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.

News

Acute service partnership progress

Date: 07 July 2020

We are continuing to develop a partnership for acute services between Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust and Isle of Wight NHS Trust. The partnership was announced in February and will provide high-quality, sustainable care for a total population of 800,000 people. The partnership builds on the close working relationship that exists between the trusts. Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust has been providing renal, cardiology and maxillofacial services for patients from the Isle of Wight for many years, with patients receiving care on the island wherever possible.

Under the new partnership we will align our approach across the trusts, and plan together to deliver acute services across both hospital sites, matching the needs of local communities and delivering benefits for patients in each area. The partnership will sustain access to safe, high quality emergency and elective services for the Island population at St Mary’s Hospital. As the partnership develops, we will look for opportunities for all patients to benefit from growth in clinical research and shared investment in innovation, medical education, training and new ways of working.

We have seen from the COVID-19 pandemic how technology can be used to reduce the need for patients to come to hospitals, and we will use video and collaborative technology to reduce the need for patients or clinicians to travel between sites where possible.

More details of the partnership are available here.

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