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.

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Pride of Portsmouth Awards 2020: nominations now open

Date: 28 August 2020

Nominations open POP 2020

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust’s (PHU) annual Pride of Portsmouth Awards are a great opportunity for colleagues and members of the public to recognise the fantastic work taking place within the Trust.

While celebrations will be a bit different this year with the ceremony being held virtually, we still want to hear from you about how our individuals and teams have gone above and beyond to offer exceptional service for our patients, their relatives or carers, or their colleagues.

This year The News, Portsmouth is supporting the popular Patient’s Choice Award, which gives members of the public the opportunity to recognise the work of those who have cared for them and their loved ones.

The other 12 categories will be nominated for by teams and individuals working within the Trust. These include three new awards recognising our close ties with the military as well as education and research, after we were awarded university hospital status and a gold award in the defence employer recognition scheme earlier in the year.

Mark Cubbon, Chief Executive at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust, said, “The Pride of Portsmouth Awards is a fantastic opportunity for us to recognise and celebrate the amazing achievements of those working within the Trust. This year has been a challenging one for everyone and I am incredibly proud of the way our colleagues have responded, continuing to provide exceptional care and compassion during difficult circumstances.

“We are delighted The News, Portsmouth are supporting the Patient’s Choice Award this year and look forward to seeing the fantastic stories our staff and the communities we serve.”

Mark Waldron, Editor of The News, said: “'We are thrilled to support the Pride of Portsmouth Awards and get our readers to nominate staff who have gone above and beyond. There has always been support for our local NHS staff but especially in the last few months there has been an outpouring of love for those working hard in our city during the pandemic.

“We can't wait to hear about all the fantastic work that has been going on in Portsmouth at this year's awards.”

Last year the Patient’s Choice Award received some fantastic entries including the Critical Care Team; Helen Bryant, consultant Anaesthetist; Kirsty Barnes, maternity support worker; Arlene Pritchard, Healthcare Support Worker; Anna Donaldson, consultant physician; Matt Simpson, ST3; Masooma Zaidi, consultant in breast cancer; and Liz Nelson, Paediatric epilepsy nurse specialist.

If you would like to nominate a team or individual from PHU for the Patient’s Choice Award, please follow this link.

If you are a member of staff at PHU and would like to nominate a colleague or team from the Trust in one of the other categories, please visit the staff intranet for more information.

The deadline for nominations is Tuesday 22 September.

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