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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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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 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. 

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For more information, please visit our strategy webpage.

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News

Works start on new multi-million pound renal dialysis unit in Fareham

Date: 20 January 2023

3D render of building on green

Works have begun on a brand new multi-million-pound Renal Dialysis Unit in Fareham.

Planning permission for the 25-bed centre has been approved and the new modular build on the Fareham Community Hospital site will begin to take shape in the next few months.

It will open its doors in Spring 2023, and provide life-saving treatment closer to home for an additional 150 patients a week.

The Trust has seen an increase in need for dialysis treatment since the COVID-19 pandemic and the new centre is vital to provide further capacity for those patients.

Divisional Director for Networked Services and Consultant Nephrologist at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust, Natalie Borman said: “We are very excited to see the building work starting for our new 25 station Dialysis facility next to Fareham Community Hospital after our successful planning application.

“For patients, living with kidney failure, the burden of travelling for their life-saving treatment three times a week has a big impact on quality of life for them and their families.

“This facility will treat up to 150 patients a week living in and around the area and significantly reduce travel time improving experience and health outcomes for our patients as well as reducing the environmental impact of the excess miles being travelled.

"We know people have asked why the centre isn’t going to be built within Fareham Community Hospital and a feasibility study was carried out to see if this would be possible. However due to the space and equipment required for renal dialysis this wasn’t a viable solution.

"Our home dialysis therapies unit, which is nationally recognised, is still based at the FCH site and the Trust has also recently opened a chemotherapy unit and a Community Diagnostic Satellite Centre for ultrasound and neurophysiology testing.”

Evidence shows that local patients will save more than 380,000 miles in travel distance.

The centre will also provide services for local residents with Chronic Kidney disease (CKD) who would normally have to travel for specialist outpatient care, intravenous iron fusions, dialysis planning and education.

Patient transport will be provided for those eligible and there is also free parking on site.

Measures are also in place to ensure the protection of retained habitats and protected species on or near the development site.

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