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.
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.
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: 11 November 2020
Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust runs an induction programme for newly employed registered nurses and unregistered nurses. This programme runs over two days, most months.
Setting Direction – Introductory programme for Nursing Workforce is an induction programme for newly employed RNs and ODPs
We in the Learning & Development department believe that nursing induction programmes are vital for all new staff starting in a nursing post. Setting Direction aims to effectively orientate and integrated new starters into the nursing workforce. The programme endeavours to fit with the ever changing needs of the Trust. Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust runs the induction programme to ensure that a framework is in place that informs new employees of the Trusts’ expectation that staff will delivery of high standards of nursing care and produce satisfaction from service users.
Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust also has a duty to work in line with Standards for Better Health and NHS Litigation Authority Risk Management Standards, the Setting Direction programme gives clarity to these standards and those expected from all staff. This is a platform to engage with new employees and to impact on the culture within the clinical environment, discussing such issues as privacy and dignity within wider subject areas.
It is a packed programme; the idea is that these sessions highlight the main points and sign post to services and key people in the organisations and other agencies.
If you would like to find out more about the Setting Direction – Introductory programme for Nursing Workforce please, contact the programme manager Ashin Jacob ext 1204. email@example.com or Jane Nichols firstname.lastname@example.org the booking administrator for the Setting Direction Programme. To book your new staff on to the induction please email both stating the preferred programme date or call them on Ext 6180.
Book sessions via ESR
Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust runs a Preceptorship programme for all new registrants entering the NMC register. This course is intended to reduce ‘reality shock’ as described by Marlene Kramer in Reality Shock: Why Nurses Leave Nursing (1974).
It consists of 5 x 7.5 hour study days over the course of 6 months with development and maintenance of a professional portfolio and aims to:
Topics included in the Preceptorship programme have been mapped against the Health Education England Preceptorship Standards 2016 and current clinical priorities and include:
To enquire about a place or for more information contact Anita DeHavilland on extension 4268, email email@example.com or Amanda Collins on extension 3856, email firstname.lastname@example.org