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.

#KnowWhereToGo for urgent medical help

Last updated: 10 October 2022

KnowWhereToGo
Our hospital is incredibly busy and we need your help to keep the Emergency Department free for people for experiencing life threatening injuries or illnesses. This may include: 
  • Stroke
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Severe blood loss
  • Chest pain
  • Loss of consciousness

Please only use 999 for emergencies.

If you have an injury or illness which is not life threatening, there are other services available to you if you need help. It is important you #KnowWhereToGo.

 

Urgent Treatment Centres:

Urgent Treatment Centres (UTCs) can help with urgent issues. This may include:

  • Broken limbs
  • Bites
  • Stings
  • Minor burns
  • Stomach pains

Your closest UTCs are:

  • St Mary's Health Campus (PO3 6DW): 8am to 8pm.
  • Gosport War Memorial Hospital (PO12 3PW): 8am to 10pm.
  • Petersfield Community Hospital (GU32 3LB): 8am to 8pm.

Visit My Journey Portsmouth to find out how you can get to your closest UTC -  https://myjourneyportsmouth.com/

 

Pharmacies: 

Pharmacists can offer support, advice and medicine for conditions including coughts, colds, sore throats, tummy trouble and aches and pains.

They can also help you understand the medication your have been prescribed. Find your local pharmacy here: https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/pharmacy/find-a-pharmacy

 

GPs:

Many GP practices also give you the option of logging an e-consult with them during opening hours. To log an e-consult with your GP surgery, visit https://econsult.net/nhs-patients

 

For more information about how you can access the right healthcare for your needs, visit the Health and Care Portsmouth or the Hampshire and Isle of Wight ICB websites and check out these graphics below:

 

 

 

 

We hope you all enjoy the sun but if you or your loved ones are feeling unwell due to the heat, please make sure you #KnowWhereToGo for the care you need.

Remember if you don't know where to go, contact NHS 111 by phone or online.

For more advice and tips head to https://www.porthosp.nhs.uk/.../knowwheretogo-for.../611714

 

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