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CQC publishes Queen Alexandra Hospital report

We have seen the media coverage this morning on the Care Quality Commission’s report on the Queen Alexandra (QA) Hospital, Portsmouth We are pleased to report that Healthwatch Portsmouth will be involved in a health summit in early September along with other key parties involved in improving health in the local area. The meeting will be discussing the improvement plan proposed by the new Portsmouth Hospitals Trust, Chief Executive Officer, Mark Cubbon to identify key actions and roles and [...]

By |2018-03-28T10:59:37+00:00August 24th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Mental Health Patient Support Survey

We currently have a student from the University of Portsmouth on placement with us conducting a community research project to find out about current patient experience with social and health care services and to learn about issues faced with the service that are received. If you or someone you know are living in Portsmouth, are currently receiving support for a long term mental health condition and olanzapine (the antipsychotic drug) was prescribed for your treatment we would be really grateful if [...]

By |2017-09-21T10:53:25+00:00August 21st, 2017|News|0 Comments

“Small change – big difference” – Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust Patient Experience Charity

Message from Sarah Balchin. Head of Patient Experience QA Hospital: "Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust Patient Experience Charity has been launched! We work closely with patients, families, carers and members of our local community to understand what really matters most to them and aim to support developments which make a positive difference. This includes fundraising : For specialist projects to provide the little added extras to make life a little easier or more comfortable. For example, we have set up [...]

By |2017-09-21T10:54:28+00:00August 16th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Life in a care home in Portsmouth, what’s it really like?

·        New study compiles the views and experiences of those who live, visit and work in care homes across England. ·        Wide variation revealed, with great care contrasting with homes failing to get the basics right for every resident. ·        National Care champion Healthwatch England urges homes to be more open to using feedback from residents, relatives and staff to help drive improvement. Work by Healthwatch Portsmouth has helped to inform a new national report on peoples’ experience of [...]

By |2017-09-21T10:55:21+00:00August 10th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Public Board Meeting – Tuesday 5th September 2017

Do you want to have your say on Health and Social Care services in Portsmouth and want to find out more about Healthwatch Portsmouth, what we do and the work we are currently involved in? Come along to Healthwatch Portsmouth Public Meeting on the 5th September, at Frank Sorrell Centre from *2pm to 4pm by registering here. *Please note the change from our normal meeting time. If you can’t make it but would still like your voice to be heard please send comments [...]

By |2017-10-11T11:29:36+00:00August 2nd, 2017|Event|0 Comments