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

First PHU Veteran Challenge Coin awarded to nurse

Date: 22 July 2021

Anne Moylan, Melloney Poole and Keith Malcolm

A nurse dedicated to the care of those with mesothelioma has been awarded the first PHU Veteran Challenge Coin.

Mesothelioma clinical nurse specialist Anne Moylan, based at Queen Alexandra Hospital, said she was ‘overwhelmed’ to receive the coin for her work as lead nurse for the supporting our Armed Forces service by Mesothelioma UK.

Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that develops in the lining that covers the outer surface of some of the body’s organs. It is usually linked to asbestos exposure.

The service aims to raise awareness of the disease and establish a shared approach to providing mesothelioma information and support to armed forces personnel and veterans who have been exposed to asbestos during their service.

Anne said: “The work to support those affected by mesothelioma is so important and I am overwhelmed to receive the first coin for it.

“I feel privileged to be able to support veterans as part of my job so this is a lovely gesture from the Trust.”

The Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust (PHU) Veteran Challenge coin was launched this year to recognise those who have gone above and beyond in their duties in relation to the Armed Forces community.

Anne was surprised with the coin from Trust chairman Melloney Poole and Armed Forces Covenant lead nurse Keith Malcolm.

Melloney said: “Anne has been very dedicated for the last four or so years on ensuring our armed forces community are supported and it was only right that she was one of the recipients of our Veteran Challenge Coin.”

The coins feature the PHU logo and colours as well as the Armed Forces Covenant Gold award which the Trust received in July last year from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

Anne is also involved in a project by Mesothelioma UK to raise money for a memorial at the National Arboretum in Shropshire, honouring all those who have served in the armed forces and have lost their battle against mesothelioma. 

To find out more and to donate visit www.mesothelioma.uk.com/armed-forces-memorial

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