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.

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.

Research

Last updated: 13 May 2022

Janet Riddell   Sailing in Greece with BLESMA 2  cropped for intranet

Janet's story

Veteran naval petty officer and a former member of the Manchester City Ladies team took part in research at Portsmouth Enablement Centre

A man wearing a dark jumper

John's story

“Without people taking part in research trials, medicine would never move forward"

Kate Hedger

Kate's story

“I’m so proud to have been a part of the COV-Boost trial and the fact that the results are of such importance internationally is just fantastic.”

toni

Toni's story

"I thank PHU and the respiratory team from the bottom of my heart for giving me the chance to be me again”.

A woman sat at a desk

Meet Beth Giddins

She is a research facilitator and clinical academic at PHU

Terry Chapman   Cardiology research patient

Terry's story

 “I cannot recommend getting involved in research enough. Not only does it benefit you, but also other patients.

martyn

Martyn Webb

"The research nurses are remarkably keen, they are all very friendly and you feel that you are part of a large family"

rob thompson

Rob's story

"I don't have a death sentence hanging over my head anymore"

paul moodie

Paul's story

“Being part of this research trial literally saved my life"

We believe every patient who enters our hospital should have the opportunity to take part in a clinical trial. We work closely with patients, universities, industry and others, using cutting edge science and technology to create real life tests and treatments that benefit patients more quickly.

 

We have a reputation for award-winning research and development. We pioneer new medical advances to benefit patients not only in our own hospital but internationally.

 

Over the past year, our teams have recruited 14,241 participants into clinical trials in 127 studies across 26 departments in the Trust, with more than 7,500 of those involved in COVID-19 to help advance global understanding of the virus.

 

The Trust is ranked as the highest recruiting large acute trust across the country and 11th of all Trusts.

 

PHU is also ranked 11th nationally for COVID trial recruitment with 5,410 patients into the Clinical Characterisation Protocol study, 2,492 into a home grown Stop-Covid19 study and 317 into the SIREN study.

 

Our vaccine studies have welcomed 238 patients and 609 patients were recruited into the RECOVERY trial, which tests a range of treatments for patients hospitalised with COVID-19.

 

PHU is the third highest recruiting site in the UK for the trial.

The majority of care patients receive in hospitals and from their local GPs has come about as a result of clinical research. This includes new medicines to cure and prevent illness, different tests used for diagnosis, and even the way services are organised and staff are trained.

 

Ultimately, high-quality clinical research means the NHS can improve future healthcare for everyone.

 

 

Our Partners

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust works in close collaboration with external partners to further Research and Innovation, including the University of Portsmouth, the National Institute for Health Research and the Wessex Clinical Research Network (CRN).

The Portsmouth Technologies Trials Unit (PTTU) also works in collaboration with clinical researchers, academics, patients and commercial partners to develop research studies relevant to our community. It specialises in working with commercial partners, including SMEs to develop research trials in new health care technologies and also has a broad portfolio of studies including observational studies and qualitative research. To find out more visit http://portsmouthtechnologiestrialsunit.org.uk/ 

 

 

Contact us

We have a team of dedicated research office staff who are delighted to help with all relevant enquiries:

Office email: research.office@porthosp.nhs.uk
Telephone: 02392 286236 (extension number - 7700 6236)
Post address: Research Office, 1st Floor, Lancaster Building, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Southwick Hill Road, Portsmouth, Hants, PO6 3LY

 

Research and Innovation Privacy Statement

We use personally identifiable information to conduct research to improve health, care and services. As a public authority, we have to ensure that it is a task in the public interest when we use personally-identifiable information from people who have agreed to take part in research. Please review the HRA website for the general use of patient information in research: https://www.hra.nhs.uk/information-about-patients/

Health and care research should serve the public interest, which means that we have to demonstrate that our research serves the interests of society as a whole. We do this by following the UK Policy Framework for Health and Social Care Research.

If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact our Data Protection Officer who will investigate the matter. If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data in a way that is not lawful you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

Please contact us if you would like the contact details of the relevant Data Protection Officer.

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