We know how important it is for patients and families to be able to see visitors. Please help us keep our patients and staff as safe as possible by checking the guidance below before you visiting.
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 Voluntary Services team can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.
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.”
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.
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.
Last updated: 02 October 2019
Orthoptics is an Allied Health Profession (AHP) that investigates, diagnoses and treats defects of binocular vision and abnormalities of eye movements in both children and adults. This includes squint (strabismus), lazy eye (amblyopia), refractive errors (long sight, short sight and astigmatism) and double vision (diplopia).
We work closely with the consultant ophthalmologists and optometrists as well as other departments as part of a multi-disciplinary team (MDT) including stroke rehabilitation team. The department is an accredited centre for the teaching of Orthoptic Students from University of Liverpool, Sheffield and University College of London.
What to expect at your Orthoptic appointment?
Routine Orthoptic appointments last approximately 20 minutes for children and 40 minutes for adults. Your appointment will be longer if you have a joint appointment to see the Ophthalmologist and/or Optometrist. As we are a teaching hospital you maybe seen by a student Orthoptist. Please inform the receptionist if you do not wish to be seen by a student working under supervision.
You may need to have drops put into your eyes on the day of your appointment. These dilate (Enlarge) the pupil and blur your vision. As your vision will be blurred for some time following the drops, it is advised that you do not drive yourself to your appointment and make alternative travel arrangements. For your first appointment please bring a copy of your current glasses prescription with you.
Meet the Team:
Lift area 8 at QA Hospital.