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A stay in hospital can be a daunting time for anyone whether it is for a short or long time. But having someone with you can help you recover and make you feel more at ease.

Keeping in contact with friends and family is important to patients. It is recognised that a balance is needed between maintaining that contact and allowing for rest and recuperation. In response to feedback from patients, families and carers wards and departments have local guidelines about visiting times so please do check before visiting.

At Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, we are proud to provide expert, compassionate care.

We are here for our local population of about 675,000 residents across Portsmouth and south east Hampshire and care for many people beyond, including providing some tertiary services to a catchment area of more than 2m people.

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.


Meet Toby Edwards for National Apprenticeship Week

Date: 06 February 2020


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).

Joining only two weeks ago, Toby Edwards is the newest member of the Communications Team and is looking forward to getting stuck in to his apprenticeship.

With an interest in journalism, Toby knew taking up an apprenticeship within the Communications Department would be an amazing opportunity and really guide him through his career path. He says: “When I came across this role I knew it would be perfect for me. I enjoy getting out and about talking to people and I have already been involved in a number of exciting activities.”

Although Toby has been here a short while, he feels he has already learnt lots of skills. “I have learnt lots already, from taking photographs, posting on social media to chatting with colleagues about exciting things that are happening around the Trust,” explains Toby. “I am really looking forward to gaining a qualification whilst being in the working environment.”

No day is the same for Toby and really encourages anyone thinking of taking up an apprenticeship to do so.

If you would like to find out more, click here

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