A stay in hospital can be a daunting time for anyone whether it is for a short or long time. But having someone with you can help you recover and make you feel more at ease.
Keeping in contact with friends and family is important to patients. It is recognised that a balance is needed between maintaining that contact and allowing for rest and recuperation. In response to feedback from patients, families and carers wards and departments have local guidelines about visiting times so please do check before visiting.
At Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, we are proud to provide expert, compassionate care.
We are here for our local population of about 675,000 residents across Portsmouth and south east Hampshire and care for many people beyond, including providing some tertiary services to a catchment area of more than 2m people.
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.
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
Endocrine Outpatient Service
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.
Ear, nose and throat consultations and surgery if required, for adults and children.
Outpatient clinics are held at:
Gosport, Chichester, Petersfield, Bognor, Fareham
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. Women cannot refer themselves.
The service provides specialist care for the following:
Assessment of women with bleeding and/or pain in early pregnancy
Diagnosis and subsequent management of miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy
Recurrent miscarriage (defined as three or more consecutive miscarriages)
Suspected or previous history of molar pregnancy .
Where medically appropriate, we offer a range of management options for conditions in early pregnancy including:
Conservative, medical and surgical management of miscarriage.
Conservative, medical and surgical management of ectopic pregnancy.
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.
The services with Endoscopy include:
No direct patient involvement.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
•Minor head injuries
•Minor eye problems
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 MDT comprises of experts including oncological surgeons, clinical and medical oncologists, radiologists and pathologists, two Clinical Nurse Specialists and research nurses.
This department covers colposcopy, hysteroscopy, gynae oncology, urogynae, endometriosis, gynae consultations and PMB.
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.
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.
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.
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