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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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…

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.

Latest trials and news

Highest number of patients recruited to trials in one month

Date: 21 March 2022

Last month our research teams at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust (PHU) recruited the highest number of patients in one month since the clinical research network portfolio began in 2008.

 

In February, 1,925 patients were recruited to a range of trials at the Trust including more than 1,500 to the STOP-Covid-19 study.

 In the study, swabs are taken from patients with COVID-19 which the team use to generate whole genome sequences to read the virus’ genetic code. This helps researchers track, predict and prevent spread of the virus.

 

Trial manager Sharon Glaysher said: “As part of the COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium, the viral genome sequencing data we generated was used by the four UK public health agencies, and NHS Test and Trace, to help understand outbreaks and inform infection control measures across the country to protect the public and break chains of transmission.

 “I am proud of the sequencing research and data we generated as part of this study and we are pleased our research team helped reach this Trust recruitment milestone. “

 

Executive director of research Anoop Chauhan said: “Research has been the key to getting us through Covid-19, from developing vaccines and new treatments to understanding the virus through genetic sequencing. Research in Portsmouth has contributed to all these developments, so we’ve played our part in helping the nation recover.

 “To recruit a record number of patients into clinical trials during this difficult period is breath-taking. I could not be prouder of our research teams, who have shown us once again what is good and true about the NHS by caring and saving lives through research.”

 

To find out more about research at PHU, visit www.porthosp.nhs.uk/research/

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