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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…

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Three PHU colleagues recognised with Chief Nursing Officer Silver awards

Date: 29 April 2021

 

THREE colleagues at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust (PHU) have been presented with a Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) Silver award in recognition of their major contribution to patients and their profession.

Surgical divisional nurse director Steve Thomas, staff nurse Corporal Ivie King and head of quality – patient experience and ward accreditation, Alison Cole were presented with the awards by chief nursing officer for England, Ruth May, at a virtual meeting.

To protect his daughter who was shielding, Steve moved out of his home so he could carry on his role of leading more than 700 nurses across the Trust during the COVID-19 pandemic.

He said: “I joined the call from my car as I was off site that day. Ruth mentioned it was the first time she had awarded the badge to someone in a car!

“In all honesty, having a recommendation put forward by my colleagues is what means the most to me.  I am deeply honoured to have received the CNO award, and this is something I will always look back on – but the fact that my name was put forward at all has really touched me.”

Alison, who was nominated for her ‘outstanding’ skills in developing systems to manage PPE, said: “I was overwhelmed and delighted to receive the award from the chief nursing officer and it meant so much to me to receive such positive feedback from my colleagues at PHU.

“It is a privilege to have been able to support both staff and patients for the past 12 months during such an exceptionally difficult year.

“Without the hard work, dedication and overwhelming support from all the staff working here at PHU this recognition would not have been possible and I thank them all.”

Cpl King was also nominated for her work with PPE and ensured staff were confident in all aspects as well as managing the fit testing of respiratory protective equipment (RPE) for colleagues.

PHU chief nurse Liz Rix said: ‘I am thrilled that our three colleagues have been recognised for the work they have done throughout the last year. They have shown leadership and compassion.

We were delighted that Ruth May, chief nursing officer for England surprised us with her attendance at our professional board to present the awards.

“It was very special and uplifting for us all and good to hear her thanks to all the PHU nursing and midwifery family for all they have contributed over the last year.”

Congratulations to you all!

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