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.”

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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 Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

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.

Services

Last updated: 23 June 2021

Services

The Medical Physics department provides a range of scientific and technical services for clients within Portsmouth Hospitals Trust and the wider community.

These services can be classified into two main categories

  • Patient Services: services aimed at patients and performed autonomously or in collaboration with other departments within the Portsmouth NHS Hospitals Trust

Nuclear Medicine Physics

Location: Nuclear Medicine Physics offices, Medical Physics, Level F, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth

Contact telephone: 02392286000 ext 6158 unless otherwise stated.

  • SeHCAT tests for bile acid malabsorption
  • Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) measurements for kidney function
  • Yttrium-90 for treatment of certain arthritic joints
  • Strontium-89 fr relief of bone paliin in patients suffering from prostate cancer
  • Phosphorus-32 for treatment of polycythaemia
  • Support for breast sentinel lymph node procedures - Telephone: 02392286000 ext 6417
  • Carbon-14 urea breath tests for detection of Helicoacter Pylori infection - Telephone: 02392286507
  • Radioiodine (iodine-131) for thyroid cancer and thyrotoxicosis  - Telephone: 02392286000 ext 6417

Radiotherapy Physics

Location: Radiotherapy Physics offices, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth

Contact telephone: 02392286000 ext 3706

  • External Beam and Brachytherapy treatment planning

Bone Densitometry. (DEXA)

Location: Medical Physics offices, Level F, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth

Contact telephone: 02392286000 ext  4139 

Radiotherapy Physics
Location: Radiotherapy Physics offices, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth

  • Quality Control - John Kearton
  • Radiation Dosimetry - Tony Palmer
  • Treatment planning - Sarah Muscat
  • Radiation protection - Cat Ferioli
  • Brachytherapy - Orla Hayman
  • Mould room and workshop - Richard White
  • Research and development - Tony Palmer

Radiological Sciences

Location: Radiological Sciences offices, Medical Physics Level F, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth

Contact: Anne Davis

  • Diagnostic Radiology Physics
  • Radiation Protection
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Laser and UV

Nuclear Medicine Physics

Location: Nuclear Medicine Physics offices, Medical Physics Level F, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth

Contact telephone: 0239228600 ext: 6417

  • Quality control support for Nuclear Medicine Imaging
  • Contributions to imaging and non-imaging protocols and processing

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