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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.

Queen Alexandra Hospital

Last updated: 14 October 2019

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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.

We offer a full range of hospital services from our main site at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth.

We offer a range of outpatient and diagnostic facilities at community sites and local treatment centres across Portsmouth and South East Hampshire.

We are a regional cancer centre and also provide some tertiary services to a catchment area of more than 2m people. This includes the Wessex Kidney Service.

 

Address:

Trust Headquarters, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Southwick Hill Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 3LY

Tel:

023 9228 6000 

 

 

 

 

Getting here

Cosham, Portsmouth, PO6 3LY

By Car


From the West

Follow the M27 and use exit 12 (Cosham).
At the traffic lights, follow the road straight ahead (Southampton Road) towards Cosham.
Turn left at the 2nd set of traffic lights. 
At the traffic lights take the exit road left into Sevenoaks Road and bear right into the hospital main entrance.
The multi-storey car park will be on the left. The north car park is clearly signposted.
 From the North

Follow the A3M south to Junction 5.
At the motorway roundabout take the 3rd exit marked for Drayton/Cosham.
Follow this road until you reach the roundabout (Cosham).
Proceed straight across into Southampton Road.
At the 1st set of traffic lights turn right into Sevenoaks Road and bear right into the hospital main entrance.
The multi-storey car park will be on the left. The north car park is clearly signposted. 
 From the East

Follow the A27 westbound until you reach the junction marked Cosham.
At the roundabout take the 3rd exit marked for A3 Cosham (Northern Road).
Follow this road until you reach a further roundabout (Cosham).
Proceed straight across remaining on A3 Northern Road.
At the next roundabout take the 1st exit into Southampton Road.
At the 1st set of traffic lights turn right into Sevenoaks Road and bear right into the hospital main entrance.
The multi-storey car park will be on the left. The north car park is clearly signposted.


By bicycle


Portsmouth City Council has provided interactive maps on their website for people wishing to cycle to Queen Alexandra Hospital as part of their My Journey campaign. These maps can be accessed here

Please note there are a few cycle paths which lead directly to the hospital, however the main routes to the hospital will be via the roads mentioned on the routes above (for cars).

Bicycle Racks


Members of the public riding their bicycle to Queen Alexandra Hospital can leave it in one of more than 100 spaces for bikes. The bike areas are situated in the multi-storey car park and outside the North Entrance, Emergency Department and the Paediatric Emergency Department. The bicycle racks can also be viewed here on a map of our hospital site.

Bicycles are left at the owner’s own risk.

 

By Public Transport


By Bus


Services run frequently from Portsmouth city centre and surrounding areas, with some buses stopping within the hospital grounds and may be displayed on timetables as ‘Queen Alexandra Hospital’. Other buses stop near the hospital and you should look for stops near ‘Cosham’ if possible.

Please note that you should contact Portsmouth City Council and the Transport Commissioner if you wish to make a comment about any bus route change.

By Train


The nearest train station is ‘Cosham’. This is approximately 10-15 minutes walk from Queen Alexandra Hospital however it is uphill and if you suffer from any condition where this may affect you we would recommend using a local taxi or bus (numbers 8 and 11A). For further information visit www.nationalrail.co.uk or phone 08457 48 49 50.

Contact information

Tel: 023 9228 6000 Fax: 023 9228 6073

Address: Trust Headquarters, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Southwick Hill Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 3LY

Related departments and services

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Pathology

Services:

Pathology, Biochemistry, Haematology, Blood Transfusion, Blood Bank Cytology, Histology, Microbiology, Molecular, Mortuary, Post Mortem,  Andrology, Anticoagulation testing, Antenatal Screening, Newborn screening, Immunology, Flow cytometry, Bacteriology, Virology, Specimen Reception.

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Acute Medical Unit

The Acute Medical unit (AMU) at Queen Alexandra Hospital is a 58 bedded facility which takes admissions from the Emergency Department, Ambulatory Emergency Care and direct from GPs. In addition to the admission ward, we provide an Ambulatory Emergency Care unit with nine bays. After patients have been assessed they will generally be treated, transferred to Ambulatory Emergency Care, admitted to a speciality ward, or discharged home.

D level

Audiology

Audiology outpatient consultations with diagnostic testing for adults and children. The Audiology Department also test, fit and repair hearing aids.

 

 

 

B level

Maternity Services

Services include:

  • Antenatal care
  • Postnatal care
  • Labour and birth care
  • Maternity theatres
  • Infant Feeding support
  • Parent education
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Complaints and Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

Our complaints department manage all formal complaints about the services provided by the Trust.

PALS offer support to patients, relatives and visitors who have concerns or enquiries that can be resolved quickly.

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Renal & Transplantation (Wessex Kidney Centre)

The Wessex Kidney Centre (WKC) is centred at G Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 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. 

We are a regional renal and transplant centre, looking after over 1500 patients on renal replacement therapy (transplant, haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis) and performing around 100 kidney transplants a year.

We are a highly skilled multidisciplinary team, with expertise across a range of subspecialties. This enables us to offer expertise, advanced treatments and the very best care for our kidney patients.

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

We also specialise in the care and treatment of patients with acute, chronic and end stage kidney disease and offer haemodialysis and haemodiafiltration, home therapies - peritoneal dialysis and home haemodialysis, acute therapies - plasma exchange and haemofiltration.

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Blood Tests

If your GP has asked you to attend for a blood test, you should be able to have this taken at your practice, either on the day or be given an appointment in the future.

If you hospital consultant has asked you to attend for a blood test you are able to have this taken in one of the hospital clinics listed below or, if more convenient, at your GP practice.

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Diagnostic Imaging

Radiology is the specialty which uses technology to create internal images of the body to diagnose and sometimes treat diseases. In the past, images were created by x-ray machines but today other imaging technologies such as ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine and mammography are used singularly or in combination for best diagnosis, treatment, planning and follow up.

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A5

Queen Alexandra Hospital

Directions

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Contact

02392 286000 ext. 4215

A6

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02392 286000 ext. 4219/3219

C5

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Directions

Lift area 4

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02392 286000 ext. 4664

C6

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Directions

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Contact

02392 286000 ext. 6613

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