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.

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Successful candidates for the ARC Wessex Research awards are announced

Date: 02 March 2022

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust (PHU) and the clinical academic hub are proud to announce the successful candidates in the Wessex Applied Research Collaboration awards.

ARC Wessex is committed to growing health research capacity in Wessex. In November 2021, they put out a call for both Research Initiation and Enhancement awards. These awards were created to encourage nurses, midwives, and allied health professionals (NMAHPs) to explore their ideas around problems they have observed in their clinical practice and shape them into research ideas.

The Research Initiation award is often the first step on a clinical academic pathway leading to PhD training. The Enhancement award supports the in-between stages of the clinical academic journey, helping NMAHPs who have finished a PhD to take their next step towards becoming an independent researcher.

This year, the clinical academic hub were proud to support several candidates through the application process and are introducing the first two people to receive this award at PHU.

Cathy Pogson

Cathy Pogson, renal pharmacist at PHU, is delighted to have received an NIHR ARC Wessex Research Initiation Award. She is interested in undertaking patient centred research around polypharmacy in people with frailty attending PHU’s in-centre haemodialysis unit.

Cathy said: “Active participation in research improves outcomes for individuals and is the single most important way in which we improve our healthcare. Through this amazing opportunity, I hope to begin to embed research into clinical pharmacy practice at PHU, improve care, and inspire others interested in developing a role as a clinical academic. I hope I can develop my research ideas and undertake a PhD.”

Mark Green, heart failure specialist nurse at PHU, has received the Wessex ARC Research Initiation award. During the first Covid-19 wave, he saw an opportunity to create an ambulatory service to support patients with heart failure. His project is looking into the novel heart failure service to examine the effectiveness and how patients who access this service might benefit.

Mark said: “My project provides a great opportunity to demonstrate effectiveness and patient impact. I aim to utilize the award to examine audit data as well as build a larger project linked to creating a PhD fellowship application.”

You can read more about Mark’s experiences in creating this service here.

Inspired and want to get involved in research? ARC Wessex have released their latest call for research internships: https://www.arc-wx.nihr.ac.uk/our-academy/fellowships-and-internships/internships-cohort-5-2022/

If you want to apply, get in touch with the clinical academic hub for support.

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