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A stay in hospital can be a daunting time for anyone whether it is for a short or long time. But having someone with you can help you recover and make you feel more at ease.

Keeping in contact with friends and family is important to patients. It is recognised that a balance is needed between maintaining that contact and allowing for rest and recuperation. In response to feedback from patients, families and carers wards and departments have local guidelines about visiting times so please do check before visiting.

At Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, we are proud to provide expert, compassionate care.

We are here for our local population of about 675,000 residents across Portsmouth and south east Hampshire and care for many people beyond, including providing some tertiary services to a catchment area of more than 2m people.

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.


Rheumatology patient support session

Date: 18 January 2020

Time: 09:30 to 12:30

The Rheumatology Department will be holding a patient support group “RHEUMERs” on Saturday 18 January to support patients with arthritis and connective tissue diseases.

RHEUMERs stands for:
• RHEUMatology
• Education
• Resources
• Sessions

At the session, the team will be able to answer your questions, discuss treatment options and provide you with the information you need to be able to make you feel more confident and empowered throughout your patient journey.

Please register your interest by emailing, calling 02392286638 or write to:

Rheumatology Conferences and Education Programmes
Rheumatology Department
Queen Alexandra Hospital
Southwick Hill Road

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