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.

Renal & Transplantation

Last updated: 09 June 2021

COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) ADVICE FOR RENAL PATIENTS

The Wessex Kidney Centre (WKC) at Queen Alexandra Hospital is a regional renal and transplant centre, looking after more than 1,500 patients on renal replacement therapy and performing around 100 kidney transplants a year.

The WKC provides a comprehensive renal service to an adult population of approximately 2.2 million, covering the majority of Hampshire, the Isle of Wight and the adjacent parts of Wiltshire, West Sussex, Berkshire and Surrey.

Our renal service consists of three main areas – nephrology (the study of the kidneys), transplantation, and dialysis, providing a service across several sites.

We also specialise in the care and treatment of patients with acute, chronic and end stage kidney disease and offer treatments including:

  • Haemodialysis
  • Haemodiafiltration
  • Home therapies - peritoneal dialysis and home haemodialysis
  • Acute therapies - plasma exchange and haemofiltration

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