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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.”

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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.

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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…

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If you have any questions about your treatment, please ask a doctor or a nurse.

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News

Brothers celebrate kidney transplant as part of World Kidney Day

Date: 11 March 2021

David and Barrie Jones

Today marks World Kidney Day and Barrie Jones is sharing the story about how his brother David saved his life.

Barrie was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease, a genetic disorder which causes fluid-filled cysts to grow inside the kidneys. In 2019, Barrie, a carpenter from Winchester, was told that his kidneys were beginning to fail and he would either need a transplant or to be on dialysis for the rest of his life.

During an appointment that Barrie attended with his brother David, he was left gobsmacked after David, 51, offered to donate his kidney. Barrie, 49, said: “My brother offered to come along to an appointment with me and I didn’t know what he had planned. My jaw dropped when he said he wanted to donate his kidney to me.”

The pair went through a year’s worth of testing before the first operation could be scheduled. Barrie had his first kidney removed in January 2020 and his second kidney was removed in March the same year.

He remained on dialysis until he was able to have the transplant operation in November 2020 at Queen Alexandra Hospital.

Both Barrie and David have recovered well and praised staff for the care they received.

David, a quantity surveyor, said: “The hospital have been brilliant and kept us informed the whole time.

“The operation went well but it really knocked me sideways afterwards. It was absolutely worth it though as Barrie was worried about the future and now, he can see a better future which is amazing.”

Barrie added: “I was a bit worried before the operation, but the staff were so attentive, and they became like a second family. I am so grateful to my brother and it has completely changed my life. I am looking forward to getting back to work in April.”

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