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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

Five nursing teams and individuals at PHU shortlisted in the Nursing Times awards

Date: 31 August 2021

Portsmouth Hospitals University Hospital Trust (PHU) were delighted to hear that five teams and individuals have been shortlisted in this year’s Nursing Times awards. The nominations shortlisted ranged from a rising star in our emergency department, to the family liaison officers who are supporting patients, their loved ones and staff, as well as initiatives to support our homeless community here in Portsmouth.

 

Joshua Hammond, emergency department nurse, has been shortlisted in the Rising Star category for his work around identifying delirium and establishing a training programme for nursing colleagues in ED to confidently identify and treat patients quickly, and with compassion.

 

The family liaison officers (FLOs) have been shortlisted in the ‘Team of the Year’ category for their response to the visiting restrictions put in place during the pandemic. The team swiftly became a vital link between our patients, their friends and family and the ward staff. Many of the staff who volunteered for the role had been redeployed during the height of the pandemic, came with little or no prior ward experience and received very positive feedback for their support.

 

Shortlisted for HRH the Prince of Wales award for Integrated Approaches to Care, Keith Malcolm PHU’s armed forces covenant lead nurse, has been supporting a range of early interventions to prevent ill-health and improve the quality of our veteran patient and staff community’s personal and working lives.

 

Due to the pandemic, many outpatient services reduced face to face activity, and the respiratory nurse specialists were keen to explore ways to maintain an effective and safe sleep service in Portsmouth. Prior to 2020, the team had identified a number of challenges and used the positive changes to kick start initiatives using the existing continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) technology - the most commonly prescribed device for treating sleep disorders. The technology enabled the team to safely monitor their patients via telephone or video and led to their being shortlisted for the Technology and Data in Nursing award.

 

The Hepatology and TB clinical nurse specialist (CNS) teams have been shortlisted for the Public Health Nursing award. Having spent a lot of time trying to engage with hard to reach groups, the CNS teams siezed the unique opportunity the pandemic provided to reach out, contact and care for our high-risk homeless community, who were temporarily housed in two hotels.  The community were found to be more willing to engage and participate with their healthcare than they had previously, including being screened for BBV (blood born viruses) such as Hepatitis C and TB.

 

Penny Emerit, chief executive officer said: “We are incredibly proud of each and everyone of them and the invaluable contribution they have all made to the Trust during what has been a very challenging period. I want to take this opportunity to congratulate them for being shortlisted and wish them all the very best at the awards in October.”

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