Current visiting times

We know how important it is for patients and families to be able to see visitors. Please help us keep our patients and staff as safe as possible by checking the guidance below before you visiting. 

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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 Voluntary Services team 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.”

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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…

Our Strategy – Working Together, Improving Together

Our strategy sets out our vision, values, strategic aims and most importantly, how we will deliver against these ambitions for our patients, communities, and people in the future.

It is not just a document, it is for and about everyone at PHU, building on what we have achieved with a renewed focus on continuous improvement and the need to continue to work together and improve together to achieve our goals. 

A full copy of the strategy can be downloaded here.

For more information, please visit our strategy webpage.

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

New group of midwives start at PHU

Date: 03 November 2021

Group of midwives

A new group of new midwives have joined our maternity department to support local families welcoming their babies into the world.

Leah Goodspeed, who trained in Southampton, is one of the new midwives joining the department but she is already well acquainted with the team.

The 25-year-old from Waterlooville said: “I was a maternity support worker here so I know a lot of the team and I am so excited to be back at QA.

“All of us starting as a group is great because we are all in it together and we can help each other as we start our new careers.                                                                                              

“Becoming a midwife is something I have wanted to do since I was 15 or 16 years old and I think to be a midwife, you have to be passionate about it. It isn’t just a job but it is the best job in the world."

 

Midwife Jenny Lown will look after the group in the first part of their journey at PHU.

She said: “For me it is important that we have resilient and compassionate staff to provide the best care for the families we see and it is brilliant to have such an enthusiastic set of midwives joining us.

“We are a very busy department and each and every new colleague is a very welcome addition to the team.”

Deputy director of maternity services and midwifery Gergana Nikolova added: “It is fantastic to welcome the new cohort of midwives and I know all colleagues in the department are excited to have them join us here at PHU.

“We are looking forward to work with them and together to continue to provide the best possible care for families.”

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