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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. 

Visiting suspended at Queen Alexandra Hospital (QA)


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

  • 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
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    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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    Sleep Medicine

    We are predominantly a service to diagnose and treat patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea.

    We will occasionally diagnose other sleep disorders but don’t accept referrals directly for other disorders.

    We do not accept referrals or treat insomnia.

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    Southern Endometriosis Centre

    Southern Endometriosis Centre - a BSGE Accredited Centre

    The endometriosis clinic at Queen Alexandra Hospital will see patients from all over the southern region, many who have been referred from their GP because they require a specialist opinion. We work with a variety of patients, including those awaiting diagnosis or others who may have a long history of the condition.

  • Speech and Language Therapy

    The Speech and Language Therapy team aim to provide a patient-centred, safe and efficient service to patients who have speech, language and swallowing needs.

  • St Mary's Minor Injuries Unit

    We can provide a fast, convenient service for those who have a minor injury or illness.
    Our team of multidisciplinary practitioners can offer treatment, advice and information for a range of minor injuries and illnesses. Our waiting times can be considerably less than emergency departments and we work with our local emergency department to help patients make the appropriate choice for the care they need.
    If you’re unsure of where to go and require further advice, please call 111. In an emergency, always dial 999.
    The majority of patients can be seen and treated by our skilled nurse practitioners and paramedic practitioners. We will assess your clinical need and allocate you to the appropriate clinician.
    We treat both adults and children, and we have a separate children’s waiting area with play facilities and children’s TV.

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    Stroke and Stroke Rehabilitation

    • Direct admission hyper acute stroke unit
    • Acute stroke unit
    • Stroke rehabilitation
    • Neuro rehabilitation
    • Community Stroke Rehab Team
    • Transient Ischaemic Attack clinic
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    Surgical Assessment Unit

    A focal point for all general surgical referrals via GP, Emergency Department or Outpatients. Incorporated within Surgical Assessment Unit is our Ambulatory Service.

    It facilities enable rapid assessment, diagnosis, stabilisation and / or treatment of the patient’s condition, prior to operation, investigation, transfer or discharge.

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    Surgical High Care Unit

    This unit accommodates patients post operatively requiring a higher level of support than that can be provided on a general ward. SHCU also accepts patients from general wards who have deteriorated and need closer monitoring as well as transfers from Intensive Care Unit as a step down.

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    Admission on day of surgery for both Inpatient and Day Case patients. Adult patients (16 years of age and above).

    Elective and emergency surgery both inpatient and day cases covering a variety of specialties.

    PHT offers a very wide range of day surgery options, we also offer state of the art robotic surgery covering Surgery and Orthopaedics.

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    Tissue Viability

    Tissue Viability provides a clinically effective, patient focused service that empowers the MDT to implement pressure ulcer prevention strategies and give effective wound care that enhances the overall experience of patients and their carers.
    Service is underpinned with evidenced based policies and guidelines that will become embed in clinical practice.

  • Upper 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

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    Our service is based in Gynaecology Outpatients at QA and provides care, assessment and treatment for women with bladder conditions, prolapse and associated problems such as incontinence.

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    The Urology Department aims to represent a modern, flexible, forward looking service offering an efficient, high quality and patient centred approach. The ethos of the department is based on the quality of care provided and accessibility of services.

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    Vascular & Endovascular

    • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Surgery (open surgery and endovascular aneurysm repair – EVAR)
    • Carotid Surgery
    • Arterial bypass Surgery
    • Venous Surgery

    For patients with significant arterial, aortic or venous disease.

    All operating carried out at Southampton General Hospital. Local clinics held at Fareham, Gosport, and Havant.

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    Virtual Fracture Clinic

    Traditionally, all patients who sustain a broken bone (fracture) are given an appointment for a virtual fracture clinic (VFC). This often happens on the days following the injuries. These clinics were often busy and can be quite bewildering. As a result of VFC, A patient may have to attend the fracture clinic in outpatients multiple times during the resolution of their injury.

    Coming to a fracture clinic in the first few days after an injury is unnecessary in many cases, as no change is required to treatment. Visits in the first few days are often the most difficult as pain, swelling and immobility are greatest.

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