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.”

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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.

Welcome to the Department of Critical Care ('ICU')

Last updated: 27 November 2019

 

In Queen Alexandra Hospital, we have a new, purpose designed, high quality 24 bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU). We have a large team (over 140 staff) of experienced doctors, nurses and allied health professionals. We admit around 1200 patients each year and provide a service for approaching one million people.  

This site will provide important information and act as a simple guide of what to expect. We appreciate that this is a very stressful time and that the information you are given can be overwhelming, or often forgotten at such anxious times. We hope that this site will be helpful to you. All of our staff are at hand to guide you through the experience, offering support and guidance as necessary.

We appreciate that many people play a significant role in our patients' life whether that be a relative, spouse, long term partners or very close friend. This site is aimed for all of these people. The term 'relative' is often used throughout this site to simplify text rather than exclude all of the other important individuals.

What is the telephone number? 

East side - 023 9228 6852 or 023 9228 6853

West side - 023 9228 6035 or 023 9228 6385

You are welcome to telephone to enquire about your relative at any time, day or night. We would much rather you phoned us if you are worrying and cannot sleep than be sat at home waiting for the morning. As you will appreciate, our telephone lines do become very busy at times, so we request that one or two people are nominated to telephone us and then relay the information to other family and friends. This will not only assist us in keeping the lines open but avoid any confusion in information given. Whilst we welcome your calls, please be aware that due to issues of confidentiality, we are unable to give out details of a sensitive nature over the telephone. We will discuss this more with you when you visit.  

 

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