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.

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International Day of the Midwife blog: Zoe Grace

Date: 05 May 2022

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From air cabin crew to midwife – read this blog from Zoe Grace for International Day of the Midwife!

 

What is your role within maternity services at PHU?

Hi there, I’m Zoë!

After qualifying as a midwife back in 2019 from the University of Southampton, I decided to join PHU to commence my career in midwifery. 

I was based in the hospital setting, providing inpatient care across the antenatal and postnatal wards, labour ward, co-located birth centre and the Maternity Assessment Unit.  

In April 2021, I joined the Maternity Practice Education team, supporting staff to develop their clinical skills. I am now the practice education lead midwife, which I'm thoroughly enjoying. My primary responsibilities are ensuring my colleagues working across the maternity service are supported with both mandatory and additional training opportunities, midwifery recruitment and supporting my team with individual projects.

Some of the of the projects our team are currently focussing on include our first International recruitment cycle and developing a robust training programme for when this cohort of midwives join. I am also working alongside the paediatric team to create a development training package for our Military colleagues working at PHU and developing our Preceptorship Programme for newly qualified midwives, to support them with their transition from student midwife to registered midwife.

 

What inspired you to be a midwife?

Prior to commencing my career as midwife, I worked as air cabin crew and it was only when I became pregnant with my first daughter that I became interested in changing career paths.  The dedication and passion my own midwife demonstrated, is what inspired me to commence my midwifery training.

 

What do you like about being a midwife?

I am passionate about providing the highest standard of care, empowering and supporting women and their families through their individual pregnancy journeys.

 

Why are you #ProudToBePHU?

I am #ProudToBePHU because our team all share mutual values, where we respect each other’s ideas, support one another, and recognise each other’s achievements. I’m so grateful for all the opportunities that PHU has provided me with over the last three years. 

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