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.

Hair Loss Clinic

Last updated: 10 January 2020

Let me introduce myself, my name's Rachael and I will be your hair loss advisor (or wig lady, as I'm sometimes known!) The hair loss clinic runs every Thursday and Friday here at the Macmillan Centre at QA Hospital. On the day you will be welcomed into a private room where we discuss what you want and need from your wig.

I personally have Alopecia and have worn wigs full time for the last 17 years, so I can fully understand your worries and fears before coming in. I'm sure you will be reassured and pleasantly surprised by the wide range of styles and colours available to you and modern wig making techniques mean they will look and feel natural and comfortable.

Ideally you can come in before you have experienced any hairloss, but you can always bring pictures of yourself to assist in choosing styles if this is not possible. It's great if you are able to bring a family member or friend to support you in making your decision. Most clients are even able to chose and take home their new wig on the day!

I will also be on hand with hints and tips to help with styling and aftercare, as well as scarf tying and treating your own hair before and after your treatment.

The Portsmouth NHS Trust provide you with £120 for, or towards, your wig and with wigs ranging from roughly £90 - £200, you are able to pay to upgrade to the wig you want.

Please ask your consultant or nurse specialist to complete a referral form to access this service and for further information, or to book your appointment, please call Daxbourne on 0207 4032440 or via the website www.naturalimagewigs.co.uk

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