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.
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.
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: 16 December 2019
The Macmillan Centre run two courses to help you cope with life after your cancer treatment. We plan to run three courses of each per year.
The courses are: HOPE (Help Overcoming Problems Effectively)
And LYLAC (Live Your Life After Cancer)
Please see the individual sections for more details.
If you wish to attend these courses, please contact the Macmillan Centre on 02392 283324 or email on email@example.com
HOPE stands for Help Overcoming Problems Effectively. It is a licensed programme that helps people who have had cancer to get on with their lives. These Macmillan courses are free to attend and normally over two days with a follow up session within 3 months, in the Macmillan Centre. They are run by Macmillan trained HOPE facilitators who are either health or social care professionals, lay facilitators who have experience of supporting people affected by cancer, or volunteers who have had a cancer experience themselves.
The course focuses on rediscovering your inner strengths and resilience to help you cope emotionally, psychologically and practically. There are between 6 to 12 people on each course and time is spent in facilitated discussions, group activities, information sharing and ideas for you to try between each session.
We aim to run the HOPE courses three times a year.
This one-day workshop is for people who have completed their cancer treatment and are looking for ways to regain zest for life and direction.
This day has been developed by two women who have had cancer and are qualified life coaches. The day will be inspiring, motivating and fun.
During this free workshop you will have the opportunity to:
By the end of the day you will have created your own personal plan to move forward in a positive way and you will have gained skills that you can use in everyday life.
Number of participants limited to 20 maximum with two facilitators.
Location: Macmillan Information and Support Centre, Queen Alexandra Hospital, PO6 3LY
For dates and to register please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02392 283323
Questions about the content of this workshop: email@example.com or call 07901 735207
"I can now focus on my future again after a long time feeling in limbo….."
"I have achieved an awful lot by now thinking in a complete different way….."
"It gave me skills for life. Wish I've done this much earlier…...
"What a worthwhile day! Fantastic workshop!...."
We aim to run the LYLAC courses three times a year.