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.
The Queen Alexandra Hospital is located just on the hill slopes of Portsdown Hill overlooking Portsmouth. It is conveniently situated for both the M27 and A3M.
Family members and carers play an important role in supporting patients during an episode of ill health. We are committed to the active involvement of family members, friends and carers during a hospital stay. Family members and carers play an important role in supporting patients during an episode of ill health.
More information on visiting hospital for an appointment.
If you've had experience of using our services and would like to make a comment then please contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS). Your views are very important to us and we would like to hear where you think improvements are needed or where things have gone so well that you would like to share your thanks or gratitude with the staff involved. When things have not gone so well then you can be sure that we want to hear from you, so please get in touch with PALS.
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.
We welcome and value your feedback and use the views you share with us in a number of ways to learn and make improvements as well as sharing best practice. Feedback can be provided in a number of ways.
Date: 27 August 2019
This week I was delighted to confirm the launch of our PHT Staff Benefits Brochure. For the first time, we have a brochure which provides a comprehensive list of benefits available to us all, as employees of PHT. This brochure was developed following feedback from phase two of our three-year Culture Change Programme, when our Culture Change Agents received feedback from many of you that it would be helpful to see all of the benefits available to us, in one place.
In addition to the range of benefits which were available previously, we are pleased to be able to offer two brand new schemes, one which provides reduced cost lease cars and in particular, those which are less harmful to the environment. The other is a scheme which offers benefits when purchasing home electronics. Both schemes are now available through a salary sacrifice scheme via a partnership we have developed with NHS Fleet Solutions.
Thank you to our Culture Change Agents and our Workforce Team for pulling this together so promptly. I would like us to be in a position where we could add additional benefits in future years, once our financial position improves.
As part of our Board Development Programme, we had the opportunity to welcome Dr Habib Naqvi, Deputy Director of the Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) team at NHSE, and Paul Deemer, Head of Diversity and Inclusion at NHS Employers. The session formed part of a series of development sessions which are planned to take place over the coming months to raise awareness of, and to celebrate, the diversity of individuals and teams, which make PHT what it is today. It was a thought provoking morning, driving home the importance of this agenda.
I was delighted to be informed by the Health Service Journal (HSJ), that we have been shortlisted in no fewer than 10 categories as part of their HSJ Annual Awards. Our short-listed nominations include:
Thanks especially to all who are working part of, or throughout, the BH weekend.
This week I was delighted to confirm the launch of our PHT Staff Benefits Brochure. For the first time, we have a brochure which provides a comprehensive list of benefits available to us all, as employees of PHT