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.
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.
The Queen Alexandra Hospital is located just on the hill slopes of Portsdown Hill overlooking Portsmouth. It is conveniently situated for both the M27 and A3M.
Family members and carers play an important role in supporting patients during an episode of ill health. We are committed to the active involvement of family members, friends and carers during a hospital stay. Family members and carers play an important role in supporting patients during an episode of ill health.
More information on visiting hospital for an appointment.
If you've had experience of using our services and would like to make a comment then please contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS). Your views are very important to us and we would like to hear where you think improvements are needed or where things have gone so well that you would like to share your thanks or gratitude with the staff involved. When things have not gone so well then you can be sure that we want to hear from you, so please get in touch with PALS.
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.
We welcome and value your feedback and use the views you share with us in a number of ways to learn and make improvements as well as sharing best practice. Feedback can be provided in a number of ways.
Last updated: 07 October 2019
The department of Dermatology receives referrals for skin diseases, from long term conditions, such as psoriasis and eczema, to skin cancers. Treatments vary considerably, form prescription medicines , dressing, day treatments and specialised light therapies given within the department, to tablet medications, newer biological agents and admission to hospital if required.
Some forms of skin cancers such as basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma require surgical treatments. These range from small biopsies to large excisions and the more complex Mohs micrographic surgery.
The Portsmouth Dermatology Centre is located in a state of the art facility on the St Mary's campus. The philosophy of the unit is to provide a holistic and patient centred approach for each individual and the care they need for their skin condition. We provide an expert consultant led service although patients benefit from a multidisciplinary team approach receiving the most appropriate care to meet their needs.
Services are also provided in Gosport at Gosport War Memorial Hospital, Fareham at Fareham Community Hospital and at Petersfield Community Hospital.
General Dermatology clinics run on a daily basis throughout the week for the management of conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, skin cancer, sun related skin damage and other common conditions.
We run combined clinics with the GU physicians, gynaecologists, oncologists, paediatricians, plastic surgeons, rheumatologists and the renal physicians. We are also in close contact with other clinical departments.
West Wing, Milton Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO3 6AD
8:00am – 6:00pm Monday to Thursday
8:00am – 5:00pm Friday
All new referrals to the department should come via the Outpatient Booking Centre.
External Referrals: via e-Referral
There is also an emergency on-call line, which can only be accessed by GPs - 0300 1236610
Out Patients - 023 8054 0430
Located at St Mary's Community Campus. Clinics also held in: