We know how important it is for patients and families to be able to see visitors. Please help us keep our patients and staff as safe as possible by checking the guidance below before you visiting.
We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication. Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Voluntary Services team can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.
After suspending visiting earlier in the year, we are now able to offer limited visiting to some wards at the discretion of the nurse in-charge.”
We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication. Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.
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 July 2021
The gynaecological oncology service aims to diagnose and treat cancers and pre-cancers of the endometrium (womb lining), ovaries, cervix (neck of the womb), vulva, and vagina.
All patients with a suspected or confirmed cancer are discussed at a weekly multi- disciplinary Team (MDT) meeting. The Gynaecological Oncology multidisciplinary team (MDT) comprises of experts including oncological surgeons, clinical and medical oncologists, radiologists and pathologists, two clinical nurse specialists (Key Workers) and research nurses.
The benefit of this approach is that the team members plan and agree a recommended pathway of treatment. This could include investigations such as MRI/CT scans or biopsies specifically to individual patients needs, delivering patient centered care as timely as possible.
The team works collaboratively with other specialties such as colorectal, urology and anaesthetics. We also have good links with the hospital based palliative care team and their colleagues in the community.
The team is pleased to be able to offer the patient the opportunity to take part in current clinical trials - screening for cervical, womb and ovarian cancers and treatment for ovarian cancers. There is also another study looking at quality of life, and living with and beyond cancer.
The service aims to provide a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) in gynaecology at your first clinic appointment. Your CNS offers support and advice in the following areas:
They will also refer or sign post to other services such as Macmillan for financial advice, or whatever help you may need.
The core team comprises of:
Mr. Dirk Brinkmann
Mr. Francis Gardner
Miss Natalia Povolotskaya
Mr. Robert Woolas
Gynaecology Oncology CNS Macmillan:
Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays), 8am to 4pm
Referral via your GP
Gynaecology Outpatients is located on D Level, QA Hospital.
Use lift area 2 (main entrance).
02392 286000 extension 4226
Mobile: 07718 423426