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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Project Choice team to host second information session on internship programme for young adults with learning disabilities

Date: 22 June 2021

Project Choice

Our Project Choice Portsmouth team are hosting a second virtual information session for the supported internship programme for young adults, aged 16-24, with learning disabilities, difficulties and/or Autism.

As part of a partnership between Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust (PHU) and Project Choice, run by Health Education England, a cohort of 12 students will start their internships in September this year.

The internships will take place across a wide range of departments at Queen Alexandra Hospital (QA) including pathology, the discharge lounge, housekeeping, catering, portering, library services and medical records.

Tailored support will be provided to enable the students to successfully complete three placements lasting approximately ten to 12 weeks each and matched to their skills and interests. By taking part in the programme students will gain invaluable workplace experience, increased employability, life skills and independence.

In addition to their placements, students will also spend one day each week in the classroom learning about work skills and improving their maths and English.  The students will graduate in July 2022 with an employability qualification accredited by (NCFE) and will receive continued career support post completion.  

Nicole Cornelius, director of workforce and organisational development, said: “We are really delighted to be able to provide this opportunity for young people and I’m really looking forward to meeting and welcoming them when they arrive in September. These students will have the opportunity to help deliver outstanding care to our patients, whether they are assisting our clinical teams in the discharge lounge or supporting in the housekeeping, catering and maintenance departments at QA.

“By offering these placements through the Project Choice programme, I hope to see the students gain confidence in their skills and abilities, progress and develop professionally. As a Trust we will also benefit, and I’m excited to see how these young people will help raise awareness of what they can offer and contribute to life here at QA.”

If you are interested in finding out more about the programme, QA will be holding a virtual Project Choice Portsmouth information session on Thursday 8 July at 5.30pm on Zoom.

 

To join the meeting please click here.

Meeting ID: 665 8928 4843

Passcode: 871312

 

For anyone who is unable to attend the above event and would like to express interest, please contact Dania Ahmed via email: dania.ahmed@hee.nhs.uk or call 07392 317184.

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