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.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

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

Immediate reintroduction of mask wearing at PHU

Date: 06 July 2022

Face masks July 2022

Since the beginning of the pandemic, health and care staff at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust have worn facemasks in clinical settings including on the wards, outpatient departments and in the emergency department. From tomorrow (Thursday 7 July) Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust is reintroducing mask wearing across all areas of the hospitals for all staff, patients and visitors. This includes the QA in Cosham, St Mary’s Hospital and Fareham Community Hospital.

We have seen sharp rise in the number of Covid-19 cases in the local community. This surge in cases is having a significant impact on our hospital and rising numbers of staff are self-isolating or absent with Covid symptoms. We are reintroducing mask wearing in all areas of our sites to do everything possible to prevent the further spread of the Omicron variants and protect our most vulnerable patients and our staff.

We are also seeing large numbers of people attend our emergency department (ED) and using our services across the hospital. We have limited space to treat emergency patients and we are only able to treat patients with life threatening conditions and injuries. Please do not attend the ED unless it’s an emergency such as serious blood loss, suspected stroke or heart attack, or loss of consciousness.

Patients who do not need to be seen in ED should go to their local Urgent Treatment Centres or call 111 for advice.

Thank you for your continued support in throughout these difficult times.

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