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.

News

Penny Emerit takes up chief executive role at PHU

Date: 24 March 2021

Penny Emerit, Chief Executive

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust (PHU) has announced that Penny Emerit will today (Wednesday 24 March) take up the role of chief executive.

Penny joined PHU in January 2018 as the Trust’s director of strategy and performance, having held senior leadership roles across the system including NHS Improvement. In 2020 Penny took on the additional responsibilities of deputy chief executive at PHU.

Graham Terry will join the executive team as director of strategy and performance, having previously been the deputy director. While Chris Evans, our chief operating officer, will take on some of Penny’s previous responsibilities around improvement.

In a message to staff earlier this week, Penny said, “Just over three years after joining PHU, I feel proud to be taking on the role of chief executive.

“I have always been struck by the commitment from our teams and community to our organisation. The sense of pride displayed in the way you work, with a passion for team working and support for each other, has been even more apparent over the last year. For me personally, a strong team that shares a common vision for the future, is committed to working together and supporting each other is key to success and I feel confident we have that here.

“I feel privileged to be taking on this role with the team of executives and senior leaders we have in place at PHU. Working at PHU is an incredible experience and I am looking forward to the future, committed to leading the next phase of our development.”

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