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Temporary visiting restrictions due to COVID-19

We recently made the difficult decision to suspend visiting to our hospital until further notice except in the below exceptional circumstances, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Read more information about restrictions…


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…

Temporary visiting restrictions due to COVID-19

We recently made the difficult decision to suspend visiting to our hospital until further notice except in the below exceptional circumstances, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Read more information about restrictions…


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.

Departments & Services

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    Acute Medical Unit

    The Acute Medical unit (AMU) at Queen Alexandra Hospital is a 58 bedded facility which takes admissions from the Emergency Department, Ambulatory Emergency Care and direct from GPs. In addition to the admission ward, we provide an Ambulatory Emergency Care unit with nine bays. After patients have been assessed they will generally be treated, transferred to Ambulatory Emergency Care, admitted to a speciality ward, or discharged home.

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    ALERT™

    ALERT™ uses a structured and prioritised system of patient assessment and management to enable a pre-emptive approach to critical illness. It instructs staff in the recognition of impending clinical deterioration, the management of disordered physiology and other aspects of the delivery of acute care.

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    Anaesthetics

    The Anaesthesia team provides anaesthesia to enable patients to tolerate operations and procedures in comfort and safety. This may be a local anaesthetic where the patient may remain awake, a local anaesthetic with sedation to make the patient drowsy or a full general anaesthetic where the patient will be asleep. We aim to provide safe, effective and personalised care to every patient we see, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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    Aquilis Counselling

    We are a team of professional, qualified, and experienced Counsellors / Psychotherapists based at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham, Hampshire. If coming to the hospital is not possible for you, contact us as we have some flexibility around seeing people off site. People enter counselling for a variety of reasons. See the issues page for more information on the issues we have helped people resolve, plus some testimonials from our clients.

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    Audiology

    Audiology outpatient consultations with diagnostic testing for adults and children. The Audiology Department also test, fit and repair hearing aids.

     

     

     

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    Audiovestibular Medicine

    We offer outpatient consultations following GP referral.

    Key services:

    • Vertigo
    • Dizziness
    • Imbalance
    • Hearing loss
    • Tinnitus (distressing)

     

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    Blood Tests

    If your GP has asked you to attend for a blood test, you should be able to have this taken at your practice, either on the day or be given an appointment in the future.

    If you hospital consultant has asked you to attend for a blood test you are able to have this taken in one of the hospital clinics listed below or, if more convenient, at your GP practice.

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    Breast and Endocrine Surgery

    The Breast and Endocrine team within Portsmouth Hospitals Trust works very closely with clinical colleagues such as Plastic Surgery, Oncology, Endocrinology, Dermatology and Breast Imaging to provide an extensive service including the following:

    • Fast track breast consultation clinics
    • Breast MDT clinics
    • Breast Care counselling clinics
    • Urgent 2 week referral suspected cancer referrals from GPs
    • Urgent breast abscess referrals
    • Breast reconstruction
    • Specialist thyroid and parathyroid clinics
    • Gynaecomastia
    • General surgery clinics
    • Family history service
    • Breast prostheses fitting
    • Lymphoedema
    • Skin Cancer and melanoma services
  • Breast Screening

    Management of the National Breast Screening Programme (NHSBSP) for the local community - offering routine screening for women aged 50-70years.

    Visit the breast screening site.

     

    Mobile Screening unit - across the community

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    Cancer Services

    Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust is a designated Cancer Centre and serves a population of approximately 800,000 within the area of southern Hampshire. The centre is part of the Central and South Coast Cancer Network and has close links with the Cancer Centre in Southampton and the cancer units in Chichester and on the Isle of Wight.

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    Cardiology

    We provide a unified service with the Isle Of Wight Cardiac Department.

    • Outreach clinic at Gosport War Memorial
    • Community heart failure teams
    • Community rehab exercise classes
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    Clinical Coding

    Clinical Coding provides a clinical coding service for all inpatient and daycase episodes across the Trust, to abstract clinical information from the patient’s medical records and assign ICD10 and OPCS 4-8codes. Clinical Coding is used for both clinical and statistical purposes, these include the national tariff scheme where each individual episode is paid on the complexity of the patient and the treatment given to the patient, patients outcome data, clinical audit, casemix planning to name a few.

    The team is headed by Sally Daniels, Coding Improvement Manager. Jan Rickard is the Deputy Coding Manager. There are 28 coders and five clerks that make up the team.

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    Clinical Engineering

    Clinical Engineering (CE) is responsible for maintaining medical devices used within the Trust and provides management services on other medical devices which are maintained under external contract.  CE also provides training on the use of a range of medical devices and runs a Medical Equipment Library service which provides a pool of generic equipment that can be loaned for use by the wards.

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    Clinical Microbiology

    Microbiology provides the following services:

    - Diagnostic services for hospital clinical staff and general practitioners working in the community. This includes bacterial culture, identification, and susceptibility testing, Mycobacteriology, infectious disease serology, parasitology, mycology, and molecular diagnostics for infectious diseases.

    - Support to consultants in communicable disease control and their colleagues in public health medicine.

    - Local surveillance and special studies in infectious diseases.

    - Provision of specialist tests for neighbouring NHS Trust laboratories.

    - Investigation and support in community and national outbreaks of communicable disease.

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    Colposcopy Service

    Colposcopy clinics run Monday to Friday with morning and afternoon sessions and an evening clinic on Tuesdays.

    We offer the following services:

    • Colposcopy
    • Cervical smear test
    • Cervical biopsy
    • LLETZ treatment (Loop Diathermy)
    • Vault smear
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    Complaints and Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

    Our complaints department manage all formal complaints about the services provided by the Trust.

    PALS offer support to patients, relatives and visitors who have concerns or enquiries that can be resolved quickly.

  • Counter Fraud

    The Fraud and Security Management Service is a shared service hosted by Hampshire and Isle of Wight Partnership of Clinical Commissioning Groups, and located at Wickham Surgery near Fareham.

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    Critical Care Unit (ICU)

    We are one of the largest Intensive Care Units (ICU) in the UK, admitting around 1500 patients every year. Our new state of the art unit was built in 2009. It offers a purpose designed, high quality 24 bed intensive care unit. We have a large team (over 140 staff) of experienced doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, radiographers, pharmacists and other allied health professionals.

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    Day Surgery Unit

    Service for:

    • Pre and Post Operative Care for Patients undergoing Day Case Surgery.
    • Adult patients (over 16 years of age) whose procedure meets the Day Surgery Criteria.
    • Appointments are made by referrals from Outpatients Consultation.
  • Dermatology

    The department of Dermatology receives referrals for skin diseases, from long term conditions, such as psoriasis and eczema, to skin cancers. Treatments vary considerably, form prescription medicines , dressing, day treatments and specialised light therapies given within the department, to tablet medications, newer biological agents and admission to hospital if required.

    Some forms of skin cancers such as basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma require surgical treatments. These range from small biopsies to large excisions and the more complex Mohs micrographic surgery.

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    Diabetes & Endocrinology

    Services provided include:

    • Inpatient diabetes.  Advice to ward teams for inpatients.

    • Multi-disciplinary service for high risk foot

    • Type 1 diabetes, including adolescents

    • Insulin Pump services

    • Low eGFR or patients on renal dialysis

    • Antenatal diabetes

    • Endocrine Outpatient Service

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    Diagnostic Imaging

    Radiology is the specialty which uses technology to create internal images of the body to diagnose and sometimes treat diseases. In the past, images were created by x-ray machines but today other imaging technologies such as ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine and mammography are used singularly or in combination for best diagnosis, treatment, planning and follow up.

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    Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)

    Ear, nose and throat consultations and surgery if required, for adults and children.

    Outpatient clinics are held at:

    Gosport, Chichester, Petersfield, Bognor, Fareham

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    Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit (EPA)

    This service provides care for women who experience pain/bleeding in early pregnancy between 6 and 12 weeks’ gestation. Women may also be referred to the unit if they are pregnant and have a previous history of recurrent miscarriage, molar or ectopic pregnancy. The unit accepts referrals from GPs, midwives, the antenatal clinic and A&E.

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    Emergency Department - ED

    The Emergency Department offers emergency assessment and treatment to patients with serious injuries or illnesses. Generally, you should only visit your nearest Emergency Department or call 999 for life-threatening emergencies, such as, loss of consciousness, acute confused state and fits that are not stopping, persistent, severe chest pain, breathing difficulties or severe bleeding that cannot be stopped.

    The service is Consultant-led, and supported by a wide range of other Medical and Nursing staff.

    The department also offers a Paediatric Emergency service, for the assessment and treatment of Children and young adults up to the age of 18. This Paediatric Emergency Department is located within the main Emergency Department on C level.

    As a provider of unscheduled care, the CSC continues to review the services provided in order to manage demand and improve patient satisfaction and safety.

    Updates on our future developments will be provided via this website accordingly.

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    Endoscopy

    Colonoscopy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastroscopy, Naso Endoscopy, ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography, Bowel Cancer Screening Programme, Colonic and Upper Gastrointestinal EMR (Endoscopic Mucosal Resection), ESD (Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection), EUS (Endoscopic Ultrasound), Halo/Ablation/Double Balloon, Manometry/PH Studies, Capsule Endoscopy and Hydrogen breath Tests

    Our Endoscopy department runs 5 procedure rooms and 3 recovery rooms at full capacity.

    We look to provide the best care possible, if you have any feedback for us do not hesitate to contact us. We are always striving to make our department better.

     

  • Estates and Facilities Management

    Services provided:

    • Project management
    • Facilities management
    • Estate management
    • PFI contract management and monitoring
    • Energy and Sustainability
    • Staff car parking
    • Residences
    • Transport (non patient)
    • Fire safety

    No direct patient involvement.

  • Facilities Management

    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.

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    Fracture Clinic and Orthopaedics

    The department deals with all types of Orthopaedic conditions as well as fractures and a wide range of traumatic injuries.

    Queen Alexandra Hospital was ranked first nationally in achieving key quality standards for hip fracture care, and performed better than the national and Strategic Health Authority averages in 2012 National Hip Fracture Database.

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    Gastroenterology

    The service offers investigation and management of all Gastroenterological conditions and Liver disease. Fully staffed JAG accredited Endoscopy unit offering a comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy service accepting local and regional referrals.

    Upper Gastro intestinal (GI) Surgery

    We specialise in looking after patients with benign and malignant conditions affecting the gullet, stomach, gallbladder and liver. We have expertise in keyhole surgery for hernias, gallstones and heartburn/reflux disease. Clinics are run weekly in various locations and surgery mainly takes place at QA (E2 ward and Day Surgery Unit). We pride ourselves in having a high standard of patient care and to offer the best innovative treatments for our patients.
     
    Upper GI Staff
    • Stuart Mercer - Clinical Director, Consultant Surgeon
    • Nicholas Carter - Consultant Surgeon
    • Sami Sadek - Consultant Surgeon
    • Marisa Walters - Consultant Surgeon
    • Benjamin Knight - Consultant Surgeon
    • Shaw Somers - Consultant Surgeon
    • Simon Toh - Consultant Surgeon
    • Dee Wainwright - Laparoscopic Surgical Care Practitioner
    • Ronnie Fajksova- Laparoscopic Surgical Care Practitioner

     

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    General Internal Medicine

    We offer inpatient care for patients with General Internal Medical issues across two wards (D3 and D7) at the Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth. The service also has an outpatient clinic for patients discharged from hospital.

  • Gosport Minor Injuries Unit

    The Minor Injuries Unit at Gosport War Memorial Hospital has experienced Nurse Practitioners on hand every day to treat a range of minor injuries including:

    •Cuts and grazes
    •Sprains and strains
    •Broken bones or fractures
    •Bites and stings
    •Infected wounds
    •Minor head injuries
    •Minor eye problems

  • Governance and Clinical Audit

    Services provided for all patients, relatives, carers, staff and external partners include:

    • Governance
    • Compliance including Care Quality Commission
    • Information Governance including Data Protection and Freedom of Information
    • Clinical audit
    • Quality Assurance
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    Gynaecological Oncology

    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 multidisciplinary team (MDT) comprises of experts including oncological surgeons, clinical and medical oncologists, radiologists and pathologists, two clinical nurse specialists.(Key Workers) 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 specifically to individual patient‘s needs, delivering patient centered 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 the patient the opportunity to take part in current clinical trials - screening for cervical, womb and ovarian cancers and treatment for ovarian cancers. There is also another study looking at quality of life, and living with and beyond cancer.

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    Gynaecology Outpatients

    This department covers colposcopy, hysteroscopy, gynae oncology, urogynae, endometriosis, gynae consultations and PMB.

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    Haematology/Oncology

    Haematology – including warfarin clinics, haemophilia clinics, thrombophilia clinics.

    Oncology – Outpatients services of up to 75 clinics a week for both clinical and medical oncology, and a variety of tumour sites.

    Radiotherapy – service provides external beam and brachytherapy treatment to adult cancer patients. External beam radiotherapy equipment includes 4 multi-energy Varian iX Clinacs and orthovoltage machine. A range of treatment techniques are available, including IMRT and IGRT. All treatment plans are tailored to the needs of each individual patient. On board imaging is available on all linacs which is used to confirm the accuracy of treatments. Two brachytherapy services are provided: high close rate after loaded brachytherapy for gynaecological cancer and low close rate permanent implanted seeds for prostate cancer. The service sees over 30,000 attendances per year, equating to approximately 2100 courses of radiotherapy.

    Haematology and Oncology Day Unit – providing chemotherapy, and other cancer related treatments, and haematological treatments for approximately 90 patients per day.

    Wards F5, 6, 7 – A 39 bedded ward for patients of the department who require an inpatient stay.

    Acute Oncology Service – 6 acute oncology assessment and treatment beds for patients presenting with complications from cancer treatment and the management of acute/emergency cancer symptoms.

    Radiotherapy ISO0991:2008 accreditation

    Acute Oncology Service were commended in QiC Oncology Excellence Awards 2013

     

    Who are the services for?

    Services for adult patients from the age of 16+. The catchment area includes Portsmouth, Isle of Wight, Fareham and Gosport, Southern Hampshire and West Sussex.

    How can a patient make an appointment?

    New patients to the department will be referred via other specialities within the Trust, or from other Trusts. If existing patients have any concerns regarding appointments, they should contact the general enquiries number listed above.

  • Health Records Department

    The Health Records Department is located on an offsite facility at Mitchell Way. This facility houses approximately 1.6 million records, receiving an average of 500,000 requests for casenote every year.

  • Health, Safety & Wellbeing

    The Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing Service aims to promote and maintain the health and wellbeing of all employees and is concerned with the effects of work on health and vice versa. We liaise and communicate with staff and management and maintain complete confidentiality of occupational health records.

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    Heart Failure Service

    Heart failure patients care including management of symptoms and heart failure medications, education on self care, counseling and support for patients and families and Carers.

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    Hepatology

    The Portsmouth Liver Centre provides specialist care to people with liver conditions living in Portsmouth and it's surrounding area.

    We offer a comprehensive service which includes:

    Specialist inpatient and outpatient care for patients with complex liver disease

    Community and hospital based Viral hepatitis treatment service

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    Hospital Sterilisation and Disinfection Unit

    The Hospital Sterilisation and Disinfection Unit (HSDU) offers a comprehensive decontamination service to theatres for surgical instrumentation, as well as endoscopy decontamination and cleaning.

    The Decontamination service offers a high quality service compliant with all standards currently in use in the UK. The department is in the to 10% for efficiency and service bench marked against its peer units.

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    Infection Prevention

    This service is for inpatients, outpatients, staff and visitors.

    There are 4 domains to the service we provide:

    • Infection Prevention

    • IV access

    • Decontamination

    • Surveillance and Data Management

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    Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

    The IBD service offers inpatient and outpatient support to people with IBD in Portsmouth and surrounding areas.

     

     

  • Information Governance

    Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust (the Trust) takes the confidentiality and privacy of your personal information very seriously.  The Trust receives, records and when necessary shares your personal confidential information in order to provide you with quality care and treatment. 

  • Legal Services

    Services:

    • Legal
    • Inquests
    • Clinical Negligence Claims

     

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    Maternity Services

    Services include:

    • Antenatal care
    • Postnatal care
    • Labour and birth care
    • Maternity theatres
    • Infant Feeding support
    • Parent education
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    Medical Photography and Illustration

    The Medical Photography and Illustration Team provide a number of services, including Medical Photography, Teledermatology, Graphic Design, Reprographics.

     

    The team were awarded a Hidden Heroes Award in January 2020 by Melloney Poole, Chairman. The award recognises teams who are going above and beyond the requirements of their ‘day jobs’ and are in an often unseen but crucial area of the hospital. 

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    Medical Physics Department

    The Medical Physics Dept. comprises Radiotherapy Physics, Radiological Sciences, and Nuclear Medicine Physics sections. It also includes Bone Densitometry and a Radiation Protection function. Services of the Medical Physics Dept. may be referred to by any of these names.

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    Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

    Medical intensive care, high dependency care and special care to babies born prematurely at all viable gestations or for term babies who require medical attention.

    Tertiary referral unit within the Thames Valley and Wessex Neonatal Network.

    Bliss Baby Charter.

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    Neurology

    Outpatient clinics for patients with general neurological symptoms, and specialist clinics for epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, neuromuscular disorders and Multiple Sclerosis. We also provide advice and support for patients with neurological problems admitted to Queen Alexandra Hospital.

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    Neurophysiology

    EEG (Electroencephalography) Tests aka Brain Wave Tests

    EMG (Electromyography) Tests aka Muscle Tests

    NCS (Nerve Conduction Studies) Tests aka Nerve Tests

    Evoked Potentials

    Visual Field Tests

  • NHS South of England Procurement Services (SoEPS)

    South of England Procurement Services (SoEPS) provide a full range of services, including; A to Z Strategic and Category Sourcing, Data Management and Consultancy services, Commissioned Healthcare, Operational Procurement, Supply Chain Management, and Advanced Inventory Management to Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust and other NHS Clients.

    http://soeprocurement.nhs.uk/

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    Nuclear Medicine Physics

    The Nuclear Medicine Physics section comprises of Clinical Scientists, Medical Physicists, Medical Physics Technicians along with a number of trainees & students. The section provides services to: Renal and Oncology patients, Nuclear Medicine Imaging and Theatres.

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    Nutrition and Dietetics

    Nutritional advice for both adults, children on weight management, diabetes, eating disorders, texture modification, enteral and parenteral nutrition, energy supplementation, renal replacement therapy and renal disease management, oncology, inborn errors of metabolism, allergies, gastrointestinal issues eg IBS, IBD etc., bariatric management, nutritional assessment, weaning advice and other advice on feeding children.  Also offer nutritional advice on menus, large scale catering, diet cookery, access to the Integrated Complex Obesity Service for Portsmouth.

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    Nutrition Nurses

    Specialist nursing service for patients requiring artificial feeding via a tube. Management of tube access and supplies for all patients at home with feeding tubes.

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    Older People’s Medicine

    We offer:

    • Older people’s medicine (single sex wards and mixed sex wards)
    • Rapid access clinic
    • Domiciliary visits
    • Outpatients clinics (e.g. falls clinic)

    The focus of our Community Geriatric Service is to provide assistance with the management of the frail elderly in the community, avoid unnecessary admission to an acute hospital bed and promote independence and wellbeing in older people by a range of means. These services are for patients aged 65 years and over.

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    Ophthalmology

    Welcome from Ophthalmology specialist research team based at Queen Alexandra Hospital.

    The PHT eye department has a dedicated team of research staff working collaboratively to run research studies involving patients with a variety of ophthalmic pathologies. The team consists of ophthalmic consultants, junior doctors, research nurse, optometrist, ophthalmic photographer and clinical trial assistant who work to successfully conduct clinical trials and other research activities.

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    Oral and Maxillo Facial Unit

    Outpatient consultations following GP referral and subsequent treatment if appropriate.

    Services include:

    • Orthodontics
    • Oral Surgery
    • Maxillo Facial Surgery
    • Restorative Dentistry

     

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    Orthoptic

    Specialists in eye-related problems for children and adults which typically involve: Squints/Amblyopia/Diplopia.

    The department also provides teaching for Orthoptic undergraduate students from the University of Liverpool and the University of Sheffield.

  • Outpatient Booking Centre

    New and follow up appointments for patients referred via their general practitioner, dental practice, consultant or community referral.

    The Outpatient Booking Centre manages referrals for the following care groups:

    • Head & Neck
    • Surgical and Medicine
    • MSK
    • Women’s and Children’s
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    Paediatric Department

    The Paediatric Unit is based on A Level at QA, by the main entrance. Services include planned and emergency care for children.  The Paediatric service is a large complex District General Hospital service providing acute care for a population of approximately 100,000 children.  We care for more than 7,000 emergency medical admissions each year plus planned and emergency surgical conditions.  The acute service has a Children's Assessment Unit, two inpatient wards, an area dedicated for Day Surgery and a large Outpatient facility.  We are also privileged to have a dedicated Paediatric x-ray department within our footprint.  We provide specialised paediatric services and currently have four chronic disease groups with Clinical Nurse Specialist staff managing those services.

     

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    Pathology

    Services:

    Pathology, Biochemistry, Haematology, Blood Transfusion, Blood Bank Cytology, Histology, Microbiology, Molecular, Mortuary, Post Mortem,  Andrology, Anticoagulation testing, Antenatal Screening, Newborn screening, Immunology, Flow cytometry, Bacteriology, Virology, Specimen Reception.

  • Petersfield Minor Injuries Unit

    Our Minor Injuries Unit is staffed by experienced nurses who are able to treat you. There are no doctors working there. The staff see, assess and treat people presenting with minor injuries, they do not treat people who are unwell or children under the age of two years.

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    Pharmacy

    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.

  • Pharmacy Manufacturing Unit

    Aseptic preparation of pharmaceuticals and parenteral nutrition, cytotoxics and PCA in a variety of administration devices. 

  • Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy

    The Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Departments provide a service of assessment and treatment for patients with either permanent or temporary disabilities, with the aim of maximising function and preventing further disability. 

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    Plastic Surgery Department

    The Plastic Surgery Department is now in QA Hospital, Cosham.

    Out Patient Services are available mainly at QA, however, it should be noted that patients will be booked to see a Consultant Plastic Surgeon with reference to their sub specialism and therefore it may not be possible to be seen in all localities.

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    Portsmouth Enablement Centre

    The Centre provides a regional prosthetic service to people living in Portsmouth, Southampton, Hampshire and some areas of West Sussex.  It is one of over 40 such centres across the UK and is also one of nine enhanced Veterans Care Centres which provide specialist prosthetic and rehabilitation services for veterans whose amputation is attributed to their military service.

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    Portsmouth Hospitals Charity

    Portsmouth Hospitals Charity (the Charity) is a UK registered charity (Charity Registration Number 1047986). It is the principal charity of Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust (the Trust). Our mission is to support a healthy future for Trust patients and those who care for them. We support the Trust in providing better patient care through fundraising and grant funding to help improve existing facilities, purchase additional equipment as well as supporting specialist staff training, research and innovation.  

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    Pre-Operative Assessment Unit

    Service for adult patients (16 years of age and above) - medical and Social History taking for patients to determine fitness for surgery.

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    Private Patients/The Harbour Suite

    Welcome to The Harbour Suite

    Established in 2012, The Harbour Suite is a dedicated private patient centre of excellence situated on the 5th floor of the Queen Alexandra Hospital, boasting panoramic skyline views across the historical naval city of Portsmouth.

    The Harbour Suite aims to provide the best personalised healthcare available in the market, giving its patients access to world leading specialist services, as well as bringing a breadth of surgical and medical expertise to the South West region and beyond.

    The facility is comprised of 14 en-suite rooms, 2 consultation rooms and a treatment room. The unit also has access to imaging and diagnostic facilities as well as a state of the art 24 bed ICU (Intensive Care Unit). Our healthcare and patient experience standards are exceptionally high and it is for that reason that we work only with industry recognised specialists. This helps us to ensure that our patients are given the best and safest treatment available. Private rooms are also available for NHS patients in The Harbour Suite upon enquiry. Our corporate mission is based on one agenda; our commitment to reinvesting the unit’s financial surplus straight back into The Portsmouth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to help improve healthcare for all of our patients across the NHS. These investments focus upon improving our patients’ experiences at Queen Alexandra Hospital. This is delivered through ongoing investment into the latest medical technology and facilities, as well as innovative treatments and the development of trust staff.

    Our Values The Harbour Suite welcomes patients from across an array of medical specialties with fixed price packages and payment plans that make private healthcare affordable and accessible to the general public.

    We believe in working together to help our patients through diagnostic, treatment and recovery pathways. It is the level effort and attention to detail that our staff put into delivery of patient care that truly makes The Harbour Suite such a unique private patient centre.

    Quality Our healthcare and patient experience standards are exceptionally high. It is for that reason, we work only with industry recognised specialist experts. This helps us to ensure that our patients are placed the best and safest treatment available in the world.

    As a private patient centre of acute surgical services, we aim to provide the highest patient experience and clinical standards possible. This includes ensuring rigorous hygiene and infection control regimes.

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    Renal & Transplantation (Wessex Kidney Centre)

    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.

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    Respiratory

    Services provided include:

    • Asthma
    • COPD
    • Interstitial Lung Disease
    • Lung Cancer
    • Pleural service
    • Bronchiectasis
    • Sleep and NIV service
    • Tuberculosis
    • Bronchoscopy
    • Endobronchial ultrasound
    • Indwelling pleural catheters
    • Thoracoscopy
    • Home IV antibiotic service
    • IVIG service
    • Chest physiotherapy services
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    Rheumatology

    Rheumatology – Adult  medical speciality devoted to diagnosis and management of Arthritis, Connective Tissue and Soft Tissue diseases.

     

    Visit the rheumatology site for more information about this service. 

  • Safeguarding Service

    Services provided:

    • Specialist advice / support for frontline staff
    • Abuse, neglect and maltreatment of children and vulnerable at risk adults
    • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)
    • Mental Capacity Act Assessments
    • Best Interests Decision Making
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    Simulation Centre

    A dedicated training environment for high fidelity and surgical simulation, delivering a diverse range of courses and realistic scenario based education for healthcare professionals.

    Pride of Portsmouth 2018 – highly commended
    Hidden Hero award in 2019

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    Sleep Medicine

    We are predominantly a service to diagnose and treat patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea.

    We will occasionally diagnose other sleep disorders but don’t accept referrals directly for other disorders.

    We do not accept referrals or treat insomnia.

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    Southern Endometriosis Centre

    (BSGE Accredited Centre)

    The endometriosis clinic at Queen Alexandra Hospital will see patients from all over the southern region, many who have been referred from their GP because they require a specialist opinion. We work with a variety of patients, including those awaiting diagnosis or others who may have a long history of the condition.

    On your first visit, you will be seen by a specialist consultant or their registrar who will take a detailed history from you, including current medications and previous surgery. If any further investigations are required the consultant can organise these for you.

    We offer Endometriosis specialist clinics. Clear treatment pathways are agreed with women affected with the condition; this may mean surgery but could also involve pain medication, hormonal treatments or lifestyle advice.

  • Speech and Language Therapy

    The Speech and Language Therapy team aim to provide a patient-centred, safe and efficient service to patients who have speech, language and swallowing needs.

  • St Mary's Minor Injuries Unit

    We can provide a fast, convenient service for those who have a minor injury or illness.
    Our team of multidisciplinary practitioners can offer treatment, advice and information for a range of minor injuries and illnesses. Our waiting times can be considerably less than emergency departments and we work with our local emergency department to help patients make the appropriate choice for the care they need.
    If you’re unsure of where to go and require further advice, please call 111. In an emergency, always dial 999.
    The majority of patients can be seen and treated by our skilled nurse practitioners and paramedic practitioners. We will assess your clinical need and allocate you to the appropriate clinician.
    We treat both adults and children, and we have a separate children’s waiting area with play facilities and children’s TV.

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    Stroke and Stroke Rehabilitation

    • Direct admission hyper acute stroke unit
    • Acute stroke unit
    • Stroke rehabilitation
    • Neuro rehabilitation
    • Community Stroke Rehab Team
    • Transient Ischaemic Attack clinic
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    Surgical Assessment Unit

    A focal point for all general surgical referrals via GP, Emergency Department or Outpatients. Incorporated within Surgical Assessment Unit is our Ambulatory Service.

    It facilities enable rapid assessment, diagnosis, stabilisation and / or treatment of the patient’s condition, prior to operation, investigation, transfer or discharge.

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    Surgical High Care Unit

    This unit accommodates patients post operatively requiring a higher level of support than that can be provided on a general ward. SHCU also accepts patients from general wards who have deteriorated and need closer monitoring as well as transfers from Intensive Care Unit as a step down.

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    Theatres

    Admission on day of surgery for both Inpatient and Day Case patients. Adult patients (16 years of age and above).

    Elective and emergency surgery both inpatient and day cases covering a variety of specialties.

    PHT offers a very wide range of day surgery options, we also offer state of the art robotic surgery covering Surgery and Orthopaedics.

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    Tissue Viability

    Tissue Viability provides a clinically effective, patient focused service that empowers the MDT to implement pressure ulcer prevention strategies and give effective wound care that enhances the overall experience of patients and their carers.
    Service is underpinned with evidenced based policies and guidelines that will become embed in clinical practice.

  • Upper GI Surgery

    We specialise in looking after patients with benign and malignant conditions affecting the gullet, stomach, gallbladder and liver.

    We have expertise in keyhole surgery for hernias, gallstones and heartburn/reflux disease

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    Urogynaecology

    Our service is based in Gynaecology Outpatients at QA and provides care, assessment and treatment for women with bladder conditions, prolapse and associated problems such as incontinence.

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    Urology

    The Urology Department aims to represent a modern, flexible, forward looking service offering an efficient, high quality and patient centred approach. The ethos of the department is based on the quality of care provided and accessibility of services.

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    Vascular & Endovascular

    • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Surgery (open surgery and endovascular aneurysm repair – EVAR)
    • Carotid Surgery
    • Arterial bypass Surgery
    • Venous Surgery

    For patients with significant arterial, aortic or venous disease.

    All operating carried out at Southampton General Hospital. Local clinics held at Fareham, Gosport, and Havant.

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    Virtual Fracture Clinic

    Traditionally, all patients who sustain a broken bone (fracture) are given an appointment for a virtual fracture clinic (VFC). This often happens on the days following the injuries. These clinics were often busy and can be quite bewildering. As a result of VFC, A patient may have to attend the fracture clinic in outpatients multiple times during the resolution of their injury.

    Coming to a fracture clinic in the first few days after an injury is unnecessary in many cases, as no change is required to treatment. Visits in the first few days are often the most difficult as pain, swelling and immobility are greatest.

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