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

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust shortlisted across three categories for the HSJ Awards 2022

Date: 08 August 2022

 

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted across three categories for this year’s Health Service Journal Awards:

 

  • Acute Sector Innovation of the Year – Family Liaison Officers
  • Military and Civilian Health Partnership Award – Joint Hospital Group South and Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust
  • Provider Collaboration of the Year – Hampshire and Isle of Wight People and OD Collaborative

 

Nominated for Acute Sector Innovation of the Year, the Family Liaison Officer role was introduced to provide a vital link between patients and their loved ones at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This includes providing 3,304 video and telephone calls between December 2021 and May 2022, averaging to 1,391 hours of wellbeing and reassurance conversations between patients and their loved ones.

This innovation to improve patient experiences and outcomes was also highlighted in PHU’s recent CQC report, when the Trust was rated Good for the second time.

The HSJ Awards are a chance to highlight outstanding contribution to healthcare and share best practice with colleagues nationally.

The partnership between Joint Hospital Group South and Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust has continued to share best practice, and developments and successes are highlighted at the top level within the Defence Medical Services and Navy Command Headquarters.

As Military and NHS staff worked closely together throughout the pandemic, the partnership, has adapted and developed to become more dynamic and responsive, benefitting patients and staff within both organisations.

This has been recognised by the HSJ Awards in the shortlist for the Military and Civilian Health Partnership Award.

Highlights include:

  • PHU staff trained military colleagues to undertake 1,700 vaccines ahead of a Strike Group deployment and provided 12 hour turn around on COVID PCR tests to ensure the HMS Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier could embark on sea trials.

 

  • Military Tiger Teams provided focus on patient flow during a critical incident that supported 94 patients getting discharged within three hours, no ambulance holds and ED waiting times reduced to 15 minutes.

 

  • Increased operational training support from the Trust to support military colleagues in areas including maternity, Paediatrics and the Emergency Department.

 

  • Strategy coordinated to ensure minimal impact from the deployment of military colleagues while ensuring operational development opportunities are afforded to them to ensure military patients are cared for to an NHS standard.

 

Collaborative working in other parts of the PHU have also been recognised as our Organisational Teams have been shortlisted alongside partners in the Hampshire and Isle Of Wight (HIOW) People and OD Collaborative.

 

Chief People Officers from six NHS provider trusts within the area, including PHU’S Nicole Cornelius, have led on collaborative programmes including the COVID-19 vaccine roll out, skill sharing throughout the pandemic and development of a housing hub to support staff to find affordable accommodation.

 

The HIOW International Recruitment programme helped to recruit 1,100 new staff into the area and was the most successful international recruitment programme in England.

 

Chief Executive Penny Emerit said: “I am so proud that our teams and partners have been recognised for their hard work and dedication to our patients and colleagues in this year’s HSJ Awards.

“The three nominations represent really important areas of focus for us, including improving patient experience and collaboration with partners.

“It is fantastic to be able to highlight so many projects and innovations and we look forward to the awards ceremony in November.”

 

The full list of nominees for the 2022 HSJ awards can be found at https://awards.hsj.co.uk/

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