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.

Practice Based Learning

Last updated: 21 March 2022

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves; we are the Practice Based Learning (PBL) Team based here within Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust. We are here to facilitate the placements of student nurses and other Allied Health professionals; we are also the link between clinical practice and the academic institutions.

The team has a manager (Jill Pallister), and a senior practice learning facilitator (Hermie Santos). We are currently based in the Education Centre, E Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. If we can give you any support or assistance with placements or student support, please do not hesitate to contact one of our team from the details below. Thank you for supporting our students in practice, we look forward to working with you.

Here at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust we support students in practice through the embedment of a combination of the principles of CLiP and the GROW coaching model. Find out more here

Whilst Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust does not run a Return to Practice course, we do collaborate with local Academic Institutions to provide where capacity allows practice placement hours for Registered Nurses and Midwives who are undertaking a Return to Practice course.

The academic component to the course is run once a year commencing in January. The course comprises 16 study days over 20 weeks, self directed study (min 80 hours) over 20 weeks, and 450 hours (minimum) in clinical practice. Application is through your local Trust.

To enquire about a place at a University or for more information, please contact Jill Pallister on 02392 286000 ext 1186 or email practicebased.learning@porthosp.nhs.uk

Find out more about the Practice Supervisor and Practice Assessor programmes here

Coming Soon

For more information, click here 

Related pages

Back to top
Working together to drive excellence in care for our patients and communities Page feedback Tell us what you think

Get in touch

Queen Alexandra Hospital,
Cosham,
Portsmouth,
PO6 3LY

  • 023 9228 6000

© 2022, Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust