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.

Research

Last updated: 27 November 2019

All research activity is undertaken by dedicated staff, who have received ICH-GCP training. Activity is regularly monitored by the trials sponsors and the MHRA, who made a routine inspection of PHT in 2011.

The department operates within the clinical governance structure of PHT with regular minuted morbidity and mortality meetings and within the Trust’s risk reporting system. Our department has an exemplary rolling annual audit programme, and all clinical audits are registered with the PHT audit dept.

Patients and family members may be approached by one of our research team to ask if our patient would like to be considered for participation in a study. You will be provided with information and the opportunity to ask questions and take time to consider these discussions. You are under no obligation to do this but we offer this to all our patients where they meet the eligibility criteria for studies that we are involved with. Details of studies we are currently involved with and previous ones are recorded below:

 

Current research studies

  • CALORIES - Early enteral vs parenteral nutrition in critical illness. UKCLRN funded.

 

Previous studies

  • OSCAR - High frequency Oscillation vs conventional ventilation in severe hypoxaemic respiratory failure.
  • TracMan - HTA funded multicentre trial of early vs late tracheostomy on survival and length of stay.
  • Prowess Shock - Commercially sponsored multicentre international study of activated protein C vs placebo in early stage septic shock, plus proteomics sub study.
  • EASE - environmental monitoring of airborne samples HPA run. 
  • European Surgical Outcomes Study - UKCLRN funded point prevalence study.
  • FIRE Fungal Infection Risk Evaluation - UKCLRN funded.
  • iCanUK Intensive care follow up identification study. 
  • SwiFT Swine Flu Surveillance 2009/10 UKCLRN funded. 
  • USII Surveillance of unidentified pathogens for the HPA.


Future studies

  • VANISH - In set up, due to open Feb 2012. Vasopressin vs Noradrenaline in septic shock. 
  • FIRST Faecal Incontinence reassessment study 2012, in set up. Commercially funded.
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