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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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News

Dad-of-four shares skin cancer story to urge people to stay safe in sun

Date: 28 May 2021

Martyn Roberts with three of his children

A DAD-OF-FOUR is using his story to remind people to cover up in the sun and not to delay seeking help from healthcare services when needed. 

Martyn Roberts from Havant was diagnosed with mild skin cancer after he went to his GP about a non-healing wound on his nose. 

After a biopsy confirmed he had basal cell carcinoma, Martyn had surgery and care from the team at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust (PHU) to remove the lesion. 

Martyn, who is a clinical photographer at PHU, said: “I had what looked like a small cut on my nose and my wife mentioned countless times that I should get it investigated.

“I just thought it would go away but it didn’t and so after about six or seven weeks I contacted the GP. 

“I took some pictures on my phone and sent them to my GP and then they contacted me within the next 24 hours and referred me to dermatology at QA. 

“It was quite a shock when they said skin cancer but I think with my job, once I had been referred for a biopsy, I did have a slight inkling as to what it might be. However you just never imagine it happening to you.” 

Martyn had his surgery and is now back to work with the very same people who cared for him. 

He added: “The care I have received has been second to none and the team were absolutely fantastic. 

“I love working with the dermatology department within my job and they were so professional when they were caring for me. I can’t say enough about them. 

“My nose has been healing well ever since with fantastic wound advice. 

“My advice to people is to make sure you cover up loved ones and yourself in the sun and use plenty of sun screen. 

“I was lucky that this was only mild skin cancer and it was caught early but my advice to anyone who is a bit worried about something unusual with their skin should see their doctor.”

 

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