We know how important it is for patients and families to be able to see visitors. Please help us keep our patients and staff as safe as possible by checking the guidance below before you visiting.
We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication. Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Voluntary Services team can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.
After suspending visiting earlier in the year, we are now able to offer limited visiting to some wards at the discretion of the nurse in-charge.”
We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication. Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.
The Queen Alexandra Hospital is located just on the hill slopes of Portsdown Hill overlooking Portsmouth. It is conveniently situated for both the M27 and A3M.
Family members and carers play an important role in supporting patients during an episode of ill health. We are committed to the active involvement of family members, friends and carers during a hospital stay. Family members and carers play an important role in supporting patients during an episode of ill health.
More information on visiting hospital for an appointment.
If you've had experience of using our services and would like to make a comment then please contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS). Your views are very important to us and we would like to hear where you think improvements are needed or where things have gone so well that you would like to share your thanks or gratitude with the staff involved. When things have not gone so well then you can be sure that we want to hear from you, so please get in touch with PALS.
During your stay in hospital you will meet a number of different members of staff. All members of staff wear name badges, but if you are not sure who someone is or what they do, please feel free to ask them to introduce themselves and explain what they do.
If you have any questions about your treatment, please ask a doctor or a nurse.
There are lots of opportunities for you to get involved with the Trust, from volunteering to attending our public meetings, our Annual General Meeting or our hospital open day which is held every year.
We welcome and value your feedback and use the views you share with us in a number of ways to learn and make improvements as well as sharing best practice. Feedback can be provided in a number of ways.
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.
Services provided include:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
No direct patient involvement.
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.
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.
The department deals with all types of Orthopaedic conditions as well as fractures and a wide range of traumatic injuries.
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.
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.
The Minor Injuries Unit at Gosport War Memorial Hospital has experienced nurse practitioners on hand every day to treat a range of minor injuries.
Services provided for all patients, relatives, carers, staff and external partners include:
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.
This department covers colposcopy, hysteroscopy, gynae oncology, urogynae, endometriosis, gynae consultations and PMB.
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.
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.
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.