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Visiting suspended at Queen Alexandra Hospital (QA)


A stay in hospital can be a daunting time for anyone whether it is for a short or long time. But having someone with you can help you recover and make you feel more at ease.

Keeping in contact with friends and family is important to patients. It is recognised that a balance is needed between maintaining that contact and allowing for rest and recuperation. In response to feedback from patients, families and carers wards and departments have local guidelines about visiting times so please do check before visiting. 

Visiting suspended at Queen Alexandra Hospital (QA)


At Portsmouth Hospitals 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, including providing some tertiary services to a catchment area of more than 2m people.

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

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - Sunday 20 October 2019

    20 October 2019

    As we prepare for the upcoming winter period, we know that it’s one of the busiest times of the year for the NHS and so it’s important that we all take time to consider our own health and wellbeing, so as to be in the best possible shape to care for those who need us most.

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - Sunday 13 October 2019

    13 October 2019

    Our preparations for the upcoming flu season are well underway and our Trust-wide vaccination programme is gathering momentum. I encourage everyone to get the flu jab to help ensure that you, our patients and their families, are protected.

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - Sunday 06 October 2019

    06 October 2019

    This week has been a particularly challenging one for those teams working across the urgent care pathway, as we have encountered more delays than we would like, when discharging some of our patients into the community for their on-going care.

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - Friday 27 September 2019

    01 October 2019

    This week our Trust Board approved the strategic outline case for the £58m capital investment we were allocated to develop new emergency care facilities on the QA site. 

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - Friday 06 September 2019

    09 September 2019

    On Tuesday I was delighted to present our Annual Report and Accounts for 2018/19, at our Annual General Meeting (AGM)

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - Sunday 01 September 2019

    02 September 2019

    We had a very busy start to the week with a high volume of patients attending, and requiring admission via our Emergency Department (ED)

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - Sunday 25 August 2019

    27 August 2019

    This week I was delighted to confirm the launch of our PHT Staff Benefits Brochure. For the first time, we have a brochure which provides a comprehensive list of benefits available to us all, as employees of PHT

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - Sunday 18 August 2019

    19 August 2019

    I enjoyed being out and about this week as part of the Executive Team’s ‘Working Together’ programme. The main purpose is to see and hear how things are going for you as individuals, but also for your teams and services

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - Sunday 11 August 2019

    12 August 2019

    This week I was able to spend time with our IT team at our Rodney Road site and as ever, was hugely impressed by their motivation, enthusiasm and focus

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - Sunday 04 August 2019

    05 August 2019

    I was delighted to join the Research and Innovation Team on Monday to celebrate the end of the Vision D study. The trial involved using an iPad camera and advanced software to detect the vital signs of patients by simply taking a photo

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - Sunday 28 July 2019

    29 July 2019

    This week has seen temperatures rise across the country and indeed, here at Portsmouth. It was clear as I’ve been out and about this week, that although we have all been affected by the weather in some way, there are parts of the hospital, notably in the older parts of our estate, where it has been incredibly uncomfortable for patients and many members of staff

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - Saturday 13 July 2019

    15 July 2019

    I was contacted recently by Carley Young, who was originally a Healthcare Support Worker in our fracture clinic who went on to train to be a Registered Nurse with us

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - Monday 08 July 2019

    08 July 2019

    This week we launched our ‘Working Together’ campaign focused on our Trust values, celebrating why they are important and how they make a difference to the care we provide to our patients

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - Sunday 30 June 2019

    01 July 2019

    This week I spent some time with our Macmillan Information and Support Centre team. Having spent time with them before, I have always been impressed by the support they provide to our patients and their loved ones, when they have received a cancer diagnosis and are preparing for, and receiving, their treatment

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - Sunday 23 June 2019

    25 June 2019

    On Monday the second cohort of PHT Change Agents attended our Board development session to provide feedback on the work they have been leading throughout Phase 2 of our culture change programme, which is now drawing to an end

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - Sunday 16 June 2019

    17 June 2019

    Earlier in the week I joined the second meeting of our Research and Innovation Steering Group with colleagues from across the Trust and the University of Portsmouth. 

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - Friday 07 June 2019

    10 June 2019

    A central part of our Trust strategy is focused on working together with our partners to strengthen relationships and look for opportunities where we can deliver improvements for our patients

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - Sunday 02 June 2019

    03 June 2019

    At the end of last week we celebrated the end of the first intake of our ‘Beyond Boundaries’ programme which focuses on improving the work experience and leadership development of our BAME staff

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - Friday 24 May 2019

    24 May 2019

    Throughout the past weeks there has been sustained pressure across the Portsmouth and South East Hampshire ‘local system’, as we respond to an increase in the number of patients requiring access to urgent care services, and ensure the timely discharge of patients into the community once they are ready to leave

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - Friday 17 May 2019

    20 May 2019

    Today I was delighted to attend our second annual Patient Safety conference hosted by our Medical Director, Dr John Knighton. We were fortunate to have two incredibly powerful presentations from our speakers, Dr Chris Turner of the Civility Saves Lives campaign, and our incoming Chief Nurse, Liz Rix

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