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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.

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.

Hear from Us

Last updated: 28 October 2019

Facebook Live

We host regular Facebook Live sessions, hosted by our Chief Executive or one of our Executive team. These are an opportunity for both our staff and members of the public to learn more about particular topics of interest and ask any questions they may have.

Recent topics have included a focus on how we work with our military colleagues, the background to our Respect and Protect campaign and our Culture Change Programme.

Our Facebook page can be found here.

Hospital Open Day

Every year we hold an open day at for our local communities to find out more about what we do and the range of services we provide at Queen Alexandra Hospital.

We offer activities for all age groups interactive stalls and a wide range of department tours. Tours have included our mortuary, microbiology, robotics, blood sciences, hospital radio and more.

More than 700 people attended our latest open day, which was held on 28 September 2019 and planning for next year’s event is already underway.

Public meetings

We run a series of public meetings throughout the year as an opportunity for members of our local community to hear about the latest developments across the Trust, provide feedback on our services and ask any questions.

Your feedback

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. For more information click here.

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If you would like to receive updates from us on news and activity across the Trust then please contact us via to sign up.

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