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.

Pharmacy

Last updated: 09 October 2019

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The primary role of the pharmacy department at Portsmouth NHS Trust is to care for patients, by providing the right medicines, ensuring the best use, and providing information and advice about medicines to both patients and to the professionals who treat them.

Making the best of your medicines during your in-patient stay

Please bring in all of your medicines along with a copy of your repeat medication. This will help us to accurately review and keep you on the best medicine for you.

During your in-patient hospital stay you will have an opportunity to ask the clinical pharmacists about your medication.

Going Home

You will have at least two weeks’ worth of medicines unless you are on a short course of medicines, in which case we will give you enough for the course. If you have sufficient supplies of your regular medicines at home we will not supply on discharge.

The directions on how you should take the medicine will be on the label.

Please take time to read the label and check that you know when to take it and how this will fit into your schedule.

If you have any queries – please ask – we are here to help.

Opening hours

Monday 8:30am - 5:15pm

Tuesday 8:30am - 5:15pm

Wednesday 9:15am - 5:15pm

Thursday 8:30am - 5:15pm

Friday 8:30am - 5:15pm

Saturday 9:00am - 4:00pm

Sunday 09:00am - 4:00pm

If you have a chemotherapy prescription please ensure that this is brought to the pharmacy on Monday-Friday. As without prior agreement these prescriptions may not be able to be dispensed and issued on a weekend.

Where to find us

Lift area 7 at QA Hospital.

Contact information

Tel: 023 92 286000 ext 6117

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