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.
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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.
Our Strategy – Working Together, Improving Together
Our strategy sets out our vision, values, strategic aims and most importantly, how we will deliver against these ambitions for our patients, communities, and people in the future.
It is not just a document, it is for and about everyone at PHU, building on what we have achieved with a renewed focus on continuous improvement and the need to continue to work together and improve together to achieve our goals.
A full copy of the strategy can be downloaded here.
For more information, please visit our strategy webpage.
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: 09 October 2019
The Medical Physics Dept. comprises Radiotherapy Physics, Radiological Sciences, and Nuclear Medicine Physics sections. It also includes Bone Densitometry and a Radiation Protection function. Services of the Medical Physics Dept. may be referred to by any of these names.
The Portsmouth Medical Physics department provides specialist scientific and technical services to many clinical services within Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust and other healthcare providers. We provide full scientific and technical support for the safe introduction and use of new imaging, treatment and clinical modalities.
We provide a direct access Bone Densitometry (DXA) service and non-imaging diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in support of cancer and other therapies.
Research activities are undertaken in Radiological Sciences, Radiotherapy, Nuclear Medicine Physics, imaging and in support of developing techniques as part of portfolio studies. We also have links with the University of Portsmouth and Surrey University and have involvement in international research projects.
Our teaching commitments include MScs, PhDs, FRCR, Imaging Physics, and lecturing, teaching and project supervision for University of Portsmouth and University of Surrey. Our scientists and technicians are encouraged to publish and present their work at national and international conferences. We also organise short courses including for radiation protection supervisors, radiation protection in dentistry. We also contribute to clinical courses and study days.
We are accredited as a training centre with a long established track record in training healthcare scientists. Training and development are key priorities for us.
If you have an unmet clinical scientific, technical or engineering need, a problem that needs an innovative solution, then there will be someone here who may be able to help.
Core office hours are Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm, many specific scientific and technical services are performed outside of these times and at weekends.
For bone densitometry service, patients are referred to us from their GP or Consultant.
Lift area 7 at QA Hospital.
General contact for Medical Physics: Heather White, Medical Physics Dept reception, 02392 286000 ext. 3706
Main admin and offices for Medical Physics Dept located on F level QA Hospital, additional offices located on B level QA Hospital.