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

Digital maternity services boost thanks to funding bid

Date: 21 April 2022

Two midwives with some of our digital equipment

The digitisation of maternity services at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust (PHU) has been given a boost thanks to a successful national bid.

More than £140,000 has been awarded to PHU from the Digital Maternity Fund to help our teams deliver an enhanced care experience to families.

The money will be used automate administrative systems to free up staff time, improve Wi-Fi access and employ a short-term transformation lead to highlight other areas for digital improvements.

It will also fund additional mobile phones, computers, PC screens and laptops for all maternity teams, including our community and continuity teams.

Director of maternity and midwifery services at PHU, Lynn Woolley said: “We are thrilled to have been one of 128 successful bids to the Digital Maternity Fund.

“Digital tools are one of the ways we can improve safety, improve reporting, and share information with women and pregnant people and their families so they can feel more supported throughout their pregnancy and maternity journey.” 

Dr Peter-Marc Fortune, clinical senior responsible officer for the Digital Child Health and Maternity Programme at NHS England and Improvement (NHSEI) said: “We have seen some excellent examples of regional and local collaboration in the bids received. 

“We want funds to be used for maximum impact and to address some of the inequalities at local level.”

Jules Gudgeon, national digital midwife lead for maternity at  NHSEI said: “With this funding we are one step closer to interoperable record sharing, regardless of location or system used, for the benefit of women and pregnant people and the clinicians caring for them.”


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