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

Patients and relatives invited to share their experience to help improve care

Date: 19 May 2022

We are looking for patients or relatives of patients who have experienced an abdominal emergency to tell us about their experience to help us improve patient care at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust as part of a new study.


The aim of the ‘Best Care for Abdominal Emergencies’ study is to understand more about the experience and outcomes for all patients who have had an abdominal emergency, both those who had surgery and those who did not.

 

An abdominal emergency is when someone has severe pain in their stomach which then requires special treatment in hospital.

Examples include:

  • perforation or obstruction of the bowel
  • loss of blood supply to the bowel
  • ulcers
  • diverticular disease (which is a condition that occurs when small pouches, or sacs, form and push outward through weak spots in the wall of your bowel).


Patients may be offered different treatment options, depending on their circumstances, such as surgery or non-surgical intervention (for example radiological drains or antibiotics).


If you would like to tell us about your own experiences, we are looking for volunteers to join a discussion group. These will take place:

  • Monday, 23rd May 2022, 1.30pm, on-line via video call, Zoom link will be provided via email

 

  • Thursday, 26th May 2022, 2pm, in-person, ‘Conference Room 2’, Cosham Baptist Church, 48 Havant Road, Cosham, Portsmouth, PO6 2QZ

 

The discussions will be led by Anna Glanville-Hearson, the research team’s patient representative, and the sister of a patient who experienced surgical complications. Discussions will take approximately one hour and volunteers will be compensated for their time.


During the event, we will share results from our analysis of historical data and would like to gather your thoughts and opinions regarding your experiences when you were treated and now looking back on the care you received.


If you are interested in taking part in the discussion or have any further questions, please contact Anna.


Phone: 07786 850041
Email: aglanvillehearson@gmail.com.


For more information on the study, please visit: https://stoh932714.wixsite.com/website-2

 

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