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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 Voluntary Services team can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.
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.”
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.
The Queen Alexandra Hospital is located just on the hill slopes of Portsdown Hill overlooking Portsmouth. It is conveniently situated for both the M27 and A3M.
Family members and carers play an important role in supporting patients during an episode of ill health. We are committed to the active involvement of family members, friends and carers during a hospital stay. Family members and carers play an important role in supporting patients during an episode of ill health.
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If you've had experience of using our services and would like to make a comment then please contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS). Your views are very important to us and we would like to hear where you think improvements are needed or where things have gone so well that you would like to share your thanks or gratitude with the staff involved. When things have not gone so well then you can be sure that we want to hear from you, so please get in touch with PALS.
Our Strategy – Working Together, Improving Together
Our strategy sets out our vision, values, strategic aims and most importantly, how we will deliver against these ambitions for our patients, communities, and people in the future.
It is not just a document, it is for and about everyone at PHU, building on what we have achieved with a renewed focus on continuous improvement and the need to continue to work together and improve together to achieve our goals.
A full copy of the strategy can be downloaded here.
For more information, please visit our strategy webpage.
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.
We welcome and value your feedback and use the views you share with us in a number of ways to learn and make improvements as well as sharing best practice. Feedback can be provided in a number of ways.
Date: 15 March 2022
This #HealthcareScienceWeek we would like to introduce you to Marina Sealey – a trainee vascular scientist who is near to qualifying.
With a love for science and the healthcare environment, Marina fell in love with vascular science. “I had my degree in neuroscience but no experience of working in healthcare, so it was very competitive,” Marina explained. “I was lucky enough to discover the training programme at PHU where you learn on the job and a university course is funded by the Trust. I also volunteered in interventional radiology for three-months before taking up the role of trainee vascular scientist to gain some hands-on experience in the hospital environment.”
Marina works alongside the whole team within vascular science, including surgeons, nurses and radiologists to investigate conditions such as strokes, deep vein thrombosis and aneurysms using ultrasound imaging and non-invasive techniques.
“I love the problem-solving aspect of the job and feeling like you are making a difference. I am able to combine my interest in science with an opportunity to contribute to patient care,” she said. “As a vascular scientist we make our own diagnoses and can often tell patients at the end of the scan their results. It can involve complex analysis and attention to detail in order to form a correct diagnosis. I enjoy solving new problems every day and being face-to-face with patients, which is really rewarding.”
Marina is 18-months away from qualifying and from there can progress even further if she wishes. Whether that’s teaching or getting involved in research, managing a department or training further to become a consultant clinical scientist.