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.

News

Teams and individuals mark World Patient Safety Day

Date: 18 September 2020

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Yesterday was World Patient Safety Day and to mark the day, the patient safety team visited different wards and departments to talk to colleagues about patient safety, while offering advice and support. Teams from across the hospital shared their patient safety initiatives and filled out pledges.

Julia Duggan, Patient Safety Improvement Matron, said: “We wanted to visit our colleagues across Theatres to thank them for all that they have done during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, and ultimately for keeping patients safe.

“We also spoke to our teams about patient safety matters such as minimising noise levels within the operating theatre at critical moments, as well as holding drop in sessions where staff were able to talk to us and ask questions.”

The team on Theatres are really focused on putting patient safety first, always looking at new ways of working. “We are currently trialling a new safety checklist that keeps patients safe during surgery,” explains Julia. “We have also set up a wellbeing room providing staff a safe place to take a break, which ties in with this year’s World Patient Safety Day theme of ‘Safe health workers, safe patients’.”

Thank you to everyone who got involved in the day! #WorldPatientSafetyDay

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