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.

Education Centre

Last updated: 10 November 2020

Education Centre 2

Education Centre, E Level, access via Lift Area 1 / Stairs from North Entrance

QAH Training Facilities in purple

The doors are open from 07:30 to 18:30 Monday to Friday.

Reception is manned 08:00-16:00 Monday to Friday.

Various staff are usually in the main office at most times during the day.

Out of hours

If meetings are booked for outside of these hours, a Security Access Task needs to be arranged in advance.  Call the Education Centre Reception on Ext 6477 or send an email to Room.BookingRequests@porthosp.nhs.uk

If you have an Out of Hours room booking, you should have been given a Security Task Reference Number to allow access the Centre when you arrive. 

Please call Security on Ext 6100 from the phone in the corridor, and quote the number you have been given.  Security will then ensure the appropriate door(s) is opened for you.  You will also be expected to call Security again when you are finished, so that the Centre can be secured again when you leave.

PLEASE NOTE - If an Out of Hours meeting has not been booked and approved during normal working hours, it will not be possible to arrange access to the Centre by calling the Helpdesk.

There are three main ways to secure a room booking:

Option 1 Self-Booking

Simply visit this link and use your usual Trust username and password to log into the system to search for and book rooms.

(TIP – Save this link to your Desktop for easier / quicker access in the future)

Option 2 - Call the Education Centre Reception on Ext 6477 or send an email to Room.BookingRequests@porthosp.nhs.uk

Option 3 - Visit the Education Centre Reception on E level in person

An early booking window is usually opened up around June each year, for 4-6 weeks, to allow for advance requests for the following year.

You will need to complete an Advance Room Booking Request Form (template attached) for every meeting title you wish to book.

These forms should be returned to Kate Cameron (kate.cameron@porthosp.nhs.uk)

All these advanced booking requests will then be entered onto the system during August.

A full list of all bookings will then be sent to individual requesters so their bookings can be checked.

Only once all these advanced bookings have been entered will the Booking System be opened up for general use again.

Please direct any queries to Kate Cameron Extension 6671.

All of the rooms within the Education Centre have:

  • Fully networked computers and projectors
  • Flip chart stand and paper (fresh supplies are available upon request from reception)
  • For Marker Pens, Sound, Presentation Pointers etc, you will need to ask Reception to book out a Media Box.  All items must be returned to this box at the end of your meeting and checked back in at reception.  Full details on setting up for sound etc. is included in the box

Please Note: A media box will not be required for bookings in the Lecture Theatre or any of our dispersed education rooms.

We manage a number of dispersed education rooms around the hospital.  All of these (with the exception of the Rehabilitation Seminar Room) have computers and projectors.

Media boxes will not be required for these rooms, so if you have any problems with getting sound, please contact the Education Centre Reception (Extension  6477), or Kate Cameron (Extension 6671) for assistance.

Catering / Functions

Contact by e-mail  qahfunctions.uk@engie.com  or telephone  extension 3634

Or go through Helpdesk on extension 6321

All Staff

To connect via a smartphone or tablet through Settings. Sign up to "AccessPHT" and enter your trust username and password.

If you have an older android device this may require you to set up more advanced options (please see reception for further details).

Visitors

Please sign up to "NHS Wi-Fi". Click on connections in settings and follow the instructions on your screen.

 

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