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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.

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

  • Ophthalmology


    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.

  • Oral and Maxillo Facial Unit

    Oral and Maxillo Facial Unit

    Outpatient consultations following GP referral and subsequent treatment if appropriate.

    Services include:

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


  • Orthoptic


    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.

  • Outpatient Booking Centre

    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:

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

    Paediatric Department

    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



    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.

  • Petersfield Minor Injuries Unit

    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.

  • Pharmacy


    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.

  • Pharmacy Manufacturing Unit

    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. 

  • Plastic Surgery Department

    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

    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.

  • Portsmouth Hospitals Charity

    Portsmouth Hospitals Charity

    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.  

  • Pre-Operative Assessment Unit

    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.

  • Private Patients/The Harbour Suite

    Private Patients/The Harbour Suite

    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.

  • Renal & Transplantation (Wessex Kidney Centre)

    Renal & Transplantation (Wessex Kidney Centre)

    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.

  • Respiratory


    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
  • Rheumatology


    Rheumatology – Adult  medical speciality devoted to diagnosis and management of Arthritis, Connective Tissue and Soft Tissue diseases.


    Visit the rheumatology section for more information about this service. 

  • Safeguarding Service

    Services provided:

    • Specialist advice / support for frontline staff
    • Abuse, neglect and maltreatment of children and vulnerable at risk adults
    • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)
    • Mental Capacity Act Assessments
    • Best Interests Decision Making
  • Simulation Centre

    Simulation Centre

    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

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