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

Anna Benton first Nurse Endoscopist accredited with the Bowel Cancer Screening Programme across the south coast

Date: 06 February 2020

Anna Benton

We would like to congratulate Anna Benton, Advanced Endoscopy Nurse Practitioner, who has recently become accredited as a Bowel Cancer Screening Programme (BCSP) Colonoscopist, which up to now could only be performed by Consultants who were accredited BCSP Colonoscopists within the Trust. 

A colonoscopy is a test to check the inside of your bowel and under the BCSP it is to screen for polyps and cancer. 

With the introduction of the new FIT test for the BCSP for people aged 60-75 years, there is an increase in positive tests, leading to an increase in demand for screening Colonoscopies. 

With this in mind, Anna’s accreditation allows her to see patients in a more timely manner, and therefore receiving better quality of care. Anna says: “The Consultants are usually busy on the wards so for me to be able to see patients means it relieves their workload and also gives patients timely care.” 

Anna is the first Nurse Endoscopist on the south coast, with only several nationally, to have this accreditation and is a great achievement for the Solent BCSP, who are based at QA Hospital. 

“I am so pleased and relieved to have passed,” Anna notes. “It was a hard examination process so I am very proud to have passed and now give patients the option to see a female Endoscopist.” 

Well done Anna! #ForPatients

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