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…

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.

News

NHS 72nd anniversary: 5 July 2020

Date: 03 July 2020

NHS72 for website

On July 5 2020, it will be 72 years since the NHS began.

During the last few months, the NHS has been through the greatest test in its lifetime. And we will continue to deal with the many challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic for the foreseeable future.

We have experienced many difficult times during these months. So this year, as we remember all those we have lost, the way we mark our anniversary will have a different feel to previous years. 

Every week of the pandemic, we have seen the communities we are here to serve show their love and appreciation for the NHS and carers from physical donations such as hot food, hand cream and handmade scrubs to inspirational drawings and poems from local schoolchildren.

So many people have played their part in keeping moral up and people safe.

On behalf of Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, we want to say a special thank you to you. We will never forget the kindness and generosity you have shown. Through your support and actions, you helped us to help you, the community we are here to serve.

There are a number of ways you can get involved in our birthday celebrations:

  • On Saturday 4 July at 8pm, we would like to invite you to help us remember those we have lost by putting a light in your window or doorstep

  • On Sunday 5 July at 5pm, we would encourage you to take part in the biggest, loudest and final clap for everyone who has helped us through the pandemic

To kick-start the occasion, we would like to share these videos of some of our colleagues expressing their thanks for the people who have helped them over the last few months.

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