Current visiting times

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. 

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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 Voluntary Services team can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

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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…

Our Strategy – Working Together, Improving Together

Our strategy sets out our vision, values, strategic aims and most importantly, how we will deliver against these ambitions for our patients, communities, and people in the future.

It is not just a document, it is for and about everyone at PHU, building on what we have achieved with a renewed focus on continuous improvement and the need to continue to work together and improve together to achieve our goals. 

A full copy of the strategy can be downloaded here.

For more information, please visit our strategy webpage.

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 takes admissions from the Emergency Department, Ambulatory Emergency Care and direct from GPs.


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    ALERT® is a multi-professional course to train staff in recognising patient deterioration and act appropriately in treating the acutely unwell.

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    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 and psychotherapists based at Queen Alexandra Hospital.

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    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

    This service offers outpatient consultations and cover vertigo, dizziness, imbalance, hearing loss and tinnitus.

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    Breast and Endocrine Surgery

    The Breast and Endocrine team within Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS 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 two-week referral suspected cancer referrals from GP's
    • 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
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    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 Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust.

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

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    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.
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    Our enthusiastic and diverse team at the Portsmouth Dermatology Centre, which is based at the St Mary's Health Community Campus, receive referrals for patients with a wide range of skin problems, such as long-term conditions like psoriasis and eczema, through to skin cancers. Treatments for these problems vary from prescription medicines to dressings, day treatments and specialised light therapies given within the department. Skin cancers such as basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma may require surgical treatments. These range from small biopsies to large excisions, and we also carry out more complex Mohs micrographic surgery in some instances.

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    Diabetes & Endocrinology

    Services provided include:


    • Guidance to ward teams looking after patients on hospital wards
    • Education and support for those managing Type 1 diabetes
    • Intensive Insulin management and diabetes technology services (education, glucose monitoring and insulin pumps)
    • Ante-natal diabetes care
    • Renal services (low eGFR or patients on dialysis)
    • Multi-disciplinary service for high risk foot issues


    Outpatient clinics for those with Type 1 diabetes, including educational groups


    Outpatient services for a range of Endocrinology conditions


    Active research team working in conjunction with Trust and Wessex research networks.

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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)

    The Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Department will see both adults and children for consultations and surgery, if required.

    Outpatient clinics are held at Gosport, Chichester, Petersfield, Bognor and Fareham.

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    Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit (EPA)

    This service provides care for women who experience pain/bleeding in early pregnancy between six 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.

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    Emergency Department (ED)

    The Emergency Department (ED) offers emergency assessment and treatment to patients with serious injuries or illnesses. Generally, you should only visit your nearest ED 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.

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    The Endoscopy Unit at Queen Alexandra Hospital is a seven-day service which provides a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures supporting inpatients, outpatients, emergency and tertiary referrals. The unit has three spacious procedure suites on site and a further suite at Gosport War Memorial Hospital, where unsedated, diagnostic procedures are performed.

  • 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.

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    Eye Department

    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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    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.

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    The gastroenterology service offers full investigation and management of all gastroenterological conditions and liver disease including inflammatory bowel disease, coeliac disease, dyspepsia and Barrett’s oesophagus amongst many others.

  • General Internal Medicine

    This service offers inpatient care for patients with general internal medical issues across two wards at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth. The service also has an outpatient clinic for patients discharged from hospital.

  • Gosport Urgent Treatment Centre

    The Minor Injuries Unit at Gosport War Memorial Hospital has experienced nurse practitioners on hand every day to treat a range of minor injuries.

  • Governance and Clinical Audit

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

    • Governance 
    • Compliance including Care Quality Commission 
    • Clinical audit 
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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.

  • Health Records Department

    The Health Records Department is located at a facility at Mitchell Way, Portsmouth. This facility houses approximately 800,000 records, receiving an average of 115,000 requests for health records 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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    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)

    Our Inflammatory Bowel Disease service offers inpatient and outpatient support to people with IBD in Portsmouth and surrounding areas.


  • Information Governance

    Portsmouth Hospitals University 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. 

  • IT Security

    As part of the Trust's Cyber Security strategy we have developed this web page to increase of the threats posted to the Trust, resulting from poor cyber security practices.

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    • Legal
    • Inquests
    • Clinical Negligence Claims


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    Macmillan Information and Support Centre

    We are open Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm for pre-booked and drop-in appointments offering emotional support and information to anyone affected by cancer. We can listen to your worries and concerns and offer advice. We can also sign-post you to other services. These appointments will be arranged to coincide with your next hospital visit.

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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 services at QA hospital and to the wider Healthcare community. This includes both clinical and non-clinical photography, graphic design and large and small format printing.

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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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    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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    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

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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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    Oral and Maxillofacial Unit

    Outpatient consultations following GP referral and subsequent treatment if appropriate.

    Services include:

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


  • Outpatient Booking Centre

    The Outpatient Booking Centre manages referrals for new and follow up appointments for the following care groups:

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

    The Paediatric Department is based on Level A at Queen Alexandra Hospital by the main entrance. We recognise that having a child in hospital can be a stressful time for both the child and their family and  the following information will hopefully provide you with an introduction to the unit and answer any questions you may have.

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    Our Pathology department provides a range of diagnostic services, specialist regional screening and general practitioner services from a purpose-built laboratory complex located on the Queen Alexandra Hospital site. 

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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.

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    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.

  • 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 is a registered UK Charity which supports the work of Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust to help enhance patient care.

    We fund a range of projects including improvement to existing facilities, the purchase of new and state-of-the-art equipment, staff training and helps foster research and innovation.

    This would not be possible without kind donations from the local community, legacies, corporate donations and grants including money from NHS Charities Together.

    Find out more at


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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

    The Harbour Suite is currently closed to private patients. To ensure our teams continue to provide efficient care throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, G5 Ward is now a Respiratory High Care Unit.

    To contact the unit, please call extension 6161 or 5130.

    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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    Find out more about the Radiotherapy Department and how it uses linear accelerators to treat and control cancer cells.

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    Renal & Transplantation (Wessex Kidney Centre)

    The Wessex Kidney Centre (WKC) at Queen Alexandra Hospital is a regional renal and transplant centre, looking after more than 1,500 patients on renal replacement therapy (transplant, haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis) and performing around 100 kidney transplants a year.

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    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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    Our rheumatology department is dedicated to the diagnosis and management of arthritis, connective tissue and soft tissue diseases.

  • Safeguarding Service

    Safeguarding means protecting a citizen's health, wellbeing and human rights; enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect.

    It is an integral part of providing high-quality healthcare. Safeguarding children, young people and adults is a collective responsibility. 

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    Simulation Centre

    Portsmouth Hospitals Simulation Centre is a dedicated training environment providing realistic and interactive education, delivering a diverse range of courses and realistic scenario-based education for healthcare professionals.

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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 are sorry but we do not accept referrals or treat insomnia.

    We encourage our current patients to contact us either by

    • Telephone on 02392 286000. Ext 3448 for equipment/clinical enquiries


    • 02392286665 for referral/appointment enquiries

    If no one answers, please leave a message and someone from the team will get back to you. We aim to answer the messages on daily basis. We endeavour to return the call within 24 hours.

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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 Urgent Treatment Centre

    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.

  • 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.

  • Targeted Lung Health Check
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    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.

    Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust (PHU) 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 multidisciplinary team (MDT) to implement pressure ulcer prevention strategies and give effective wound care that enhances the overall experience of patients and their carers.

    The service is underpinned with evidenced based policies and guidelines that embeds in clinical practice.

  • Upper GI Surgery

    Upper GI Surgery specialises in looking after patients with benign and malignant conditions affecting the gullet, stomach, gallbladder and liver.

    The team has expertise in keyhole surgery for hernias, gallstones and heartburn/reflux disease.

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

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    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.

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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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