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Visiting suspended at Queen Alexandra Hospital (QA)


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. 

Visiting suspended at Queen Alexandra Hospital (QA)


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.

Nursing Staffing Data

Last updated: 06 March 2020

From April 2014, the National Quality Board (NQB) requires all trusts to report on staffing levels in clinical areas, specifically ward based areas at this stage. To ensure the best possible staffing across the organisation, there is senior oversight of all staffing numbers, and this is managed to ensure staffing levels for each ward is matched to occupancy and dependency of patients.

Practically this means that a number of wards may have a small staffing shortfall, rather than one ward facing a significant shortfall. Hence the number of shifts at planned staffing levels needs to be balanced with staff fill in total against planned numbers.

The evidence is collected on a shift by shift basis, and collated to present the monthly position. Skill mix may vary depending on occupancy of the ward and dependency of patients. Further information about the National Quality Board is available following this link

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