Temporary visiting restrictions due to COVID-19

We recently made the difficult decision to suspend visiting to our hospital until further notice except in the below exceptional circumstances, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Read more information about restrictions…


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…

Temporary visiting restrictions due to COVID-19

We recently made the difficult decision to suspend visiting to our hospital until further notice except in the below exceptional circumstances, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Read more information about restrictions…


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.

Volunteering

Last updated: 28 November 2019

We are keen to recruit volunteers to support the Macmillan Centre at Queen Alexandra Hospital. We are looking for people who can offer a warm, friendly welcome to visitors, deal with initial enquiries and listen to people’s concerns, without judging them and maintaining their privacy. We also have volunteers who provide more specialist services such as complementary therapies, counselling and hypnotherapy.

If you would be interested in volunteering in the centre please contact the number below for more information. We would like you to be able to commit to volunteering at least three hours a week. Full training will be given.

The centre offers support and information to people affected by cancer. We see an average of 80 visitors a day to provide information, welfare benefits advice, complementary therapies, counselling, emotional support or simply a quiet place to wait. We are open Monday-Friday 10am-4pm.

If you are interested and would like more details please contact us: 02392 283324 or e-mail: macmillan@porthosp.nhs.uk

Centre Volunteer Linda said, “Volunteering at the Macmillan Centre has enriched my life, being able to make a difference to a patients cancer journey has been a privilege”

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