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.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

Last updated: 13 January 2021

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust opened its COVID-19 hospital hub at Queen Alexandra Hospital on Tuesday 8 December 2020, delivering the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

The vaccine has been approved for use in the UK having met strict standards of safety, quality and effectiveness set out by the independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

Other vaccines are being developed. They will only be available on the NHS once they have been thoroughly tested to make sure they are safe and effective.

 

Vaccine safety

Any coronavirus vaccine that is approved must go through all the clinical trials and safety checks all other licensed medicines go through. The UK has some of the highest safety standards in the world.

Vaccines will only be used if they are approved by the MHRA. The MHRA has been monitoring every stage of coronavirus vaccine development.

So far, thousands of people have been given a coronavirus vaccine and no serious side effects or complications have been reported.

 

Who will get the vaccine

At first, the vaccine is being offered to people who are most at risk from coronavirus, before being offered more widely.

At the Queen Alexandra Hospital hub site, the vaccine will first be offered to:

people aged 80 and over
care home workers
local NHS staff who have been assessed as being at the highest risk of serious illness from COVID-19.

Read the latest JCVI advice on priority groups for the COVID-19 vaccination on GOV.UK

 

We are contacting people who are in the priority groups above, to invite you for your vaccination. Please wait to hear from us.


If you are over 80, or a care home worker, we will contact you to book an appointment for a vaccination. We ask for your patience while we contact those who are eligible.

Please note that we will never ask you for any money for your vaccination.


Further information

The following leaflets from Public Health England are available for viewing if you need more information about getting vaccinated:

 

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