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.

Student Information

Last updated: 14 November 2022

  • All students must be allocated a named Practice Assessor and be supported by a number of Practice Supervisors through L.A.C.E.S (Learning and Coaching Environments for Students)
  • Students off duty will be rostered to ensure the right skill mix of students are on shift
  • Student nurses will be expected to demonstrate a shift pattern of 24/7 care to meet the NMC requirement of their degree programme
  • Off duty requests can only be made in exceptional circumstances and NEVER to accommodate paid work
  • Absence or sickness MUST be reported by the student to the clinical area and academic institute and documented in their AOP document and the off duty.
  • Any study time for nursing students that occurs during a clinical placement will be notified by the University of Southampton, directly to the Ward Manager and/or student link.
  • All students must undergo a local induction using the paperwork included in the Assessment of Practice Document.

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This is your Handy Guide of information which has been produced as an aide memoire on a variety of topics to help you as you settle into your new role. Please take the time to read through the information here 

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