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.

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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.”

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 own Professor Brennan brings home the prestigious ‘Silver Scalpel Award’ 2022.

Date: 21 March 2022

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust (PHU) are delighted to celebrate our very own Professor Peter Brennan who has won the ‘Silver Scalpel Award 2022’. This prestigious award is recognised nationally as a mark of training excellence and all nominees are examples of exceptional surgical trainers that inspire all those involved in surgical training.

The Silver Scalpel Award is recognised as the highest award for UK surgical training and is very competitive. Candidates are nominated by trainees from all surgical specialties and across the UK before a shortlist of five nominees are selected and invited to interview by a panel made up of consultant colleagues, senior nurses and other trainees.

Professor Peter Brennan is a consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon at PHU and has been with the Trust for a number of years. Speaking of his achievement he said; “I am deeply humbled and quite literally overwhelmed to have been nominated and shortlisted, let alone win this prestigious award.

I have always been committed to training and ensuring the best possible experience and opportunity for the future generation of surgeons, but to be recognised in this way is the most incredible feeling. It is an enormous honour for me and PHU, and I hope my work will inspire others to champion trainees and do everything we can to support them.”

John Knighton, medical director at PHU said; I am thrilled to celebrate Peter’s achievement with him as we recognise the outstanding contribution he has made to surgical training at PHU, and for our community in Portsmouth. This award showcases the dedication, commitment and excellence that Peter brings to his work and we are incredibly proud to work alongside him.”  

Congratulations Peter!

 

 

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