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.

Giffen, Michael

Last updated: 08 October 2019

Michael Giffen

Michael Giffen
Consultant

BDS(Glas), MOSurgRCS, FDS RCSEd, MFDS RCPSGlas, MFSTEd, PGCertMedEd

Specialty:

Oral Surgery


Sub Specialty:

Paediatric oral surgery - orthodontic interface treatment planning and surgery

Facial pain especially trigeminal neuralgia

Providing comprehensive dental treatment to patient with severe learning disabilities under general anaesthesia.

Managing oral surgery care for patients with learning difficulties, dementia and the medically compromised

Diagnosis and multidisciplinary management of mucocutaneous diseases with a particular emphasis on the immunobullous disorders and lichen planus.
Main location (QAH or other location) Queen Alexandra Hospital
Key achievements (details of any notable research interests, awards, service improvements etc) Development of secondary care Special Care Dentistry service

Senior college clinical educator for RCPS Glasgow

 

Contact information

02392286000 secretary Ms Hannah Dunleavy
Michael.giffen@porthosp.nhs.uk

Related departments and services

D level

Oral and Maxillo Facial Unit

Outpatient consultations following GP referral and subsequent treatment if appropriate.

Services include:

  • Orthodontics
  • Oral Surgery
  • Maxillo Facial Surgery
  • Restorative Dentistry

 

Who's who: Consultant

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