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 respiratory consultant wins regional NHS Parliament Award

Date: 05 July 2022

Penny and Ed

Congratulations to our Dr Edmund Neville who has won the South East Lifetime Achievement Award in this year's NHS Parliamentary Awards!

 

Dr Neville recently celebrated his 50 years long service in the NHS and was nominated for his passion for delivering the best treatment and compassionate care to patients and his dedication to promoting and delivering high quality education for doctors, nurses and other colleagues.

 

On the news of his award, he said: “I am extremely surprised and delighted to be the regional winner.

“There must be so many other worthy NHS workers that it is hard to see how anyone could be picked out for special mention. I am very flattered!”

Edmund qualified as a doctor from Guy’s Hospital in 1970 and trained around the country before becoming a consultant physician in Portsmouth in 1983.

 

In 1982, he was appointed to St Mary’s Hospital, Portsmouth, as a ‘General Physician with a Special Interest in Respiratory Medicine’ where he was the sole Respiratory consultant for over a decade before the department moved to Queen Alexandra Hospital.

Within the Trust he took on the roles of Respiratory Clinical Director in 1995, MAU CD in 2003 and Divisional Clinical Director of Acute and General Medicine in 2003, followed then by an appointment as Deputy Medical Director in 2006.  He also took on a broader leadership role as the Wessex Physicians President in 2002.

On the national stage, he has occupied every senior office in the British Thoracic Society spanning research, clinical care, audit and training.

He was a pioneer in developing clinical guidelines and was part of the group that produced the first BTS Asthma Guidelines in 1990 and has contributed to many others, especially those for pleural diseases.

He is a global speaker and lecturer with memberships to the Royal Society of Medicine, the Harveian Society and the Medical Society of London. 

Whilst Ed formally retired in 2011, his enthusiasm for medicine and teaching led to his prompt return, continuing his much-valued contribution to the respiratory department and to the wider Trust.  

Ed said: “Times have changed staggeringly in my lifetime. When I first arrived here as a consultant about two weeks in I was handed a little key and told I was now the clinical tutor.

“The other thing that has changed dramatically is that when I was first here in Portsmouth, there was only two respiratory physicians and there were only 12 physicians in the whole Trust.

“I said there needs to be six respiratory physicians in Portsmouth  and my colleagues fell off their chairs laughing. As you know I got it wrong because that was an underestimate and now we have more than 20.”

 

Dr Neville has now been invited to the awards ceremony on 6 July when the national winners will be announced.

 

He was nominated for this award by Portsmouth North MP Penny Mordaunt and Portsmouth South MP Stephen Morgan.

 

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