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

Full planning permission granted for new Portsmouth Emergency Department

Date: 25 March 2022

The next significant step in providing the people of Portsmouth and surrounding areas with a brand new and expanded Emergency Department (ED) has been approved this week, with Portsmouth City Council granting full planning permission for the build.

Supported by £58 million of national funding, the new ED will provide a range of new and improved facilities including double the current resus capacity from four adult bays to eight for patients needing treatment for critical conditions; two further paediatric resus bays for children; a new CT scanner for patients requiring a specialist scan, and faster access to our radiology team for scans and tests.

Penny Emerit, chief executive, said: “I’m really excited to see us reach the next important step in providing an effective, modern and welcoming ED facility for our whole community.

“We will have the opportunity to implement best practice for patients needing urgent and emergency care, continue to improve patient safety and allow colleagues to work in a more streamlined way.”

The new design will also give nursing teams better visibility across the department enabling faster decision-making by clinicians. This will mean people visiting the department will receive the treatment they need in a timely way.

Adults and children will be treated in single rooms, improving privacy and dignity and enabling any patient with symptoms of Covid-19 or other potentially infectious conditions to be isolated quickly.

The new department will also be energy-efficient, include easy-to-understand signage and wayfinding for visitors, and provide our staff team with dedicated rest areas to support their wellbeing. The building will be sited on the current East Car Park and construction work will begin in September 2022.

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