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.”

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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…

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.

News

Armed Forces Day: Meet veteran and reservist, advanced critical care practitioner Will Margett

Date: 25 June 2021

Will Margett

Armed Forces Day is a chance to celebrate and recognise all our serving military colleagues, veterans, reservists, families and spouses.

Advanced critical care practitioner Will Margett previously served with 22 Field Hospital and joined Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust (PHU) in 2011 as part of the Joint Hospital Group South (JHG).

The JHG South is based here at PHU and see military medical personnel - a mix of doctors, nurses, healthcare assistants, and allied healthcare professionals from the Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and Army – work alongside NHS colleagues to care for our patients.

Will has since left the Army and is now a reservist with 243 (The Wessex) Field Hospital and works full time for PHU.

The 37-year-old from Petersfield said: “When I was serving and worked at PHU previously, it felt just like a family. There is no us and them. Everyone works as one team.

“I think everything the Trust and JHGS do to support our military community is great and I get so much support for when I need to leave for reservist training and exercises.”

Find out more about work supporting veterans on our website.

Happy Armed Forces Day!

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