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.

Vision, Mission & Strategy

Last updated: 28 November 2019

Mission, Vision, Values and Strategy for Wessex Kidney Centre 2015-20

Our Mission

To deliver excellence in kidney care.

Our Vision

To care for patients with kidney disease and educate patients, relatives/carers and other healthcare professionals in renal disease, improving patients’ health, maximising autonomy, minimising suffering and maximising longevity/quality of life.

Our Values

We will embody the PHT values in everything we do: respect and dignity, quality of care, working together and efficiency.

Our Strategy

We will aim to provide best practice, seeking to emulate from those who perform better, research, innovate and learn from our mistakes.
We will aim to strike the appropriate balance between care close to a patient’s home and centralisation of services for specialisation and economies of scale.
We will aim to provide services in sites which appropriately geographically cover the patient population, minimising patient travel where possible, including new sites where these fulfil these criteria.
We will aim to employ sufficient suitably qualified, trained and supported staff to deliver excellent care, while continually considering alternative ways of working, efficiency, modernisation, alternative roles and technological alternatives.

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