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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.

Facilities Management

Last updated: 30 September 2019

Facilities Management (FM) services, is the term used for a team of staff who provide a range of non-clinical functions to ensure that the maintenance and operation of the site runs smoothly for the clinical staff, patients and visitors.

Under the Governments PFI, (Private Finance Initiative), The Hospital Company (THC) was awarded the contract to build and provide the FM services for a period of 30 years. As from April 2018, Engie were approved as the FM provider here at QA Hospital.

 

Car Parking Service: This is an ISO 2000 accredited service which provides the management and policing of all car parks on site.

Catering – Non-Patient: B Level Restaurant serves a range of hot foods, snacks and drinks to staff and visitors.

Catering – Patient: All dietary requirements of patients are catered for; this includes information on food allergens.

Security: A 24 hour, 7 day presence is provided to deal with security emergencies and scheduled issues.

Domestics: The cleanliness in all areas is paramount. We pride ourselves on aiding clinical staff in maintaining the standards required in a hospital environment.

Telecoms & Helpdesk: A dedicated switchboard team takes over 1.3 million calls each year. This service includes the repair and maintenance of the telecommunications systems.

Pest Control: An effective service is provided to control a variety of pests in the grounds and buildings.

Grounds Maintenance: A professional horticultural service is provided keeping the grounds in a pristine condition.

Maintenance: A full reactive and planned maintenance service is provided ensuring hospital plant and equipment is running in an efficient and effective manner.

Portering: This service provides a proficient means of transferring patients and equipment to various departments within the hospital.

Postal: A postal service that deals with all incoming & outgoing mail. All incoming mail is delivered to the ward/department within 24 hours.

Receipt and Distribution: Controls the incoming and outgoing movement of goods for all parties, including waste, both clinical and domestic.

Laundry and Linen: This includes the collection of dirty and supply of clean linen to agreed schedules. It includes: bed linen, towels, patient nightwear, theatre gowns (patient and staff).

 

RECRUITMENT

How to apply for a role:

Please apply online using the NHS website - web address www.jobs.nhs.uk. In the Location or Postcode box on this web page, enter Portsmouth and this will bring up all jobs in a 10 mile radius of Portsmouth. Scroll through the list to find vacancies for a relevant role located in Portsmouth.

Getting here

Queen Alexandra Hospital

Map: Queen Alexandra Hospital

Visiting suspended at Queen Alexandra Hospital (QA)

 

Cosham, Portsmouth, PO6 3LY

By Car


From the West

Follow the M27 and use exit 12 (Cosham).
At the traffic lights, follow the road straight ahead (Southampton Road) towards Cosham.
Turn left at the 2nd set of traffic lights. 
At the traffic lights take the exit road left into Sevenoaks Road and bear right into the hospital main entrance.
The multi-storey car park will be on the left. The north car park is clearly signposted.
 From the North

Follow the A3M south to Junction 5.
At the motorway roundabout take the 3rd exit marked for Drayton/Cosham.
Follow this road until you reach the roundabout (Cosham).
Proceed straight across into Southampton Road.
At the 1st set of traffic lights turn right into Sevenoaks Road and bear right into the hospital main entrance.
The multi-storey car park will be on the left. The north car park is clearly signposted. 
 From the East

Follow the A27 westbound until you reach the junction marked Cosham.
At the roundabout take the 3rd exit marked for A3 Cosham (Northern Road).
Follow this road until you reach a further roundabout (Cosham).
Proceed straight across remaining on A3 Northern Road.
At the next roundabout take the 1st exit into Southampton Road.
At the 1st set of traffic lights turn right into Sevenoaks Road and bear right into the hospital main entrance.
The multi-storey car park will be on the left. The north car park is clearly signposted.


By bicycle


Portsmouth City Council has provided interactive maps on their website for people wishing to cycle to Queen Alexandra Hospital as part of their My Journey campaign. These maps can be accessed here

Please note there are a few cycle paths which lead directly to the hospital, however the main routes to the hospital will be via the roads mentioned on the routes above (for cars).

Bicycle Racks


Members of the public riding their bicycle to Queen Alexandra Hospital can leave it in one of more than 100 spaces for bikes. The bike areas are situated in the multi-storey car park and outside the North Entrance, Emergency Department and the Paediatric Emergency Department. The bicycle racks can also be viewed here on a map of our hospital site.

Bicycles are left at the owner’s own risk.

 

By Public Transport


By Bus


Services run frequently from Portsmouth city centre and surrounding areas, with some buses stopping within the hospital grounds and may be displayed on timetables as ‘Queen Alexandra Hospital’. Other buses stop near the hospital and you should look for stops near ‘Cosham’ if possible.

Please note that you should contact Portsmouth City Council and the Transport Commissioner if you wish to make a comment about any bus route change.

By Train


The nearest train station is ‘Cosham’. This is approximately 10-15 minutes walk from Queen Alexandra Hospital however it is uphill and if you suffer from any condition where this may affect you we would recommend using a local taxi or bus (numbers 8 and 11A). For further information visit www.nationalrail.co.uk or phone 08457 48 49 50.

Contact information

02392 286000 ext. 5336 or 6733

qahfmsupporthub.uk@engie.com

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