The Heart Lens Campaign

The past few months have been exceptionally challenging for those of us working within health and social care. Many of us have had to make changes and sacrifices in order to continue to provide the best possible care for our patients and for the people in the communities we serve. 

We are incredibly grateful to everyone who is giving so much to help us face the coronavirus crisis. To say thank you, we are creating a memento in honor of your immense contribution – a record for you to look back on and remember the part you played in helping us get through this difficult time.

We are offering the opportunity for all solent employees to have their (socially distanced) photo taken outside of their places of work. If you wish, you will also be able to have your family present, as we know how supportive our families and relatives have been in helping us work through these past few months.

Thank you again for all you do. We hope that you will join us in taking a moment to reflect and celebrate one another. 

St James’ Hospital, Portsmouth

Saturday 19th September 10am-3.30pm

Enter the site at the rear of the hospital and follow signs towards The Limes and The Kite Unit. Caroline will be located on the grassed area in front of The Limes.

Western Community Hospital / Adelaide Health Centre, Southampton

Sunday 20th September 10am-2.30pm

Meet outside the front of the Western Community Hospital in front of the large tree that looks like a Christmas tree. Caroline will be on the bench.


Who is this offering for?

This is for all Solent staff and Volunteers and their immediate family members if they so wish

When should you arrive?

We are trying to offer this to as many staff as we can, and as there is limited places we ask you try keep to a tight schedule.  To avoid any queuing to and comply with social distancing we ask you turn up no earlier than 5 minutes before your allotted time. We understand that there may be instances on the day out of your control which may affect your arrival time so we ask if you are going to be unable to make your booked slot please let Caroline know as soon as possible by email and if you need to cancel your appointment, please contact Caroline 24 hours in advance at:

What to wear?

Caroline has advised not to wear any clothes with big motifs or writing. You are of course allowed to wear your uniform if you wish and if there is more than one of you having your photo taken; Caroline has advised wearing similar colours to keep a theme

Social Distancing

All shots will be taken in conformity with the 2m social distancing guidelines. If your picture is with members of your own household, this will not apply within your household unit. If you would like a picture with your colleagues then 2m social distancing will have to be observed: please take this into account when booking