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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

  • B level

    Cancer Services

    Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust is a designated Cancer Centre and serves a population of approximately 800,000 within the area of southern Hampshire. The centre is part of the Central and South Coast Cancer Network and has close links with the Cancer Centre in Southampton and the cancer units in Chichester and on the Isle of Wight.

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    We provide a unified service with the Isle Of Wight Cardiac Department.

    • Outreach clinic at Gosport War Memorial
    • Community heart failure teams
    • Community rehab exercise classes
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    Clinical Coding

    Clinical Coding provides a clinical coding service for all inpatient and daycase episodes across the Trust, to abstract clinical information from the patient’s medical records and assign ICD10 and OPCS 4-8codes. Clinical Coding is used for both clinical and statistical purposes, these include the national tariff scheme where each individual episode is paid on the complexity of the patient and the treatment given to the patient, patients outcome data, clinical audit, casemix planning to name a few.

    The team is headed by Sally Daniels, Coding Improvement Manager. Jan Rickard is the Deputy Coding Manager. There are 28 coders and five clerks that make up the team.

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    Clinical Engineering

    Clinical Engineering (CE) is responsible for maintaining medical devices used within the Trust and provides management services on other medical devices which are maintained under external contract.  CE also provides training on the use of a range of medical devices and runs a Medical Equipment Library service which provides a pool of generic equipment that can be loaned for use by the wards.

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    Clinical Microbiology

    Microbiology provides the following services:

    - Diagnostic services for hospital clinical staff and general practitioners working in the community. This includes bacterial culture, identification, and susceptibility testing, Mycobacteriology, infectious disease serology, parasitology, mycology, and molecular diagnostics for infectious diseases.

    - Support to consultants in communicable disease control and their colleagues in public health medicine.

    - Local surveillance and special studies in infectious diseases.

    - Provision of specialist tests for neighbouring NHS Trust laboratories.

    - Investigation and support in community and national outbreaks of communicable disease.

  • D level

    Colposcopy Service

    Colposcopy clinics run Monday to Friday with morning and afternoon sessions and an evening clinic on Tuesdays.

    We offer the following services:

    • Colposcopy
    • Cervical smear test
    • Cervical biopsy
    • LLETZ treatment (Loop Diathermy)
    • Vault smear
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    Complaints and Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

    Our complaints department manage all formal complaints about the services provided by the Trust.

    PALS offer support to patients, relatives and visitors who have concerns or enquiries that can be resolved quickly.

  • Counter Fraud

    The Fraud and Security Management Service is a shared service hosted by Hampshire and Isle of Wight Partnership of Clinical Commissioning Groups, and located at Wickham Surgery near Fareham.

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    Critical Care Unit (ICU)

    We are one of the largest Intensive Care Units (ICU) in the UK, admitting around 1500 patients every year. Our new state of the art unit was built in 2009. It offers a purpose designed, high quality 24 bed intensive care unit. We have a large team (over 140 staff) of experienced doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, radiographers, pharmacists and other allied health professionals.

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