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.
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.
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: 27 November 2019
A: This is so the candidates can reflect on their feedback on their first attempt and make the necessary improvements and embed the learning on their 2nd attempt. As a learning experience this was received extremely well by the candidates and faculty on the pilot courses.
A: The scenarios have been written for v4 to be quite general to ensure they are fit for purpose for all candidates whether or not they have done any other life support training or are a Dr, nurse, or other healthcare professional. This was done to enable the facilitator to tailor the course of the scenario to the candidate with the aim of the candidates being able to assess, manage and escalate care based on their own skills set/experience, rather than nurses pretending to be Dr’s for example.
A: The Record of Learning is evidence for the Foundation Doctor Curriculum sign off and nurses revalidation as requested at the last two Network Days. How we managed it in Portsmouth on the last few courses is the course facilitator initials a master copy pre-course which Administrator puts the candidate name and course date on for us assuming they will all achieve. We then hand them out at the end of the course if they achieve the learning outcomes and for those that don’t achieve we meet with them to discuss the plan for some 1-1 practice.
A: Yes you don’t have to use the scenarios provided and if you want to write your own scenarios using the template in the v4 course materials and send to ALERT HQ for approval.