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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.

Gynaecological Oncology

Last updated: 09 October 2019

D level

The gynaecological oncology service aims to diagnose and treat cancers and pre-cancers of the endometrium (womb lining), ovaries, cervix (neck of the womb), vulva and vagina.

All patients with a suspected or confirmed cancer are discussed at a weekly Multi- disciplinary Team (MDT) meeting. The Gynaecological oncology MDT comprises of experts including oncological surgeons, clinical and medical oncologists, radiologists and pathologists, two Clinical Nurse Specialists and research nurses.

The benefit of this approach is that the team members plan and agree a recommended pathway of treatment. This could include investigations such as MRI/ CT scans or biopsies specific to individual patient needs, delivering patient-centred care as timely as possible.

The team works collaboratively with other specialties such as Colorectal, Urology and Anaesthetics. We also have good links with the hospital based Palliative care team and their colleagues in the community.

The team is pleased to be able to offer our patients the opportunity to take part in national clinical trials – for example screening for cervical, womb and ovarian cancers and different treatment for ovarian cancers.

We aim to provide a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) in Gynaecology at your first clinic appointment. Your CNS offers support and advice in the following areas:

  • Pre and post-surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Managing symptoms after treatments
  • Fertility issues, and sexual/intimacy concerns
  • Psychological support for patients and family members
  • They will also refer or sign post to other services such as Macmillan for financial advice, or whatever help the patient may need


The core team comprises of:


Mr. Dirk Brinkmann

Mr. Francis Gardner

Miss Natalia Povolotskaya

Mr. Robert Woolas

Gynaecology Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialists Macmillan:

Maria Hayes

Glynis Hamer

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 or phone 08457 48 49 50.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays), 8:30am – 4:30pm

Referral information

Referral via your GP.

Nearest lift area

Lift area 2 at QA Hospital.

Contact information

Gynae Outpatients at D level, QA Hospital.

Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) 8:30am – 4:30pm


Contact Numbers:

02392 286000 ext 4226

Mobile: 07718 423426

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