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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 Voluntary Services team can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.
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.”
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.
The Queen Alexandra Hospital is located just on the hill slopes of Portsdown Hill overlooking Portsmouth. It is conveniently situated for both the M27 and A3M.
Family members and carers play an important role in supporting patients during an episode of ill health. We are committed to the active involvement of family members, friends and carers during a hospital stay. Family members and carers play an important role in supporting patients during an episode of ill health.
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Our Strategy – Working Together, Improving Together
Our strategy sets out our vision, values, strategic aims and most importantly, how we will deliver against these ambitions for our patients, communities, and people in the future.
It is not just a document, it is for and about everyone at PHU, building on what we have achieved with a renewed focus on continuous improvement and the need to continue to work together and improve together to achieve our goals.
A full copy of the strategy can be downloaded here.
For more information, please visit our strategy webpage.
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.
We welcome and value your feedback and use the views you share with us in a number of ways to learn and make improvements as well as sharing best practice. Feedback can be provided in a number of ways.
Date: 07 November 2022
Hard-working staff, teams and volunteers from Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust have been recognised for making a difference in the lives of patients and colleagues at the Trust’s annual staff awards ceremony.
More than 300 entries were received from colleagues and patients at the Trust for the 2022 Pride of Portsmouth Awards, with the winners announced at a ceremony in the city’s Royal Maritime Club on Friday 4 November.
Amongst the winners were Critical Care Staff Nurse Dominique Byrne who won the Patient Choice Award. Dominque was nominated by the mum of a young patient, who sadly passed away this year. The mum said: “Dom went above and beyond in so many ways when she was caring for our daughter. Our daughter needed a lot of blood products during her stay in 2021, Dom managed to reassure us as parents that was okay.
“Also, lockdown occurred during this time, and it was such a relief knowing our daughter was in Dominque’s care. Nothing was too much trouble, including staying later on her shift if needed.
“Our daughter was admitted again in 2021, Dominque came on to another ward to say goodbye as she was passing which was such a kind gesture and proves her caring nature.”
Penny Emerit, Chief Executive at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust, said: “The Pride of Portsmouth Awards is such a special event which gives us the opportunity to thank our staff and applaud them for the difference they make to both patient care and to their colleagues. It was wonderful to see so many get together to celebrate on Friday evening and celebrate their amazing achievements.”
Melloney Poole, Board Chairman, added: “This year has been challenging for everyone and I am incredibly proud of the way colleagues at the Trust have responded, continuing to provide exceptional care and compassion. This was such a heart-warming event, giving our staff a night to celebrate their excellent work.”
The event included a special performance from the Royal Marines Band who played the Corps of Drums, as well as a sit-down meal for the nominees and winners. Pride of Portsmouth was sponsored by the League of Friends, Noviniti, Portsmouth Hospitals Charity, Staff Lottery, Staff Bank, Equans and Solent First Bus. Tiger Ink also supported the event with the production of event materials.
Winners of the 2022 Pride of Portsmouth Awards:
Working Together for Patients – Combined Haematology Oncology Centre
Working Together with Compassion – Dawn Banting, Lead Chaplain
Working Together as One Team – Maternity Practice Development Team
Working Together Always Improving – Hepatology Specialist Nurses
Education and Research Award – Catherine Edwards, Specialist Research Nurse
Non-Clinical Support Award – Millie Salkeld, Senior Communications & Engagement Officer
Portsmouth Hospitals Charity Fundraiser of the Year – Claire Moorhead, Maxillofacial Nurse
Military Award – Cpl Olga Douw, Healthcare Assistant
Apprentice of the Year – Kelly Green, Play Specialist
Volunteer of the Year – Patrick Hobbs, Family Liaison Officer
Inspirational Leader of the Year – Karen Roberts, PALS Manager
Employee of the Year – Daniel Gudgeon, Anatomical Pathology Technician
Team of the Year – Starfish Ward
Patients Choice Award – Dominque Byrne, Staff Nurse Critical Care
Chairman’s Lifetime Achievement Award – SallyAnn Sines, Volunteer
Chief Executive’s Award – Ben Green, Respiratory Consultant