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Visiting suspended at Queen Alexandra Hospital (QA)


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. 

Visiting suspended at Queen Alexandra Hospital (QA)


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.

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.


Last updated: 28 November 2019

We are keen to recruit volunteers to support the Macmillan Centre at Queen Alexandra Hospital. We are looking for people who can offer a warm, friendly welcome to visitors, deal with initial enquiries and listen to people’s concerns, without judging them and maintaining their privacy. We also have volunteers who provide more specialist services such as complementary therapies, counselling and hypnotherapy.

If you would be interested in volunteering in the centre please contact the number below for more information. We would like you to be able to commit to volunteering at least three hours a week. Full training will be given.

The centre offers support and information to people affected by cancer. We see an average of 80 visitors a day to provide information, welfare benefits advice, complementary therapies, counselling, emotional support or simply a quiet place to wait. We are open Monday-Friday 10am-4pm.

If you are interested and would like more details please contact us: 02392 283324 or e-mail:

Centre Volunteer Linda said, “Volunteering at the Macmillan Centre has enriched my life, being able to make a difference to a patients cancer journey has been a privilege”

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