Temporary visiting restrictions due to COVID-19

We recently made the difficult decision to suspend visiting to our hospital until further notice except in the below exceptional circumstances, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

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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.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

Temporary visiting restrictions due to COVID-19

We recently made the difficult decision to suspend visiting to our hospital until further notice except in the below exceptional circumstances, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Read more information about restrictions…


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.

Patient and Public Involvement

Last updated: 04 November 2019

Without patients and members of the public giving up their time to participate, clinical research would not exist.

Recruiting more patients and volunteers for research projects gives us a better chance of finding solid, reliable data from our clinical trials, which can then be used to improve treatment in hospitals and communities all across the UK, and often internationally.

What are clinical trials?

Clinical trials are a particular type of research which normally compare one treatment to another. They are the most accurate method that scientists have of testing what works best - and there are thousands of trials being carried out each year in a huge range of clinical areas within both the NHS and private industry. 

Taking part in a clinical trial

If you are interested or would like to take part in a clinical trial, there are different ways of finding a study that you may be eligible for:
Ask Your GP - It's OK to ask!

If you have a condition that means you make regular hospital visits, then ask your GP or clinician about clinical research

Contact us:

If you’re interested in taking part in clinical research, or would like to get in touch for any other reason, please contact us at research.office@porthosp.nhs.uk  

NIHR (National Institute of Health Research):
Search for clinical trials in the UK by condition and location. https://www.nihr.ac.uk/patients-carers-and-the-public/i-want-to-take-part-in-a-study.htm .

You don't even need to take part in a clinical trial to become involved in clinical research. For example you could:

  • Join one of our focus groups to give input into research projects
  • Become a  Patient Research Ambassador
  • Help us in raising local awareness of clinical research
  • Provide information to our researchers to help their work
  • Help to write patient questionnaires and other documents

If you are interested in finding out more about any of these please contact us at research.office@porthosp.nhs.uk

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