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

Project Wingman lounge launches at Queen Alexandra Hospital

Date: 22 March 2021

Air cabin crew and QA staff in the Project Wingman staff

A ‘first class lounge’ has landed at Queen Alexandra Hospital to give staff at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust an extra space to unwind and destress.

Air crew, who have been furloughed or made redundant, are volunteering for Project Wingman and using their training to provide additional wellbeing support to our staff.

Cabin crew members Samantha Wilkie and Aimee Merritt, who have both been working at PHU while on furlough, have led the project at QA.

Samantha said: “We have seen how hard the hospital staff are working to look after their patients so it is a chance for us to look after them.

“A cup of tea and a chat, where they can unload and relax, really can make a big difference.”

The project was launched in April last year and is supported by all UK airlines.

Craig Jones, an inflight manager from Waterlooville, added: “I have friends and family who work for the NHS and one of my best friends is an A&E nurse so it is really nice to give something back.

“It has also been great to have a focus while we have been furloughed.”

Emma Henderson, chief executive of Project Wingman, said: “It is very humbling seeing another brand new lounge launching at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth.

“This brings our total number of lounge launches above 90, in just shy of 12 months. 

“Project Wingman has had a profound effect on so many people in the NHS across the country and we hope this latest lounge will spread well-being to as many hospital staff as possible.”

Nicole Cornelius, Director of Workforce and Organisational Development at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust, added: “We are delighted to have Project Wingman open a lounge at Queen Alexandra Hospital and I know it will mean so much to staff to have an extra layer of support.”

Portsmouth Hospitals Charity contributed towards funding the refreshments and snacks in the lounge.

For more information visit projectwingman.co.uk

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