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.

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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…

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

Caring healthcare support worker honoured to be appointed as new Deputy Mayor for Portsmouth

Date: 14 June 2022

Tom Coles, a healthcare support worker from Queen Alexandra Hospital (QA), has been appointed as the new Deputy Mayor for Portsmouth.

On a mission to improve services for people with ADHD and Autism, the father-of-three is hoping to use his own experiences of being diagnosed with ADHD to campaign for his community.

He explained: “It took me a long time to come to terms with my diagnosis. I believe it's important for people to see others with similar conditions speaking about their stories and signposting to where they can access services.”

Described as being caring and attentive, Tom will thrive in his new role being able to listen to his community to make change.  “I love interacting with the patients and their visitors, finding out about them and providing company to patients, particularly those who may not have visitors often,” Tom said. “I'm looking forward to representing the city and doing what I can to promote causes that may be in need of a boost.”

His team on the acute stroke unit F4 are in full support. Alison Hoskin, Senior Sister, said: “We are delighted and very proud of Tom with his achievement and are sure that he will strive to improve services for people with ADHD in Portsmouth. 

“Tom has always been very proud of his councillor work and balances this challenging work with his care of the patients in our ward.”

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