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.

Griffiths, Huw

Last updated: 08 October 2019

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Huw Griffiths
Consultant

Specialty

Cardiology

 

Sub specialty

Coronary Stenting

 

Location

Queen Alexandra Hospital

 

About me

Huw qualified from St Thomas Hospital in 1992 where he was awarded a BSc in physiology and MB BS with double Honours. After house jobs at St Thomas and Greenwich, Huw worked at The Hammersmith as a medical senior house officer (SHO), Royal Brompton as an ITU and respiratory SHO, London Chest as a cardiology SHO and Guy’s as a renal SHO. Huw became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in February 1995 and entered registrar training in cardiology in May 1995. He completed a registrar rotation at St Mary’s, Hillingdon and Royal Brompton before spending two years in full time research.

Huw was awarded a British Heart Foundation (BHF) Research Fellowship in 1998. His MD research thesis involved excitation-contraction coupling in cardiac myocytes and was performed at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College. Huw's current research interests include the evaluation of new intracoronary stents, the use of anti-thrombotic and lipid lowering drugs in patients with acute coronary syndrome and the role of stents in the treatment of heart failure.

His training in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) took place at the Royal Brompton Hospital where he was awarded a Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in Cardiology and General Internal Medicine in 2002.

Huw has worked since 2004 as a consultant in Portsmouth where he set up the coronary angioplasty and stenting programme. This service has now developed into the largest 24/7 heart attack centre along the South Coast treating over 400 patients with ST elevation heart attacks per annum. His practice includes all aspects of general cardiology as well as my specialist interest in angioplasty.

Huw is a member of the British Cardiovascular Society and the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2012 and holds a level 8 clinical excellence award and is the clinical director of the Cardiology Department.

Huw is married with two daughters and two labradors, he enjoys skiing, rugby and dog walks. Not only that, Huw has sailed the Atlantic and participated in yacht racing in many parts of the world.

Contact information

Lynda Blomerus, secretary

Lynda.Blomerus@porthosp.nhs.uk 

02392 283650

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