Current visiting times

After suspending visiting earlier in the year, we are now able to offer limited visiting to some wards at the discretion of the nurse in-charge.”

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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…

Current visiting times

After suspending visiting earlier in the year, we are now able to offer limited visiting to some wards at the discretion of the nurse in-charge.”

Read more on visiting times...


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.

Aquilis Counselling

Last updated: 17 May 2021

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We are a team of professional, qualified and experienced counsellors and psychotherapists based at Queen Alexandra Hospital.

How counselling can help you

Counselling gives you space to explore what is going on in a confidential and safe environment and can help you to find your own inner resources to deal with issues.  It can support you in relieving emotional pain and resolve past traumas or change unhelpful behaviours.  It can help you to lift depression, relax, grieve, improve communication in relationships and feel better about yourself.

Why choose Aquilis?

We can offer you a counsellor most suited to your needs and issues, and able to meet at a convenient time for you.  We work in an integrative way which means we bring together our various trainings and experience to provide an approach that is flexible and meets the needs of each client.

  • If your counsellor is ever away, continued support is available.
    •All counsellors are fully qualified and have a range of therapeutic techniques with a flexible approach.
    •All counsellors have a proven track record of success. Many clients are recommended to us by previous clients.
    •No long waiting lists - we understand that once you decide to see a counsellor you probably want to move fast.
    •We have a good knowledge of local support and resources.

If coming to the hospital is not possible for you, we may be able to offer phone or online video counselling.

For more details click here.

Where to find us

We are based in the Oasis Centre, next to De La Court house on the Queen Alexandra Hospital site.

Contact information

Please call us on 02392 283636 or email aquilis@porthosp.nhs.uk.

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