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

Consultant Nurse Caroline Chapman talks about how nursing has changed over the years for International Year of the Nurse and Midwife

Date: 21 February 2020

Caroline Chapman

It’s International Year of the Nurse 2020 and we’re talking to Caroline Chapman, Hospital @ Night Consultant Nurse, here at PHT, to find out how nursing has changed over the years and what this means today.

Caroline says: “I became the first Consultant Nurse for Hospital @ Night (H@N) in the country after completing the Health Education Wessex consultant practitioner programme in 2015. I am responsible for leading the team of clinicians overnight as we assess, treat and review patients on inpatient wards across the Trust. This role involves working in multiple specialities, with ward teams and developing the service to ensure patient safety is maintained at a high standard. Working together as a clinical team of nurse practitioners, doctors, advanced nurse practitioners and technicians overnight gives increased scope to manage challenging and competing priorities.”

“I am also the Trust lead for Non-Medical prescribing (NMP’s) which is a progressive and exciting role that supports and develops advanced practice skills. By supporting NMPs we are opening up greater opportunities to meet patient need and to develop and progress our highly skilled workforce. This is vital in the changing landscape of modern healthcare to ensure that we deliver safe, effective and sustainable care and treatment.

“I love my role as I get to work clinically with patients and I can see how much advanced clinical practice benefits patients. I developed the Acute and General Medicine Advanced Clinical Practitioner training program and have the privilege of developing, supporting and sustaining advanced practice at PHT. In the 17 years of working in the Trust I have seen advanced practice evolving into a robust and responsive role that is embedded in how we work together.”

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