Current visiting times

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.”

Read more on visiting times...


Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

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.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

Current visiting times

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.”

Read more on visiting times...


Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

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.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

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.

Introducing the team

Last updated: 27 November 2019

We have over 200 staff working on the department of critical care. We work as part of a multidisciplinary team that includes consultants, junior doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, radiographers, microbiologists, radiographers and pharmacists. We also have a number of important colleagues some of which work behind the scenes and others such as our administrative team who you will meet at the front door. We are all here to help and support you through what may be a distressing and difficult time. Please use the link to the left to read more details about our team.For more information click on the links below:

There will always be a doctor and registered nurse to care for your relative or friend. Every effort will be made my the medical and nursing staff to keep you informed of their progress and care.

If you would like to speak with a doctor we can arrange this for you. This will be done in one of the private relatives rooms located within the unit.

Back to top
Working together to drive excellence in care for our patients and communities Page feedback Tell us what you think

Get in touch

Queen Alexandra Hospital,
Cosham,
Portsmouth,
PO6 3LY

© 2021, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust