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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 Voluntary Services team can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.
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.”
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.
The Queen Alexandra Hospital is located just on the hill slopes of Portsdown Hill overlooking Portsmouth. It is conveniently situated for both the M27 and A3M.
Family members and carers play an important role in supporting patients during an episode of ill health. We are committed to the active involvement of family members, friends and carers during a hospital stay. Family members and carers play an important role in supporting patients during an episode of ill health.
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Our Strategy – Working Together, Improving Together
Our strategy sets out our vision, values, strategic aims and most importantly, how we will deliver against these ambitions for our patients, communities, and people in the future.
It is not just a document, it is for and about everyone at PHU, building on what we have achieved with a renewed focus on continuous improvement and the need to continue to work together and improve together to achieve our goals.
A full copy of the strategy can be downloaded here.
For more information, please visit our strategy webpage.
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.
We welcome and value your feedback and use the views you share with us in a number of ways to learn and make improvements as well as sharing best practice. Feedback can be provided in a number of ways.
Date: 12 July 2023
Our nursing and midwifery teams at Queen Alexandra Hospital are back to show life on the wards as part of series 2 of “Nurses on the Ward”.
Narrated by TV and radio presenter Anita Rani, the UKTV Original series for the W Channel will give viewers another chance to get a unique insight to life here at the Trust, meet some of our compassionate teams and hear remarkable stories from our patients.
One of the new nurses who took part in this series, which was filmed between October and December last year, was Dr Sarah Russell, Nurse Consultant for Palliative and End of Life Care.
She said: “When our Chief Nurse suggested that I take part in Nurses in the Ward, I genuinely thought you would see the back of my head in a shot somewhere, but thought – if it raises awareness of palliative and end of life care – then that’s good. I had no idea what it would involve.
“As a society, we don’t always talk about death and dying, or the impact of living (and dying) with an incurable illness. I am so grateful to the patients and families who generously shared their thoughts and experiences at that time in their life. There was laughter, hugs, and tears – but through all of that extraordinary people allowing us a glimpse into their lives.”
Advanced Care Practitioner Caroline McCrea is one of the series returning stars, which also features a number of new faces showcasing different roles and departments across the Trust.
Caroline said: “It was a privilege to be asked again to take part in this series. It gives an invaluable insight into the skills, knowledge, and expertise that nurses have.
“Although daunted by the prospect of having a camera following me again, if it highlights the incredible work that nurses and the rest of the multidisciplinary team do then how could I not take part! ACCPs are a unique role that is not widely known about. This series helps to showcase these specialist roles and the sheer determination of nurses to deliver excellence for their patients.
“I will be forever grateful to the families and patients that gave us a glimpse into one of the most upsetting and potentially life changing times of their lives. I hope we did you proud.”
Chief nurse at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust Liz Rix said: “It is really exciting that we are back for another series and we are proud to be highlighting more of our incredible dedicated nurses and midwives who are essential in delivering the best care for our patients and the community we serve.
“There are many challenges within the NHS across the country and this documentary candidly showcases how our staff at PHU take these on and continue to provide compassionate care to those in our care. We are very proud of them.”
The episodes will air weekly from Thursday 13 July at 8pm on the W Channel (Freeview 25 / Freesat 156 / Sky 132 / Virgin 125 / BT 311).
You will also be able to stream as a boxset from Thursday 13 July. Stream series one now on Watch Nurses on the Ward Series & Episodes Online (uktvplay.co.uk)
Want to join the nursing team at PHU? We are recruiting now! Recruiting now! (porthosp.nhs.uk)