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Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust provides a range of acute services at Queen Alexandra Hospital.

The Queen Alexandra Hospital site went through a major redevelopment to create a modern and 'fit for purpose' hospital, which was completed in 2009. The redevelopment was undertaken under a Private Finance Initiative contract with a consortium; ‘The Hospital Company’ who are also responsible for facilities management and maintenance. The majority of the Trust's acute services are now provided at Queen Alexandra Hospital following the completion of the redevelopment.

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Queen Alexandra Hospital has:

  • 1,200 beds, including cots
  • 28 theatres - with four dedicated endo theatres
  • Four state of the art linear accelerators
  • Two purpose built interventional radiology suites, two MRI scanners, three CT scanners and a PET scanner
  • State of the art pathology laboratory
  • Superb critical care facilities

There are 6,300 full time equivalent staff including Ministry of Defence employees, who are fully integrated into the activities of the hospital. Portsmouth Hospital NHS Trust is the second largest employer in the area.

The 'Emergency Department' at Queen Alexandra Hospital is one of the busiest in the UK treating in excess of 132,000 patients each year. Similarly maternity services are responsible for the delivery of around 6,300 births per year, making it one of the largest maternity services on the south coast.

The 'Acute Medical Unit' (AMU) and 'Surgical Assessment Unit' (SAU) provide rapid diagnostic assessment for patients admitted as emergencies. These can then be directed to the clinical areas most appropriate for their condition.

The Trust is also home to the Wessex Renal and Transplant Unit and it holds prestigious Cancer Beacon Status for the Head and Neck Cancer Services.

The Trust hosts the largest of one of five Ministry of Defence Hospital Unit (MDHU) in England. The Unit treats members of the armed forces and their families from all corners of the United Kingdom. The Trust also trains a range of military clinicians, from all three of the armed forces, who are regularly deployed to bases across the world. Military staff now account for 5% of the total workforce and the Trust has responsibility to ensure the staff have exposure to the appropriate clinical experience required during their times of deployment throughout the world.

Although not a University Hospital allied to a Medical School, nevertheless the Trust is a major provider of under-graduate and post-graduate education working with three universities (Southampton, Portsmouth and Bournemouth). The Trust also has a significant reputation in relation to research and development.

Employee of the Month

To recognise and reward employees who have made substantial contributions to the quality of care provided to patients or have delivered exceptional levels of work performance whilst demonstrating the core values of the Trust.

The core values of the trust are:

  • Respect and dignity
  • Working together
  • Quality of care
  • No waste

All Trust staff, honorary contract holders, PCT staff or Carillion staff working on PHT sites and volunteers are eligible to be nominated for an Employee of the Month Award

Follow this link here for our Employee of the Month winners

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Queen Alexandra Hospital
Cosham, Portsmouth
Tel: 023 9228 6000

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