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.
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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: 28 November 2019
EFT is a body/mind self-help method. It combines a gentle touch together with mindful and vocal attention to thoughts and feelings. EFT involves tapping with our fingertips on acupuncture points on the hands, face and upper body while focusing gently upon issues we wish to resolve.
EFT allows us to release and transform the way uncomfortable feelings like hurt, guilt, fear, anger and sadness may be affecting our experience. After just a few rounds of tapping, people often report feeling lighter and calmer and able to breathe more easily – almost as if they now have more space inside. They may report that their thinking has changed, they have gained new insights or that they are feeling better overall.
EFT represents a crossover between counselling skills and complimentary therapy approaches as it deals with the mind and the emotions that are stored in the body.
While ongoing scientific research continues to document and validate EFT as an effective treatment, a growing body of evidence is available.
“Emotions are our body’s reactions to our thoughts.” Ekhart Tolle
You will be asked to share what issues are difficult for you and the therapist will explain how EFT will be used to help these issues.
You will be firstly guided into a relaxation practice that you can then learn and do for yourself.
The therapist will then start tapping on acupuncture points around your face and upper body and hands whilst you both discuss the difficulties.
This usually leads to a rapid change in the way the difficulties are experienced and more peace and new ways of thinking emerge.
You will be taught how to tap for yourself as a self-help tool for using in your life.