Temporary visiting restrictions due to COVID-19

We recently made the difficult decision to suspend visiting to our hospital until further notice except in the below exceptional circumstances, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Read more information about restrictions…


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…

Temporary visiting restrictions due to COVID-19

We recently made the difficult decision to suspend visiting to our hospital until further notice except in the below exceptional circumstances, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Read more information about restrictions…


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.

Chief Executive's Message

Since mid-March, Mark has provided comprehensive regular updates to individuals and teams across the Trust on operational issues relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. These updates are currently provided twice weekly.
 
Mark’s weekly message will be published on the website again in due course.
  • Weekly Message - 22nd September 2017

    25 September 2017

    This week has been another eventful week for us all as we prepare for the winter period which lies ahead and continue to drive improvements to the quality of care we provide for all of our patients. I am pleased to share some highlights with you today.

  • Weekly Message - 22nd September 2017

    25 September 2017

    This week has been another eventful week for us all as we prepare for the winter period which lies ahead and continue to drive improvements to the quality of care we provide for all of our patients. I am pleased to share some highlights with you today.

  • Weekly Message - 15th September 2017

    15 September 2017

    It has been a busy and challenging week for us all.  The autumnal weather, reminding us that winter is on its way, coincided with a surge in demand on our urgent care pathway.  This placed even greater pressure on many departments across the Trust and many of you.

  • Blog - 15th September 2017

    15 September 2017

    Hello and welcome to my fortnightly blog.

  • Weekly Message - 15th September 2017

    15 September 2017

    It has been a busy and challenging week for us all.  The autumnal weather, reminding us that winter is on its way, coincided with a surge in demand on our urgent care pathway.  This placed even greater pressure on many departments across the Trust and many of you.

  • Blog - 15th September 2017

    15 September 2017

    Hello and welcome to my fortnightly blog.

  • Weekly Message - 8th September 2017

    08 September 2017

    It has been another busy week for us all.  We held out Annual General Meeting on Thursday and whilst AGMs are all about reporting and reflecting on the previous year, I was pleased to be able to share my vision of the Trust for the next six months.

  • Weekly Message - 8th September 2017

    08 September 2017

    It has been another busy week for us all.  We held out Annual General Meeting on Thursday and whilst AGMs are all about reporting and reflecting on the previous year, I was pleased to be able to share my vision of the Trust for the next six months.

  • Blog – 1st September 2017

    01 September 2017

    I have been in the Trust for five weeks now and today is my 33rd day of my first 100 days in post.   I continue to enjoy meeting staff and listening to the things that are going well, and the areas we need to improve. There has been a great sense of energy within all of our discussion groups and I thank those who attended and contributed to the discussion.  In my weekly message this week, I have taken the opportunity to highlight some areas of best practice.

  • Blog – 1st September 2017

    01 September 2017

    I have been in the Trust for five weeks now and today is my 33rd day of my first 100 days in post.   I continue to enjoy meeting staff and listening to the things that are going well, and the areas we need to improve. There has been a great sense of energy within all of our discussion groups and I thank those who attended and contributed to the discussion.  In my weekly message this week, I have taken the opportunity to highlight some areas of best practice.

  • Weekly Message - 1st September 2017

    01 September 2017

    Hello and welcome to my weekly message.

    I hope you all enjoyed the unusually sunny bank holiday weekend, thank you to those of you who were here working hard and caring for our patients over the long weekend. 

  • Weekly Message - 1st September 2017

    01 September 2017

    Hello and welcome to my weekly message.

    I hope you all enjoyed the unusually sunny bank holiday weekend, thank you to those of you who were here working hard and caring for our patients over the long weekend. 

  • Weekly Message - 25th August 2017

    25 August 2017

    You will be aware that the Care Quality Commission (CQC) published their report into emergency, urgent and medical services at Queen Alexandra Hospital yesterday.  It has created much debate on social media channels within our community and much discussion within our teams.  I am grateful for the continuing support of our public and patients, while we continue to deliver improvements to patient care and experience. 

     

  • Weekly Message - 25th August 2017

    25 August 2017

    You will be aware that the Care Quality Commission (CQC) published their report into emergency, urgent and medical services at Queen Alexandra Hospital yesterday.  It has created much debate on social media channels within our community and much discussion within our teams.  I am grateful for the continuing support of our public and patients, while we continue to deliver improvements to patient care and experience. 

     

  • Blog - 25th August 2017

    25 August 2017

    I have been Chief Executive of this Trust for four weeks now and this week was always going to be challenging. Our CQC report into emergency services and medical care made for very tough reading yesterday, when the CQC published it.  I was ready for difficult conversations with colleagues, key partners and, of course, the media.

  • Blog - 25th August 2017

    25 August 2017

    I have been Chief Executive of this Trust for four weeks now and this week was always going to be challenging. Our CQC report into emergency services and medical care made for very tough reading yesterday, when the CQC published it.  I was ready for difficult conversations with colleagues, key partners and, of course, the media.

  • Blog - 18th August 2017

    18 August 2017

    I have been in the Trust for three weeks now and I’ve enjoyed meeting so many staff and listening to the things that are going well, and the areas we need to improve. 

  • Blog - 18th August 2017

    18 August 2017

    I have been in the Trust for three weeks now and I’ve enjoyed meeting so many staff and listening to the things that are going well, and the areas we need to improve. 

  • Weekly Message - 18th August 2017

    18 August 2017

    Hello and welcome to my weekly message.

    I have had yet another productive week, meeting with many of you and having an opportunity to visit colleagues in Medicine and AMU, in addition to my regular walkabouts. 

  • Weekly Message - 18th August 2017

    18 August 2017

    Hello and welcome to my weekly message.

    I have had yet another productive week, meeting with many of you and having an opportunity to visit colleagues in Medicine and AMU, in addition to my regular walkabouts. 

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