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.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

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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    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

    or

    • 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.

  • 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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    Theatres

    Our Theatres department covers elective and emergency surgery. Patients may have to stay in hospital after surgery (known as inpatients) or have their surgery completed in a day (known as day case).

    Surgeries cover all specialties listed below:

    • Colorectal and Upper Gastro Intestinal
    • Bariatric
    • General surgery
    • Ear Nose and Throat and Maxillofacial
    • Ophthalmology
    • Renal
    • Urology
    • Gynaecology
    • Breast and Plastics
    • Orthopaedics
    • Minor vascular cases

  • Tissue Viability

    Our Tissue Viability (TV) team provides specialist advice on wound care management and pressure ulcer prevention. 

    Pressure ulcers (also known as bed sores) is skin damage that happens when the blood supply to your skin is affected. This can be on broken or unbroken skin.

    They most commonly occur when body weight or devices cause pressures on vulnerable areas of skin.

    Patients are more at risk of getting a pressure ulcer if they have reduced mobility or wearing a device such as a plaster cast.

  • 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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    Urogynaecology

    The service is based in Gynaecology Outpatients at Queen Alexandra Hospital and provides care, assessment and treatment for people with bladder conditions, prolapse and associated problems such as incontinence.

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    Urology

    The Urology Department offers a range of urological services, including diagnosis and treatment of conditions. 

    Urology involves conditions affecting the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra and prostate.

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    Vascular & Endovascular

    Our vascular and endovascular services manage and treat conditions involving arteries and veins. 

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    Virtual Fracture Clinic

    Our Virtual Fracture Clinic offers appointments to all patients who have a broken bone (fracture) in the days following their injury.

    These virtual appointments means patients who are in pain don't have to attend an assessment in hospital. 

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Cosham,
Portsmouth,
PO6 3LY

  • 023 9228 6000

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