Current visiting times

After suspending visiting earlier in the year, we are now able to offer limited visiting to some wards at the discretion of the nurse in-charge.”

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Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication.  Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

Current visiting times

After suspending visiting earlier in the year, we are now able to offer limited visiting to some wards at the discretion of the nurse in-charge.”

Read more on visiting times...


Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication.  Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

During your stay in hospital you will meet a number of different members of staff.  All members of staff wear name badges, but if you are not sure who someone is or what they do, please feel free to ask them to introduce themselves and explain what they do. 

If you have any questions about your treatment, please ask a doctor or a nurse.

There are lots of opportunities for you to get involved with the Trust, from volunteering to attending our public meetings, our Annual General Meeting or our hospital open day which is held every year.

About us

Last updated: 22 September 2020

At Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust, we are proud to provide expert, compassionate care.

We are here for our local population of about 675,000 residents across Portsmouth and south east Hampshire and care for many people beyond.

Local hospital services

We offer a full range of hospital services from our main site at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth.

We offer a range of outpatient and diagnostic facilities at community sites and local treatment centres across Portsmouth and South East Hampshire. These include:

  • St Mary’s Hospital – midwifery, dermatology and disablement services
  • Gosport War Memorial Hospital – a range of services including Blake Maternity Unit, Minor Injuries Unit and diagnostics
  • Petersfield Community Hospital – The Grange Maternity Unit

Regional services

We are a regional cancer centre and also provide some tertiary services to a catchment area of more than 2m people. This includes the Wessex Kidney Service.

Military services

We are proud to host the country’s largest Ministry of Defence Hospital Unit, Joint Hospitals Group South, treating current and former members of the armed forces and their families and training clinicians.

Research

We have a reputation for award-winning research and development. We pioneer new medical advances to benefit patients.

Key facts

  • We have over 7,200 staff, 1,200 beds and an annual turnover close to £600 million
  • Our critical care facilities are rated “outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission
  • In 2018/19 we delivered over 5,300 babies, saw 625,000 outpatients, carried out over 61,000 day case operations, saw almost 120,000 patients in our Emergency Department and dealt with over 72,000 emergency admissions
  • We have 28 operating theatres
  • We have two purpose-built interventional radiology suites for image guided, minimally invasive surgery
  • We have four state-of-the art linear accelerators for cancer treatment
  • We have two MRI scanners, four CT scanners, a PET scanner and a state-of- the-art pathology laboratory for analysing blood and tissue samples at our hospital sites or at home with our midwifery teams

Performance

Each month we report to our Board on how we are performing against national targets including quality and safety, operational performance, workforce and organisational development and finance. This also shows how we are delivering against our annual Operating Plan. More information is available in our Integrated Performance Report.

Quality Account

Our annual Quality Account provides information about the quality of care and services we provide and our key achievements. It highlights our priorities and specific areas of focus for the coming year. The Quality Account and associated priorities focus on patient safety, patient experience and clinical effectiveness. We are working to continuously improve to ensure our patients, their families and carers receive the best possible care. We aim to improve our services based on what our patients say matters most to them. A full range of quality measures and how we are working towards achieving these is reported to the Trust Board and Quality and Performance Committee monthly. Our Quality Account for 2018/19 can be found here.

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