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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 and services by A-Z

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    Acute Medical Unit

    The Acute Medical unit (AMU) at Queen Alexandra Hospital is a 58 bedded facility which takes admissions from the Emergency Department, Ambulatory Emergency Care and direct from GPs. In addition to the admission ward, we provide an Ambulatory Emergency Care unit with nine bays. After patients have been assessed they will generally be treated, transferred to Ambulatory Emergency Care, admitted to a speciality ward, or discharged home.

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    ALERT™ uses a structured and prioritised system of patient assessment and management to enable a pre-emptive approach to critical illness. It instructs staff in the recognition of impending clinical deterioration, the management of disordered physiology and other aspects of the delivery of acute care.

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    The Anaesthesia team provides anaesthesia to enable patients to tolerate operations and procedures in comfort and safety. This may be a local anaesthetic where the patient may remain awake, a local anaesthetic with sedation to make the patient drowsy or a full general anaesthetic where the patient will be asleep. We aim to provide safe, effective and personalised care to every patient we see, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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    Aquilis Counselling

    We are a team of professional, qualified, and experienced Counsellors / Psychotherapists based at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham, Hampshire. If coming to the hospital is not possible for you, contact us as we have some flexibility around seeing people off site. People enter counselling for a variety of reasons. See the issues page for more information on the issues we have helped people resolve, plus some testimonials from our clients.

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    Audiology outpatient consultations with diagnostic testing for adults and children. The Audiology Department also test, fit and repair hearing aids.




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    Audiovestibular Medicine

    We offer outpatient consultations following GP referral.

    Key services:

    • Vertigo
    • Dizziness
    • Imbalance
    • Hearing loss
    • Tinnitus (distressing)


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