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Temporary visiting restrictions due to COVID-19

We recently made the difficult decision to suspend visiting to our hospital until further notice except in the below exceptional circumstances, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Read more information about restrictions…


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…

Temporary visiting restrictions due to COVID-19

We recently made the difficult decision to suspend visiting to our hospital until further notice except in the below exceptional circumstances, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Read more information about restrictions…


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.

News

30 March 2020: A statement from Dr John Knighton, Medical Director at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Date: 30 March 2020

Dr John Knighton, Medical Director at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, said:

“We can confirm that four patients aged between 77 and 85 who were being cared for at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth (QA) and had COVID-19, have sadly died.

“The patients, two women and two men, all had underlying health conditions.

"We have spoken with the families of the patients and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.”

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England and NHS Improvement will not be giving out any further information on these patients. The media are asked to respect the wishes of the families, and the interests of staff at the hospital to avoid any disruption to operational services.

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