Current visiting times

We know how important it is for patients and families to be able to see visitors. Please help us keep our patients and staff as safe as possible by checking the guidance below before you visiting. 

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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 Voluntary Services team 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.”

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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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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.

News

Trainee vascular scientist Marina talks about her love for science and patient care this Healthcare Science Week

Date: 15 March 2022

Time: 10:00

Marina Sealey

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.

#HealthcareScienceWeek #ProudToBePHU

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