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…

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.

Essential Skills Training

Last updated: 06 August 2021

Infection Prevention and Control Level 2

(Essential Skills Handbook Change for 2021/22):

Following crucial learning from the Covid-19 Pandemic it has been agreed that this year all clinical staff are required to undertake a separate e-Learning programme to achieve Infection Prevention and Control Level 2. This is now available via ESR.

Simply -

A) Read through your Essential Skills Booklet 2021-2022 (the green one, Download here)

B) Find and complete one E-assessment for either clinical or non clinical staff, accessed via ESR.

C) Some staff will be required to attend a classroom course for Basic Life Support, Moving and Handling People, Blood Awareness, and Fire. Dates when classes are available can be found on ESR.

Your requirements are listed on your Compliance Matrix which can be found on ESR. Requirements are set according to your role and the department that you work in.

How to view my Compliance Matrix and find the right course

Full list of Essential Skills competencies

Places on classroom courses can be booked in ESR or by contacting Learning & Development.

You can enrol on e-learning programmes in the same way. Please remember to subscribe to the relevant certification if this option is available.

How to subscribe to a certification

If you have problems with e-learning please contact the e-learning support team on extension 1241.

If you are unable to find the course you require please contact Learning & Development.

Requirements for each role are set by your Care Group managers. If you think that you are being asked to undertake training that is not relevant to your role please complete this form with the changes required, get it signed by the Care Group Director, Care Group Lead Nurse, or Care Group Manager, and e-mail it to Learning.Development@porthosp.nhs.uk

If you believe that your training has not been recorded correctly. Please contact the Learning and Development team via Learning.Development@porthosp.nhs.uk

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