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.
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.
Outpatient consultations following GP referral and subsequent treatment if appropriate.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Aseptic preparation of pharmaceuticals and parenteral nutrition, cytotoxics and PCA in a variety of administration devices.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Service for adult patients (16 years of age and above) - medical and Social History taking for patients to determine fitness for surgery.
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.
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.
Services provided include:
Rheumatology – Adult medical speciality devoted to diagnosis and management of Arthritis, Connective Tissue and Soft Tissue diseases.
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