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: 17 May 2021
Our Inflammatory Bowel Disease service offers inpatient and outpatient support to people with IBD in Portsmouth and surrounding areas.
Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are two of the main Inflammatory Bowel Diseases.
Both are long-term conditions that involve inflammation of the gut.
Crohn’s Disease can affect any part of the digestive system, from the mouth to the bottom. This inflammation may lead to ulceration, abscesses and strictures in the bowel. There may also be inflammation of the joints, skin and eyes.
Ulcerative Colitis affects the large intestine. As with Crohn’s Disease there may also be inflammation of the joints, skin and eyes.
Symptoms can include:
At present there is no known cause or cure for IBD but research is producing more effective treatments.
Treatments aim to relieve symptoms and prevent them returning and includes specific diets, lifestyle changes, medicines and surgery.
For more information and support visit the Crohn's & Colitis UK website.
The conditions should not be confused with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), a less serious and unrelated condition.
We are open Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm.
Patients are referred by their GP or Consultant.
We are based in the endoscopy department on D Level at Queen Alexandra Hospital, near to lift area 2.
Please call us on 02392 28 6000 ext. 5943