Current visiting times

After suspending visiting earlier in the year, we are now able to offer limited visiting to some wards at the discretion of the nurse in-charge.”

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Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication.  Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

Current visiting times

After suspending visiting earlier in the year, we are now able to offer limited visiting to some wards at the discretion of the nurse in-charge.”

Read more on visiting times...


Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication.  Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

During your stay in hospital you will meet a number of different members of staff.  All members of staff wear name badges, but if you are not sure who someone is or what they do, please feel free to ask them to introduce themselves and explain what they do. 

If you have any questions about your treatment, please ask a doctor or a nurse.

There are lots of opportunities for you to get involved with the Trust, from volunteering to attending our public meetings, our Annual General Meeting or our hospital open day which is held every year.

Departments & Services

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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.

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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.

    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 ED on C Level.

    As a provider of unscheduled care, the department 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

    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.

  • 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

     

  • General Internal Medicine

    We offer inpatient care for patients with General Internal Medical issues across two wards (D3 and A6) at 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

    Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust has a Haematology and Oncology service that treats those patients referred to Queen Alexandra hospital with a possible haematological disorder or a cancer.

    Oncology is the medical specialty that treats those patients who have been diagnosed with cancer.

    Haematology is the medical specialty involved in diagnosing and treating patients with blood disorders. These disorders can be either cancerous or non-cancerous. 

    PHU has a designated cancer centre treating patients living in southern Hampshire and some parts of West Sussex for a wide range of cancers. It has close links with the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust and cancer services based in Chichester and the Isle of Wight. Adults diagnosed with very rare cancers and children diagnosed with cancer are normally referred to the specialist centres in Southampton and London for their treatment.

  • 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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