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Press releases

Press releases
Accessing your NHS services this Easter

Your NHS services are still operating to care for and treat people over this Easter holiday weekend – despite the temporary changes brought in to help tackle the Coronavirus pandemic.

09 April 2020
Did you know you can use NHS 111 for urgent mental health support?

Are you or someone you know experiencing a crisis and need urgent mental health support? Call 111 or visit and speak to the NHS Mental Health Triage Service.

08 April 2020
COVID-19: Domestic abuse – where to get help during the COVID-19 pandemic

We know that COVID-19 (Coronavirus) will have a serious impact on the lives of women, children and men who are experiencing domestic abuse.

02 April 2020
COVID-19: The way that general practice is changing

Over the last couple of weeks, you are likely to have noticed a marked difference in the way things are being done in general practice as we manage Covid-19. ​Thank you for adapting so quickly to these new ways of working.

30 March 2020
COVID-19: Donating blood

Blood centres are open and you can still come to give blood. They have followed government guidelines to put special safety measures in place for social distancing.

30 March 2020
COVID-19: Advice from Hampshire County Council

Thank you to the many people who have volunteered their help to support our county’s vulnerable residents during the Coronavirus pandemic. We all have a part to play in slowing the spread of Coronavirus and helping to save lives.

30 March 2020
COVID-19: Keeping safe whilst self-isolating

Sadly we’re already hearing of scams arising based on the coronavirus, targeting isolating elderly people. In particular, there have been instances of individuals trying to gain access to people’s homes by claiming to have come to swab test them for the virus.

27 March 2020
Message from Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

The NHS is doing all it can to make sure it is able to support all those who will need hospital treatment as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19).

25 March 2020

As part of our regular review of the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Local Resilience Forum (HIOW LRF) has now declared the Coronavirus outbreak a major incident.

20 March 2020
Work begins to relocate Emsworth Surgery
Building work under way on new surgery for Emsworth

Work is under way to relocate Emsworth Surgery to a new home in the town centre.

28 February 2020
Coronavirus information page created

We have created a new page where you can find the latest information and updates on Coronavirus. 

11 February 2020