Current visiting times

We know how important it is for patients and families to be able to see visitors. Please help us keep our patients and staff as safe as possible by checking the guidance below before you visiting. 

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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 Voluntary Services team can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

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Current visiting times

After suspending visiting earlier in the year, we are now able to offer limited visiting to some wards at the discretion of the nurse in-charge.”

Read more on visiting times...


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.

Maternity Services

Last updated: 05 July 2023

Our maternity services look after over 6000 pregnant women who live in Portsmouth and Hampshire. We have an Obstetric ward, a co-located birth centre and two stand-alone birth centres covering the trust area. We have a team of 12 Consultants, multiple Dr’s and junior Dr’s, Senior management Midwives, a Consultant Midwife, Midwives that work in community and hospital settings, and Maternity Support Workers to support you through your pregnancy and postnatal period.

We are a teaching hospital and student midwives train alongside the Midwives.

We are currently in the process of gaining Baby Friendly Initiative  accreditation. Baby Friendly accreditation is based on a set of interlinking evidence-based standards for maternity, health visiting, neonatal and children’s centres services to transform healthcare for babies, their mothers, parents and families in a partnership between the World Health organisation and UNICEF.

We are part of the SHIP network (Southampton, Hampshire, IOW and Portsmouth Hospitals), and we work alongside those other trusts to share knowledge, resources and provide the best care we can.

The safety of people giving birth with us and their babies is our top priority. You can be assured that we have taken time and put considerable effort into ensuring that we have taken all possible learning from the Ockenden Review.

We have a close working relationship with the Portsmouth & South East  Maternity Voices Partnership and value the contribution that parents-to- be and families make when reviewing and developing our maternity services. It is important that we hear the voices of all  women and birthing people and put their needs at the centre of our care.

If you have any concerns or questions, please contact our Patient Advice Liaison team or our Maternity voice partnership. We are very happy to answer your questions.

Maternity Labour - Ward B8

  • 2 birth partners at any time
  • No children

Maternity Labour - B8 Induction of labour

  • Partners: 10am - 9pm
  • 1 additional visitor: 2pm - 7pm
  • No children

Maternity Postnatal / Antenatal Wards - B6/B7

  • Partners: 10am - 9pm
  • Visitors and siblings: 2pm - 7pm
  • 2 adults at bedside at a time
  • No other children (siblings only)

The Birth Centre QA - B5 Labour

  • 2 birth partners at any time
  • No children

The Birth Centre QA - B5 Postnatal

  • Partners: 10am - 9pm
  • Visitors and siblings: 2pm - 7pm
  • 2 adults at bedside at a time
  • No other children (siblings only)

Maternity Outpatients

(including appointments and scans)

  • 1 person with patient only
  • No children

If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to your midwife or the midwife in-charge.

Our maternity services look after 6000 pregnant women who live in Portsmouth and Hampshire.

Once you are pregnant and this has been confirmed by a positive pregnancy test, you can self refer to our service for care. Please complete the maternity self referral form. You do not have to see your GP first.

https://www.badgernotes.net/selfreferral/carelocation/SHIP

We will aim to contact you to complete your booking with us for when you are approximately 9 weeks pregnant.

  • Ante Natal Clinic: 02392 28600 ext 3282 and 4549 (the phones will be answered by administration staff) for all queries relating to scan appointments or obstetrician appointments at the outpatient department at QA.
  • Blake maternity Centre: 02382 318150 based at Gosport war memorial hospital covering the west (Fareham and Gosport area)
  • North Community Midwives Office: 023 9260 6004 based in Paulsgrove covering the north area
  • Portsmouth Maternity Centre: 02380 540777 based at st marys hospital covering the city area.
  • The Birth Centre QA  (B5):  02392 283284 The birth centre located within QA hospital.
  • Willow Ward:  02382 310569 based at Petersfield Hospital covering the north area.
  • Infant feeding advisor: 02392 286000 ext 4530
  • Director of Midwifery: 02392 286000 ext 4532 / 4577

For general enquiries, comments and feedback relating to Maternity please email Maternity.GeneralEnquiries@porthosp.nhs.uk

Birth reflections service.

Maternity Voice Partnership.

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