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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.

Renal & Transplantation (Wessex Kidney Centre)

Last updated: 10 October 2019

G level map

The Wessex Kidney Centre (WKC) is centred at G Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. The WKC provides a comprehensive renal service to an adult population of approximately 2.2 million, covering the majority of Hampshire, the Isle of Wight and the adjacent parts of Wiltshire, West Sussex, Berkshire and Surrey. 

We are a regional renal and transplant centre, looking after over 1500 patients on renal replacement therapy (transplant, haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis) and performing around 100 kidney transplants a year.

We are a highly skilled multidisciplinary team, with expertise across a range of subspecialties. This enables us to offer expertise, advanced treatments and the very best care for our kidney patients.

Our renal service consists of three main areas – nephrology (the study of the kidneys), transplantation, and dialysis, providing a service across a number of sites and working with commercial partners.

We also specialise in the care and treatment of patients with acute, chronic and end stage kidney disease and offer haemodialysis and haemodiafiltration, home therapies - peritoneal dialysis and home haemodialysis, acute therapies - plasma exchange and haemofiltration.

What we do

The Wessex Kidney Centre manages patients with all Nephrological illnesses including acute, chronic, and end stage renal failure in patients of age 16 years upwards. All modalities of Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) are available – haemodialysis (HD), haemodiafiltration (HDF), peritoneal dialysis (PD), automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) and Renal Transplantation.

A comprehensive range of investigative procedures for all renal diseases is provided. The transplantation service provides an organ retrieval service, which has strong links with intensive care units and multi-organ transplant centres nation-wide.

Mission, Vision, Values and Strategy for Wessex Kidney Centre 2015-20

 

Our Mission 

To deliver excellence in kidney care.

Our Vision

To care for patients with kidney disease and educate patients, relatives/carers and other healthcare professionals in renal disease, improving patients’ health, maximising autonomy, minimising suffering and maximising longevity/quality of life.

Our Values

We will embody the PHT values in everything we do: respect and dignity, quality of care, working together and efficiency.

Our Strategy 

We will aim to provide best practice, seeking to emulate from those who perform better, research, innovate and learn from our mistakes.
We will aim to strike the appropriate balance between care close to a patient’s home and centralisation of services for specialisation and economies of scale.
We will aim to provide services in sites which appropriately geographically cover the patient population, minimising patient travel where possible, including new sites where these fulfil these criteria.
We will aim to employ sufficient suitably qualified, trained and supported staff to deliver excellent care, while continually considering alternative ways of working, efficiency, modernisation, alternative roles and technological alternatives.

Visit the Renal Site

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.

Opening hours

Visiting hours: 2:00pm - 8:00pm

Nearest lift area

Lift area 7 at QA Hospital.

Contact information

Located on G level at QA Hospital. Wards G6, G7 and G9, Haemodialysis department, Renal outpatients department, Renal day ward.

Department Manager/ Staff  Contact Number
Care Group Director Dr Natalie Borman 02392 286000 Ext 4035
General Manager Steven Dudfield 02392 286000 Ext 4035
Head of Nursing Sheila Humphrey 02392 286000 Ext 4035
Renal Matron Jennifer Goulden 02392 286000 Ext 1103
Renal Matron Josie Murphy 02392 286000 Ext 1074
Service Manager Jane Elmes 02392 286000 Ext 1006
Renal Day Ward Francis Fabi 02392 286000 Ext 1042
Ward G6 Lauren Whitcher 02392 286000 Ext 1096
Ward G7 Danilo Abat 02392 286000 Ext 1090/1097
Ward G9 Rachael Hunter 02392 286000 Ext 1100
Portsmouth Main Hub (HU) Sharon Huggins 02392 286000 Ext 1085/1084
Isle of Wight Dialysis Unit Victoria Phelps 01983 821314
Totton Dialysis Unit Denise Sexton 02380 660195
Bognor Dialysis Unit Melanie Morton 01243 862175
Basingstoke Dialysis Unit Sijo Steven 01256 338580
Chandlers Ford Dialysis Unit Margaret Allyn 02380 279270
Havant Dialysis Unit Sue Lambe/ Smitha Vellappallil 02392 479300
Milford Dialysis Unit Betty Idicula 01590 644135
Salisbury Dialysis Unit Lorraine Pinnock-Cummings 01722 411441
Renal Informatics Jonas Willemsen/ Sheila Davies 02392 286000 Ext 1003
Transplant Immunosuppression Service Louise Shone 02392 283361
EPO Team Elaine Locke 02392 286000 Ext 6641
Peritoneal Dialysis Toots Ansell 02392 286000 Ext 6692

 

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