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My ulcer turned cancerous...

It was 21 years ago when Mervyn Hollidge-Goode from Hawkley in Hampshire first discovered a tiny mouth ulcer under his tongue. A biopsy soon revealed the lump to be Lichen planus, an inflammatory disease of unknown cause that carries little treatment and can affect various parts of the body.

27 June 2017
Linda D4
#hellomynameis Linda

#hellomynameis Linda, and I am a staff nurse on Ward D4

24 June 2017
NHS feels the heat as hot weather continues

With the heatwave still in place, doctors are urging people not to underestimate the risks of hot weather.

 Periods of extremely hot weather can have a big impact on people’s health – and an equally big impact on the local NHS.

The message from the health service is for people to take basic, sensible precautions to avoid suffering in the heat, and also to take time to choose the right NHS service if they do need medical help or advice.


20 June 2017
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week Exercises

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week UK 19-25 June 2017

According to the British Lung Foundation, there are over 12 million people in the UK who are affected by a lung disease, costing the NHS an estimated £11 billion each year.

Lung conditions cause the narrowing of airways making it harder to move air in and out as you breathe. Your lungs are less able to take in oxygen and get rid of carbon dioxide leaving you uncomfortable.
If you, or someone you know, are living with a lung condition, there is help in Portsmouth. @solentnhstrust provides ‘pulmonary rehabilitation’ for patients suffering with a long term lung condition.

“Although damage to lungs is irreversible, there are treatments available to help you breathe easier,” said Anna Walker, the Trust’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Team Lead.

“One of the treatments is exercise. We work with people on the best exercise techniques and education to help them manage their condition on their own. These are effective and the bulk of our patients tell us they are able to live much fuller lives as a result.”

To mark Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week, Anna and her team demonstrated some of the exercises in main reception area at Queen Alexandra Hospital yesterday.

"Our goal is to always help patients learn the proper exercises and also have the right information so they can manage their condition going forward."

20 June 2017
Increased attendances at ED

Our Emergency Department here at Queen Alexandra Hospital has seen increased attendances due to the recent hot weather. Our priority, as always, is the care and the safety of our patients. It is for this reason that we are advising local people to consider appropriate places to seek treatment for minor injuries.

19 June 2017

This weekend is going to be a scorcher - so stay protected!

16 June 2017
Jessica D4
#hellomynameis Jessica

#hellomynameis Jessica, and I am a Health Care Support Worker at Queen Alexandra Hospital

15 June 2017

Open Day: Theatres is hosting a recruitment open day Saturday 24th June 2017!

14 June 2017
#hellomynameis Julie and Kely

For #hellomynameis this week we visited QA’s Paediatrics Department, where we met Julie and Kelly.

13 June 2017
11 year old has grandfather's face put on his legs in tribute

When baby Teejay was born in August 2005, to the surprise of his parents Georgina and Richard he was missing two toes on his right foot. Teejay was diagnosed with a birth defect condition called Fibular hemimelia, where his fibula was missing from below the knee.

13 June 2017
The Nursing and Midwifery Council publishes a video asking what will the nurse of the future look like...

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has just published a video asking what will the nurse of the future look like? #nurse2030 They filmed here at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust We were delighted to be included in the film.  You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQt5EpVjQ2o&feature=youtu.be

13 June 2017
QA specialist biomedical scientist wins microbiology award

Queen Alexandra Hospital microbiologist, Matthew O’Dwyer, has been awarded a prize by the IBMS.

12 June 2017
Stroke unit
Staff and Patients at QA Hospital Take On Olympic Challenge to Raise Money for Stroke Rehab

August last year, QA's Stroke Unit undertook a mammoth cycling challenge to raise funds for a special rehab bike for their patients


11 June 2017
Kathy and Eunice
When Kathy Met Eunice

When Kathy Met Eunice

When 55 year-old Kathy started volunteering in QA Hospital’s oncology department five years ago she had no idea that not only would she be helping to make a difference in the lives of patients and families, but she would also be meeting a dear friend.  Kathy says that as soon as she saw Eunice, she knew she had “an accomplice in crime!” 

Eunice, who has volunteered in the oncology department for four and a half years, felt the very same way.  “I think of Kathy as a sister; I just love her to bits!”

Kathy and Eunice both feel strongly that they have a special opportunity in their role as volunteers to help people when they really need it.  “I’ve had patients step away from treatment and then a member of their family comes up to me in tears,” Kathy says.  “I give the family member hugs, a cuppa and I let them know I understand that they are hurting.  By the time their loved one comes back, the storm is over and they are themselves again. It is so important to listen to both patients and their carers.”

Kathy and Eunice both have known several of the patients personally who have come to QA Hospital for treatment.   In fact, the daughter of one of Kathy’s dear friends passed away from cancer and Kathy still struggles with the memory.  “It was very, very difficult.  She was a young woman with nothing but life ahead of her. But she was brave and the doctors and staff took such brilliant care of her.”

Eunice is adamant that although there are a lot of serious things to deal with on the ward, there are many moments of great fun.  “I like the banter…having a joke with everyone."

Both women are enmeshed in the community and have actually run into patients and their families when they are out running errands.  “Sainsbury’s seems to be the place where everyone congregates!” Kathy says, laughing.  She makes it clear that she never approaches anyone or draws attention to herself.  “It is important that everyone we deal with in hospital have their privacy, but the funny thing is they always come up to me anyway.”

The pair agrees that even though they are volunteers, they have been made to feel like an essential part of the oncology department’s team.  “I love everyone here,” Eunice says.   “They are the best. The doctors and nurses work so hard and do such amazing work. And they all treat Kathy and me like we are just as important as they are!”

09 June 2017
Volunteer Marjorie
07 June 2017
Mother who had two sets of premature twins in four years, says one year on and her babies are thriving!

31-year-old Joanna Jefferson from Locks Heath gave 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. One year later and she proudly tells us that her baby boys, Donnie and Dougie, are flourishing in their development, despite being born 13 weeks early and not being discharged from hospital until they were eight weeks old.

06 June 2017
#HelloMyNameIs Margo


For Volunteers Week we introduce the very wonderful Margo Berry



I am Margo and have been a volunteer at the Trust for eight years. I have lymphoma and also osteoporosis and I work closely with the oncology team and I also chair the Portsmouth and South East Hants Osteoporosis Group. I love volunteering and giving back to my local community. My roles really involve educating the public in prevention and education and also providing patient support where needed. Every day is different and I get more back than I can ever give.

Anyone interested in volunteering should email: voluntary.services@porthosp.nhs.uk. They can steer you to the right opportunity.

01 June 2017
#hellomynameis Jenny

#hellomynameis Jenny, I am the Health and Safety Advisor at Queen Alexandra Hospital.

30 May 2017
careers open day
Careers Open Day

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust will be hosting a careers open day on the 15 July - so come along!

26 May 2017
The Patient, Family and Carer Collaborative invite you to get involved...

The Patient, Family and Carer Collaborative at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust invite you to


“Get Involved”


Monday 12 June 2017

14.00 – 16.00 hrs

Oasis Centre, Queen Alexandra Hospital


26 May 2017
Meet QA's Patient Advice & Liaison Service (PALS)

For #hellomynameis this week we are introducing QA's Patient Advice & Liaison Service (PALS)

22 May 2017
#DeafAwareness Supporting infants and pre-school children with hearing loss

Babies begin to hear and recognise the rhythm and melody of voices within months of birth, often responding to cooing sounds when you talk to them…but what happens when they don’t?

19 May 2017
Providing veterans with the support they need to recover

Serving your country can take its toll.  Every year a significant number of veterans leave the Armed Forces with mental health problems.  In November 2015, Portsmouth Hospitals teamed up with Combat Stress (the leading Veterans' mental health charity in the UK) creating a dedicated team in QA Hospital that specialises in the treatment of Service-related mental health issues, providing veterans with the support they need to recover.  

We have spoken to two veterans, Michael and Tim, about how this service has been a lifeline to them.

16 May 2017

Specialist Research Nurse, Geraldine Kerr, says the greatest part of her job is changing the lives of patients through innovative research, which is an indispensable part of a modern, forward-thinking health service.

12 May 2017
#hellomynameis Pedro

#hellomynameis Pedro and i work in Theatres at QA Hospital

12 May 2017
International Nurses Day: Sister, Hope Prosser, talks about treating street children in Tanzania and nursing at the QA

Today is International Nurses Day, (held annually on 12 May to mark Florence Nightingale’s birthday), to mark the contribution that nurses make to society, and in particular our nurses here at QA Hospital.

We speak to Sister in Trauma and Orthopaedic, Hope Prosser, about what the role of a nurse is really like, and just how far those skills can take you…




12 May 2017
dr. Ali Dana
Dr. Ali Dana Teaches Course for Local Paramedics

On Thursday,  May 4th QA’s Consultant Cardiologist Dr. Ali Dana and colleagues taught an all-day refresher course for paramedics at QA hospital about the primary Angioplasty Service for Treatment of Heart Attacks. The course has been running since May 2012. Attendees were paramedics from South Coast Ambulance Service, South East Coast Ambulance Service, UK Specialist Ambulance Service and the Trust and Southern Health.  The course is in such demand that Dr. Dana teaches it two to three times a year.

10 May 2017
Sam brain injury 1
Sam's Story
08 May 2017
#hellomynameis Abbie Aplin
29 April 2017
GMB filming
QA Hospital appears on Good Morning Britain to discuss how Portsmouth women can really ‘call the midwife’

Good Morning Britain visited QA Hospital this morning to discuss the new 24hr Labour Line

26 April 2017
ambulance at ED
QA Hospital urges people to #ChooseWell over the bank holiday weekend

We urge people to seek appropriate medical treatment for minor injuries over the Bank Holiday Weekend

25 April 2017
community matters

Portsmouth Hospitals Charity has received £870 from the John Lewis Knight and Lee store in Southsea as part of their Community Matters scheme.

20 April 2017
WHD 2017 stands
Portsmouth Hospitals celebrates World Health Day 2017

Portsmouth Hospitals celebrated World Health Day last Friday hosting information stands and fun activities

15 April 2017
A&E alternatives over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend

Consider alternative places to seek medical treatment over the busy Easter Bank Holiday weekend

13 April 2017
PHT charity
Spaces available for Southampton Marathon with QA Hospital Charity

Take part in the Southampton Marathon and help raise vital funds for QA Hospital

10 April 2017
24 Hour Labour Line
Portsmouth Women Can "Call the Midwife!"

Did you know that you can really "call the midwife"? Starting April 10th at 10:00 AM Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust Labour Line will go live!

07 April 2017
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Easter Pharmacy Opening times

Here are your local pharmacy Easter opening times

07 April 2017
#hellomynameis Stacey

#hellomynameis Stacey and i am a registered nurse at QA Hospital

06 April 2017
Major vascular surgery to move

Major vascular surgery to move from QA Hospital to Southampton General Hospital

28 March 2017
Rocky Appeal sponsored walk

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

27 March 2017
Trust Matters Spring 2017

Latest edition of Trust Matters - Spring 2017

22 March 2017
#hellomynameis Naomi and Lucy

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

22 March 2017
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
Grange Maternity Centre telephone numbers are changing

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

13 March 2017
#hellomynameis Claire

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

08 March 2017
#hellomynameis Nicky

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

01 March 2017
Fit for practice
27 February 2017
passport to manage
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
Rheumatology awareness event

Looking at the relationship between arthritis and sleep

23 February 2017
#hellomynameis Dr Warren Dunger

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

22 February 2017
#hellomynameis Victoria

We visited Victoria in Ultrasound for #hellomynameis this week

15 February 2017
Carl Davies
#hellomynameis Carl

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

08 February 2017
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
Meet the Diabetes Dietitians #hellomynameis

For #hellomynameis this week we spoke to the Diabetes Dietitians

01 February 2017

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

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

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

20 January 2017
Trolley dash

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

19 January 2017
Exclusive charity shopping evening

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

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

QA Hospitals catering times over Christmas

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

Meet the Renal Dietitians based at Queen Alexandra Hospital

19 December 2016
#hellomynameis... Gemma

Meet Gemma, one of our new apprentices

17 December 2016
HMS Nelson donates gifts

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

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

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

12 December 2016
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust wins Silver award

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

11 December 2016
Cardiac Screening Day

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

09 December 2016

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

09 December 2016
stay well this winter
Pharmacy opening times - Christmas 2016

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

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

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

06 December 2016
Open Day

Calling all Band 5 / 6 Nurses and Healthcare Support Workers

25 November 2016
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
University of Southampton Careers Fair

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

20 November 2016
Phlebotomy team donates wonderful refuge parcels

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

19 November 2016
QA Matron wins award

QA Matron, Bev Vaughan, wins award

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

Share their story for World Prematurity Day

17 November 2016
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
#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
Lights for love appeal

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

06 November 2016

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

05 November 2016
QA Rheumatology team receives award

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

04 November 2016
Portsmouth Hospitals Charity wedding fayre

Join Portsmouth Hospitals Charity for another exciting wedding fayre

01 November 2016
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
Don’t be Scared to Look after your Bones

Have you broken a bone recently?

28 October 2016
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
Portsmouth Hospitals Pre Nursing Programme

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

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

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

25 October 2016
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
immunise your selfie poster 2016
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
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
trust open day poster
Trust Open Day 2016

TOMORROW from 10.30am-3.00pm at QA Hospital

14 October 2016
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
Portsmouth Carers Voice event

We are committed to improving the experience for Carers!

11 October 2016
Diabetes comic

Top doctors develop comic to help young people with diabetes

10 October 2016
Restart a Heart Day

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

10 October 2016
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
‘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
Young QA patient charms Prince Harry

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

04 October 2016
Research Opportunity

Research Opportunity - looking for a pregnant woman

04 October 2016
PHT Falls Awareness Week

Today marked the beginning of Falls Awareness Week

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

Sam Merrick was one of hundreds of brave and inspirational youngsters

27 September 2016
Best People Awards 2016

The finalists are revealed...

27 September 2016
flu jab
Get your flu vaccinate!

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

26 September 2016
Tabitha then 2
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
Robert knott

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
Lost bunny

Is this your lost bunny?

23 September 2016
cardiac screening
Cardiac screening day

Come along to the hospital for a free cardiac screening day

20 September 2016
prayer and praise poster
Join the hospital chapel for Prayer and Praise

Every Thursday from 1-1.30pm.

14 September 2016
Jackie davis sepsis
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
mission COPD
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
children's bubbles fund
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

How will you start the conversation?

05 September 2016
Nicole gala dinner
“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
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
annual report cover
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
F1 Ward has celebration

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

01 September 2016
lord mayor
Un-wanted gifts needed

For Lord Mayor's Appeal

26 August 2016
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
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
"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
congratulations to Team Portsmouth

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

19 August 2016
Sainsbury's photo
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
Kirsty celebrates new role

We wish her all the best!

16 August 2016
Learning Disability ward champs meeting

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

12 August 2016
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
research nurse pic
What is a research nurse?

Find out more...

10 August 2016
Ward F1 ‘Olympic Opening Ceremony’
Ward F1 hosted an incredible ‘Olympic Opening Ceremony’ last Friday
09 August 2016
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
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
Patient, Family and Carer collaborative

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

04 August 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
brenda dillon
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
World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Day 2016

28 July 2016
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
BOHE 2016
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
30th kidney bday
Andrew Dibsdall celebrates his kidneys 30th birthday

Andrew Dibsdall celebrates his kidneys 30th birthday today!

23 July 2016
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
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
Ankylosing Spondylitis

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
NICU open day
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
neuro cycathlon
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
charlotte grace
"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
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
chloe smith
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
John Davis
“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
Michael Thompson
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
surgical assessment team
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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