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Temporary visiting restrictions due to COVID-19

We recently made the difficult decision to suspend visiting to our hospital until further notice except in the below exceptional circumstances, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

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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…

Temporary visiting restrictions due to COVID-19

We recently made the difficult decision to suspend visiting to our hospital until further notice except in the below exceptional circumstances, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Read more information about restrictions…


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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Stephanie Fretter joins PHT as the new Bereavement Midwife

Date: 26 June 2020

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We are pleased to welcome Stephanie Fretter to PHT as the new bereavement midwife.

As a bereavement midwife, Stephanie is there to support families who sadly suffer a pregnancy loss from 20 weeks, a stillbirth or death of a baby, and is there for as long as the family require.

Stephanie has had a busy career, commencing her nursing journey in 1985 at Kettering General Hospital in acute medicine before moving to St Albans City Hospital to gain gynaecology experience.

Her love for midwifery began in 1990 when she undertook her midwifery training at Sir Gordon Robert’s College.

Qualifying two years later, Stephanie moved to India where she worked in a small mission hospital. Stephanie then travelled to Australia, working in both rural and city hospitals as a clinical nurse manager and on call midwife.

In 2003 she returned to the UK and took up a dual role within the midwifery and neonatal unit.

This led to Stephanie taking on a supporting role, alongside the bereavement midwife in 2015, before accepting the full time role of bereavement midwife at Kettering General Hospital a year later.

Stephanie initiated a number of projects at her previous Trust and is keen to bring her knowledge and experience to PHT.

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