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A stay in hospital can be a daunting time for anyone whether it is for a short or long time. But having someone with you can help you recover and make you feel more at ease.

Keeping in contact with friends and family is important to patients. It is recognised that a balance is needed between maintaining that contact and allowing for rest and recuperation. In response to feedback from patients, families and carers wards and departments have local guidelines about visiting times so please do check before visiting.

At Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, we are proud to provide expert, compassionate care.

We are here for our local population of about 675,000 residents across Portsmouth and south east Hampshire and care for many people beyond, including providing some tertiary services to a catchment area of more than 2m people.

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

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

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

News

  • Working Together With Compassion: Jim Eyre's story

    10 July 2019

  • Meet QA's loveable Pets as Therapy dog Louis

    05 July 2019

  • Working Together With Compassion: Chris Cole's story

    01 July 2019

  • Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust Quality Accounts 2018/19

    28 June 2019

    We are proud to announce the publication of our 2018/2019 Quality Account

  • Luke Martin's story for Armed Forces Day

    28 June 2019

    For Armed Forces Day today we are introducing Luke Martin, who tells us about his role as a Veteran Sign Poster at Queen Alexandra hospital (QA), and his previous experience within the British Army. Luke is also a Health Care Support Worker (HCSW) within the Emergency Department (ED) at QA.

  • Lyndsey Robinson's story for Armed Forces Day

    28 June 2019

    Lieutenant Lyndsey Robinson is as a Critical Care nurse working in the Department of Critical Care (DCCQ) at Queen Alexandra Hospital (QA). Lynsey is also a Divisional officer, which is a military line manager responsible for looking after the pastoral care and career management of the Junior and Senior Royal Navy nurses within Joint Hospital Group (South).

  • June Burt's story for Armed Forces Day

    28 June 2019

    Lieutenant June Burt is a Nursing Officer in the Emergency Department at Queen Alexandra Hospital (QA), and has been a member of the PHT team throughout her career since qualifying as a nurse back in 2007.

  • Successful thank you event held for Trust Volunteers

    11 June 2019

    More than 75 volunteers came along to our "thank you" event as part of Volunteers Week

  • Lynsey Matthews' Story

    06 June 2019

    Lynsey Matthews has been a Physiotherapist at Portsmouth Enablement Centre based within St Mary’s Treatment Centre since January 2013. Lynsey, 40, lives in Portsmouth with her husband and three children, and is sharing her story for the 75th anniversary of D-Day about her essential role within the rehabilitation centre.

  • 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.

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