Temporary visiting restrictions due to COVID-19

We recently made the difficult decision to suspend visiting to our hospital until further notice except in the below exceptional circumstances, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

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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…

Temporary visiting restrictions due to COVID-19

We recently made the difficult decision to suspend visiting to our hospital until further notice except in the below exceptional circumstances, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Read more information about restrictions…


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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Meet our Apprentice Emily Fraser for National Apprenticeship Week!

Date: 03 February 2020

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This week is National Apprenticeship Week, which aims to highlight apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals.

We are celebrating the week by introducing some of the Apprentices we have here at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust (PHT).

Meet Emily Fraser, an Apprentice in the Paediatric Department who started her apprenticeship journey here back in June.

After completing her studies at college, Emily was ready for her next career step. After numerous job applications, she came across the many exciting apprenticeship roles within PHT.

Emily knew she wanted to come work for the Trust and says: “Where I spent a lot of my childhood under the care of the Paediatric Team, I desperately wanted to come work for the hospital. When I was finally given the news that I was successful and would be starting an apprenticeship with the team that I grew up with, I was ecstatic.”

Seven months on, Emily is thriving in her role and has learnt lots of new skills. Emily notes: “I knew when I first began looking for an apprenticeship that it would be the best route for me as I wanted to be able to get myself on to the career ladder while still being able to learn.

“I am really enjoying my apprenticeship, learning lots of new things as well as working alongside a brilliant team. Every day is a different day, the whole team are so friendly and have been really supportive of my needs and made the necessary adjustments as I am in a wheelchair.” 

Emily’s progression and enthusiasm in the team hasn’t gone unnoticed after being nominated for an award at the Pride of Portsmouth Awards back in November last year. Emily was recognised for making a huge difference in the team with her compassion and dedication. 

Well done Emily!

If you are interested in taking up an apprenticeship at PHT, visit: https://www.porthosp.nhs.uk/departments/learning%20and%20development/apprenticeships.htm

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