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QA patients enhance therapy with tennis

Headway, Portsmouth South East Hants and Tennis Foundation joined patients on F1 Ward earlier this week to get patients out of bed and to enjoy some exciting tennis activities

11 August 2018
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Staff from QA awarded by local Universities

We want to congratulate colleagues from Queen Alexandra Hospital who have recently been awarded by the University of Portsmouth and University of Southampton

06 August 2018
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Labour Line is a comfort for expectant mums like Philippa

Philippa, aged 27, had had complications with her first labour and was worried about her second pregnancy. She decided not to wait and called the Labour Line during her early stages of labour.

06 August 2018
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Hayley Nelson talks about her busy role for World Breastfeeding Week

This week is World Breastfeeding Week and to mark the week we are introducing you to Hayley Nelson, an Infant Feeding Specialist at Queen Alexandra Hospital

01 August 2018
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There is life after Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)--just ask Eric!

“The doctor told her to call for an ambulance immediately. After that, I don’t remember a great deal.”

01 August 2018
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Pharmacy team hold informative event for staff

An interesting and informative Medication Safety drop-in event was held last week for staff

31 July 2018
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Innovative work by the local NHS to give patients better, more joined-up care has won national recognition

Portsmouth, Fareham and Gosport and South Eastern Hampshire CCGs, along with Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust (PHT), Portsmouth City Council, Solent NHS Trust, and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, won the Improving Care Through Collaborative Working at the Health Transformation Awards

23 July 2018
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Congratulations to Emma Williams!

Congratulations to Emma Williams, Clinical Educator in Simulation, who has just graduated after completing a BA (Hons) in Education at Portsmouth University.

21 July 2018
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Engineering Company Support Wards and Departments at QA Hospital

To celebrate their 75th anniversary, The Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management (IHEEM), based in Southsea have chosen Queen Alexandra Hospital’s charity as their 2018 chosen charity of the year.

20 July 2018
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An amazing £1,538.12 is raised for the Cancer Services Department

Both Hannah and Ella raised the money by taking part in Portsmouth Hospitals Charity’s WardWalk event in May

20 July 2018
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QA’s first cohort of Critical Care Practitioners complete national programme

The first cohort of Advanced Critical Care Practitioners - five in all - at Queen Alexandra Hospital graduated yesterday after completing the Advanced Critical Care Practitioner training programme

18 July 2018
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Hidden Heroes: South of England Procurement Service

On Friday 13th July Melloney was thrilled to visit The South of England Procurement Team at Hedge End to learn about the team, their challenges and successes, the individual team members and how the service they provide is vital to the safe and efficient running of our hospital. 

18 July 2018
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QA launches Love Your Bones roadshow

The two week Love Your Bones roadshow was launched today at QA Hospital

16 July 2018
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Rheumatology department at QA enjoy away day

The Rheumatology Department undertook their yearly ‘away day’ earlier this week

14 July 2018
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Naomi Borman can’t think of any other organisation she would rather work for than the NHS

In honour of the NHS in its 70th year we are celebrating our wonderful staff

12 July 2018
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HSDU celebrates staff achievements with certificate presentation

Well done to colleagues from HSDU

12 July 2018
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Staff and patients at QA enjoy visit from Little People's Nursery

Staff and patients from MOPRS at QA Hospital enjoyed a visit from Little People's Nursery yesterday

11 July 2018
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After moving from the UK, Catia is now part of Team PHT!

In honour of the NHS in its 70th year we are celebrating our wonderful staff

11 July 2018
Disease Modifying Anti Rheumatic Drugs (DMARD) Patient Information booklet

The Rheumatology Department has launched its new Disease Modifying Anti Rheumatic Drugs (DMARD) Patient Information booklet

09 July 2018
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Music in Hospitals & Care

Last week was the first time Music in Hospitals & Care (MiHC) visited QA Hospital.

09 July 2018
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Paediatric nurse, Karen Dine, is celebrating NHS70!

In honour of the NHS in its 70th year we are celebrating our wonderful staff

09 July 2018
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Andy Gillon has dedicated 30 years to Portsmouth Hospitals

In honour of the NHS in its 70th year we are celebrating our wonderful staff

07 July 2018
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For the 70th birthday of the NHS Dave Britton talks about his role in HSDU

In honour of the NHS in its 70th year we are celebrating our wonderful staff

06 July 2018
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For Bill Ware, volunteering at QA is the most rewarding experience

In honour of the NHS in its 70th year we are celebrating our wonderful staff

05 July 2018
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Portsmouth Hospital launches new vision for the future

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust has launched its strategy for the future of the organisation over the next five years

05 July 2018
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Top awards for Junior Doctors

In recognition of their outstanding efforts and contribution, Queen Alexandra Hospitals Junior Doctors were given awards by the Chief Registrars at the Junior Doctors’ Summer Ball

04 July 2018
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It’s never too late—or in the case of Paul Bytheway, too early-- to volunteer in the NHS.

Paul Bytheway joined Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust as Chief Operating Officer in October 2017 and has had a long and storied career in healthcare. However, he is the first to admit that he started rather young. 

03 July 2018
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Lorraine Alexander, Community Midwife, is based in Portsmouth Maternity Centre.

In honour of the NHS in its 70th year we are celebrating our wonderful staff.

03 July 2018
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Read how the Spirometer has developed over the past 70 years

Over the past 70 years the NHS has been running medical equipment has had huge advancements

02 July 2018
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Bev Vaughan is celebrating NHS 70th with us!

In honour of the NHS in its 70th year we are celebrating our wonderful staff.

02 July 2018
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Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust Pledges Support to Armed Forces

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust has reinforced its commitment to supporting British military personnel across its community by signing up to the Armed Forces Covenant.

30 June 2018
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Meet the bubbly receptionists down at Fareham Community Hospital

In honour of the NHS in its 70th year we are celebrating our wonderful staff

29 June 2018
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Business and Administration Apprenticeship Careers Event

Come along to our Business and Administration Apprenticeship Careers Event

27 June 2018
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“I love working with patients and their families to make them feel better and enjoy living their lives.”

In honour of the NHS in its 70th year we are celebrating our wonderful staff

26 June 2018
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Beatriz Galhano is one of the Ward Sisters in C5

In honour of the NHS in its 70th year we are celebrating our wonderful staff.

23 June 2018
Media statement from the local NHS in response to the Gosport Independent panel report

Dr David Chilvers, speaking on behalf of the local NHS, said:

“Many families have faced a painful, prolonged wait for this day, and we are deeply sorry for the ordeal they have faced. Not only have they had to cope with grieving the loss of loved ones, they have also had to endure many years of uncertainty, which has made that loss so much harder to bear.

20 June 2018
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QA patients enjoy coach trip to Wisley gardens

Colleagues from QA took patients on a trip to the RHS gardens in Wisley

15 June 2018
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Men's Health event

Today, in the B level restaurant, an event was held to raise awareness for men’s health.

13 June 2018
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QA welcome visitors all the way from Hong Kong

We was delighted to welcome doctors from Tuen Mun Hospital who travelled to Portsmouth to learn the ALERT course

13 June 2018
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The Hearing Aid Repair service at Queen Alexandra Hospital is changing

From the end of August the drop in clinic at Queen Alexandra Hospital will no longer be running

13 June 2018
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Come join the Orthopaedic Occupational Therapy Team!

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Occupational Therapist to come join the PHT team

13 June 2018
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QA launch new 'Carers Corner'

Exciting day yesterday launching the new ‘Carers Corner’ for National Carers Week

12 June 2018
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“I have always worked in Portsmouth because it’s an extremely friendly bunch of people"

In honour of the NHS in its 70th year we are celebrating Lucy, a Physiotherapist

09 June 2018
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QA’s Mortuary Team recognised as Hidden Heroes

Melloney Poole OBE, Chairman of Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust is keen to recognise teams who are going above and beyond the requirements of their ‘day jobs’ and are in an often unseen but crucial area of the hospital

08 June 2018
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Dedicated to her patients is Jenny #NHS70

Starting her training at Queen Alexandra Hospital in 1974, Jenny has been with Portsmouth Hospitals ever since

08 June 2018
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Macmillan thank volunteers at award ceremony

This week is Volunteers Week and the Macmillan Centre at QA Hospital celebrated by holding an awards ceremony

07 June 2018
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Abi Stewart, Staff Nurse, works on E6 in the Respiratory High Care Unit

In honour of the NHS in its 70th year we are celebrating our wonderful staff.

05 June 2018
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Cecilia Turk, Volunteer for Patient Feedback, is celebrating NHS 70th with us!

Reflecting on her favourite memory from the Trust, Cecilia says: “Attending Fort Nelson to display a PowerPoint presentation on my life and my disability in front of the Portsmouth Disability Group - and of course the Pets as Therapy (PAT) dogs were there for support!”

04 June 2018
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Claire Brett, Tissue Viability Nurse Specialist, is celebrating NHS 70 with us!

In honour of the NHS in its 70th year we are celebrating our wonderful staff.

03 June 2018
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Celebrating our Gastro Research Team #NHS70

In honour of the NHS in its 70th year we are celebrating our wonderful staff

01 June 2018
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Terry Perring, Patient Experience Volunteer, is celebrating NHS 70th with us

In his daily job role Terry visits patients in their beds to ask them a series of questions, giving them the chance to discuss any issues and also give personal feedback to further improve patient care.

01 June 2018
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New surgery school for patients

We are proud to announce the launch of Surgery School

31 May 2018
Fundraise for a Department at QA Hospital by hosting a Big7Tea

The Fundraising Team at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham are asking the local community to take part in the Big7Tea to fundraise for a Ward or Department close to their heart.

30 May 2018
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Chief Executive Weekly Message - 25 May 2018

We had some very positive news this week as we learned that our joint bid with Fareham and Gosport Clinical Commissioning Group, for funding to support a Mental Health Assessment Unit within the Emergency Department, has been approved

29 May 2018
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Read about some of the great advancements in the NHS

The advancement of urinal bottles and urine tests in the NHS over the past 70 years

26 May 2018
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QA's Renal Expo hailed a huge success

Over 200 patients, family and friends attended the educational event to learn about the fantastic treatment on offer at the Wessex Kidney Centre

23 May 2018
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Come along to our public meeting on Wednesday 30 May!

Do you have any questions about your local hospital? Then come along to our public meetings.

23 May 2018
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Well done to the neurology research team who are currently top recruiters into the BIOJUME study

BIOJUME is an observational study, led by King’s College London, looking at patients with a form of Epilepsy called Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy (JME).

23 May 2018
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PHT celebrates International Clinical Trials Day

Once again, the hospital’s atrium was a hive of lively research activity as the Research & Innovation Department celebrated International Clinical Trials Day

22 May 2018
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Portsmouth Hospital’s NHS Trust Research and Development Team Continue to Innovate

If patients with severe COPD can be recognised before they arrive in hospital in a crisis, there is a lot that can be done to improve their lives, their health and the cost to the NHS of looking after these individuals.

22 May 2018
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The advancement of needles and injections

Over the past 70 years the NHS has seen huge changes, including some great innovation and advances in the way we deliver care to our patients.

21 May 2018
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Nurse of the Year Awards

The glamorous Nurse of the Year Awards was held last week as part of International Nurses Day, where nurses from QA Hospital celebrated their hard work

16 May 2018
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In honour of the NHS in its 70th year we are celebrating our wonderful staff

Beginning her career in the NHS in 1979, Dr Denise Thomas is now Head of Dietetics and Chief of Service for Clinical Support

15 May 2018
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"Sleep is the best medicine" talk from Dr Michael Farquhar

We were delighted to welcome Dr Michael Farquhar to the Trust earlier this week to deliver an important talk to staff

15 May 2018
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Come along to our public meeting on Tuesday 22 May!

Do you have any questions about your local hospital? Then come along to our public meetings.

15 May 2018
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Meet Diabetes Consultant and Endocrinologist, Dr Partha Kar

In honour of the NHS in its 70th year, we are celebrating our wonderful staff

12 May 2018
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NHS staff in Portsmouth to benefit from more flexible working and early pay as part of ground-breaking new technology trial

Staff at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust set to benefit from more flexible working thanks to pilots of new app-based technology

11 May 2018
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£2.4 million target reached!

The Rocky Appeal is delighted to announce that the appeal which has brought the life-saving Da Vinci Robot to Queen Alexandra Hospital has reached its huge target of £2.4 million!

11 May 2018
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Staff say goodbye to Janice Cloud, Matron

Staff gathered last week to say goodbye to their beloved colleague and friend, Janice Cloud

10 May 2018
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come along to our public meeting on Thursday 17 May!

Do you have any questions about your local hospital? Then come along to our public meetings.

10 May 2018
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Emma White, Radiology Department Assistant, is celebrating NHS 70th with us

Emma White, Radiology Department Assistant, works in CT and MRI to help prepare patients for their scans.

10 May 2018
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QA patients enjoy a performance from University students

QA's Paediatric Department enjoyed a performance from Portsmouth University students last week

09 May 2018
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"Myself and my family will be eternally thankful!"

Thank you to a former patient for taking the time to send us in such a lovely message through Facebook.

09 May 2018
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The Emergency Department is currently very busy

Please help us by choosing the right treatment option for you such as visiting one of the local minor injury units or calling 111 for medical and nursing advice

09 May 2018
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In honour of the NHS in its 70th year we are celebrating our wonderful staff

Alison Fitzsimons, Associate Chief Nurse wanted a rewarding career, working with people and working for people

08 May 2018
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Lisa Toft is celebrating NHS 70th with us!

In honour of the NHS in its 70th year we are celebrating our wonderful staff.

06 May 2018
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Di Scott ranked as second best workplace flu vaccinator

Di managed to jab 163 of her colleagues ranking her as the second best workplace flu vaccinator in the Trust

05 May 2018
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Thank you to Leah on your book donation!

We would like to thank Leah M, who has donated lots of lovely children's books to the Children’s Department and Children's Emergency Department.

05 May 2018
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Women's Institute donate to QA's Breast Services

Staff from Breast Services at QA Hospital were delighted to welcome the Women’s Institute from Portchester last week who delivered 180 bras to the department

04 May 2018
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Storm Troopers in Paediatrics to celebrate "May the 4th"

Did you see our Storm Troopers around the Paediatrics Starfish and Shipwreck wards this morning?

04 May 2018
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Rob Burns, Fire Safety Manager, is celebrating NHS 70th with us!

Rob Burns, Fire Safety Manager, is responsible for the day-to-day fire safety within Portsmouth Hospitals. This also includes eleven other sites in addition to Queen Alexandra Hospital!

04 May 2018
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#FeedbackFriday... 04/05/2018

We received a lovely letter talking of the care a couple received during their visits to QA.

04 May 2018
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Statement regarding CQC report

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust media statement in response to CQC report on urgent and emergency care

04 May 2018
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Calling all Portsmouth Hospital staff bakers!

Celebrity judge, Kenny Tutt – Master Chef winner of 2018, will be scoring the cakes based on presentation, texture, creativity and most of all – taste!

03 May 2018
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Happy retirement to Elaine from everyone at PHT!

Elaine Jones, Radiographer, retired this week after 42 years at Portsmouth Hospitals.

03 May 2018
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Congratulations to Emily Heiden, Respiratory Research Fellow

Emily has recently been awarded a Health Education England (Wessex) Quality Improvement Fellowship.

03 May 2018
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Kerry Flett, Librarian, is celebrating NHS 70th with us!

In our hospital library Kerry helps staff with enquiries as well as working with colleagues from the e-Learning team.

03 May 2018
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International Day of the Midwife promotion in the main atrium today!

The Midwifery team will be in the atrium for as long as their cake supply lasts. Make sure to pop down today!

03 May 2018
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Trust hosts successful Health and Wellbeing Event

At the end of April, the Trust held a very successful ‘Health and Well Being Event’ for patients adjusting to life with and beyond cancer

03 May 2018
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Congratulations to our Research staff!

Congratulations to all our research staff at Portsmouth Hospitals who have recruited 5904 patients into clinical research studies this year.

02 May 2018
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World Asthma Day!

#DidYouKnow Asthma affects 5.4 million people in the UK and there are currently 1.1 million children being treated for asthma.

01 May 2018
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Starlight Children's Foundation panto performance

Today the Paediatrics Department had the pleasure of welcoming Starlight Children’s Foundation.

01 May 2018
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In honour of the NHS in its 70th year we are celebrating our wonderful staff

After 22 years of great work at the Trust, Pippa now inspires her colleagues to provide the best patient care

01 May 2018
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"I received nothing but kindness and reassurance from a highly efficient professional and skilled medical team"

"Please pass on my sincere thanks to all those who were involved in my case.”

01 May 2018
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For Ruth juggling a busy work day along with completing her PhD is part of her daily routine

In honour of the NHS in its 70th year we are celebrating our wonderful staff

30 April 2018
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Radiology Statement

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust media statement regarding publication of Board paper on lessons learned from CQC section 31 notice and harm review

30 April 2018
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"Your staff are doing a wonderful job!"

Thank you to Sandra for writing in such a lovely letter thanking many of the staff members across Queen Alexandra Hospital

29 April 2018
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Brandel Sjoberg is celebrating NHS70 with us!

In honour of the NHS in its 70th year we are celebrating our wonderful staff.

29 April 2018
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With a keen interest in science, Josh now works in the busy pathology lab

In honour of the NHS in its 70th year we are celebrating our wonderful staff

28 April 2018
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Supplies Team Hidden Heroes award

Melloney Poole OBE, Chair of Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, visited the Supplies Team 

28 April 2018
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We are delighted to welcome two new members to the Tissue Viability Team

Alison Cole, Lead Tissue Viability Nurse, and Claire Brett, Tissue Viability Nurse Specialist, are thrilled to introduce their new team members!

27 April 2018
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#FeedbackFriday 27/04/2018
We received a lovely letter from a recent patient who had experienced the amazing work our staff do.
27 April 2018
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PHT are now supporting John's Campaign

“For the right of people with dementia to be supported by their family carers.”

26 April 2018
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PMR and GCA Day

We are excited for the PMR and GCA Day on 2nd June!

26 April 2018
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“Working in the medical industry is in our blood”

In honour of the NHS in its 70th year we are celebrating our wonderful staff

26 April 2018
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On Your Feet Britain

Friday 27th April is on your feet Britain day.

25 April 2018
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Come along to our first public meeting!

Do you have any questions about your local hospital? Then come along to our first public meeting on Wednesday 2 May.

25 April 2018
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Thank you so much to the Round Table Great Britain and Ireland Association of Area 1!

Thanks to various fundraising events and the generous donations of Round Table members.

25 April 2018
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After 25 years at QA Hospital, Carole celebrates NHS70 with us!

In honour of the NHS in its 70th year we are celebrating our wonderful staff

23 April 2018
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In honour of the NHS in its 70th year we are celebrating our wonderful staff

Meet the face of Human Resources – Tracey Budd

22 April 2018
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Well done to Mylynne!

A huge congratulations to Mylynne Delgado, Staff Nurse, who has passed her OSCE exams!

22 April 2018
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Ines celebrates the 70th anniversary of the NHS with us

In honour of the NHS in its 70th year we are celebrating our wonderful staff

21 April 2018
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Serena Cottrell, Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine, started working in the NHS in 1992

In honour of the NHS in its 70th year we are celebrating our wonderful staff.

20 April 2018
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Congratulations to our recent graduates!

Congratulations to the latest cohort of Open University nursing graduates, who celebrated their graduation

20 April 2018
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Members of the Professional forum pledging today for #EndPJParalysis

pledging today to support the NHS 70 day 1 million patient days #EndPJParalysis challenge to celebrate the #NHS70

19 April 2018
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Well done to Jane and Rosie!

After a busy period, Jane and Rosie have provided fantastic support 

19 April 2018
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Colin Beevor is celebrating 23 years of nursing

In honour of the NHS in its 70th year we are celebrating our wonderful staff

18 April 2018
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#EndPJParalysis 70 day challenge

We are proud to have launched the national #EndPJParalysis campaign yesterday, a 70 day challenge to mark #NHS70.

18 April 2018
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SALENA GEARS UP FOR LONDON MARATHON IN MEMORY OF HER DAD

Salena Adams is bravely running the London Marathon on Sunday, in memory of her Father and to say thank you to Queen Alexandra Hospital for the great care he received.

18 April 2018
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Lewis Rutter, CT & MRI Support and Development Facilitator, is celebrating NHS 70th with us!

In honour of the NHS in its 70th year we are celebrating our wonderful staff.

17 April 2018
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John Knighton, Medical Director, visited F7 Ward

The roll out continues on Monday 16th April on the E2, E3 and the Surgical Assessment and High Dependency Units.

17 April 2018
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Nurse of the Year Awards - Finalists 2018

All those nominated will be invited to attend the evening event on the 11th May at the Marriott Hotel, Portsmouth.

16 April 2018
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A lovely plaudit from 'Remember My Baby, Remembrance Photography'

'Everything you did was amazing and I will never forget the act of kindness that day.  Truly a credit to the NHS and the hospital you work in'. 

16 April 2018
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Macmillan Centre Manager, Marry Harris, is celebrating NHS 70th with us!

In honour of the NHS in its 70th year we are celebrating our wonderful staff.

16 April 2018
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Katherine Pink is celebrating NHS 70th with us!

In honour of the NHS in its 70th year we are celebrating our wonderful staff.

15 April 2018
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CQC Inspection Roadshow

Visitors, patients and staff were able to visit our ‘inspection roadshow’ outside of B Level Restaurant today.

13 April 2018
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Anne is celebrating the 70th birthday of the NHS

In honour of the NHS in its 70th year we are celebrating our wonderful staff

13 April 2018
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Well done to the Biochemistry Department!

“THANK YOU everyone for your continued commitment.”

13 April 2018
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Supporting our student nurses

L.A.C.E.S - changing the way in which senior staff mentor student nurses

12 April 2018
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Local community buy all items on wish list for QA children’s ward

An Amazon wish list, which was made up of over 200 items of toys, clothes, arts and crafts and books has been bought by the local community in just a few days

12 April 2018
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Phil Kenney, Head of IT Development, is celebrating NHS 70th with us!

In honour of the NHS in its 70th year we are celebrating our wonderful staff.

11 April 2018
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Best wishes to Maggie in her retirement!

Today was the retirement party of Maggie Cleft.

11 April 2018
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Upcoming Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) will be visiting our hospital on 17, 18 and 19 April 2018 to undertake a comprehensive inspection

10 April 2018
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Calling all golfers!

The Kidney Department at QA are holding their very own golf day at the Marriott Meon Valley Country Club on Tuesday the 1st of May!

10 April 2018
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QA Hospital invited several of our young patients and their families for a very special tour of the Pathology Department

Last week was QA Hospital invited several of our young patients and their families for a very special tour of the Pathology Department. It was the first tour of its kind in partnership with the charity Harvey's Gang.

09 April 2018
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Portsmouth Hospital NHS Trust’s Chairman Melloney Poole Shares the Same Birth date as the NHS!

Portsmouth Hospital NHS Trust Chair Melloney Poole was born on July 5 1948, the same day and year the NHS was created. 

09 April 2018
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“I love the work I do"

Lizzie is the Paediatric Oncology Nurse Specialist in the busy children’s ward

07 April 2018
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#FeedbackFriday.. Thank you to Colin Welborn for this lovely feedback

The care I have received throughout has been exceptional and reflects a genuine 'caring culture'.

06 April 2018
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Living With and Beyond Cancer event

Wessex Clinical networks would like to learn from people’s experiences to ensure that they are providing the right level of information and support across Wessex.

06 April 2018
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Aged 65, Malcom skydives for QA's Renal Department

For Bowel Cancer Awareness Month we are reflecting back on this great fundraising story

06 April 2018
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Lorraine Sutton is celebrating NHS 70th with us!

Lorraine Sutton, Macmillan Upper Gastro Intestinal (GI) Clinical Nurse Specialist, has worked within the NHS since July 1982 supporting various different roles.

05 April 2018
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Samantha Dewitt, IT Manager, is celebrating NHS 70th with us

Samantha started working at Portsmouth Hospitals 14 years ago. Her role includes discussing new IT initiatives, supporting services and departments to understand IT implications and providing advice on the best solutions for IT

04 April 2018
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Thank you for another successful Career and Apprentice Open Day!

Thank you to everyone who came to our Career and Apprentice open day last weekend with over 1000 people turning up.

01 April 2018
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In honour of the NHS in its 70th year we are celebrating our wonderful staff

Natalie is one of our successful Renal Consultants working in one of Britain’s largest dialysis and transplant units

01 April 2018
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#FeedbackFriday.. Thank you to Tanith for this lovely five star review about our amazing staff who helped her in a very unexpected time

I was rushed in the morning of Wednesday 21st March with quick onset of stroke symptoms.

30 March 2018
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A huge thank you to Robyn and Ryan who have raised an amazing £30,000 for our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

We would like to say a HUGE thank you to Robyn and Ryan Bendon, for donating an incredible £30,000 to Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

29 March 2018
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Leanne Mincher, Senior Complaints & PALS Advisor, is celebrating NHS 70th with us

Leanne’s day can vary significantly based on the current demand of their service.

28 March 2018
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Nicky Wragg awarded Employee of the Month

Congratulations to Nicky Wragg, CT and MRI Superintendent who has been awarded Employee of the Month!

27 March 2018
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2018 Easter Pharmacy opening times Portsmouth

Here are the Easter Pharmacy opening times for Portsmouth.

27 March 2018
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Come visit the mobile breast screening unit in Fareham

From today until the end of June this year, women aged 50-70 are invited to visit the mobile breast screening unit at ASDA Fareham

27 March 2018
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Tracey Robbins, Business Support Officer, is celebrating NHS 70th with us!

As a Business Support Officer in Respiratory Research, Tracey Robbins admits her job is so wide and varied that rarely two days are ever the same.

27 March 2018
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Aged just 5, Elizabeth and Beatrice are already making a difference in their local community!

Instead of presents for their joint birthday party, the girls asked for donations for the Children's Bubbles Fund after one of the girls broke her arm and was cared for in the Children's Department.

27 March 2018
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Abbie Aplin, Director of Midwifery and Maternity, is celebrating NHS 70th with us

Abbie Aplin, Director of Midwifery, has a role in the hospital ensuring high standards of midwifery practice.

26 March 2018
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2018 Easter Pharmacy opening times Havant

Here are the Easter Pharmacy opening times for Havant.

26 March 2018
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Celebrating NHS 70th with us is Liz Walker!

 

Liz Walker, Lead Nurse for Sleep, Ventilation and Respiratory Outpatients, is celebrating 38 years of working within the NHS and she’s never enjoyed a role more.

25 March 2018
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2018 Easter Pharmacy opening times Gosport

Here are the Easter Pharmacy opening times for Gosport.

25 March 2018
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Tricia Barter, Medical Secretary, is celebrating NHS 70th with us

Tricia Barter, Medical Secretary in Oncology, has been with the NHS for an amazing 41 years.

24 March 2018
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Today is World TB Day!

The TB Team here at QA Hospital are spreading awareness around tuberculosis!

24 March 2018
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2018 Easter Pharmacy opening times, Fareham

Here are the Easter Pharmacy opening times for Fareham.

24 March 2018
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Maria Noblet, Consultant Nurse in Breast Cancer, is celebrating NHS 70th with us!

Maria Noblet, Consultant Nurse in Breast Cancer, started working in the NHS in 1980 whilst training as a student nurse.

23 March 2018
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#FeedbackFriday... Thank you to Roger who sent in this lovely review regarding time he had spent time in QA Hospital with a broken ankle

I cannot praise Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust enough. Completely, throughout the whole five days, from seeing me at Gosport, through QA A&E, Wards D1 and D5 and the Operating Theatre, I was treated fantastically. The NHS staff and all others were so efficient, friendly and hard working. 

23 March 2018
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Nurse of the Year Awards 2018

We are delighted that a patient, Mr Paul Thomas, is supporting nursing staff at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust - hosting the first ‘Nurse of the Year Awards’ on 11 May 2018 at the Marriott Hotel, Cosham.

23 March 2018
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Did you see this lovely readers response in The News, Portsmouth today?

Thank you Sandy for your lovely readers response featured in The News, Portsmouth today!

23 March 2018
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Happy Birthday to Portsmouth Hospital's Charity!!

Here are just a few things our amazing supporters in the local community have raised funds for over the past 3 years!

23 March 2018
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Help shape the future of NHS patient safety investigations

NHS Improvement is keen to hear your views on how and when NHS patient safety incidents should be investigated

22 March 2018
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Colleagues celebrate World Down Syndrome Day

Therapy and stroke services support World Down Syndrome Day by wearing odd socks

22 March 2018
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Planned roadworks near QA Hospital

Roadworks will be taking place near QA Hospital in April

22 March 2018
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Lisa Wood, Complaints Officer, is celebrating NHS 70 with us!

After starting as a volunteer within the Complaints Department in 2015, Lisa gained some experience in the role and ended up applying for a full-time position and was successful.

22 March 2018
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From Restaurant Manager to Team Lead Occupational Therapist, meet Sophie

Working as a restaurant manager, Sophie never thought she would now be the Team Lead Occupational Therapist at QA HospitalWorki

22 March 2018
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Thanks Ickle Pickles Hampshire​ for sharing this post

Congratulations and a huge thank you to Gemma Woolford for taking the plunge and having her gorgeous hair chopped off to raise funds for the Neonatal Unit at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust where her Godson Reuben was cared for.

20 March 2018
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Pompey player unveils new MRI Scanner at QA Hospital

Pompey player, Danny Rose, officially unveiled the new MRI Scanner at QA Hospital

20 March 2018
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Oliver Marmoy is celebrating NHS 70th with us

Oliver Marmoy, Clinical Scientist in Neurophysiology, has a very varied daily job role which includes performing EEG tests on the brain for conditions such as epilepsy, or performing nerve conduction studies to test for peripheral nerve disorders. Oliver also spends time performing specialised tests on vision and the visual pathway for conditions of the eye or brain.

20 March 2018
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Sharon Mendoza, Complaints Coordinator, is celebrating NHS 70th with us

Sharon Mendoza, Complaints Coordinator, works within the Complaints team to ensure that all complaints received are responded to in a timely manner and to the satisfaction of the complainant.

19 March 2018
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Please support the rowathon, which is helping to fund research in the fight against cancer right here at your local hospital

Rebecca and her colleagues who have all worked in Intensive Care at QA are rowing for 24 hours over two days, all in aid of the Cancer Research Fund within Portsmouth Hospitals Charity​.

19 March 2018
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Improving maternity services in Wessex webinar

Come join this exciting webinar to hear how feedback is being used to improve maternity services in Wessex

19 March 2018
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Career and Apprentice open day - this Saturday!

Come along to our Career and Apprentice open day this Saturday

19 March 2018
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We received this wonderful message from a staff member who recently brought a family member in for care

"I work at QAH myself and wanted to let you know what amazing staff you have in A&E!"

19 March 2018
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Marion Brown, Head of PALS & Complaints, is celebrating NHS 70th with us

Moving to Portsmouth from Glasgow in 2000 was the beginning of Marion’s career handling complaints, after spending two years as a Medical Secretary. “I think the NHS career chose me. My mother was the only receptionist for a practice of three doctors, so I would help her out as I grew older – answering the phones and taking messages.” Marion told us.

18 March 2018
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Thank you to Annebelle for sending in such a lovely review of her time at day surgery:

"I had day surgery today at the QA hospital and wanted to say a massive thank you to all the staff on the day surgery ward today

17 March 2018
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Professor Peter Brennan is celebrating NHS 70th with us!

Professor Peter Brennan, Consultant Surgeon and Honorary Professor of Surgery, makes life and death decisions to help save lives in head and neck Cancer Surgery.

16 March 2018
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#FeedbackFriday.. Did you see this lovely review featured on NHS Choices of an experience within the Opthalmology Department?

"On Saturday 10 March 2018, the vision in my left eye was affected by a large ‘floater’ and the occurrence of flashing lights each time I moved my eye. Fearing that I might be suffering from a detaching retina, and so in danger of losing my sight, I telephoned QA Hospital Portsmouth at 9:30 a.m. and described my symptoms."

16 March 2018
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Congratulations to the winners at the Wessex CRN Awards!

Congratulations to all the winners from the Wessex CRN Awards last night!

16 March 2018
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Lorraine Sutton awarded at the BJN awards!

Congratulations to Lorraine Sutton who was awarded at the BJN Awards last week

15 March 2018
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Portsmouth’s Colorectal Department hosts informative symposium

Portsmouth's Colorectal Department held an informative event last week, attended both nationally and internationally

15 March 2018
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Thanks Laura for sending in this lovely message

I just wanted to send a little message to say thank you to all the nurses and hcsw’s who work on shipwreck ward.

14 March 2018
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Join Portsmouth Hospital's Charity Ward Walk!

Gather family and friends for a fun 5km or 10km walk on May 20 with Portsmouth Hospitals Charity.

13 March 2018
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Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

This month is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and we are reflecting back on a research study that looked at potentially saving lives of people with ovarian cancer

13 March 2018
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Our Emergency Department is currently very busy

Our Emergency Department here at Queen Alexandra Hospital is currently very busy

13 March 2018
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We received a lovely letter from Diane, who has previously experienced the excellence of our A&E Department.

On the late afternoon of the 2nd February last I suffered a fall in my garden which resulted in a fairly severe shoulder injury. As a result of this, it was necessary for me to visit the A&E Department of QA Hospital.

12 March 2018
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Kerry Budd, Operational Manager for Acute Frailty, is celebrating NHS 70th with us

Kerry Budd, Operational Manager for Acute Frailty, started working with the NHS in 2004 within the Human Resources (HR) department at Portsmouth Hospitals. Kerry stayed within this department for an amazing 10 years before moving into Business and Operational Management for Medicine for Older People, Rehabilitation and Stroke.

11 March 2018
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Barbie comes to support Children at QA Hospital

Plaster technicians at QA Hospital receive a helping hand from Barbie!

10 March 2018
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Jeanette Hardy, Health Care Support Worker, is celebrating NHS 70 with us

From being with the Trust since August 2016, Jeanette describes the NHS as ‘resilient’. “I have always wanted to belong to the NHS as I believe they give the best care to patients in this country. We are extremely lucky to have them.” Jeanette told us when asked why she chose to work here.

10 March 2018
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Occupational Therapists embark on exciting new project

Occupational Therapists, Rachelle Watson and Rebecca Goddard, have embarked on an exciting service development project following the outcome of a recent audit

09 March 2018
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Ellie Hunt, Organisational Development Apprentice, found her apprenticeship through the Apprentice Open Day at QA Hospital in 2017

Ellie wanted to stay within an artistic job role and it seems that Portsmouth Hospitals has helped her to achieve this. “My favourite part of the job would have to be the creative aspect – designing posters, trolleys, noticeboards and conference packs.” 

09 March 2018
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Going behind the scenes, were introducing Katie – a Communications Apprentice

Katie works within the small communications team helping to run social media pages and website news, keeping the public well informed about events, staff and updates at Queen Alexandra hospital.

08 March 2018
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Connor Richardson and Ahsan Rahman, Medical Equipment Library Support Apprentices, have both been with the Trust for 10 months

Ahsan explains how working here was a great choice: “The enjoyment of the everyday job definitely comes from working in such a large workforce and meeting new people all the time. This apprenticeship is a good way of starting an even better career.”

07 March 2018
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Well done to PHT Patient Research Ambassadors

Following nomination, they have been successfully shortlisted from over 100 received nominations for this year’s NIHR Clinical Research Network Wessex Award. They was shortlisted in the category ‘Excellence in patient and public engagement’.

06 March 2018
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The Emergency Department is currently very busy

Our Emergency Department here at QA Hospital is currently very busy - consider appropriate places to seek treatment for minor injuries

06 March 2018
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Today we introduce one of Queen Alexandra Hospital’s Business and Administration Apprentices - Jess Wellington

Many of Jess’s friends were completing apprenticeships at QA Hospital and progressing on to great careers, so Jess decided to seek out her own apprenticeship at QA Hospital.

06 March 2018
Thank you Jools for sending us this lovely message, praising staff on D7 Ward

Just to say a huge thank you to all the wonderful staff on D7 who’ve been caring for my Dad for the past few weeks (he was discharged yesterday!)

05 March 2018
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Calling all local knitters

Any local knitters looking for their next knitting project, we have one just for you!

05 March 2018
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Rebecca Vince, Pharmacy Support Worker, has recently finished her Apprenticeship and is now working as a Band 2 in the Pharmacy Department

Working a variety of jobs roles, on the reception, ward deliveries and top-ups, Rebecca has recently found her passion and aspires to be a Pharmacy Technician.

05 March 2018
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Support your local neonatal unit!

Ickle Pickles, a local charity that raises important funds for the neonatal unit at QA Hospital is seeking your help!

03 March 2018
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Alan Hoskins, Director of Procurement and Commercial Services, celebrates NHS 70th with us

“The diversity and sheer number of things Procurement get involved in opens up my mind to the great work that the NHS does every minute of every day for almost 70 years!”

02 March 2018
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Richard's experience in the A&E department at QA Hospital

"On Friday the 2nd of February at 6:15pm, I was whisked by ambulance to A&E with pains in my chest and my blood pressure bordering on a stroke."

02 March 2018
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Weather Update

It has now started snowing.  The Met Office has advised we can expect to see the worst of the snow from now through until 6pm but continuing on and off until midnight, with further bands of snow expected tomorrow.

01 March 2018
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Molecular Team awarded Team of the Month

Well done to the Molecular Team who have been awarded Team of the Month!

01 March 2018
Cold weather preparations

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust has arrangements in place for the cold weather forecast for Thursday 1 March and Friday 2 March and we will continue to operate services as normal as far as possible.

28 February 2018
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Cancelled Phlebotomy Clinic tomorrow

Cancelled Phlebotomy Clinic at Petersfield Hospital tomorrow.

28 February 2018
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Specialist Nurse, Erica, tells you all about her role for Rare Disease Day

For Rare Disease Day, Erica is going to tell you all about her specialist role in the paediatrics department.

28 February 2018
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*Telephone number changes for services at St Mary’s Hospital*

Please note that telephone numbers have changed at St Mary’s Hospital. Please amend your records, update leaflet or web information and also advise your patients well in advance.  

27 February 2018
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The Rheumatology department welcomed a special visitor last week

The department was privileged to have Dr Antoni Chan, Consultant Physician and Rheumatologist at Royal Berkshire Hospital, visit the department to talk about imagine ad ankylosing spondylitis.

27 February 2018
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Mia's Story: Prenatal Infection Prevention Month

It was a special day when mum, Selina and dad, Dave brought home their baby girl Mia from the hospital. But then Mia started to become unwell.

27 February 2018
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Kelly Bicknell, Clinical Scientist Specialist in Microbiology, has been working within the NHS since 2008

When asked why Kelly chose to work in the NHS she said: “The thing I love about doing Microbiological tests is the impact it has upon patients. Working in the NHS means I can apply my knowledge and make a real difference.”

25 February 2018
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Meet Sarah Thompson: Head of Safeguarding Children and Adults at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Sarah Thompson joined the Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust as Head of Safeguarding Children and Adults in January.

23 February 2018
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Clare has useful tips for Raynaud's sufferers

For Raynaud’s Awareness Month, Clare Atkins, Breast Care Sister at QA Hospital talks about her connective tissue disorder.

23 February 2018
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QA patients enjoy pamper session from beauty students

We were pleased to welcome Highbury College Beauty Students to G2 Ward earlier this week.

22 February 2018
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Joel Fraser, Stoma Nurse Specialist is celebrating NHS 70th with us

Joel Fraser, Stoma Nurse Specialist is celebrating #NHS70 with us!

22 February 2018
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Consultant Surgeon, Jim, reflects upon his successful medical career

Consultant Surgeon, Jim Khan, can proudly say he has been a surgeon at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust for 10 years and has accomplished some great work at the hospital

19 February 2018
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Staff enjoy heart-warming talk from Dementia campaigner

We welcomed back Tommy Whitelaw last week to meet with staff and deliver another heart-warming talk

19 February 2018
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Hard work and dedication really does pay off – just ask Valentina

Well done to Valentina who has recently passed her IELTS to become a registered nurse in the UK

16 February 2018
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A huge well done to Julie, Wendi, Denise, Carey and Nicole

Congratulations to the Trainee Assistant Practitioners for passing their degree

16 February 2018
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Telephone number changes for services at St Mary’s Hospital

Please note that telephone numbers are changing at St Mary’s Hospital.  Please amend your records, update leaflet or web information and also advise your patients well in advance.  

16 February 2018
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Come to NICU’s recruitment day – Emily did and she’s never looked back!

Portsmouth's neonatal unit is recruiting so why not come along to their nursing recruitment day?

15 February 2018
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QA Hospital patients get up and active!

Patients on the older peoples ward enjoyed a session with Folk Active in Memory Lane last week

15 February 2018
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Today is Valentine's Day!

Today is Valentine’s Day – a celebration of romance all over the world. One person that knows all about hearts is Ines, a Cardiac Physiologist at QA Hospital.

14 February 2018
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Portsmouth Hospitals first ‘Patient Safety and Quality Conference’

We are delighted that the first Portsmouth Hospitals Patient Safety and Quality Conference took place last week, and it was a great success!

13 February 2018
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Come along to NICU's recruitment event

The neonatal intensive care unit at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust is recruiting and Ana tells us why it’s the best place to work.

10 February 2018
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Information about antenatal ultrasound examinations

Here is some important information about antenatal ultrasound examinations at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust.

09 February 2018
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NICU is recruiting!

The neonatal intensive care unit at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust is recruiting and Tamsin tells us why it’s the best place to work.

07 February 2018
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Jenny Michael has been selected as the Trust’s new Freedom to Speak Up Guardian

Congratulations to Jenny Michael who has been selected as the Trust’s new Freedom to Speak Up Guardian. 

07 February 2018
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Help us improve our Carers Cafe

Portsmouth Hospitals 'Carers Cafe' is looking to review and refresh - can you help us?

06 February 2018
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Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust pledges to help ex-service individuals

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust is proud to say it has pledged to help ex-service individuals back into employment and careers within the public services.

06 February 2018
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Hedley brings you his story for World Cancer Day

“In May 1989 I was referred to an urologist and in June had the cancer diagnosis confirmed. 1989 was very hectic year for me and it looked like it was going to get worse!”

04 February 2018
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PHT are delighted to welcome back Tommy Whitelaw

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust is delighted to welcome back Tommy Whitelaw, Dementia Carer Voices Campaigner.

01 February 2018
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Attend breast screening in Crofton Community Centre

From early February to mid-April this year, women aged 50-70 who are registered with Stubbington Surgery and Lee-on-Solent Health Centre, will be invited to attend for breast screening at the mobile screening unit at Crofton Community Centre

31 January 2018
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Denise and Lisa are teaming up this winter to ensure our staff and patients are protected from flu!

The duo from Orthopaedics have jabbed over 300 members of staff!

31 January 2018
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Switchboard receives 'Hidden Heroes' award

Melloney Poole OBE, Chairman of Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust is keen to recognise teams who are going above and beyond the requirements of their ‘day jobs’ and are in an often unseen but crucial area of the hospital.

31 January 2018
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Today is National Bug Busting Day!

For National Bug Busting Day today, we’re introducing you to the pro of all things bugs and germs – Tracey from the Hospital Sterilisation and Decontamination Unit.

31 January 2018
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CALLING ALL BUSINESSES

You can now advertise in Portsmouth Hospitals Charity’s newsletter! We are currently looking for local businesses within Portsmouth to advertise in our May’s issue of ‘Your Charity News’.

29 January 2018
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Are you having a New Year de-clutter?

Do you have any unwanted, good condition Christmas or birthday presents that could be put to good use for a worthy cause?

26 January 2018
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We want to congratulate four members of the HSDU Team

We want to congratulate four members of the HSDU Team here at QA Hospital for passing their Level 3 Technical Certificate in Decontamination.

26 January 2018
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No time for pain workshop

No Time for Pain - Arthritis and Connective Disease Pain workshop comes to Fareham Library on Saturday 17th February 2018,  09:15- 12:00.

26 January 2018
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Help raise money for QA dementia patients

The Fundraising Team at Queen Alexandra Hospital are looking for members of the local community to raise money for elderly patients suffering from dementia.

26 January 2018
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Young QA patient hears for the first time after life-changing ear treatment

We are delighted that a lovely story, about three year old patient Coco-Cathleen, has made national news

25 January 2018
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Career and Apprentice Open Day

If you’re interested in a career within the NHS or just want to learn more, then come along to our Career and Apprentice Open Day!

24 January 2018
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Portsmouth TME Symposium

Sam and his colleagues, Clare, Gemma and Emma from surgery are excited to be supporting the fourth Portsmouth TME Symposium.

24 January 2018
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What is a hospital passport?

A hospital passport is for patients who have a learning disability, and should be brought to hospital with them for both inpatient and outpatient appointments.

22 January 2018
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Petersfield Phlebotomy Clinics

Petersfield Phlebotomy Clinic opening times this week

22 January 2018
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Emma Fisher, staff nurse in the NICU, is a flu vaccinator

Spreading flu to sick and vulnerable patients can be deadly, especially to those only days old. That’s why Emma is making sure her colleagues from the neonatal department are protected from flu!

19 January 2018
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Local charity donate £7,000 to benefit cancer patients

We would like to say a special thank you to OPA-SPLASH for raising an amazing £7,000 for a quiet room on the surgical wards.

18 January 2018
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Surgical Familiarisation drop-in event

Does your child have a planned surgical procedure coming up? If so, QA Hospital and the University of Portsmouth invite you and your child to a fun drop-in event to introduce you to some of the things you will experience at the time of your child’s planned surgery.

16 January 2018
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Services provided by Carillion plc

We want to reassure our patients and staff that our services remain open as normal.

15 January 2018
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"It's extremely busy being QA Hospital's only Mental Health Midwife!" Anna says

#DidYouKnow more than 1 in 10 women will be affected by a mental illness during pregnancy or after the birth of their baby?

15 January 2018
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QA Hospital’s own Tracey Thomas Awarded Nurse of the Year

Tracey Thomas, Sister and Assistance Practice Educator at QA Hospital still seems confounded by how she beat out thousands of other nominees to win the Nurse of the Year in the Paediatric Awards for Training Achievement (PAFTA).

15 January 2018
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The flu vaccine changes every year so even if you had a jab last winter you will need another one this year to stay flu safe

The flu vaccine changes every year to fight the latest strains of flu, so even if you had a jab last winter you will need another one this year to stay flu safe. Flu is a highly contagious infection that anyone can catch and healthcare workers can run the risk of transmitting the infection, which can be very serious for some of our patients.

14 January 2018
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Crime Prevention & Awareness Event

#DidYouKnow… as well as a team of 24/7 operational security guards, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust has an on-site Police Officer?

12 January 2018
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VOLUNTEERS COME IN ALL SHAPES, SIZES AND SPECIES!

The Trust is always keen to find people who are interested in volunteering to work with our PALS Team in making sure that our patients feel supported and well looked after while they are under our care. Oliver is a special volunteer who does just that.

12 January 2018
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Workplace flu vaccinator, Sue, is on hand to administer jabs!

It is important that staff get their flu vaccinations, not only protecting themselves against the deadly virus, but also their vulnerable patients and family. That’s why workplace flu vaccinator, Sue, is on hand to administer flu jabs to her colleagues!

11 January 2018
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4th Portsmouth TME Symposium

The Colorectal Team at Queen Alexandra Hospital are inviting you to attend the 4th Portsmouth TME Symposium.

10 January 2018
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**Please note - telephone number change for Blood Test appointments at St Mary’s Community Campus **

The telephone number for Blood Test appointments at St Mary’s Community Campus in Portsmouth will be changing on the 22nd January 2018.

10 January 2018
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Nurse of the Year Awards 2018

We are delighted that a patient, Mr Paul Thomas, is supporting nursing staff at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust - hosting the first ‘Nurse of the Year Awards’ on 11 May 2018 at the Marriott Hotel, Cosham.

09 January 2018
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Chief Executive blog about celebrating the NHS's 70th birthday

Read the Chief Executive’s blog about why we should be celebrating the NHS’s 70th birthday

08 January 2018
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From bricklayer to Radiology Department Assistant: Lewis Rutter works hard to get the job done

Radiology Department Assistant Coordinator Lewis Rutter began his professional life as a bricklayer. Then after a stint at a toy store, he began his career at QA Hospital, working as a porter.

08 January 2018
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HCSW Open Day

QA Hospital is hosting a Healthcare Support Worker Open Day – Saturday 13 January 2018, 9am-3pm.

06 January 2018
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Dr Joanna Walker, Consultant Paediatrician at QA Hospital, awarded a MBE!

 

Dr Joanna Walker, Consultant Paediatrician at QA Hospital, has been awarded a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE).

05 January 2018
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Advice to patients with planned operations and outpatient appointments at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust.

The Queen Alexandra Hospital is still experiencing higher than normal levels of patients visiting A&E, and patients might have heard recent national media reports that the NHS is cancelling appointments to help cope with this pressure.

04 January 2018
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Staff: Haven't had your flu jab? Visit Nikki in critical care

Don't forget to have your flu jab! It’s safe and easy. Just ask Nikki, who is a workplace vaccinator in critical care.

02 January 2018
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Staff at QA Hospital implanted their first patient with the CardioMEMS™ Heart Failure (HF) system.

Exciting Stuff. In December, staff at QA Hospital implanted their first patient with the CardioMEMS™ Heart Failure (HF) system. 

02 January 2018
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From the Royal Navy to QA Hospital's Learning and Development Department

Ariane Macintyre is part of the Learning and Development team working as a Corporate Clinical Educator and Freedom To Speak up Advocate at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust.

01 January 2018
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#StayWell visit your local minor injuries unit

Find out about your local minor injury units and #StayWell this winter

31 December 2017
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Top ten workplace flu vaccinators

We want to say thank you and well done to the top ten workplace flu vaccinators!

30 December 2017
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Newly Qualified Nurses Open Day 2018

Are you a newly qualified nurse ready for 2018? Then come to our open day event!

29 December 2017
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Make sure you have adequate supplies of prescription medicines ahead of the holiday period #StayWell

Many GP surgeries will be closed over this long holiday period, so please remember to plan ahead and order any repeat prescriptions you will need.

28 December 2017
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Our emergency department can get busy over the holidays #StayWell

Our emergency department can get very busy over the holiday period, so we are advising local people to consider appropriate places to seek treatment for minor injuries and ailments.

26 December 2017
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Julie Long and Dr Ali Sheikh will be spending their holidays on the other end of a patient advice line

Julie Long and Dr Ali Sheikh will be spending their holidays on the other end of a patient advice line this Christmas, giving help to people calling in with concerns.

 Both Julie and Dr Sheikh work in the Rheumatology Department.

26 December 2017
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Joe Bernard will be working over the holidays

Joe Barnard is a Paediatric Staff Nurse at QA Hospital and he will be working over the holidays in the Emergency Department.

25 December 2017
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Meet Mark Woodward, Security Officer who will be working the holidays to keep the QA Hospital community safe

Mark Woodward, QA Hospital’s Security Office, is one of the hundreds of consultants, nurses and staff who will be working this Christmas!

24 December 2017
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Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England thanks staff caring for patients over Christmas

Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, thanked staff (in a video filmed here at QA Hospital) who are caring for patients over Christmas, and for all their work over a “pressurised year” for the NHS.

23 December 2017
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Make sure your medicine cabinet is well stocked this winter #StayWell

Self-care is the best choice to treat very minor illnesses, ailments and injuries.

22 December 2017
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Nicola Iche passes the national clinical coding examination!

Nicola Iche has gained Accredited Clinical Coder (ACC) status!

22 December 2017
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Keeping Active with Arthritis

Join us, at Queen Alexandra Hospital, for Scottish Country Dancing classes starting Wednesday 14th February 2018, every week for six weeks.

21 December 2017
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QA Hospital’s Breast Imaging Team had an Away day

QA Hospital’s Breast Imaging Team had an Away day this month at the Marriott Hotel in Portsmouth.

21 December 2017
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*Give your views in a NHS public consultation on radiotherapy services*

In October, NHS England launched a public consultation on radiotherapy services. The consultation is seeking feedback on a new specification for adult radiotherapy services.

20 December 2017
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*Present drop now closed as we begin to sort out the presents ahead of Xmas day*

Our Christmas present appeal has now closed, as we are now sorting and gathering the presents to hand out to the older patients staying in hospital over the Christmas period. 

19 December 2017
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Congratulations Kerry!

Kerry Burrows completed the Health Education England-Wessex Frailty Fellowship Programme.

19 December 2017
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**Please note - telephone number change for Blood Test appointments at St Mary’s Community Campus **

The telephone number for Blood Test appointments at St Mary’s Community Campus in Portsmouth will be changing on the 22nd January 2018.

19 December 2017
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HMS Sultan donate gifts to young patients at QA Hospital

Thank you to HMS Sultan for visiting the children’s ward at QA Hospital today.

19 December 2017
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Sam is preventing the spread of flu this year

This will be the third year in a row that Sam, an advanced urology nurse practitioner, has been a workplace flu vaccinator.

18 December 2017
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Temporary road closure outside the Emergency Department

Please note that due to current high demand the road directly outside of the Emergency Department (encompassing ambulance drop off points), has been closed until further notice.

18 December 2017
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Christmas Carers Café

This morning was the Christmas Carers Café meeting.

18 December 2017
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Pharmacy opening times for Christmas and the New Year

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust is reminding the public to ensure they have adequate supplies of prescription medicines ahead of the bank holiday weekend.

18 December 2017
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Our Emergency Department here at Queen Alexandra Hospital is very busy.

Our priority, as always, is the care and the safety of our patients. It is for this reason that we are advising local people to consider appropriate places to seek treatment for minor injuries.

18 December 2017
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Meet Liz, the only epilepsy nurse specialist for the district

“Epilepsy is a condition; it doesn’t define a child,” Children’s Epilepsy Nurse specialist, Liz says. She is campaigning to fight the stigma of Epilepsy in children.

16 December 2017
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HCSW Open Day - Jan 2018

*A date for your diary - New Year New Job?*

15 December 2017
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Learning and Development raise funds for Children in Need

Wonderful stuff! 

The Learning and Development Department have been raising money for the Children In Need Campaign again this year, and have raised a total of £163.74!

14 December 2017
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QA staff takes part in ‘Elf Day’ to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Society

Last week, QA staff and Alzheimer’s Society put on their green elf suits to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society and spread awareness around dementia.

12 December 2017
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When families are at their most vulnerable Dawn and her team are there

Dawn, who has been in charge of Bereavement Services at QA Hospital since 2002, knows that she and her staff meet families at their most vulnerable and when their feelings of grief are at their highest.

11 December 2017
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QA staff tuck into delicious Christmas lunches

The exec team muscled in with the B-Level restaurant kitchen staff yesterday, handing out Christmas lunches to the staff.

07 December 2017
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#ThrowbackThursday

#ThrowbackThursday We have been looking back through our staff magazine archives and found these great pictures of when Portsmouth Football Club visited QA Hospital.

07 December 2017
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Volunteers Christmas coffee morning

Volunteers enjoyed a Christmas coffee morning, to say thank you for all that they do for the Trust.

06 December 2017
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CQC RADIOLOGY REPORT – UPDATE

If you would like to speak to someone about a chest or abdominal x-ray, which was taken in the Emergency Department during 2016 or 2107, then please do continue to call us on the number 0800 7837118 and you will be redirected to one of our team who will be able to answer your query.

 

06 December 2017
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CQC RADIOLOGY REPORT – UPDATE

Please note that the Freephone helpline has now closed.

05 December 2017
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Portsmouth High School pays a visit to QA Hospital

Portsmouth High School visited the hospital to sing Christmas carols

05 December 2017
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Cast of Aladdin visited QA Hospitals children's ward today

Today, a few members of the Groundlings Theatre Company cast of Aladdin came into QA Hospital’s Paediatrics Department.

04 December 2017
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CQC Radiology report helpline

For anyone concerned that they may be affected following our recent CQC radiology report, we have set up a freephone helpline – 08007837118.

01 December 2017
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**Our response to the CQC inspection report: Radiology**

Here is our response to the CQC inspection report: Radiology and details of a Freephone helpline number

01 December 2017
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Portsmouth nurse hosts first Peritoneal Dialysis Forum

Last week, the first National Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) Forum for nurses took place at Oxford Kidney Unit.

30 November 2017
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Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust takes a delivery of a temporary mobile CT scanner

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust took a delivery of a temporary mobile CT scanner. This additional CT scanner has been brought on site to support the expected increase in demand for CT scans during the winter period.

30 November 2017
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Starlight's panto performance in Paediatrics

Today, Starlight Children's Foundation performed 'Cinderella' to our young patients in Starfish ward.

29 November 2017
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Renal Research Team reaches target

Congratulations to our renal research team for reaching their recruitment target of 58 patients for the Don’t Itch Trial.

29 November 2017
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It is 40 years since Julie started her career at Portsmouth Hospitals

It is 40 years since Julie started her career here at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust as a keen and dedicated student nurse in 1977.

28 November 2017
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Congratulations to Simon Johnston for his 40 years of service

Congratulations to Simon Johnston for his 40 years of service, which has been acknowledged at the hospital’s Best People’s Awards 

27 November 2017
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Keep a look out for workplace vaccinator, Melanie

Haven’t had your flu jab yet? Then keep a look out for workplace vaccinator, Melanie, on the maternity wards.

27 November 2017
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People with diabetes are being urged to have the flu vaccine

People with diabetes are being urged to have the flu vaccine to reduce their risk of developing serious complications arising from flu infections. Complications can include pneumonia, inflammation of the heart, brain and muscle tissues and even multi-organ failure.

24 November 2017
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Staff: Get your flu vaccination

Chloe Smith, a staff nurse, is one of the workplace flu vaccinators on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

24 November 2017
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**Calling all knitters!**

We are appealing to all of our keen knitters around the Portsmouth area to get their knitting supplies ready for our Christmas Stocking Appeal.

24 November 2017
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Would you ever brave the shave?

Our colleague Krista Bukata, Clerical Officer in Diagnostic Imaging, here at QA Hospital, is braving the shave for Macmillan Cancer Support this December.

24 November 2017
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Good-bye, Karen!

Working for Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust for 21 years, Karen Oakley a Clinical Nurse Specialist, is now moving onto her next adventure.

24 November 2017
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Patient William celebrates 100th birthday

QA Hospital Patient William Marshall celebrated his 100th birthday today!

21 November 2017
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Congratulations to the Women and Children’s Administration Team

Congratulations to Claire Butcher and the Women and Children’s Administration Team of Jane Hartley, Karen Mattock, Karen Fox and Jacqueline Molyneaux who have  been nominated as ‘Best Support’ at this year’s Best People’s Awards for their contribution to the smooth running of both the Gynaecology and Children’s wards.

20 November 2017
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Two of our Occupational Therapy Assistants have been accepted for funding for the Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care on the Allied Health pathway through Southampton Solent University!

The Occupational Therapy Service are pleased that two of our Occupational Therapy Assistants have been accepted for funding for the Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care on the Allied Health pathway through Southampton Solent University!

20 November 2017
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Congratulations to 18 year old Danielle Skinner who has been shortlisted as the ‘Best Apprentice’ in this year’s Best People’s Awards

Danielle joined the Support Services Team in Pathology in September 2016 as a Business Administration apprentice at the age of 16, straight from school, but has since become a valued member of the team, leading to Support Services offering her a substantive Band 2 position.

 

20 November 2017
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“When my 23 month-old son Arlo swallowed a 5p coin I was advised to go to QA’s Emergency Department – and I have something that I want to tell you about it…”

Angela Markwick from Southsea was busy doing the mum thing of running around ready for a Saturday afternoon trip to the woods, when she suddenly noticed that her 23-month-old son Arlo had something in his mouth.

20 November 2017
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Friday 30th November 2012 is a date that Bill will never forget.

Bill and his wife Janice had both been feeling unwell. He had the flu; Janice had headaches and didn’t quite feel like herself. That Thursday Bill and Janice went to bed convinced they were both suffering from the same ailment.

20 November 2017
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Teddy bear picnic for NICU babies

To celebrate World Prematurity Day, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) today held a teddy bears picnic in the Oasis Centre.

17 November 2017
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Christmas present appeal for our older patients

Christmas is just around the corner and we know that for some of our older patients staying in hospital over the festive period they may not have any close family or friends visiting them, and may not receive any presents on Christmas day.

14 November 2017
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QA Hospital and CEO Mark Cubbon will be launching our new volunteer team “Happy to Chat” with afternoon tea in our Main Entrance on Friday 24 November 2017 at 2:30 pm.

The “Happy to Chat” volunteer team has been developed  to help family carers who look after a relative or friend, who without that support would not be able to cope at home. 

13 November 2017
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Congratulations to Clinical Librarian, Fari Mashumba, who has been shortlisted as ‘Best Support’ in the Portsmouth Hospitals Best People awards.

Joining the Trust from Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust in 2014, Fari was tasked with setting up the Clinical Librarian Service.

13 November 2017
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Critical care unit take on 'Movember' challenge

This month is ‘Movember’ and 15 of our colleagues from the critical care unit have put a slight twist on the annual event this year.

12 November 2017
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Remembrance Day at QA Hospital

QA Hospital fell silent as our staff, DMGS colleagues, patients and visitors paid their respects to those who sacrificed themselves for our freedom and future.

10 November 2017
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Theresa Murphy has been appointed Chief Nurse of Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Theresa Murphy has been appointed Chief Nurse of Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust.  She has an impressive career, first qualifying in general nursing in 1987 then specialising in several areas including Renal, Cardiac, Neuroscience and Critical Care nursing.

10 November 2017
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#Did you know we work alongside our military personnel here at QA

The mutual relationship between the Ministry of Defence, in the form of Defence Medical Group (South) and the hospital Trust remains as important as ever. 

10 November 2017
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QA Hospital Staff attend Makaton training session

Last week 14 staff members from across Portsmouth Hospital NHS Trust attended a Makaton training session which was held in the Carillion meeting room.

10 November 2017
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Did you know that a team of men and women across Hampshire volunteer their time to courier medical supplies around the country, saving the NHS a fortune?

The team of unsung heroes– or more commonly known as the ‘Blood Runners,’ work over seven days a week at no cost to the NHS, covering over 102,530 miles across Hampshire, South Wiltshire and Dorset last year alone.

08 November 2017
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Team develops early mortality risk prediction tool for intensive care

A new method for early mortality prediction in intensive care units (ICUs) has been published today by a team from the University of Portsmouth and Queen Alexandra Hospital.

07 November 2017
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Sharon Pipe, Portsmouth Hospital NHS Trust's Lead Nurse for Falls, organised Trust's own Falls Prevention Week

Sharon has been with the Trust for 18 months and she always thought that the issue of fall prevention was so important that it should have a week of its own to be highlighted and promoted. Not one to sit back, she did just that.

06 November 2017
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Bake-Off in the Pathology Centre

For National Pathology Week, a Bake-Off was hosted in the Pathology Centre this morning.

06 November 2017
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Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust welcomed two respected leaders in the Dementia Carer Voices Campaign

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust welcomed two respected leaders in the Dementia Carer Voices Campaign to present two informative sessions to over 100 QA Hospital Staff at the Oasis Centre on Friday 3rd November.

03 November 2017
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A Service of Remembrance to be held at QA Hospital – 10 November 2017

A Service of Remembrance will be held in the Atrium of QA Hospital on Friday 10 November between 10.50am and approximately 11.15am to recognise the sacrifices made by the Armed Forces community, past and present.

03 November 2017
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National Stress Awareness Day

Promoting self well-being to all of our staff on National Stress Awareness Day today was Kelly Merriman, Mental Health Nurse.

01 November 2017
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Unsung Hero Awards 2017

Nominate your NHS unsung hero!

01 November 2017
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QA Hospital ranked top for hip fracture care

In 2016, QA Hospital treated 749 patients with hip fracture and was ranked top in terms of numbers of patients receiving Best Practice Tariff and was the only hospital to achieve top quartile in all rated assessments.

01 November 2017
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Inspirational eight-year-old Leukaemia patient raises £20,000 in year one for his charity, ‘Kicking Cancer for Charlie’

Charlie and his family started their charity, Kicking Cancer for Charlie, after he was diagnosed with Leukemia in 2014. After just one year the charity has raised £20,000, donating all of its proceeds to the ‘Cancer and Leukemia Group’ who research children’s cancer.

31 October 2017
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Digital portal letters now sent to patients

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust is one of four Trusts in the country to roll out digital appointment letters which allows patients to receive and respond to their appointment letters digitally using their smartphones.

31 October 2017
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Portsmouth boy with several rare medical conditions, jets to America for dream holiday after doctor nomination

When Kate Riggs fell pregnant after five years of trying she couldn’t believe her luck, but two babies later and both children were diagnosed with a rare growth condition that would dramatically change the family’s life.

30 October 2017
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Portsmouth celebrates hospital services at Westminster

Portsmouth MP, Penny Mordaunt, joined staff from Portsmouth Hospitals at Westminster on Thursday 26 October to celebrate the care provided by Portsmouth and SE Hants Trauma and Orthopaedic service.

30 October 2017
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Mark Cubbon awarded Merlin Pass to a very excited Lucy

Mark Cubbon, Chief Executive, awarded a Merlin Pass to a very excited Lucy Brazier this afternoon following the competition she won on the open day!

27 October 2017
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Dance for Arthritis!

14 patients, their partners and staff from the Department of Rheumatology are about to complete their six week ballroom class next week.

26 October 2017
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Our employee of the month is Sister Kerry Gilbert, Emergency Department

Kerry was nominated by Sarah Shore, Associate Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children at the NHS Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group.

26 October 2017
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Professor Brian Dolan attends Memory Lane relaunch

The Memory Lane room, which is located in a Medicine for Older People Ward at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham, has been re-launched and officially opened with its first official visitor being Professor Brian Dolan. 

26 October 2017
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People are being urged to protect themselves against the flu virus

The advice follows the launch of the NHS England and Public Health England national ‘Stay Well This Winter’ campaign to encourage the flu vaccination and a healthy lifestyle throughout the winter months.  

25 October 2017
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Did you know that this month is National Cholesterol Month?

Did you know that this month is National Cholesterol Month, when the entire month is devoted to raising awareness of the dangers of high Cholesterol?

24 October 2017
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The Annual League of Friends Art Competition

Brian Kidd, BBC Solent Gardener, came to Queen Alexandra Hospital this morning to judge the Annual League of Friends Art Competition.

24 October 2017
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Portsmouth Rheumatology staff host Longleat family fun day to educate about living with arthritis

The Department of Rheumatology Staff hosted over 15 tables of children’s games and crafts at Centre Parc’s Longleat on Sunday, whilst parents living with arthritis and connective tissues attended a number of short presentations aimed at providing help and advice for coping strategies after diagnosis or arthritis and connective tissue diseases, heating healthily and staying active.

24 October 2017
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Audiology graduate Layla, cannot praise university course enough for landing her a dream job at the hospital!

Layla Mohamed has achieved her dream of working in the medical industry, in a role that she says is rewarding and enjoyable.

23 October 2017
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Congratulations to the 'Best People' awards finalists!

 

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust receives many awards and accolades for the services it provides. We would like to congratulate the below members of staff that have been selected as finalists for the 2017 ‘Best People Awards’.

                 

 

23 October 2017
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Diane Urquhart part of NHS digital campaign

Diane Urquhart the Named Nurse for Safeguarding Children chosen to be QA Hospital’s champion with NHS digital

23 October 2017
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Autumn Public Meetings

Do you have any questions about YOUR hospital?

20 October 2017
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Octoberfeedbackfriday

For #feedbackfriday we received a wonderful letter from a patient

20 October 2017
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New Chair appointed to Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Melloney Poole OBE has been appointed as Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust’s new Chair.

18 October 2017
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Lovely patient thank you note

I was referred to Professor Bhandair at your Endoscopy Unit. I have nothing but praise for the Professor and his team.

17 October 2017
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#hellomynameis Sharon Ward
16 October 2017
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Diabetes comic book wins national award

A comic book created by diabetes experts in Southampton and Portsmouth to help young patients' understanding of their diabetes diagnosis has been recognised nationally for its success.

 

13 October 2017
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When play becomes friendship

Aged eight Sian Light’s sister Lauren was diagnosed with Leukaemia – fast-forward 20 years and Sian’s three-year old daughter, Lena-Lou, was diagnosed with the same form of leukaemia – but they were offered a life-line in the form of a certain Play Specialist, Tracey Morgan.

13 October 2017
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Portsmouth Hospitals has been revalidated as a Venous Thromboembolism

Portsmouth Hospitals has been revalidated as a Venous Thromboembolism

Exemplar Centre by NHS England after submitting a portfolio of evidence to a panel of experts.

 

13 October 2017
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QA open day tours - Saturday 14 October 2017

Please see the body of the article for information on the open day tours.

12 October 2017
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Portsmouth paramedic and nurse to join international relief effort

Stian and Nikki are taking annual leave from their days jobs and will be volunteering as part of the Medics Bergen team; an NGO (non-governmental organisation) which has already sent out over 100 healthcare professionals to several parts of the world. They fly out to Lesbos on 20 October.

12 October 2017
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QA Hospital's first Public Constituency Meeting

QA Hospital’s first Public Constituency meeting on 19 October in Bedhampton.

12 October 2017
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Annie Munks, one of our valued nurses

Calling all registered nurses!

11 October 2017
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Stroke Improvement event

Join us for our first ever Stroke Improvement event.

11 October 2017
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Thank you Clare for sharing your story with us

Mum recounts her experiences with her son's great care at QA Hospital

11 October 2017
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Memory Lane music sessions
09 October 2017
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Vocational Awards 2017
09 October 2017
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Celebrating 'The Power of Play'

This week we are celebrating 'The Power of Play'

09 October 2017
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Head of Nursing, Jenny, talks about 40 year career at Portsmouth Hospitals

From a young age, Jenny Kynes knew she would follow in the footsteps of her auntie in becoming a nurse. Still she finds it amazing that she has spent a dedicated 40 years with Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust.

07 October 2017
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Matthew Spencer, Employee of the Month

Matthew Spencer, October 2017 Employee of the Month.

06 October 2017
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Inflammatory Bowel Disease Open Day

Join us in the Oasis Centre for our first ever Inflammatory Bowel Disease Open Day!

05 October 2017
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'Back to School' at Memory Lane

Our patients went back to school in the Memory Lane room.

05 October 2017
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How much did we raise at Macmillan's World's Biggest Coffee Morning?

Check out how much the wards and departments raised for Macmillan last week!

05 October 2017
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Mr Prodromos Laftsidis

Mr Prodromos Laftsidis remembers the first time he realised that he wanted to work in the field of transplantation 

05 October 2017
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Meet Emma and Lisa

Emma and Lisa control the human patient simulators!

02 October 2017
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QA Hospital restaurants no longer take card payment charges

We are pleased to say that Queen Alexandra Hospital's restaurants no longer take charges for card payments.

02 October 2017
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The Voluntary Services Team at QA have been awarded a special commendation

The Voluntary Services Team at QA have been awarded a special commendation at the Excellence in Voluntary Services Awards – National Association of Voluntary Services Management 2017

28 September 2017
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Calling all registered nurses!

At Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust our staff take pride in all they do and are passionate to work to at one of the largest, most modern hospitals in the region.

28 September 2017
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Help us fundraise for an interactive floor on Open Day!

Come to our Open Day and help us raise money for an interactive floor!

28 September 2017
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QA Hospital is to open its doors to the public for a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of the hospital

This year’s hospital open day will be taking place on Saturday 14 October between 10am and 3pm. As well as free parking, the day will offer activities, informative stalls; behind-the-scenes department tours, and the opportunity to contribute towards the hospital’s mission of raising £8,500 for an interactive children’s floor for the Paediatric Emergency Department.

27 September 2017
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Wellbeing Service Stoptober

The Wellbeing service support people with giving up smoking

25 September 2017
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Maria Purse, Urgent Care Transformation Programme Manager at QA Hospital

“In my job you need persistence. It helps tremendously that I have a clinical background and can relate to what clinicians need." 

24 September 2017
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Thank you Wave 105 for your donation!

Thank you to Wave 105 who donated £3,800 towards the funding for our educational 'Interactive' Floor.

22 September 2017
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We welcome two new EU Nurses to the Trust

This week we would like to wish a very warm welcome to our two new Nurses!

22 September 2017
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Hospital releases its Quality Improvement Plan

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust has released a Quality Improvement Plan, that has two phases. Phase 1 looks at improvements needed to meet the CQC requirements by 31 October and Phase 2 will provide a more detailed plan looking at long term changes and improvements to patient care and services.

22 September 2017
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Shared Governance Board

The members of the Shared Governance Board are innovators and prime examples of how the staff at QA Hospital endeavour to put patient care at the forefront of all they do!

22 September 2017
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Ten Band 5 Registered Nurses are 75% through their ‘Inspiring the Aspiring Leader’ Course run by Medicine CSC.

Ten QA Hospital Band 5 Registered Nurses are nearing completion of their ‘Inspiring the Aspiring Leader’ Course run by Medicine CSC.

21 September 2017
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Leukaemia Care

Do you know what there is to know about spotting Leukaemia?

21 September 2017
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Hannah Docherty—Matron for Surgery and Cancer and QA Hospital Innovator

Hannah Docherty is one of QA Hospital’s Innovators and will be speaking on Fab Change Day Monday 25 September

21 September 2017
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For Blood Cancer Awareness Month: meet the very inspiring and truly indomitable Lisa

I came in QA Hospital on a Friday thinking that I would leave in a couple of hours. I wound up being there for six weeks...

20 September 2017
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Welcoming the ‘We love QA’ campaign

A ‘We love QA’ campaign has been launched by The News, Portsmouth, to celebrate the exceptional work of our staff.

19 September 2017
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Mr Nick Carter loves his job

Mr Nick Carter is a Specialist Laparoscopic Upper Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Surgeon and he thinks every day at QA Hospital is amazing!

19 September 2017
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15 new registered nurses have joined the Trust!

International nurses from the EU and Philippines have joined the Trust

18 September 2017
Day to Day Living with Arthritis and Connective Tissue Diseases Conference

Join us for our next Day to Day Living with Arthritis and Connective Tissue Diseases Conference.

18 September 2017
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Public meetings

Do you have any questions about your local hospital?

15 September 2017
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QA Hospital Altruistic Kidney Donor and Her Recipient Become Best Friends

According to Lao Tzu, “the journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” In the case of Nicole, aged 52, her journey started with a night relaxing on the couch with her late husband.

14 September 2017
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Meet some of our staff from the Cardiac High Care Unit

Ward C7 has given us some insight of what they do on the Cardiac High Care Unit

13 September 2017
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World Sepsis Day!

Today is World Sepsis Day! Seek all the information you need at the sepsis stand in the atrium

13 September 2017
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The CT and MRI department undertake new exciting training methods

Last week, the CT and MRI department at Queen Alexandra Hospital undertook a new and exciting way of offering training to its staff.

12 September 2017
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Quality Improvement Plan

Phase one of our Quality Improvement Plan is now available to view.

12 September 2017
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Beginning her career at QA Hospital in 2005, Sarah has dedicated an amazing 12 years to her patients

Sarah is a transplant nurse specialist here at Queen Alexandra Hospital - passionate about delivering the best patient care.

12 September 2017
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Our Emergency Department here at Queen Alexandra Hospital is very busy.

Our Emergency Department here at Queen Alexandra Hospital is very busy.Make sure you're receiving the appropriate treatment for minor injuries.

11 September 2017
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Staff are invited to celebrate Fab Change Day

Monday 25th September, 10-3pm, Lecture Theatre Education Centre

11 September 2017
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Come to our Open Day!

FREE open day at Queen Alexandra Hospital!

11 September 2017
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Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust team with Macmillan Cancer Support

A duo of cancer clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust have been adopted by Macmillan Cancer Support.

11 September 2017
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“Every day a patient is putting their life in my hands to do something that will be life-altering – that is an indescribable feeling.”

Keith Graetz’s week starts at 6am on a Monday. Fast-forward to the end of the week, and Keith has worked at least a 50-hour rota as a renal surgeon in one of the country’s busiest district general hospitals.

11 September 2017
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Meet the Learning and Development Team

When our international nurses arrive from overseas, it is our Learning & Development team who support them.

08 September 2017
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Meet Mandy

#hellomynameis – Mandy Magee. I am part of the MOPRS team and I work on G2 dealing with medicine for the elderly

07 September 2017
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Meet Charlie Durrant

#hellomynameis – Charlie Durrant, a consultant plastic and reconstructive surgeon.

07 September 2017
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Father donates kidney to son

On June 20th of this year Gary gave his 28 year-old son Geoff his kidney after finding out that Geoff, his son from his first marriage, had kidney failure.

07 September 2017
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Meet the Tissue Viability Team

The Tissue Viability Team here at Queen Alexandra Hospital are delighted to welcome a new member to their team.

 

06 September 2017
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Annual General Meeting

Fareham, Gosport and Southern Eastern Hampshire invite you to their Annual General Meetings

05 September 2017
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Patient Portal

You can now receive your appointment letter straight to your mobile phone! A Patient Portal stand, in the atrium today, is promoting this new hospital feature.

 

04 September 2017
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Thank you from a former patient

Thank you from a former QA Hospital patient

31 August 2017
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Two new pod systems installed at QA Hospital

Two new pods systems have been installed in the emergency department at Queen Alexandra Hospital.

30 August 2017
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Dr Kaushik Guha

 Meet Kaushik Guha QA Hospital's newest Consultant Cardiologist

30 August 2017
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Type 1 Diabetes Event

A Type 1 diabetes event will be held on Saturday 30th September, 9am – 1pm, in QA’s Education Centre.

29 August 2017
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Portsmouth Hospital NHS Trust’s Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Portsmouth Hospital NHS Trust invites all members of the public to attend the Trust's Annual General Meeting to hear more about our work and our future plans.

29 August 2017
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Mr Nick Carter, Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Surgeon films live surgery

 QA Hospital’s own Mr Nick Carter, Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Surgeon, filming and submitting a live surgery as part of the 22nd World Congress for IFSO

29 August 2017
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Smyths Toys Superstores kindly donated £8000

Smyths Toys Superstores have kindly donated £8000 to Ickle Pickles Hampshire

29 August 2017
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Meet Ben and his family

Ben says he owes his wife's life to the quality of care she received at QA Hospital.

27 August 2017
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Meet Terry

Meet Terry, an amazing Senior IV Practitioner for Infection Prevention

26 August 2017
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Meet Layla

Meet Layla, one of our great Clinical Audiologists

26 August 2017
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Meet Hope

QA teenager raises £4,500 for the children’s wards

26 August 2017
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Meet Claire

Meet Claire, a member of the Pathology team.

25 August 2017
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Our Emergency Department here at Queen Alexandra Hospital is likely to be very busy over the Bank Holiday.

We are therefore asking local people to consider more appropriate places to seek treatment for minor injuries, such as visiting one of the local minor injury units such as St Mary’s in Portsmouth or calling 111 for medical and nursing advice.

25 August 2017
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Meet Denise

Meet Denise Foord, one of our excellent orthopaedics.

25 August 2017
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Meet Natalie

Meet Natalie, one of our very successful Renal Consultants.

25 August 2017
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QA Hospital school helps students with GCSE tests

Harbour School in QA Hospital has helped our young patients take their GCSE test whilst they were in hospital

24 August 2017
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The Care Quality Commission today published their report into emergency, urgent and medical services at Queen Alexandra Hospital.

The Care Quality Commission today published their report into emergency, urgent and medical services at Queen Alexandra Hospital. Mark Cubbon, Chief Executive said: “The report makes for difficult reading and we have fallen short in some key areas; but I am confident that we can and will do better.  In the four weeks since I have been here, I am convinced that we have the skills, dedication and ambition to address all the issues raised by the CQC and ensure we give the best possible care we can to every patient.

24 August 2017
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Portsmouth Hospitals memory box sessions

The memory box sessions provide free reminiscence periods where most of our frail patients within our Older People wards

23 August 2017
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Our Emergency Department here at Queen Alexandra Hospital is currently very busy

Our Emergency Department here at Queen Alexandra Hospital is currently very busy - please choose well when seeking treatment for minor injuries.

22 August 2017
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**FREE Spinnaker Tower Abseil place**

There is a free space available for the abseil this Saturday.

22 August 2017
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Recruiting Now!

Super-organised enthusiastic volunteer event organisers!

22 August 2017
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Laura Wood completes two year Post Graduate Certificate

Congratulations to Laura Wood who successfully completed a two year Post Graduate Certificate in Education.

18 August 2017

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