Sponsored Walk, 7th May, along Southsea seafront in aid of the Rocky Appeal
Latest edition of Trust Matters - Spring 2017
We met up with Naomi and Lucy for this week's #hellomynameis
For #hellomynameis this week we met the Medicine for Older People Occupational Therapy Team
The Grange Maternity Centre telephone numbers are changing on 21 March 2017
We met up with Nicky in resuscitation for this week's #hellomynameis
Trust launch new 'Passport to Manage' framework to ensure patient care is at its best
Looking at the relationship between arthritis and sleep
Dr Warren Dunger is the only Clinical Psychologist within Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
We visited Victoria in Ultrasound for #hellomynameis this week
#hellomynameis Carl and i am a Resuscitation Officer here at QA
Jackie Hill raised £1,450 for Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust’s Renal Unit.
For #hellomynameis this week we spoke to the Diabetes Dietitians
Liver4Life would like to invite you to the launch of the Portsmouth LiverChat! group.
League of Friends donate two vital pieces of equipment to the Endoscopy Department
Portsmouth Hospitals Charity are looking for people to take part in an exciting trolley dash
Join Portsmouth Hospitals Charity for an exclusive charity shopping evening at Crabtree & Evelyn
QA Hospitals catering times over Christmas
An exciting Christmas Jumper Day was held to raise funds for patients at QA Hospital
Meet the Renal Dietitians based at Queen Alexandra Hospital
Meet Gemma, one of our new apprentices
HMS Nelson spread some festive cheer to elderly patients at Queen Alexandra Hospital
The annual health and well-being event was a huge success!
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust wins Silver award for 'Sports and Physical Activity at Work’
QA Hospital recently held a Cardiac Screening Day - which was a huge success!
We are encouraging everyone to donate a small gift for our older patients over christmas
Download our helpful PDF which details the opening times of local pharmacies over the Christmas period.
Jude Parker, QA Sectary, celebrates 40 years at Portsmouth Hospitals
Calling all Band 5 / 6 Nurses and Healthcare Support Workers
Trust initiative which has significantly “slashed’ emergency department visits for patients with airways diseases wins prestigious award
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.
QA staff attended the University of Southampton Careers Fair earlier this week
QA's Phlebotomy team have donated wonderful refuge parcels to Portsmouth's refuge
QA Matron, Bev Vaughan, wins award
Share their story for World Prematurity Day
The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Queen Alexandra Hospital have receive an award
We’re extremely proud of all our Trust staff who were given the chance to shine at The News’ Best of Health Awards 2016.
Light a candle for those you love at the Lights for Love Appeal
QA Rheumatology team receives National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) Healthcare Champions Award
Join Portsmouth Hospitals Charity for another exciting wedding fayre
Thank you to Drew, who donated a piece of artwork to the children’s department
Have you broken a bone recently?
Congratulations to our Stop the Red Clocks Project, which was shortlisted for a prestigious Nursing Times Award.
Wishing to make the move into nursing? Read about our pre nursing programme
Well done to our maternity team who completed the Great South Run last weekend
Make sure you have your voice heard about changes to vascular services and join us at a local workshop
Today we celebrate an incredible seven years since the official opening of the then new, Queen Alexandra Hospital.
Staff are encouraged to take part in our #ImmuniseYourSelfie campaign to help fight flu!
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust celebrates its “incredible” staff who go above and beyond at its annual awards ceremony.
TOMORROW from 10.30am-3.00pm at QA Hospital
Macmillan nurse Wendy, who is based at QA, was nominated by colleagues in the Service Improvement Excellence Award category
We are committed to improving the experience for Carers!
Top doctors develop comic to help young people with diabetes
QA Hospital is holding CPR lessons as part of Restart a Heart Day
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Family and friends of Christopher Haywood, who was cared for at QA Hospital, Cosham have raised £2,161.44
A mum with an extremely rare disease can now live a “normal” life
Sam Merrick charmed Prince Harry yesterday at the Wellchild Awards 2016.
Research Opportunity - looking for a pregnant woman
Today marked the beginning of Falls Awareness Week
Sam Merrick was one of hundreds of brave and inspirational youngsters
The finalists are revealed...
Today marked the start of our annual drive to vaccinate our staff against flu
For Neonatal Intensive Care Awareness (NICA) Month, we’re sharing the story of one of QA’s smallest ever babies.
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.
Is this your lost bunny?
Come along to the hospital for a free cardiac screening day
Every Thursday from 1-1.30pm.
To support World Sepsis Day, we’re telling the inspirational story of QA midwife Jackie Davis.
£2,680.88 has been raised.
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.
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.
Hospital statement regarding the suspended Junior Doctors' strike
Thank you to Ickle Pickles for the donation of some new Nursing Covers
How will you start the conversation?
Nicole was only aged three when she was given a devastating diagnosis
More than £400 worth of toys and gifts were donated by a young girl
Hospital statement regarding the junior doctors' strike between 12 and 16 September 2016
F1 Ward are now the proud owners of a new cooker thanks to donations of former patients
For Lord Mayor's Appeal
Today is National Dog Day, and we’re taking the opportunity to celebrate the wonderful contribution of our therapy dogs.
Staff from SSE and Accenture, based in Havant have raised £500 for Queen Alexandra Hospitals, Medicine for Older Peoples Wards.
Rebekah Lewis went from being unable to stand unaided to enjoying Zumba classes
Team Portsmouth won an impressive 14 medals at the Westfield Health British Transplant Games
The Sainsbury’s store on Commercial Road has recently launched their partnership with their new Local Charity of the Year, Portsmouth Hospitals Charity.
We wish her all the best!
Every month “ward champions” from each ward and department meet together
QA Hospital has scored highly in the Patient-led Assessment of the Care Environment
Thank you for your patience.
‘Getting to Grips with Arthritis and Connective Tissue Disease’ will be coming to Petersfield
Find out more...
26-week-old premature baby was thought to not live past a day, but today he celebrates his eighth birthday!
Janice, who was given only a 20 per cent chance of survival, abseiled down the Spinnaker Tower
Today we celebrated first birthday of the Patient, Family and Carer collaborative
The Macmillan Information and Support Centre are seeking qualified therapists to volunteer at QA Hospital
The research team at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, is looking for people to become Patient Research Ambassadors.
A young amputee is thrilled after having a ‘blade’ fitted at Portsmouth Enablement Centre
We’re so grateful to Darren and Amy Webster, who are fundraising for our NICU department.
Come join us at the Day to Day Living with Arthritis and Connective Tissue Diseases conference
Donna Bowman took on the tricky challenge of #22KILL to raise awareness of veteran suicides
Brenda Dillon spent all of her working life at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
World Hepatitis Day 2016
An inspirational transplant athlete, who overcame serious illness, will travel to Liverpool to compete in the Westfield Health British Transplant Games.
A big thank you to Sainsbury's Farlington who have kindly donated towards Cardic Rehab Education session
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.
Andrew Dibsdall celebrates his kidneys 30th birthday today!
Day to Day Living with Arthritis and Connective Tissue Diseases patient and public conference
Congratulations to our Clinical Educators who graduated from Portsmouth University last week!
Today is likely to be the hottest day of the year - so stay safe in the sun
Join us - Day to Day living with 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.
9 new Pure Hold hygiene handles installed round QA hospital.
QA midwives are in preparation to raise money for their bereavement room by running the Great South Run
Tracey Amey went under the knife at QA hospital and lost an astonishing 19 stone
Neonatal Ward recruitment open day at QA was a huge success!
Report about Abbie Kings weight loss surgery.
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.
Charlotte Grace had been in and out of hospital with Diabetes complications for several months when she suffered a severe life-changing stroke.
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust has won a prestigious national award for the “impressive” work it has done to help patients with chronic respiratory conditions.
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.
Ever wondered what it’s like to be part of a Top Level Neonatal Unit?
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.
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.
Join us on September 21st 2016.
A consultant at Queen Alexandra Hospital will celebrate his 50th anniversary with the NHS this July.
The Surgical Assessment Unit has for the last 18 months been involved in a fantastic project.
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.
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)?
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.
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.
Portsmouth Rheumatology Department and Solent NHS Trust Physiotherapy Department support NASS Members 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.
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.
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.
Positive results for Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust are reported in the 2015 inpatient survey, published today (June 8) by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
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.
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.
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.
Phones with direct dial numbers are not affected, and switchboard is able to transfer calls.
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.
There is a temporary problem with some of our telephone lines.
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.
We're urging people to think twice before attending our Emergency Department
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.
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.
Thank you for your patience during the brief period of disruption.
Engineers working to resolve issues
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.
Our fantastic anaesthesia department has been recognised through Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation (ACSA).
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.
Portsmouth Hospitals are proud to be acknowledged as one CHKS’ 40 top hospital trusts in the UK – for the eleventh time.
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...
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.
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.
Today, we’re hosting an educational training day which will involve some practical sessions on how to deal with a chemical major incident.
To celebrate the spectacular contribution of our nursing staff this International Nurses Day, we’re hosting a special event in the Atrium.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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).
To celebrate World Voice Day we spoke to Mervyn Hoolidge-Goode, who lost his speech after discovering a tiny mouth ulcer under his tongue.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.