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.

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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…

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

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust announced as finalist at the English Veterans Awards

Date: 14 August 2020

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Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust (PHU) has been announced as a finalist at the English Veterans Awards, for the organisation’s dedication and commitment to the armed forces community.

The English Veterans Awards aims to recognise veterans who have transitioned from military to civilian life, going above and beyond in their field, as well as organisations that go the extra mile to support and recruit from the armed forces community.

The Trust has been shortlisted across two of the 12 categories, including Employer of the Year Award. Keith Malcolm, Armed Forces Covenant Lead Nurse, is a finalist in the Inspiration of the Year Award category.

The news comes just weeks after the Trust was awarded gold status as part of the Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, in alignment with the Armed Forces Covenant.

Keith Malcolm, Armed Forces Covenant Lead Nurse, said: “I feel very proud and honoured to have been shortlisted.

“To be honest, I already feel like a winner because to be a finalist means that, as a Trust, we are recognised for our dedication and hard work and the positive affect we have on our military community.

“All colleagues from across PHU should be very pleased as I heavily rely on teams and individuals to identify our veteran and military patients so that we can offer bespoke support.”

Sean Molino BCA (British Citizen Award), Founder of the Veterans Awards, said: “The aim of our Veterans Awards is to inspire future service leavers that they can achieve great things when they do decide to leave the armed forces, it’s all about the positives that are happening within our veteran community. All our shortlisted finalists should be extremely proud of their achievements, positivity breeds positivity! We are here to spread the positive messages and journeys from within our veteran community, serving reservists and those companies that support us.”

The awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday 7 October at the Village Hotel in Solihull.

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