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Spring edition of The Link now available

The Spring 2019 edition of our Trust magazine, The Link is now available

23 May 2019
Celebration at Nursing and Midwifery Awards evening

Nurses, midwives and healthcare support workers were celebrated at the second Nursing and Midwifery Awards

16 May 2019
Heart implant saves life of patient Kirsty Wild following generations of heart failure

To conclude Heart Failure Awareness Week, QA patient Kirsty Wild shares her story and praises team that saved her life

12 May 2019
Did you know that 100,000 new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year?

Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world, with melanoma being one of the most common types. In the UK, more than 100,000 new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year.

03 May 2019
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Traffic congestion expected during D-Day anniversary events in Portsmouth

An important 75th D-Day anniversary message from QA hospital.

29 April 2019
Lorraine Fleetwood shares her story to mark Neonatal Mental Health Awareness Week

For Neonatal Mental Health Awareness Week, Lorraine Fleetwood, from Portsmouth, is sharing her experience after spending time on the neonatal unit at QA five years ago with her son

18 April 2019
Neonatal Counsellor Susanna has been supporting families for over 20 years

Susanna has been a Counsellor on the neonatal unit at QA for over 20 years and provides support for all families #NICUMHAW

16 April 2019
Jayne Longstaff scoops up award at CRN Wessex Awards

Jayne Longstaff announced as winner of the ‘Outstanding Research Professional Award’ at the CRN Wessex Awards

26 March 2019
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust appoints new Chief Nurse

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust (PHT) is delighted to announce the appointment of Liz Rix as Chief Nurse

18 March 2019
Celebrating our apprentices

This week is National Apprenticeship Week and to celebrate we are highlighting the amazing work of some of our apprentices we have here at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

08 March 2019
Sandra Valence talks about her apprenticeship for National Apprenticeship week

This week is National Apprenticeship Week and to celebrate we are highlighting the amazing work of some of our apprentices we have here at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

07 March 2019
Meet apprentice Chloe Richardson for National Apprenticeship Week!

This week is National Apprenticeship Week and to celebrate we are highlighting the amazing work of some of our apprentices we have here at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

05 March 2019
We are celebrating National Apprenticeship Week!

This week is National Apprenticeship Week and to celebrate we are highlighting the amazing work of some of our apprentices we have here at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

04 March 2019
Public Meetings March 2019
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust Public Meetings in March 2019

Come along to our upcoming Public Meetings with our Chief Executive Mark Cubbon, running throughout March 2019.

28 February 2019
Nominations are now open for this year’s Nursing and Midwifery Awards

The Nursing and Midwifery Awards is back for another year and nominations are now open!

15 February 2019
The League of Friends makes generous donation to benefit patients at QA

Thanks to a generous donation from The League of Friends, QA’s Surgery School is now able to purchase tote bags for patients

08 February 2019
First Cake, companionship and camaraderie event held at QA

The first of a series of ‘Cake, Companionship and Camaraderie’ events was held last week at QA Hospital

04 February 2019
Inspirational QA patient tells story to mark World Cancer Day

QA patient Jasmine Goodall, who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, is sharing her story for World Cancer Day

04 February 2019
Exciting news about a new research study at Portsmouth Hospitals

We are pleased to announce that the research team has now recruited over 100 participants to the EXHALE 1V study!

01 February 2019
Simulation Team awarded as Hidden Heroes

Well done to the Simulation Team at QA who have been recognised as Hidden Heroes by the Chairman, Melloney Poole OBE

01 February 2019
New Wi-Fi services for patients, staff and public

We are pleased to update that staff, patients and visitors should benefit from improved Wi-Fi connections at QA thanks to two new services that are now up and running

01 February 2019
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Mum urges women to attend their cervical screenings after losing mother to cancer

A mum-of-two is calling for all women invited for cervical screening to take up the offer after losing her mother to the disease.

25 January 2019
PHT staff presented with vouchers after completing National Staff Survey

Well done to the 12 lucky members of staff were randomly selected to win a £100 Love to Shop voucher after completing their National Staff Survey

02 January 2019
Portsmouth Football Club players pay Christmas visit to young patients at Queen Alexandra Hospital

Portsmouth Football Club players and staff took time out from their busy training schedule to visit children at Queen Alexandra Hospital yesterday

18 December 2018
Integrated Discharge Service holds celebration

The Integrated Discharge Service recently held a celebration to recognise all of the teams hard work over the past month

17 December 2018
Get involved in PHT’s smoke free competition

Drawing or Writing competition to support QA’s pledge to be a Smoke Free Site

07 December 2018
QA's Fracture Clinic lights up Christmas tree to get into the Christmas spirit

The fracture clinic gathered last week to unveil the departments Christmas tree and officially let the Christmas celebrations begin!

06 December 2018
QA volunteer Melvin tells story for International Volunteers Day

Read Melvin's story about why he volunteers at QA for International Volunteers Day

05 December 2018
Statement from PHT regarding power failure at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust yesterday

A statement from Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust regarding the power failure that happened yesterday at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

29 November 2018
‘Carers cup’ has been introduced at Queen Alexandra Hospital

A new ‘carers cup’ has been introduced at Queen Alexandra Hospital which allows unpaid family carers to have a drink whilst in hospital with the person they care for

26 November 2018
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Two New Non-Executive Directors join Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust Board

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust is delighted to welcome two new Non-Executive Directors to the Board.

22 November 2018
Monica Fernandes from Jersey was only 24 weeks pregnant when she gave birth to her baby

Monica Fernandes from Jersey was only 24 weeks pregnant when she noticed some discharge and went to get checked out

18 November 2018
Read Clive and Becky Hambry's story for #WorldPrematurityMonth

On Friday 2nd November Clive was getting up for work and Becky was complaining of a stomach ache. Clive went off to get her a hot water bottle but when we returned she had collapsed on the floor in agony

17 November 2018
To celebrate World Prematurity Month we met up with Susana Amez

Susana is a counsellor on the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Queen Alexandra Hospital and has been supporting families for over 20 years

17 November 2018
Sarah Craig from Waterlooville was 21 weeks pregnant when her waters suddenly broke

Sarah Craig from Waterlooville was 21 weeks pregnant when her waters suddenly broke while she was sitting at her desk at work

16 November 2018
Mum Tara tells her story for World Prematurity Month

Tara was just 28 weeks old when she gave birth to her son Bear and she is telling us her story for #WPM

15 November 2018
Home First launch

Home First has officially been launched today in Portsmouth and South East Hampshire

14 November 2018
Winners announced at Pride of Portsmouth Awards 2018!

The Pride of Portsmouth Awards was held last week and here are a list of the winners!

13 November 2018
Meet our Neonatal Community Outreach Team for World Prematurity Month

Zoe Long and Gill Upton from the NCOT team explain their roles for World Prematurity Month

13 November 2018
Celebrating World Prematurity Month

To mark World Prematurity Month the neonatal team will be holding a number of exciting activities and welcoming us on to the unit

12 November 2018
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust recognised as “Veteran Aware” ahead of Armistice Centenary

As the nation marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, Portsmouth Hospital NHS Trust has been accredited as ‘Veteran Aware’ today (Friday 9 November).  This mark of distinction means that patients who have served in the UK armed forces will be cared for by frontline staff who have received training and education on their specific needs, such as around mental health, and who can signpost them to local support services.

09 November 2018
PHT staff take up teaching role at University of Portsmouth

Well done to Marion, Emma and Claire who have successfully taken up roles of Clinical Teaching Fellows at the University of Portsmouth

05 November 2018
Vision-D study recruits whole Coding Department

Well done to Amanda and Andrew who managed to recruit the hospital’s Coding Department for the Vision-D study this week

03 November 2018
Acute Stroke Team celebrate World Stroke Day

Staff and patients gathered to 'Sing for Stroke' on F Wards to mark World Stroke Day

02 November 2018
League of Friends hold annual art competition

Congratulations to the winners of the League of Friends annual art competition on Monday

01 November 2018
Rebecca and Aaron explain their role as a Clinical Librarian at the Trust

We recently welcomed two new Clinical Librarians to the Trust, Rebecca and Aaron

01 November 2018
Celebrating World Stroke Day

Today is World Stroke Day, a day to focus the world’s attention on what unites stroke survivors and caregivers

29 October 2018
Queen Alexandra Hospital trials Nurse in Charge Bands across hospital wards

Military nurses on preceptorship are trialling Nurse in Charge bands across three wards at Queen Alexandra Hospital

27 October 2018
Cardiac services needs your help!

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Team would like to hear from you about how we can improve our services

26 October 2018
New Strategy Video launched

This short film supports our Trust Strategy - Working Together 2018-2023. It seeks to briefly explain our strategy and give examples of how our staff can play a part in delivering our vision, values and aims. 

15 October 2018
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust celebrates Allied Health Professionals on #AHP day

Staff celebrate the first Allied Health Professional Day

15 October 2018
Celebrating National Play in Hospital Week

This week is National Play in Hospital Week, aimed to raise awareness of the positive impact of play on sick children and young people in a hospital setting

10 October 2018
Play therapists 2018
We're celebrating Play in Hospital Week

Young patients and staff at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust are celebrating National Play in Hospital Week this week using the theme of Super heroes. The week runs from Monday 8th–12th October



10 October 2018
Microbiology Administrator, Sue, encourages her colleagues to get their flu vaccination

Last year more staff at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust were able to get their flu vaccine and protect themselves than ever before

07 October 2018
OT’s Rachel and Becky publish article in Occupational Therapy News

Well done to Occupational Therapist's Rachelle and Becky who have had an article published in this month’s Occupational Therapy News

06 October 2018
Ward C7 reaches milestone

Well done to the team on Ward C7 who have managed to reach their 2,000 day milestone of no hospital acquired pressure sores

26 September 2018
Excellent news for Miguel Morales, Senior Biomedical Scientist at QA

Joining QA as a trainee BMS, Miguel is now on the path to becoming a Consultant Clinical Scientist

20 September 2018
A patient has sent us a lovely letter

A patient of QA has recently sent us a lovely letter praising the care he is receiving

19 September 2018
Young Emma gets special tour of our pathology department

We recently invited several of our young patients and their families for a very special tour of the Pathology Department. It was the second tour of its kind in partnership with the charity Harvey's Gang.

11 September 2018
North Entrance to QA Hospital closed

North Entrance is currently closed for maintenance work

11 September 2018
Portsmouth Hospitals rolls out new programme to improve patient outcomes

A new programme, Home First, is to be rolled across wards today with the aim of increasing hospital discharges

07 September 2018
Portsmouth Hospital’s NHS Trust shortlisted for prestigious Health Services Journal Award

Portsmouth Hospital’s NHS Trust has been shortlisted by Health Services Journal (HSJ) for national recognition of their project entitled:  “Your patient is deteriorating, it’s Time to ACT” which is positioned in the Patient Safety category. 

03 September 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
QA launches Love Your Bones roadshow

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

16 July 2018
Rheumatology department at QA enjoy away day

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

14 July 2018
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
HSDU celebrates staff achievements with certificate presentation

Well done to colleagues from HSDU

12 July 2018
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
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
Music in Hospitals & Care

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

09 July 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Business and Administration Apprenticeship Careers Event

Come along to our Business and Administration Apprenticeship Careers Event

27 June 2018
“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
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
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
Men's Health event

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

13 June 2018
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
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
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
QA launch new 'Carers Corner'

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

12 June 2018
“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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Celebrating our Gastro Research Team #NHS70

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

01 June 2018
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
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
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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