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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.


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.

Specialist Clinics

  • Acne monitoring
  • Autoimmune connective tissue disorders
  • Biological therapy
  • Contact dermatitis / patch testing
  • Day treatments
  • Genital skin disorders
  • Iontophoresis
  • Leg ulcers
  • Mole check or pigmented lesion clinic
  • Moh's surgery
  • Paediatric disorders
  • Phototherapy
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Psoriasis
  • Skin surgery


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.

Getting here

St Mary's Community Health Campus

Map: St Mary's Community Health Campus

West Wing, Milton Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO3 6AD

Opening hours

8:00am – 6:00pm Monday to Thursday

8:00am – 5:00pm Friday


Referral information

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



Contact information

Out Patients - 023 8054 0430

  • Secretary - 023 80 540437 / 023 80 540438 / 023 80 540439
  • Cancer Nurse Specialist - 023 80 540428/540427
  • Modern Matron - 023 80 540428
  • Switchboard for St. Mary's Hospital - 0300 123 6610
  • Portsmouth Dermatology Department - 023 8054 0430

Located at St Mary's Community Campus. Clinics also held in:

  • Petersfield Hospital
  • Gosport War Memorial Hospital
  • Fareham Community Hospital
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