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Temporary visiting restrictions due to COVID-19

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.

Read more information about restrictions…


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…

Temporary visiting restrictions due to COVID-19

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.

Read more information about restrictions…


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 Macmillan Centre at QA Hospital

Last updated: 07 May 2020

Due to the current situation relating to COVID-19, the Macmillan Information & Support Centre at Queen Alexandra Hospital is currently closed for drop-in sessions. However, the Centre Co-ordinators are still available by telephone: 02392 283323 or 02392 283324, Monday – Friday, between the hours of 10am and 4pm to offer information, advice and emotional support.

 

Please see below for links to other areas of support.


Macmillan Cancer Support are also available by a free telephone number which is 

available 7 days a week, 8am-8pm: 0808 808 00 00. The links to their website are: Macmillan Cancer Support - Macmillan Cancer Support and for their information on COVID-19 Coronavirus

If you would like any advice regarding benefits and finance, please call the Macmillan Hampshire Citizens Advice Service on 0344 847 7727. Their lines are available Monday – Friday between 9am and 1pm but they do have a facility to leave a message and they will call you back.

A wig referral scheme is still available with our partner, Daxbourne International. Please ask your consultant or nurse specialist to complete a referral form which is required to access this service. A member of the team from Daxbourne will call you once the referral is received (please note that Daxbourne are based in London so they will be calling from a London number). For further information please access their website https://www.naturalimagewigs.co.uk/

Living with or after a cancer diagnosis?

Join our online self-management programme called HOPE. The programme focuses on topics including:

  • smarter goal setting
  • priorities and values
  • living positively with fears for the future
  • character strengths
  • physical activity
  • eating well
  • managing stress
  • coping with fatigue
  • finding things to be thankful for

 

The course lasts 6 weeks. We ask that you commit a minimum of 2 hours per week, at a time to suit you, and have access to the internet via smartphone, tablet or PC. Do you want to enhance your resilience through these difficult times, rediscover strengths and increase your ability to cope? Please click on the link: Online Survey Software | Qualtrics Survey Solutions

 

The charity, Look Good Feel Better are offering virtual workshops and tutorials:  Virtual workshops - Look Good Feel Better

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