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Temporary visiting restrictions due to COVID-19

We recently made the difficult decision to suspend visiting to our hospital until further notice except in the below exceptional circumstances, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Read more information about restrictions…


Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication.  Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

Temporary visiting restrictions due to COVID-19

We recently made the difficult decision to suspend visiting to our hospital until further notice except in the below exceptional circumstances, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Read more information about restrictions…


Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication.  Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

During your stay in hospital you will meet a number of different members of staff.  All members of staff wear name badges, but if you are not sure who someone is or what they do, please feel free to ask them to introduce themselves and explain what they do. 

If you have any questions about your treatment, please ask a doctor or a nurse.

There are lots of opportunities for you to get involved with the Trust, from volunteering to attending our public meetings, our Annual General Meeting or our hospital open day which is held every year.

News

  • Volunteers Week: Sylvia and John

    03 June 2019

    When Sylvia Osborne, from Portchester, retired 19 years ago she wanted to volunteer in a place where she would be guaranteed to meet interesting people. It was with that goal in mind that she became a hospital guide at Queen Alexandra Hospital (QA).

  • Volunteers Week: Terry Perring

    03 June 2019

    Terry Perring is a Patient Experience Volunteer and has been with the Trust since 2003, first working as a Health Care Support Worker and now volunteering.

  • Volunteers Week: Clara and Frankie

    03 June 2019

    Our volunteers at Queen Alexandra Hospital (QA) come in all shapes and sizes and so we are introducing Frankie North, from Steep Village, and her dog Clara as part of Volunteers Week.

  • Sharon Piper's Story

    03 June 2019

    Sharon Piper has been a Clinical Nurse Specialist at Portsmouth Enablement Centre at St Mary’s Treatment Centre for four years, after previously working within a community nursing team covering Havant and Emsworth. Sharon, 51, lives in Cosham with her husband Jeff and step-sons Callum and Connor, and is sharing her story, for the 75th anniversary of D-Day, about her important role within the Centre alongside veterans.

  • Iona Sellar's Story

    03 June 2019

    Iona Sellar has been a Graduate Prosthetist at Portsmouth Enablement Centre based within St Mary’s Treatment Centre since July 2018. Iona, 23, lives in Fratton with young professionals, and is sharing her story for the 75th anniversary of D-Day about her interesting role within this vital rehabilitation centre.

  • Erica McCarthy's Story

    03 June 2019

    Erica McCarthy has been a Prosthetist at Portsmouth Enablement Centre based within St Mary’s Treatment Centre for 22 years. Erica lives near Wickham with her husband Joe and their two children, Katie and James, and is sharing her story for the 75th anniversary of D-Day about her role as a Clinical Lead Prosthetist working alongside veterans.

  • Alasdair Gilbertson's Story

    03 June 2019

    Alasdair Gilbertson has been working as a Prosthetist at Portsmouth Enablement Centre based within St Mary’s Treatment Centre for 14 years. Alasdair is sharing his story for the 75th anniversary of D-Day about his role working alongside veterans.

  • Teisha Brock's Military Story

    03 June 2019

    As part of our commemorations for the 75th anniversary of D-Day we are highlighting our dedicated military personnel, and the vital work they undertake in our Trust when they are not deployed.

  • Samantha Bushell's Military Story

    03 June 2019

    As part of our commemorations for the 75th anniversary of D-Day we are highlighting our dedicated military personnel, and the vital work they undertake in our Trust when they are not deployed.

  • Claire Caton's Military Story

    03 June 2019

    As part of our commemorations for the 75th anniversary of D-Day we are highlighting our dedicated military personnel, and the vital work they undertake in our Trust when they are not deployed.

  • Christine Hawkins' Military Story

    03 June 2019

    As part of our commemorations for the 75th anniversary of D-Day we are highlighting our dedicated military personnel, and the vital work they undertake in our Trust when they are not deployed.

  • Barrie Dekker's Military Story

    03 June 2019

    As part of our commemorations for the 75th anniversary of D-Day we are highlighting our dedicated military personnel, and the vital work they undertake in our Trust when they are not deployed.

  • When you consider traditional nurse roles, a person in scrubs with a scalpel to hand may not be the first image that springs to mind

    31 May 2019

    When you consider traditional nurse roles, a person in scrubs with a scalpel to hand may not be the first image that springs to mind, but for Aimee Giles-Jones it is all part of her day job.

  • Statement from the Chief Executive about the Bribery Act 2010

    29 May 2019

    The Bribery Act came into force on 1 July 2011. The purpose of the Act is to prevent bribery and corruption in both the public and private sectors.

  • Spring edition of The Link now available

    23 May 2019

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

  • Celebration at Nursing and Midwifery Awards evening

    16 May 2019

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

  • Heart implant saves life of patient Kirsty Wild following generations of heart failure

    12 May 2019

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

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

    03 May 2019

    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.

  • Traffic congestion expected during D-Day anniversary events in Portsmouth

    29 April 2019

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

  • Lorraine Fleetwood shares her story to mark Neonatal Mental Health Awareness Week

    18 April 2019

    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

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