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Rocky Appeal sponsored walk

Sponsored Walk, 7th May, along Southsea seafront in aid of the Rocky Appeal

27 March 2017
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Trust Matters Spring 2017

Latest edition of Trust Matters - Spring 2017

22 March 2017
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#hellomynameis Naomi and Lucy

We met up with Naomi and Lucy for this week's #hellomynameis

22 March 2017
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Meet the Medicine for Older People Occupational Therapy Team

For #hellomynameis this week we met the Medicine for Older People Occupational Therapy Team

15 March 2017
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Grange Maternity Centre telephone numbers are changing

The Grange Maternity Centre telephone numbers are changing on 21 March 2017

13 March 2017
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#hellomynameis Claire

#hellomynameis Claire and I am one of the Specialist nurses in the Tissue Viability team

08 March 2017
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#hellomynameis Nicky

We met up with Nicky in resuscitation for this week's #hellomynameis

01 March 2017
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Fit for practice
27 February 2017
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Trust launch new 'Passport to Manage' framework

Trust launch new 'Passport to Manage' framework to ensure patient care is at its best

24 February 2017
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Rheumatology awareness event

Looking at the relationship between arthritis and sleep

23 February 2017
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#hellomynameis Dr Warren Dunger

Dr Warren Dunger is the only Clinical Psychologist within Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

22 February 2017
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#hellomynameis Victoria

We visited Victoria in Ultrasound for #hellomynameis this week

15 February 2017
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#hellomynameis Carl

#hellomynameis Carl and i am a Resuscitation Officer here at QA

08 February 2017
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Grateful wife raises thousands for Portsmouth Hospitals Renal Unit in memory of her husband

Jackie Hill raised £1,450 for Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust’s Renal Unit.

08 February 2017
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Meet the Diabetes Dietitians #hellomynameis

For #hellomynameis this week we spoke to the Diabetes Dietitians

01 February 2017
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PORTSMOUTH LIVERCHAT! LAUNCH

Liver4Life would like to invite you to the launch of the Portsmouth LiverChat! group.

30 January 2017
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Nurses receive award
27 January 2017
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Thanks, League of Friends!

League of Friends donate two vital pieces of equipment to the Endoscopy Department

20 January 2017
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Trolley dash

Portsmouth Hospitals Charity are looking for people to take part in an exciting trolley dash

19 January 2017
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Exclusive charity shopping evening

Join Portsmouth Hospitals Charity for an exclusive charity shopping evening at Crabtree & Evelyn

16 January 2017
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Grateful patient raises £3,000
Grateful patient raises £3,000 for Portsmouth Hospitals Oncology Department and the Whitburn Trust
10 January 2017
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Christmas catering times

QA Hospitals catering times over Christmas

21 December 2016
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Christmas Jumper Day raises money for QA Hospital

An exciting Christmas Jumper Day was held to raise funds for patients at QA Hospital

20 December 2016
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Meet the Renal Dietitians ... #hellomynameis

Meet the Renal Dietitians based at Queen Alexandra Hospital

19 December 2016
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#hellomynameis... Gemma

Meet Gemma, one of our new apprentices

17 December 2016
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HMS Nelson donates gifts

HMS Nelson spread some festive cheer to elderly patients at Queen Alexandra Hospital

15 December 2016
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Carillion event raises £2,000 for charity

The annual health and well-being event was a huge success!

12 December 2016
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Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust wins Silver award

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust wins Silver award for 'Sports and Physical Activity at Work’

11 December 2016
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Cardiac Screening Day

QA Hospital recently held a Cardiac Screening Day - which was a huge success!

09 December 2016
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APPEAL FOR PRESENTS FOR OUR OLDER PATIENTS ON CHRISTMAS DAY

We are encouraging everyone to donate a small gift for our older patients over christmas

09 December 2016
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Pharmacy opening times - Christmas 2016

Download our helpful PDF which details the opening times of local pharmacies over the Christmas period.

07 December 2016
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QA Secretary celebrates 40th year at Portsmouth Hospitals

Jude Parker, QA Sectary, celebrates 40 years at Portsmouth Hospitals

06 December 2016
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Open Day

Calling all Band 5 / 6 Nurses and Healthcare Support Workers

25 November 2016
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Award win for Research at Portsmouth Hospitals

Trust initiative which has significantly “slashed’ emergency department visits for patients with airways diseases wins prestigious award

24 November 2016
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Health and care plan for Hampshire and Isle of Wight will bring more care closer to patients

Local plans for improving health and care services across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight are the bedrock of a programme for transforming local health and care services and ensuring they remain sustainable in the future. 

23 November 2016
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University of Southampton Careers Fair

QA staff attended the University of Southampton Careers Fair earlier this week

20 November 2016
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Phlebotomy team donates wonderful refuge parcels

QA's Phlebotomy team have donated wonderful refuge parcels to Portsmouth's refuge

19 November 2016
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QA Matron wins award

QA Matron, Bev Vaughan, wins award

18 November 2016
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QA's "Lightest and most premature triplets in the world"

Share their story for World Prematurity Day

17 November 2016
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Queen Alexandra Hospital receives award for excellent baby care

The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Queen Alexandra Hospital have receive an award

15 November 2016
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#hellomynameis... Dawn

#hellomynameis… Dawn and I am a Trauma Audit Research Nurse here at QA Hospital

15 November 2016
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Portsmouth Hospitals staff win Best of Health Awards

We’re extremely proud of all our Trust staff who were given the chance to shine at The News’ Best of Health Awards 2016.

07 November 2016
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Lights for love appeal

Light a candle for those you love at the Lights for Love Appeal

06 November 2016
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#hellomynameis...

#hellomynameis... Michelle, Jennie, Jo and Gemma, and we are the Gastroenterology Research Team here at QA Hospital

05 November 2016
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QA Rheumatology team receives award

QA Rheumatology team receives National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) Healthcare Champions Award

04 November 2016
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Portsmouth Hospitals Charity wedding fayre

Join Portsmouth Hospitals Charity for another exciting wedding fayre

01 November 2016
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Student donates artwork to children’s waiting area

Thank you to Drew, who donated a piece of artwork to the children’s department

31 October 2016
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Don’t be Scared to Look after your Bones

Have you broken a bone recently?

28 October 2016
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Stop the Red Clocks shortlisted for award

Congratulations to our Stop the Red Clocks Project, which was shortlisted for a prestigious Nursing Times Award.

27 October 2016
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Portsmouth Hospitals Pre Nursing Programme

Wishing to make the move into nursing? Read about our pre nursing programme

27 October 2016
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QA midwives raise an amazing £13,000

Well done to our maternity team who completed the Great South Run last weekend

25 October 2016
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Have your voice heard about changes to vascular services

Make sure you have your voice heard about changes to vascular services and join us at a local workshop

25 October 2016
We're celebrating our seven-year anniversary!

Today we celebrate an incredible seven years since the official opening of the then new, Queen Alexandra Hospital.

21 October 2016
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It's up to you to stop the flu - Immunise Your Selfie campaign

Staff are encouraged to take part in our #ImmuniseYourSelfie campaign to help fight flu!

17 October 2016
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Best People Awards 2016

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust celebrates its “incredible” staff who go above and beyond at its annual awards ceremony.

14 October 2016
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Trust Open Day 2016

TOMORROW from 10.30am-3.00pm at QA Hospital

14 October 2016
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QA Macmillan nurse nominated for prestigious award

Macmillan nurse Wendy, who is based at QA, was nominated by colleagues in the Service Improvement Excellence Award category

14 October 2016
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Portsmouth Carers Voice event

We are committed to improving the experience for Carers!

11 October 2016
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Diabetes comic

Top doctors develop comic to help young people with diabetes

10 October 2016
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Restart a Heart Day

QA Hospital is holding CPR lessons as part of Restart a Heart Day

10 October 2016
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Grateful family raise money for oncology wards at QA

Family and friends of Christopher Haywood, who was cared for at QA Hospital, Cosham have raised £2,161.44

05 October 2016
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‘I can now live a normal life again thanks to research’, says local mum with life-limiting disease

A mum with an extremely rare disease can now live a “normal” life

04 October 2016
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Young QA patient charms Prince Harry

Sam Merrick charmed Prince Harry yesterday at the Wellchild Awards 2016. 

04 October 2016
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Research Opportunity

Research Opportunity - looking for a pregnant woman

04 October 2016
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PHT Falls Awareness Week

Today marked the beginning of Falls Awareness Week

03 October 2016
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28 September 2016
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A young QA patient has been named ‘Inspirational Child’

Sam Merrick was one of hundreds of brave and inspirational youngsters

27 September 2016
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Best People Awards 2016

The finalists are revealed...

27 September 2016
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Get your flu vaccinate!

Today marked the start of our annual drive to vaccinate our staff against flu

26 September 2016
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15oz baby celebrates third year at school for NICA Month

For Neonatal Intensive Care Awareness (NICA) Month, we’re sharing the story of one of QA’s smallest ever babies.

26 September 2016
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GRATEFUL FATHER ACHIEVES WORLD RECORD TO RAISE MONEY FOR HOSPITAL

On the 14th and 15th September, Robert Knott from Gosport bravely took part in a world record attempt for the most weight deadlifted in 24 hours.

26 September 2016
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Lost bunny

Is this your lost bunny?

23 September 2016
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Cardiac screening day

Come along to the hospital for a free cardiac screening day

20 September 2016
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Join the hospital chapel for Prayer and Praise

Every Thursday from 1-1.30pm.

14 September 2016
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World Sepsis Day - survivor story

To support World Sepsis Day, we’re telling the inspirational story of QA midwife Jackie Davis.

13 September 2016
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Grateful family raise money for cancer research projects at QA

£2,680.88  has been raised.

12 September 2016
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PHT shortlisted for national HSJ Awards 2016

A Trust initiative has been shortlisted three times for the national Health Service Journal awards for work to improve lives of those with airways diseases.

12 September 2016
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QA Nurse raises £1,000 for children's charity

We would like to say a big thank you to Claire Bebbington, a Paediatric Staff Nurse here at QA for organising a raffle within her Department.

08 September 2016
Suspended Junior Doctors' strike

Hospital statement regarding the suspended Junior Doctors' strike

05 September 2016
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Ickle Pickles nursing covers

Thank you to Ickle Pickles for the donation of some new Nursing Covers

05 September 2016
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#OrganDonationWeek

How will you start the conversation?

05 September 2016
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“I could never thank my dad/donor enough for giving me a second chance at life"

Nicole was only aged three when she was given a devastating diagnosis

03 September 2016
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Toys and gifts were donated to the Children’s Ward at QA Hospital

More than £400 worth of toys and gifts were donated by a young girl

02 September 2016
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Annual Report 2015-16
01 September 2016
Junior Doctors' strike

Hospital statement regarding the junior doctors' strike between 12 and 16 September 2016

01 September 2016
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F1 Ward has celebration

F1 Ward are now the proud owners of a new cooker thanks to donations of former patients

01 September 2016
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Un-wanted gifts needed

For Lord Mayor's Appeal

26 August 2016
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Today is National Dog Day!

Today is National Dog Day, and we’re taking the opportunity to celebrate the wonderful contribution of our therapy dogs.

26 August 2016
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SSE fundraise for QA's elderly patients

Staff from SSE and Accenture, based in Havant have raised £500 for Queen Alexandra Hospitals, Medicine for Older Peoples Wards.

25 August 2016
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"Amputation has been one of the best things to have ever happened to me"

Rebekah Lewis went from being unable to stand unaided to enjoying Zumba classes

22 August 2016
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congratulations to Team Portsmouth

Team Portsmouth won an impressive 14 medals at the Westfield Health British Transplant Games

19 August 2016
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Sainsbury's Commercial Road launches local charity partnership with Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

The Sainsbury’s store on Commercial Road has recently launched their partnership with their new Local Charity of the Year, Portsmouth Hospitals Charity.

17 August 2016
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Kirsty celebrates new role

We wish her all the best!

16 August 2016
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Learning Disability ward champs meeting

Every month “ward champions” from each ward and department meet together

12 August 2016
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Patient-led Assessment of the Care Environment

QA Hospital has scored highly in the Patient-led Assessment of the Care Environment

10 August 2016
St Mary's Hospital telephone issues

Thank you for your patience.

10 August 2016
'Getting to Grips with Arthritis and Connective Tissue Disease’

‘Getting to Grips with Arthritis and Connective Tissue Disease’ will be coming to Petersfield

10 August 2016
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What is a research nurse?

Find out more...

10 August 2016
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Ward F1 ‘Olympic Opening Ceremony’
Ward F1 hosted an incredible ‘Olympic Opening Ceremony’ last Friday
09 August 2016
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A young QA patient has defied all the odds

26-week-old premature baby was thought to not live past a day, but today he celebrates his eighth birthday!

09 August 2016
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Inspirational QA patient, Janice, abseils down the Spinnaker Tower

Janice, who was given only a 20 per cent chance of survival, abseiled down the Spinnaker Tower

05 August 2016
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Patient, Family and Carer collaborative

Today we celebrated first birthday of the Patient, Family and Carer collaborative

04 August 2016
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Volunteer Opportunity for CNHC/FHT registered Complementary therapists

The Macmillan Information and Support Centre are seeking qualified therapists to volunteer at QA Hospital

04 August 2016
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Are you interested in improving patient care and services in the NHS using clinical research?

The research team at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, is looking for people to become Patient Research Ambassadors.

03 August 2016
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A young amputee is thrilled after having a ‘blade’ fitted

A young amputee is thrilled after having a ‘blade’ fitted at Portsmouth Enablement Centre

02 August 2016
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Father faced his fear of heights to abseil down the Spinnaker Tower in memory of daughter

We’re so grateful to Darren and Amy Webster, who are fundraising for our NICU department.

02 August 2016
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Come join us - Day to Day Living with Arthritis and Connective Tissue Diseases

Come join us at the Day to Day Living with Arthritis and Connective Tissue Diseases conference

02 August 2016
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Well done to Nurse Specialist Donna Bowman, who took on the 22 push ups challenge

Donna Bowman took on the tricky challenge of #22KILL to raise awareness of veteran suicides

01 August 2016
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Brenda Dillon's 40-year career at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Brenda Dillon spent all of her working life at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

28 July 2016
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World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Day 2016

28 July 2016
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Inspirational transplant athlete will compete in Westfield Health British Transplant Games

An inspirational transplant athlete, who overcame serious illness, will travel to Liverpool to compete in the Westfield Health British Transplant Games.

27 July 2016
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Local store donate fruit and veg to patients

A big thank you to Sainsbury's Farlington who have kindly donated towards Cardic Rehab Education session

26 July 2016
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Best of Health Awards 2016

The News, Portsmouth has launched its Best of Health Awards 2016

25 July 2016
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Macmillan event was a huge success

The Macmillan Information and Support Centre ran a ‘Health and Well Being Event’ for people affected by Lymphoma and Upper Gastro-Intestinal cancers last month, and it was a great success.

25 July 2016
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Andrew Dibsdall celebrates his kidneys 30th birthday

Andrew Dibsdall celebrates his kidneys 30th birthday today!

23 July 2016
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Living well with Osteoarthritis

Day to Day Living with Arthritis and Connective Tissue Diseases patient and public conference

21 July 2016
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Clinical Educators graduated!

Congratulations to our Clinical Educators who graduated from Portsmouth University last week!

19 July 2016
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Stay safe in the sun

Today is likely to be the hottest day of the year - so stay safe in the sun

19 July 2016
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Join us - Day to Day living with Arthritis and Connective Tissue diseases

18 July 2016
Arthritis and Connective Tissue Diseases

“Tired of Being Tired” programme will give you the opportunity to learn more about the causes of fatigue in arthritis and connective tissue diseases.

16 July 2016
9 new Pure Hold hygiene handles

9 new Pure Hold hygiene handles installed round QA hospital.

13 July 2016
QA Midwives to take part in the Great South Run

QA midwives are in preparation to raise money for their bereavement room by running the Great South Run

13 July 2016
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QA patient who dropped an astonishing 19 stone

Tracey Amey went under the knife at QA hospital and lost an astonishing 19 stone

13 July 2016
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Neonatal Ward recruitment open day

Neonatal Ward recruitment open day at QA was a huge success!

12 July 2016
Abbie King's journey through weight loss surgery.

Report about Abbie Kings weight loss surgery.

11 July 2016
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Join QA's Neuro team for a 12 hour cycathlon

Queen Alexandra Hospital’s Neuro Physiotherapy Team are currently fundraising for a specialist therapy bike for their patients to use as part of their rehabilitation.

11 July 2016
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"They told my family to say goodbye" says 21 year old student who had a stroke whilst in the hospital

Charlotte Grace had been in and out of hospital with Diabetes complications for several months when she suffered a severe life-changing stroke.

08 July 2016
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Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust wins prestigious national patient safety award

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust has won a prestigious national award for the “impressive” work it has done to help patients with chronic respiratory conditions.

06 July 2016
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NHS bodies in Hampshire take a stance on hate crimes

Chief executives and leaders of NHS organisations in Southampton, Portsmouth and Hampshire have united to condemn instances of hate crimes against some sections of the workforce since last week’s decision for the UK to leave the European Union.

04 July 2016
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Neonatal staff nurse Chloe encourages registered nurses to attend open day

Ever wondered what it’s like to be part of a Top Level Neonatal Unit?

04 July 2016
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Purplebricks donate £3,000 to children's ward

Purplebricks, an online estate agent company has donated an incredible £3,000.00 towards the purchase of a blood gas analyser for the Children’s Assessment Unit at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham.

01 July 2016
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“You hear of people being diagnosed with terminal illnesses who say they feel so isolated and alone– I don’t want that to happen to me.”

A 73-year-old man who was recently diagnosed with an incurable cancer has spoken about why he decided to participate in a clinical trial at Queen Alexandra Hospital.

01 July 2016
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Consultant celebrates 50 years with the NHS

A consultant at Queen Alexandra Hospital will celebrate his 50th anniversary with the NHS this July.

30 June 2016
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Surgical Assessment Unit improve patient experience

The Surgical Assessment Unit has for the last 18 months been involved in a fantastic project.

30 June 2016
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We have published our annual quality account on the NHS Choices website

Quality Accounts are an important way for local NHS services to report on quality and show improvements in the services they deliver to local communities and partners.

29 June 2016
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My Anticoagulation: What matters to me?

Are you or a family member on blood thinning medication such as warfarin or one of the newer class of drugs called NOACs (Apixaban, Rivaroxaban, Dabigatran or Edoxaban)?

28 June 2016
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New machine to improve treatments for cancer patients’ in Portsmouth.

A multi-gene DNA sequencing test that can help predict cancer patients’ responses to treatment has been launched at Queen Alexandra Hospital, thanks to a donation from the League of Friends.

27 June 2016
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Health and wellbeing event

QA staff, support groups and local businesses came together to host a fantastic event for local women, all of whom have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer. 

27 June 2016
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Stop the Red Clocks nominated for award

The fantastic Stop the Red Clocks Project has been shortlisted for a prestigious Nursing Times Award.

22 June 2016
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NASS members day

Portsmouth Rheumatology Department and Solent NHS Trust Physiotherapy Department support NASS Members day

21 June 2016
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Well done Hope!

We’re thrilled that QA fundraiser and patient Hope Farren was named as Fundraiser of the Year at The News, Portsmouth Youth Awards.

16 June 2016
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Today is National Bug Busting Day

Today is National Bug Busting Day, which is dedicated to halting the spread of infection. Cleaning your hands is one of the simplest and most effective ways of doing this.

15 June 2016
Portsmouth doctor investigates whether vitamin tablet can help prevent diabetes and reduce risk of heart attacks

Dr Jana Bujanova, a research medical officer in the diabetes department at Queen Alexandra Hospital, is currently running a clinical trial looking at whether vitamin D can help prevent diabetes and cardiovascular complications in people with raised fasting blood sugar, or pre-diabetes.

14 June 2016
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust responds to CQC inspection outcomes

Responding to the publication of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) report  into urgent and emergency services at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Interim Chief Executive, Tim Powell, said: “We recognise the picture painted by the CQC in this report and we are very sorry that we have failed to provide to our patients, on a consistent basis, the high standards of care that we expect of ourselves.  We also apologise for any problems that this, in turn,  has caused  our health partners, including the local ambulance service.

09 June 2016
Positive results for QA Hospital in inpatient survey

Positive results for Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust are reported in the 2015 inpatient survey, published today (June 8) by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

08 June 2016
QA shortlisted for three patient safety awards

The Patient Safety Awards, an annual celebration of best practice in safety and quality care, have recognised Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust as one of the top trust’s for safety in medicines management, primary care and managing long-term conditions.

07 June 2016
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It's not just blood!

Our team of highly trained phlebotomists work across the hospital and in the community, between them taking a total of 15 litres of blood – or three builder’s buckets - from patients each week.

06 June 2016
We're celebrating some of our fantastic volunteers

This week is Volunteers’ Week and we’re celebrating the incredible contribution of those who give up their own time to support patients and staff here at QA Hospital.

03 June 2016
We are continuing to experience problems with our phone lines

Phones with direct dial numbers are not affected, and switchboard is able to transfer calls.

02 June 2016
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39 year old Fareham man has stroke whilst playing golf

It was like any other Saturday as Regional Facilities Manager Calvin Smith from whitely played a game of golf with his buddies. But as he bent down to collect the ball Calvin toppled over and hit the ground. To Calvin’s shock aged 39 and in good health - he’d had a stroke.

31 May 2016
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Temporary problem with some telephone lines

There is a temporary problem with some of our telephone lines.

31 May 2016
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QA patient speaks out as part of EDS Awareness Month

This month is Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) Awareness month. Here, QA patient and paramedic Charlie Adler explains how QA consultant Mark Pemberton and his team saved his life, and how advances in IVF have meant that he and his wife are now looking forward to welcoming a healthy baby daughter. In his own words, Charlie talks very movingly about living with the disease which claimed the life of his brother.

 

31 May 2016
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Please choose well over the Bank Holiday weekend

We're urging people to think twice before attending our Emergency Department

26 May 2016
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My baby had a stroke in the womb – and thanks to the quick-thinking of my midwife, was saved!

29-year-old Nikki from Waterlooville had never heard of a baby having a stroke in the womb before, but thanks to her close relationship with QA diabetic midwife Ann, Nikki’s baby was saved.

26 May 2016
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Mother has two sets of premature twins in four years

29-year-old Joanna Jefferson from Locks Heath has given birth to her second set of twins at 27 weeks; just four years after her first set of twins were born premature at 30 weeks.

25 May 2016
Telephone lines now operating as usual

Thank you for your patience during the brief period of disruption.

24 May 2016
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Temporary problem with some telephone lines

Engineers working to resolve issues

23 May 2016
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My EDS diagnosis has given me a lifespan of just 40 years

Susanne Stanbury, 33, from Portsmouth, has Vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome which means her blood vessels and organs are in danger of tearing and rupturing at any moment. Aged 29 and just five months after getting married, Susanne was diagnosed after she split an artery in her leg out shopping on a typical Saturday afternoon, which was a diagnosis that has given her a lifespan of just 40 years.

17 May 2016
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Anaesthesia department recognised with ACSA accreditation

Our fantastic anaesthesia department has been recognised through Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation (ACSA). 

17 May 2016
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Teenager who had stroke aged 18, celebrates birthday as he contemplates milestones completed since his stroke two years ago

 Today is a distinctive day for Locksheath-based Ben Gray, not only because it’s his 20th birthday, but for the reason that this week marks a two-year anniversary of when Ben had a stroke aged just 18.

16 May 2016
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Portsmouth Hospitals recognised as one of top 40 hospital trusts

Portsmouth Hospitals are proud to be acknowledged as one CHKS’ 40 top hospital trusts in the UK – for the eleventh time.

13 May 2016
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Portsmouth University student has stroke despite young age

Kathryn Davies, an animation student from Portsmouth University, couldn’t believe it when she was drawing alone in her shared university house and suddenly lost the feeling in her left hand. For Stroke Awareness month Kathryn shares her story...

11 May 2016
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Young dancer who suffered devastating brain injury speaks out during Brain Injury Awareness week

A young dancer who suffered a devastating brain injury in a car crash is speaking out about her own experiences as part of Brain Injury Awareness week.

11 May 2016
Could you be a PALS volunteer?

The role of the PALS Volunteer is to provide patients in hospital the opportunity to speak to someone about anything they feel could be improved during their admission. Sometimes people do not have relatives or friends to speak up for them and they may feel unable to talk to the staff on the ward. This is where we hope a PALS Volunteer will be able to help, by taking a little time to get to know each patient and engaging them in conversation about whether they feel safe and well cared for on the ward and whether they feel well involved in their care or treatment plan.

10 May 2016
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Chemical major incident training today

Today, we’re hosting an educational training day which will involve some practical sessions on how to deal with a chemical major incident.

09 May 2016
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Nursing throughout the ages to be celebrated at special event

To celebrate the spectacular contribution of our nursing staff this International Nurses Day, we’re hosting a special event in the Atrium.

09 May 2016
Stuart Burnham reflects on nearly 10 years working in the helipad team

Avid Portsmouth FC fan Stuart Burnham has spent more than 16 years working at Queen Alexandra Hospital and is looking back on where it all began after spending nearly 10 years working in the helipad team.

07 May 2016
World class vascular services for Southern Hampshire

In 2015, an expert clinical review by the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland concluded that change was needed at both Southampton and Portsmouth hospitals to ensure safe, high quality vascular services and to meet the requirement to provide seven-day working across the NHS.

05 May 2016
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Today we’re celebrating Day of the Midwife and are shining the torch on our diabetic midwives!

Woman that have diabetes are five times more likely to have a still birth, three times more likely to have a neonatal death in the first month of their baby’s life, two times more likely to have congenital abnormalities or a large baby; and five times more likely to deliver pre-term. With this in mind QA houses a team of two diabetes-trained specialist midwives, Ann Going and Chris Hall.

05 May 2016
Patient thanks gynaecology staff

We have received the following from a patient who wanted to say thank the staff from Gynaecology and the Surgery Ward Sisters. Mrs Joanna Violet Muldowney wrote the following:

On Tuesday 26th April I was referred to the Gynaecology emergency clinic (ward A5?) by my GP as I had a large abscess where you really (as a woman) would not want one! It took a lot of courage for me to even see the GP about it, as it was in such a 'private' area. I was horrified when the GP said I needed to go to hospital, I had hope she would give me a magic pill and it would go away! But alas no, a hospital visit was in order.

05 May 2016
Choose well this Bank Holiday

Bank Holidays are always a busy time for the NHS, and we are urging people to plan ahead.

Please make sure that you have supplies of any prescriptions and medicines which you may need to get through the Bank Holiday weekend.

28 April 2016
Update from Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Following a recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection of the Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust’s Emergency Department, the CQC has written to the Trust indicating four areas in which the Trust should make immediate improvements - before the publication of the CQC’s full inspection report – in order to minimise the risk to patients.

28 April 2016
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Stephen tells his story for Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness month and we have been speaking to former patients about their own experiences, to help raise awareness of the fourth-most common cancer in the UK.

Stephen Coleborn, 55, was operated on by our Da Vinci robot earlier this month and is recovering well.

27 April 2016
Junior doctors to take to industrial action tomorrow

The British Medical Association (BMA) has announced that junior doctors in England are set to take to industrial action tomorrow.

If you’re unsure about what local services are available during the junior doctor strike visit www.nhs.uk/strike

25 April 2016
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'Pompey Pirate' Craig Bryden is on the hunt for costumes

Craig Bryden, also known as the 'Pompey Pirate' is on the hunt for more pirate costumes to keep up the smiles in his future chemotherapy treatments.

25 April 2016
Renal service implement Patient Care Event

Perfect Care is a ‘deep dive’ into a specialty to look at quality, safety and experience for their patients.  It includes observations of care, patient shadowing, a ward liaison officer, senior nurse drop ins, safety huddles and an immediate review of any incidents.

 

19 April 2016
QA specialists help create ‘centre of excellence’ for patients

A specialist service for patients with neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) based at Southampton’s teaching hospitals has been named a centre of excellence by the European Neuroendocrine Tumour Society (ENETS).

 

18 April 2016
My ulcer turned cancerous

To celebrate World Voice Day we spoke to Mervyn Hoolidge-Goode, who lost his speech after discovering a tiny mouth ulcer under his tongue.

18 April 2016
“Research will help find the best way to treat my little girl.”

The mother of a little girl with a life-limiting condition has said research is vitally important because it will help find the “best and fastest way” to treat her daughter.

Rosie-May Murphy- White, aged seven, was just two weeks old when she was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis.  She was put straight onto physiotherapy for her airways and a number of medications, including antibiotics, which she has been on ever since.

14 April 2016
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QA introduces simple screening of ED attendances to reduce healthcare burden of alcohol-related harm

Emergency Department doctors have been routinely asking three questions about alcohol-misuse to those admitted to allow the hospital to identify those with alcohol problems.

14 April 2016
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Staff grant patient’s final wish with special wedding in ED

A QA patient had her final wish granted by hospital staff, who arranged for her to marry her long-term partner in the Emergency Department on Sunday.

Jill Smurthwaite sadly passed away the following day at the age of 62. She and her new husband Rob Capaldi had been together for 28 years and married for 26 hours.

The wedding was arranged in only five hours, after staff pulled together to contact Registrars and collect flowers, food, confetti and even Bucks Fizz.

13 April 2016
Nursing education returns to Portsmouth

We’re delighted to announce that the University of Portsmouth has now released more information about the adult nursing course. The first course will begin in February 2017 and from the summer of 2020 the first graduates will be in nursing roles.

12 April 2016
We're rowing The Channel for George

In fewer than 70 days a team of 13 plucky QA staff will be rowing the English Channel to raise money for Dreams Come True, a charity dedicated to bringing joy to children and young people with serious and life-limiting conditions.

11 April 2016
“If it wasn’t for research I wouldn’t be clear of this life-threatening disease – I feel fantastic!”

A man from Southsea has said he is “extraordinarily grateful” to the research team at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust after being given the all-clear of a debilitating disease.

08 April 2016
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‘At aged 35 I’m incredibly lucky to of had a double mastectomy and hysterectomy’ – World Health Day 2016

 New Years Eve 2014 was a day that Carly Mackie from Lee-on-Solent will always remember. When everyone else was preparing for the festivities to unfold, Carly was reading a letter from her doctor which detailed her being a carrier to the cancerous BRACA 2 gene, giving her a 90 per cent chance of developing breast cancer and 40 per cent ovarian in the future. Considering Carly’s mother was fighting the same disease it was a frightening letter to receive. But not for Carly who says having a double mastectomy and hysterectomy just five months after receiving the letter was a no brainer! On World Health Day 2016 Carly shares her story.

07 April 2016
Bringing seven seas of smiles to chemotherapy patients at QA

Many of you may have read about QA patient Craig Bryden, who became an internet sensation when he was pictured dressed as a pirate on his way to his first chemotherapy session.

The post, shared by fellow passenger Courtney Jones, captured the public imagination and went quickly went viral.

06 April 2016
Who knew that an inward facing nipple was a sign of breast cancer?

Former Social worker Catherine Vander-Cammen was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 60 after discovering that her nipple suddenly pulled inward into her breast instead of outward.

05 April 2016
Junior doctors are set to take industrial action tomorrow

The British Medical Association (BMA) has announced that junior doctors in England are set to take to industrial action tomorrow for 48 hours.
Junior doctors will only be providing emergency care from 0800 on Wednesday 6 April until 0800 on Friday 8 April.

05 April 2016
We recently celebrated our volunteers

We recently celebrated very special people at our Volunteer of the Year Awards, an exclusive event to recognise the more than 600 volunteers we have at Portsmouth Hospitals.

01 April 2016
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My Birthplace app launches through Wessex area

My Birthplace is an innovative application developed by Portsmouth midwives and local mothers which has helped thousands of women across Portsmouth since its launch in 2014. The application is now set to help even more as it becomes available to expectant mothers throughout Wessex.

01 April 2016
Cosham Phlebotomy Clinic is on the move

The Cosham Phlebotomy Clinic is moving to QA Hospital aiming to provide patients with a greater choice of times and improved waiting facilities when patients require blood tests.

31 March 2016

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