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.
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.
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.”
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.
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: 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
Maternity Labour - B8 Induction of labour
Maternity Postnatal / Antenatal Wards - B6/B7
The Birth Centre QA - B5 Labour
The Birth Centre QA - B5 Postnatal
(including appointments and scans)
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.
We will aim to contact you to complete your booking with us for when you are approximately 9 weeks pregnant.
For general enquiries, comments and feedback relating to Maternity please email Maternity.GeneralEnquiries@porthosp.nhs.uk
Birth reflections service.
Maternity Voice Partnership.