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 Research Ambassadors

Last updated: 04 November 2019

We have a team of dedicated Patient Research Ambassadors (PRAs) who support our research agenda across the Trust and in our local community.

PRAs help increase understanding of research opportunities available at the hospital.

Our PRAs may have a passion for research for a specific condition where they have experience as a patient or carer. They may work with a particular department in the hospital to inform more patients about research into a condition. Or they may work with staff to help improve ways in which we make our research available to patients who may wish to take part.

Hear from PRA Bill Ware about life as a PRA:

Please tell us a little bit about yourself

I'm William (Bill) Ware. I retired from research, science and engineering in December 2007. My work experience 45 years covered twelve disciplines. My motivation to volunteer comes from the need to interact with people and offer my skills and knowledge that could be used by other people.

What made you decide to become a Patient Research Ambassador?

My research experience. As well as this my parents and a friend experienced clinical conditions...such as Alzheimer’s, respiratory and brain tumour respectively. 

Why do you think NHS research is important?

We all need to invest in our own and other people’s well being.

What activities have you been involved with?

I have been involved with a number of meetings and conferences related to clinical research. I've also completed a clinical ethics course and become more involved with e Health.

What would you say to others who are considering getting involved in research?

Become involved in clinical research as a patient, carer or researcher and use your life experiences. It is the most rewarding experience that you can have!

If you’re interested in becoming a Patient Research Ambassador, or would like to get in touch for any other reason, please contact us at research.office@porthosp.nhs.uk

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