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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Meet Priyanka Abraham this International Nurse's Day

Date: 12 May 2022

Time: 12:00

Priyanka Abraham, research nurse specialist

We spoke to research nurse specialist, Priyanka Abraham, to mark International Nurse’s Day and celebrate the range of nursing roles we have here at PHU.

Priyanka worked on E8 Ward at Queen Alexandra Hospital (QA) for three years before becoming a research nurse specialist in January 2022. Her role in respiratory research involves recruiting and meeting patients that are taking part in different trials.

Priyanka had never worked in research before but wanted a new challenge.

She said: “I had never considered a job in research but my colleague recommended the role to me. I had a look through the job description and it seemed like a really interesting opportunity. I was able to shadow someone in research to see what the job would involve and I felt I would fit in well.”

In research, Priyanka is able to study the long-term impacts of various trials, including how medications affect patients over time. She is able to work on quality improvement and is a vital part of ensuring that patients receive the best care possible.

“Every day is different in research,” Priyanka noted. “It feels great to be part of something big and the quality of care we can give someone always makes me smile.”

Priyanka encouraged others to get involved in research and said: “It will challenge you and there is always space for development. You will have the opportunity to make real change.”

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