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.

News

Working Together as One Team: To promote equality

Date: 27 August 2019

Christina Musarurwa

Our value of working together as one team means we work collaboratively within teams across the Trust as well as with our external partners, regardless of grades, roles and protected characteristics, including gender and ethnicity.

Inclusion, equality and diversity is a top priority at PHT as we know that improving the work experience of minority groups can only make PHT a better place to work and for our patients to receive high quality care. Therefore, we are proud to support all minorities including our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender + (LGBT+) staff, our Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) workforce with a dedicated staff network as well as those who have a disability, care for someone with a disability or manage a person with a disability. 

One colleague who was keen to support her BAME colleagues and be a part of the BAME Staff Network is Christina Musarurwa, a Clerical Officer in the Gynaecology Outpatients Department. Christina has been with the Trust since 2009 and really praises the BAME Staff Network. Christina said: “Equality and diversity is important to me because all people from all walks of life, despite their race, gender, creed or religious beliefs can work together as one team and achieve the same fundamental goals. I feel really valued as a member of staff and it has been a great honour to be a part of this work.”

We have participated at Portsmouth Pride events and rolled out the NHS Rainbow Badge initiative across the Trust supporting our LGBT+ staff and community and will be formally launching our LGBT+ Staff Network on Thursday 19 September,1.30pm-3.30pm in the Lecture Theatre.

Before that, we are pleased to announce the launch of our Disability Staff Network with a launch event on Tuesday 3 September from 11.30am-1.30pm in the Lecture Theatre. The aim of the network is to promote disability equality, raise awareness and to provide support, advice and guidance. We hope to see you there. For more information, please email O.D@porthosp.nhs.uk.

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