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

Chief Executive Mark Cubbon to take up new national role

Date: 16 March 2021

Mark Cubbon, CEO

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust (PHU) has announced that Chief Executive Mark Cubbon will take up a new national role in the NHS leadership team later this month.

As Director for Long Term Plan Delivery and Deputy Chief Operating Officer at NHS England / Improvement, he will be responsible for delivering the Long Term Plan and ensuring its priorities are implemented.

Trust Chairman Melloney Poole said: “Mark’s appointment is a real testament to his expertise, experience, and the quality of leadership he has demonstrated throughout his career and in particular during his time with us at PHU. He has an unwavering focus on supporting our teams and individuals to provide the best possible care for our patients, whether they’re in hospital, in the community, or receiving treatment from our more specialist services.

“He will also be able to draw his experience of the practical pressures, and the emotional strain, facing colleagues following the NHS’s incredible response to COVID-19, as well as his ability to develop effective partnerships between organisations.

“Along with the wider leadership team at PHU, he has played a pivotal role in delivering improvements, securing investment and ensuring we fulfil our role for the communities we serve.

“Though I know colleagues across Portsmouth, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight and further afield will miss him, we all recognise how valuable Mark’s expertise will be in shaping future healthcare services at a national level to help deliver the Long Term Plan.”

Mark will take up the post full time on 29 March on a secondment basis.

Penny Emerit, the Trust’s deputy chief executive and director of strategy and performance, will take up the role of chief executive, ensuring consistent leadership across the organisation as we move forward with building on our partnerships, investing in our estates and transforming our services for the people who need our care.

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