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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.

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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…

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.

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A thank you from Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Date: 06 April 2020

Thank you from PHT

Our Trust Chief Executive has praised our communities for their incredible support for local NHS and care teams during this challenging time, saying: “we can’t thank you enough.”

Mark Cubbon spoke of his gratitude and that of staff across the organisation as dedicated teams continue to do their best for patients across our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

It comes after The News in Portsmouth launched its Help Our QA Heroes campaign to collect essentials for NHS staff working tirelessly across the city, under increasing pressure.

Hundreds of donations have been made by kindhearted individuals, communities and local businesses since our campaign, backed by Portsmouth FC and Pompey in the Community, started two weeks ago.

Mark said: “ “I continue to be overwhelmed by the kindness and support for individuals at QA and for our NHS and care colleagues across Portsmouth and South East Hampshire, particularly at this challenging time.

“Over the past days and weeks we’ve seen a huge amount of generosity and consideration given to our teams, who are doing their very best for our patients while dealing with increasing pressures.

“From the hundreds of donations to the Help Our QA Heroes campaign, to donations from local businesses, to the Spinnaker Tower being lit up blue in support of the NHS and care colleagues, the continued kindness shown by our communities is incredible. It is also heartening to hear of so many people taking part in the “clap for carers” tribute to thank NHS and care workers.

“Thank you to The News and all those who support our teams here at QA and across the whole local health and care system, who are continuing to do their very best for patients and those in their care every single day. We can’t thank you enough.”

Rosie Chilvers, Senior Sister on the Acute Medical Unit at QA, said: “We’ve always had such great support from the patients and communities that use our services, but the response we have had over the last few weeks has been phenomenal.

“I know I speak on behalf of my amazing colleagues when I say thank you. The next few weeks and months aren’t going to be easy, but knowing we have everyone including our local paper backing us is really incredible.”

 

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