We recently made the difficult decision to suspend visiting to our hospital until further notice except in the below exceptional circumstances, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
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.
Our website is currently being updated as a result some content is currently unavailable, we apologise for any inconvenience.
Our maternity department remains open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for pregnant women and mums who have recently given birth.
If you have any questions or concerns, please use the numbers you have been given on your notes.
If you are currently pregnant congratulations.
We hope that you find the following information helpful.
Our maternity services look after 6000 pregnant women who live in Portsmouth and Hampshire.
Once you are pregnant and this has been confirmed by a positive pregnancy test, you can self refer to our service for care. Please complete the maternity self referral form. You do not have to see your GP first.
We will aim to contact you to complete your booking with us for when you are approximately 9 weeks pregnant.
Useful telephone numbers:
Midwifery advice is available for you between 8am and 8pm at Portsmouth and Blake Maternity Centres and at the Grange Maternity Centre and the North Midwives office between 8.30 and 16.30. Please note that you may speak to a maternity support worker and not a Midwife when you call.
Queen Alexandra Hospital Maternity Reception 02392286000 ext 4574
Portsmouth Maternity Centre 02380 540777
Blake maternity Centre 02392 523651
Mary Rose Birth Centre (B5) 02392 283284
Grange Maternity Centre 02382 310580 (voicemail ) or 02382 310581
North Community Midwives Office QA 02392 286000 ext 3860
Infant feeding advisor 02392 286000 ext 4530
Ante Natal Clinic 02392 286000 ext 2383
Director of Midwifery 02392 286000 ext 4532 / 4577
Maternity Bleep (For urgent calls) 02392 286000 and ask for the maternity bleep holder on Bleep 2235
Labour line: 0300 1239001. This is a 24 hour dedicated telephone support and assessment line for women in labour.
For general enquires, comments and feedback relating to women and children’s services please email Liz.email@example.com
We have a team of 12 consultants who care for women who need extra support in their pregnancy.
They offer a range of skills and expertise to enable you to have a safe and healthy pregnancy.
They are mainly based at Queen Alexandra Hospital, however they also have clinic settings at Portsmouth Maternity Centre, Fareham Community Hospital and Blake in Gosport
If your pregnancy has certain high risk factors you will be referred to our team by your midwife. Your care will then be shared between ourselves and your midwife.