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

Kirsty Edwards talks to us about working in the community stroke rehabilitation team for World Physical Therapy Day

Date: 08 September 2020

Time: 12:00

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Did you know we have a community stroke rehabilitation team?

The team work with patients who have had a stroke treating them in their homes and assessing them in the community to promote independent living where possible and support where needed.

The team has had to work a little differently since the pandemic, but this hasn’t stopped them providing care and support to patients.

Hear what Kirsty Edwards, senior physiotherapist, has to say: “Since COVID-19, the team has had to find new ways of working. It has been strange visiting patients in their home for the first time dressed in PPE, gowning up before we enter the patient’s home and the pets who can’t see us smile at them.

“We have all worked extremely hard, changing working hours to help cover weekends and evenings to support essential visits as well as trialling virtual rehabilitation for the first time which helped patients to continue to improve.”

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