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

PHU celebrates #NursingSupportWorkersDay by speaking with colleagues to hear why they love working at PHU

Date: 22 November 2021

The term ’nursing support worker’ encompasses hundreds of different job titles and roles, including health care support workers, assistant practitioners, nursing associates and health care assistants. Tom Coles is a health care support worker at PHU and we caught up with him on #NursingSupportWorkersDay to hear about his role and why he is #ProudTobePHU

How long have you worked at PHU?

I have worked for the Trust since the end of March 2021, so I'm coming up to seven and a half months service.

How would you describe your role?

My role is primarily based on patient care and supporting the nursing staff. Healthcare support workers have a range of responsibilities from making beds and assisting with patient personal care to monitoring and recording patient observations. 

What does working closely with patients mean to you?

An element of the role which I believe to be of particular importance is the social aspect of interacting with the patients, I work to build rapport and find common areas of interest to help put them at ease and ensure they have someone they can talk to. With restricted visiting due to Covid, I feel it is my duty to provide my patients with a degree of socialising to improve their mood and reduce loneliness. 

What makes you #ProudToBePHU?

PHU is a fantastic place to work, I have brilliant colleagues who all work hard for the good of the patients. We are all one team, the Doctors and Nurses, the Support Workers and MDT, the cleaning and kitchen staff. The quality of teamwork and comradeship is what makes the Trust a great place to work.

#ProudToBePHU

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