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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.”
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.
The Queen Alexandra Hospital is located just on the hill slopes of Portsdown Hill overlooking Portsmouth. It is conveniently situated for both the M27 and A3M.
Family members and carers play an important role in supporting patients during an episode of ill health. We are committed to the active involvement of family members, friends and carers during a hospital stay. Family members and carers play an important role in supporting patients during an episode of ill health.
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Date: 13 July 2023
A week of summer of sun (and some rainy showers) at the Arthritis Friendly Garden blossomed into the perfect partnership between the Musculoskeletal Outpatient Service at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust (PHU) and UK charity Arthritis Action at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival.
Following the success of last year’s allotment, PHU’s MSK Outpatient Services and Arthritis Action returned to the gardens with a ‘we’ve got you covered’ theme, which aimed to raise awareness of those affected by arthritis and showcase how keeping active by gardening can help those living with arthritis and connective tissue diseases to keep mentally and physically stimulated.
The allotment, which also celebrated the relationship between people living with arthritis and the healthcare professionals working with them to enhance their quality of life, displayed a selection of comments from patients about the support they receive from their Health Professional Team.
The accessible-for-all display also included raised beds filled with fruit and vegetables grown by staff and patients from Queen Alexandra Hospital, bug hotels, and mannequins dressed in Consultant, Nurse Specialist and Physiotherapy uniforms – all of which play a crucial part towards the care of MSK Outpatients.
PHU’s MSK Outpatient Matron Colin Beevor, who designed and coordinated the allotment, said: “Many people living with arthritis and connective tissue diseases talked to us about their love for gardening, and the mental and physical wellbeing benefits the feel as they work and sit in their gardens and allotments.
“Our allotment is a tribute to people living with these conditions, to the health care professionals and Arthritis Action working to provide the best care, support and advice.”
A spokesperson for Arthritis Action added: “Colin and the staff, patients, family and friends team have done a great job bringing to life an arthritis friendly allotment at this years’ RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival, and we’re really pleased to speak to so many people about the positive impact gardening has on their quality of life”.