Current visiting times

We know how important it is for patients and families to be able to see visitors. Please help us keep our patients and staff as safe as possible by checking the guidance below before you visiting. 

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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 Voluntary Services team can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

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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…

Our Strategy – Working Together, Improving Together

Our strategy sets out our vision, values, strategic aims and most importantly, how we will deliver against these ambitions for our patients, communities, and people in the future.

It is not just a document, it is for and about everyone at PHU, building on what we have achieved with a renewed focus on continuous improvement and the need to continue to work together and improve together to achieve our goals. 

A full copy of the strategy can be downloaded here.

For more information, please visit our strategy webpage.

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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    Find out more about the Radiotherapy Department and how it uses linear accelerators to treat and control cancer cells.

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    Renal & Transplantation (Wessex Kidney Centre)

    The Wessex Kidney Centre (WKC) at Queen Alexandra Hospital is a regional renal and transplant centre, looking after more than 1,500 patients on renal replacement therapy (transplant, haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis) and performing around 100 kidney transplants a year.

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    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
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    Our rheumatology department is dedicated to the diagnosis and management of arthritis, connective tissue and soft tissue diseases.

  • Safeguarding Service

    Safeguarding means protecting a citizen's health, wellbeing and human rights; enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect.

    It is an integral part of providing high-quality healthcare. Safeguarding children, young people and adults is a collective responsibility. 

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    Simulation Centre

    Portsmouth Hospitals Simulation Centre is a dedicated training environment providing realistic and interactive education, delivering a diverse range of courses and realistic scenario-based education for healthcare professionals.

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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 are sorry but we do not accept referrals or treat insomnia.

    We encourage our current patients to contact us either by

    • Telephone on 02392 286000. Ext 3448 for equipment/clinical enquiries


    • 02392286665 for referral/appointment enquiries

    If no one answers, please leave a message and someone from the team will get back to you. We aim to answer the messages on daily basis. We endeavour to return the call within 24 hours.

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    Southern Endometriosis Centre

    (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.

    On your first visit, you will be seen by a specialist consultant or their registrar who will take a detailed history from you, including current medications and previous surgery. If any further investigations are required the consultant can organise these for you.

    We offer Endometriosis specialist clinics. Clear treatment pathways are agreed with women affected with the condition; this may mean surgery but could also involve pain medication, hormonal treatments or lifestyle advice.

  • 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 Urgent Treatment Centre

    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.

  • 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.

  • Targeted Lung Health Check
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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.

    Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust (PHU) 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 multidisciplinary team (MDT) to implement pressure ulcer prevention strategies and give effective wound care that enhances the overall experience of patients and their carers.

    The service is underpinned with evidenced based policies and guidelines that embeds in clinical practice.

  • Upper GI Surgery

    Upper GI Surgery specialises in looking after patients with benign and malignant conditions affecting the gullet, stomach, gallbladder and liver.

    The team has expertise in keyhole surgery for hernias, gallstones and heartburn/reflux disease.

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    The service is based in Gynaecology Outpatients at Queen Alexandra Hospital 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.

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