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's nurses and midwives to star in new "Nurses on the Ward" TV series

Date: 21 April 2022

Group of nurses standing in front of a hospital.

Our nursing and midwifery teams at Queen Alexandra Hospital are the stars of a new ten-part documentary series, “Nurses on the Ward”, which follows the stories of our nurses, midwives and patients.

The new UKTV Original series for the W Channel will give viewers a chance to get a unique insight to life here at the Trust, meet some of our amazing teams and find out what it takes to be a nurse in 2022.

 

One of the nurses who took part in the series was Matron Hazera Noory.

She said: “When I first heard that there was going to be a documentary, I thought it was just going to be based on my ward, I didn't think I'd be such a big part of it! I didn't expect quite so many people to be interested in me really, I thought it was just going to be about my team and how that works.

“I think it is important for people to know what nurses do though, because there's a very strange view of our job out there. I don't think the public know just how varied our roles have become, it's probably not the nursing that they remember from years ago, it's evolved so much.

“There's just so much more to it. You may have the same basic training when you become a nurse, but the public don’t get to see all of the branches that split off from nursing and the non-clinical roles some of us do too.”

 

Neil Sesbreno is Nurse in Charge on our Renal ward and wanted to take part in the documentary to show the public what day-to-day life is like in the hospital.

He said: “I thought that if I were able to impart something to the public and let them know what's going on inside the hospital then that would be a good thing. Why not bring people inside the hospital and let them see the reality of the medical side of things first-hand, unscripted?

“I don't think people have the full concept of what's going on inside the hospital, what we do day in, day out. So I thought I could give them the chance to see what happens.”

 

Chief nurse at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust Liz Rix said: “We are incredibly excited and proud to have been involved in this documentary with each episode giving viewers a true insight into life at PHU and the dedicated nurses and midwives who are paramount in delivering the best care for our local community. 

“We all know there have been and continue to be huge pressures on NHS services and you will see how our frontline teams have come together to do everything they can, not only to treat people with Covid-19, but to also provide cancer care, screening, renal services, surgery and all of the planned, urgent and life-saving treatments that people need, every day.”

 

The episodes will air from tonight on Thursdays at 8pm on the W Channel (Freeview 25 / Freesat 156 / Sky 132 / Virgin 125 / BT 311).

You can catch up on UKTV Play.

 

Want to join the nursing team at PHU? We are recruiting now! Register on our website today and our recruitment team will get back to you.

 

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