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.

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Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust thanks junior doctor and consultant workforce at annual awards ceremony

Date: 10 August 2020

JD Awards

In recognition of their outstanding efforts and contribution, 157 junior doctors from across Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust (PHU) were nominated for this year’s Junior Doctor Awards.

The awards, now in their third year, recognise the dedication and hard work of the Trust’s junior doctor workforce and the valuable contribution they make to high quality patient care.

The judging panel was led by Dr John Knighton, Medical Director, along with members of the Senior Leadership Team.

Colleagues were invited to nominate a junior doctor across a total of six award categories: the team player award, clinical leadership award, compassionate care award, extra mile award, contribution to education, quality improvement or research award and COVID-19 hero award.

Many junior doctors also took the opportunity to nominate Consultants across two categories for the Consultants Awards. These awards recognise the hard work and excellent training provided by Consultants across the Trust.

The finalists were presented with certificates and Amazon vouchers at a socially distanced ceremony at Queen Alexandra Hospital (QA) on Tuesday (4 August) by Deputy Medical Director, Mark Roland and Chief Resident, Salema Khalid.

Mark Roland, Deputy Medical Director, said: “Our junior doctors and consultants work hard to provide safe, high quality care for our patients alongside individuals and teams across the Trust, and are extremely valued. I would personally like to thank them for their continued efforts for patients in our communities, not just during these challenging times but every single day. These awards are just one small way to show our appreciation and I congratulate our winners and all those who were nominated.”

Chief Resident, Salema Khalid, helped to organise this year’s awards. She said: “I am extremely proud of our junior doctor and consultant workforce. Reading through the nominations was inspirational and it has been truly a pleasure to be a part of this year’s awards.”

Mr Magnus McLaren, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, was one of the finalists and thanked his colleagues by saying: “I have worked in healthcare for over 50 years and it is a real privilege to receive this award.”

Junior Doctor Award’s finalists:

Team player award

  • Winner: Hushi Hu, Neonatal Specialty Registrar
  • Runners up: David Matthew Jenkins, Foundation Year 2 and Megan Rowley, Core Trainee Year 2

Clinical leadership award

  • Winner: Amanda Laird, Renal Specialty Registrar
  • Runners up: Rachel Mercer, Respiratory Specialty Registrar and Helena Edwards, Renal Specialty Registrar

Outstanding contribution to education/research/QI award

  • Winner: Laura Wiffen, Respiratory Research Fellow
  • Runners up: Jonathan Raj, Renal Specialty Registrar and Lauren Fox, Respiratory Research Fellow

Compassionate care award

  • Winner: Heather Ricketts, Foundation Year 2
  • Runners up: Lucy Gwernan-Jones, Senior House Officer and Kalim Ullah, Trust Doctor

Extra mile award

  • Winner: Eleanor Crossley, Core Trainee Year 2
  • Runners up: Paul Cooper, Foundation Year 1 and Ben Lindsey, Core Trainee Year 2 

COVID hero award

  • Amanda Laird, Renal Specialty Registrar
  • Helena Edwards, Renal Specialty Registrar

Consultant Award’s finalists:

Clinical educator award

  • Mr Mohamed Ismail, Consultant Urologist

Inspiring role model

  • Mr Magnus McLaren, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
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