your specific case.
  • Only relevant information will be recorded and excessive data will not be held.
  • Your information will be kept for the length of your employment in the trust and for 6 years after leaving the trust. In some cases your data will be stored for 40 years, i.e. where this is required by the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (2002).
  • Your data will only be used for the purpose it was obtained by the professionals managing your case.
  • Your data will be held securely and protected from theft and accidental damage.
  • Personal sensitive data will only be shared with those who have a right to know it , and we will check who and why we are sharing the information to ensure they have a right to know your data
  • You have the right to have inaccuracies corrected.
  • You can ask HSWS to supply you with copies of both paper and computer records and related information.
  • Any request must be made in writing and should include your full name, address, date of birth as well as the information you are requesting to enable it to be located effectively
  • We aim to comply with requests within 40 days unless there is reason for delay which is justifiable under the GDPR.
  • Disclosure of occupational health information cannot be made without reference to an appropriate health professional (the health professional currently or most recently responsible for the clinical care).
  • Information should not be provided which relates to and identifies another person unless that other person has consented to the disclosure or it is reasonable to comply with the request without their consent.
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