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…

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.

Giffen, Michael

Last updated: 11 July 2021

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 patients 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

 

Location

Queen Alexandra Hospital

 

Key achievements

  • Development of secondary care Special Care Dentistry service
  • Senior college clinical educator for Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (RCPS) Glasgow

Contact information

Ms Hannah Dunleavy, secretary

02392286000 

Michael.giffen@porthosp.nhs.uk 

Related departments and services

D level

Oral and Maxillofacial Unit

Outpatient consultations following GP referral and subsequent treatment if appropriate.

Services include:

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

 

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