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.

About Us

Last updated: 29 May 2020

New ways to learn

You asked for more flexibility in the way you learn IT systems and we listened. We have now more ways for you to learn than ever before.  IT Training offer a wide variety of clinical and desktop courses, many of these courses are available in a choice of learning styles.

The following learning options are offered:

  • Classroom (Tutor-Led)
    Traditional classroom training is available for the following courses; PAS courses and other clinical systems such as E-Referrals (Choose and Book), EPRO.  Students will benefit from small sized class groups, hands on practice and support from their tutor.  **Please note that during the period of Covid-19 restrictions tutor led courses are delivered remotely via Microsoft Teams or other technology suitable to your work setting.

  • Workshop Study
    IT Training regularly host Workshops in which students are able to book a computer for between an hour and a whole day at a time. Currently within the workshops students are able to study a number of courses, ranging from PAS courses and other clinical systems through to Basic, Core and Expert Desktop courses. **Please note that during the period of Covid-19 restrictions that most workshop courses are available as E-Learning

  • E-Learning
    E-Learning is offered as an option for some of the shorter courses to maximise the use of time. E-Learning can be completed in the workplace.

  • Workplace Learning
    Workplace learning is available upon request for individuals on a 1 to 1 basis or small groups - though a suitable learning environment must be provided. Workplace learning is ideal for those who have special training requirements and often allows the trainer to customise course content to suit individual training needs. **Please note that during the period of Covid-19 restrictions workplace learning is not available.

Offering courses in multiple learning options allows IT Training to be flexible, whilst still delivering the highest standard of training. The aim is to give the learner the best possible learning experience.

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