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.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

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 Research Hub team thank staff and patients after overwhelming response for Cov-Boost trial

Date: 16 July 2021

Portsmouth Research Hub team

Our Portsmouth Research Hub team would like to thank all patients and staff who signed up to take part in the trial of a third COVID vaccine booster.

The hub, part of Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust (PHU) was one of the sites running the Cov-Boost trial to see which of the existing vaccines could be used in a future vaccination booster programme.

The study, led by University Hospitals Southampton, will give experts behind the UK’s COVID-19 vaccination programme a better idea of how effective a third booster of each vaccine is, in protecting an individual from the virus.

Senior research nurse at PHU, Beverley Longhurst said: "On behalf of the Portsmouth Research team, we just wanted to say we were overwhelmed by the response and received many more applicants than we had space for in the trial.”

Due to such a great response, the team were unable to contact everyone who applied, but want to express their thanks and encourage them to put their name forward for future studies.

Beverley added, “The success of all clinical trials is dependent on the willingness of individuals to participate, helping to inform and improve healthcare for all, now and into the future."

If you would like to find out more about the Portsmouth Research Hub please visit our website.

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