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Visiting suspended at Queen Alexandra Hospital (QA)


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.

Colposcopy Service

Last updated: 04 November 2019

D level

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

We have monthly multi-disciplinary meetings with colleagues from Pathology and Cytology to meet and discuss cases and plan management.

You will be referred to the clinic by direct referral from the screening programme if you have had an abnormal smear test.  Your GP will refer you for any other conditions that require investigation at the Colposcopy clinic.  The clinic does not accept self-referrals. Patients will be seen within two, four or six weeks depending on the problem for which you have been referred.

You may bring one relative or friend with you to the clinic for support.


  • Miss A Khanapure - Lead Colposcopist, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist.
  • Mr D Brinkmann - Consultant Gynaecologist
  • Mr F Gardner - Consultant Gynaecologist
  • Miss N Povolotskaya - Consultant Gynaecologist
  • Miss Laure Hole - Locum Consultant
  • Mrs V Sutton -  Nurse Colposcopist
  • Miss K Candy - Nurse Colposcopist



Colposcopy Information.

Information following a LLETZ treatment.

For further information you may visit these websites:

Getting here

Queen Alexandra Hospital

Map: Queen Alexandra Hospital

Visiting suspended at Queen Alexandra Hospital (QA)


Cosham, Portsmouth, PO6 3LY

By Car

From the West

Follow the M27 and use exit 12 (Cosham).
At the traffic lights, follow the road straight ahead (Southampton Road) towards Cosham.
Turn left at the 2nd set of traffic lights. 
At the traffic lights take the exit road left into Sevenoaks Road and bear right into the hospital main entrance.
The multi-storey car park will be on the left. The north car park is clearly signposted.
 From the North

Follow the A3M south to Junction 5.
At the motorway roundabout take the 3rd exit marked for Drayton/Cosham.
Follow this road until you reach the roundabout (Cosham).
Proceed straight across into Southampton Road.
At the 1st set of traffic lights turn right into Sevenoaks Road and bear right into the hospital main entrance.
The multi-storey car park will be on the left. The north car park is clearly signposted. 
 From the East

Follow the A27 westbound until you reach the junction marked Cosham.
At the roundabout take the 3rd exit marked for A3 Cosham (Northern Road).
Follow this road until you reach a further roundabout (Cosham).
Proceed straight across remaining on A3 Northern Road.
At the next roundabout take the 1st exit into Southampton Road.
At the 1st set of traffic lights turn right into Sevenoaks Road and bear right into the hospital main entrance.
The multi-storey car park will be on the left. The north car park is clearly signposted.

By bicycle

Portsmouth City Council has provided interactive maps on their website for people wishing to cycle to Queen Alexandra Hospital as part of their My Journey campaign. These maps can be accessed here

Please note there are a few cycle paths which lead directly to the hospital, however the main routes to the hospital will be via the roads mentioned on the routes above (for cars).

Bicycle Racks

Members of the public riding their bicycle to Queen Alexandra Hospital can leave it in one of more than 100 spaces for bikes. The bike areas are situated in the multi-storey car park and outside the North Entrance, Emergency Department and the Paediatric Emergency Department. The bicycle racks can also be viewed here on a map of our hospital site.

Bicycles are left at the owner’s own risk.


By Public Transport

By Bus

Services run frequently from Portsmouth city centre and surrounding areas, with some buses stopping within the hospital grounds and may be displayed on timetables as ‘Queen Alexandra Hospital’. Other buses stop near the hospital and you should look for stops near ‘Cosham’ if possible.

Please note that you should contact Portsmouth City Council and the Transport Commissioner if you wish to make a comment about any bus route change.

By Train

The nearest train station is ‘Cosham’. This is approximately 10-15 minutes walk from Queen Alexandra Hospital however it is uphill and if you suffer from any condition where this may affect you we would recommend using a local taxi or bus (numbers 8 and 11A). For further information visit or phone 08457 48 49 50.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Referral information

  • Abnormal smear test
  • GP unable to take smear test
  • Bleeding after sex/Irregular vaginal bleeding
  • Suspicious looking cervix

Nearest lift area

Lift area 2 at QA Hospital.

Contact information

Located at Gynaecology Outpatients on D level.

Colposcopy Office: Monday to Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm 02392 286000 ext 4234 Colposcopy

Mobile number: 07714 270720 (answer phone available)

Nurse Colposcopist: 02392 286000 ext 4220 - (answer phone available) or bleep 0096

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