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

Mark Green, Heart Failure Nurse, among shortlisted at this year’s BJN Awards!

Date: 18 February 2021

Mark Green Heart Failure Nurse

One of our very own, Mark Green, Heart Failure Nurse, has been shortlisted for the Cardiovascular Nurse of the Year award at this year’s British Journal of Nursing (BJN) Awards.

The annual BJN Awards recognises and celebrates excellence in nursing. There will be a week-long celebration, 8 to 12 March, where winners will share their work and achievements.

Mark was nominated by his colleague Rosalynn Austin, Research Nurse, who after helping him with a recent project, realised how much Mark goes above and beyond for his patients.

She explains: “As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic Mark worked with various teams in cardiology to set up and run an ambulatory clinic for those with heart failure. The primary goal was to support high risk patients, preventing admission, improve quality of life and prognosis.

“This ambulatory pathway made a massive difference to the care of many patients. It gave them access to expert specialist care at a time when they otherwise may have felt isolated and fearful. For patients already hospitalised, rapid review in this service by Mark has facilitated early discharges and reduced pressure on community services.”

The nomination came as quite a shock to Mark, who feels he is just doing his job. He adds: “I wasn’t aware that I had even been nominated for the award, so hearing that I’d actually been shortlisted was a complete shock. At the time the focus was to make sure that patients with a diagnosis of heart failure felt fully supported during the pandemic and that they had someone that they could contact if they needed any help. The ambulatory clinic continues to allow us to do this.”

Winners will be announced at a virtual awards ceremony on 8 March.

Good luck to all! #BJNAwards #ProudtobePHU

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