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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 - Friday 07 December 2018

    10 December 2018

    As you may have seen from my message this morning, we are delighted with the news that the Department of Health and Social Care has allocated the Trust £58million to transform our urgent care services

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - Friday 30 November 2018

    03 December 2018

    I would like to begin by thanking you all for your assistance in helping us support colleagues from University Hospital Southampton on Wednesday

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - Friday 16 November 2018

    19 November 2018

    This week I was privileged to be given the opportunity to takeover the @NHS Twitter account. Each week the account is hosted by a patient or member of NHS staff to give an insight into their daily life

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - Friday 09 November 2018

    12 November 2018

    My message this week is slightly longer than usual as it has been a busy week, but don’t let that put you off…. Today we are delighted to announce that we are one of 24 NHS bodies to be awarded Veteran Aware status, having been accredited by the Veterans Covenant Hospital Alliance

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - Friday 02 November 2018

    08 November 2018

    On Tuesday we hosted our Celebrating Diversity event at PHT, which was very well attended. Unfortunately I was unable to be there as I was in London attending a meeting with our Secretary of State for Health and Care, but I have heard from many attendees from across the organisation that it was a great success

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - Friday 26 October 2018

    29 October 2018

    Our preparations for winter are well underway and for the past ten days, the impact of the initiatives we have been talking about for some months has been apparent

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - Friday 19 October 2018

    22 October 2018

    As some of you may have seen on social media, Monday was national ‘AHPs day’, dedicated to recognising the work of Allied Health Professionals across the NHS

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - Friday 12 October 2018

    15 October 2018

    On Wednesday I, along with other members of the Trust Leadership Team, spent time shadowing colleagues around the Trust to learn more about their roles and the services they provide to our patients

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - Friday 05 October 2018

    15 October 2018

    On Monday I was delighted to be invited along to a meeting of the ‘Pompey Pensioners’, to provide a general update and to talk about activities underway as we prepare for winter

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - Friday 28 September 2018

    01 October 2018

    Many of you will have received your personal copy of the NHS annual staff survey this week. The survey is an important way for all members of staff to share their views on a range of topics about their experience at work including development opportunities, health and wellbeing, staff engagement and opportunities to raise concerns

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - 22 September 2018

    24 September 2018

    As the end of the summer draws near our attention is turning to the approach of winter. A lot of preparation work has already been done, working together with our local partners, to help ensure we are as prepared as possible to respond

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - Friday 07 September 2018

    10 September 2018

    I am very much aware of pressures being experienced by some staff on a daily basis.  We know there are hotspots in a number of staff groups, and in a number of specialties and will be having wider conversations about what we are doing to address staffing challenges

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - Friday 31 August 2018

    31 August 2018

    Our hospital is opening its doors to the public once again this year for our annual Open Day, taking place on Saturday 13th October between 10.30am and 3pm

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - Friday 24 August 2018

    29 August 2018

    A few weeks ago I mentioned our plans to examine the issue of violence and aggression against our staff and to make some recommendations to help address it

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - Friday 17 August 2018

    20 August 2018

    This week I was delighted to be invited to join the panel for the latest in our monthly Schwartz Rounds. The topic this month was ‘When we cannot fix it’ and each panellist shared a story from, on this occasion, their clinical careers

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - Friday 03 August 2018

    06 August 2018

    This week I was pleased to receive positive feedback from the Head of the School of Surgery at Health Education England following their recent visit the trauma and orthopaedic surgical department to assess the support and development provided to surgical trainees

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - Friday 27 July 2018

    30 July 2018

    Next week (31 July) marks a year since I joined the Trust and I couldn’t let it pass without reflecting on what we have achieved together in that time

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - Friday 20 July 2018

    23 July 2018

    I’m delighted to start this week’s update with news of a learning exchange partnership with Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - Sunday 15 July 2018

    16 July 2018

    At the start of the week, similar to other hospitals up and down the country, we experienced increased bed pressures due to increased attendances and admissions, related to the hot weather

  • Chief Executive Weekly Message - Friday 06 July 2018

    06 July 2018

    Yesterday, across the country the NHS celebrated its 70th birthday. It was uplifting to see the affection, warmth and gratitude reflected locally and nationally for our treasured institution

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