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

NICU team begin earlier protection vaccination study for babies

Date: 26 October 2021

Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit research team have begun a new vaccination study to look at providing earlier protection against septicaemia and meningitis (meningococcal disease).

Men B vaccine (Bexsero®) is given to all babies in the UK to provide protection against one type of bacteria which causes meningitis (inflammation of the lining of the brain) and septicaemia (blood poisoning).

Why are we doing this study?

We want to compare two different schedules of Men B vaccination, the standard schedule (at two, four and 12 months) and the early schedule (at two, three and 12 months). Receiving the first two doses of Men B vaccine by three months could provide infants earlier protection against Men B disease. This is what we are trying to find out through this study.

Who can be involved?

We are inviting babies who were born in the last 2 months and who have not yet had their first vaccinations.

What can I do if I’m interested in my baby taking part?

If you would like further information about the study or if you might be interested in your child taking part please contact:

You can contact a member of the LION MenB Research Team by calling 02392 283232 or email NICU.Research@porthosp.nhs.uk

The team are available 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.


NICU Research Team, Queen Alexandra Hospital

Principal Investigator: Dr Tim Scorrer

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