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

modThe Queen Alexandra Hospital site has gone through a major redevelopment to create a modern and 'fit for purpose' hospital,  which has been completed in 2009.  This work has been done in partnership with 'The Hospital Company', a consortium of Carillion plc and the Royal Bank of Scotland. The majority of the Trust's acute services are now provided at Queen Alexandra 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 'Medical Assessment Unit' (MAU) 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.

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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

An Employee of the Month scheme was launched in August 2010 to recognise and reward staff who have made substantial contributions to the quality of care provided to patients or have delivered exceptional levels of work performance whilst exemplifying the core values of the Trust.

All Trust staff, volunteers, honorary contract holders, PCT staff or Carillion staff working across the Trust's sites are eligible for the award.  A selection panel chooses an Employee of the Month and the winner is presented with an award and a certificate and their photograph displayed. 

Roneleeh Bungue-TubleThe winner of Employee of the Month award for May was Roneleeh Bungue-Tuble, Clinical Nurse, Rheumatology.  "After a thorough and informative consultation with Roneleeh Bungue-Tuble, we both felt there was no other comments to make other then ones of credit to Roneleeh and the department.  Roneleeh's bedside manner was exceptional, she had a lot of patience to answer all of our questions which left us with a much enhanced knowledge of the condition and an understanding of the proposed treatment.  We both left the department feeling cradled and confident in a reassuring network of support.  Well done."

Roneleeh was nominated by a patient.

"Ronnleeh is committed to maintaining high standards of care and being a role model to junior staff."

Julie Ingalls, Rheumatology Nurse Specialist

 

Please click here for more information about the Employee of the Month scheme.

Please click here for previous winners.

 

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