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.
The Queen Alexandra Hospital is located just on the hill slopes of Portsdown Hill overlooking Portsmouth. It is conveniently situated for both the M27 and A3M.
Family members and carers play an important role in supporting patients during an episode of ill health. We are committed to the active involvement of family members, friends and carers during a hospital stay. Family members and carers play an important role in supporting patients during an episode of ill health.
More information on visiting hospital for an appointment.
If you've had experience of using our services and would like to make a comment then please contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS). Your views are very important to us and we would like to hear where you think improvements are needed or where things have gone so well that you would like to share your thanks or gratitude with the staff involved. When things have not gone so well then you can be sure that we want to hear from you, so please get in touch with PALS.
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.
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.
29 November 2018
A statement from Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust regarding the power failure that happened yesterday at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
26 November 2018
A new ‘carers cup’ has been introduced at Queen Alexandra Hospital which allows unpaid family carers to have a drink whilst in hospital with the person they care for
22 November 2018
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust is delighted to welcome two new Non-Executive Directors to the Board.
18 November 2018
Monica Fernandes from Jersey was only 24 weeks pregnant when she noticed some discharge and went to get checked out
17 November 2018
On Friday 2nd November Clive was getting up for work and Becky was complaining of a stomach ache. Clive went off to get her a hot water bottle but when we returned she had collapsed on the floor in agony
17 November 2018
Susana is a counsellor on the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Queen Alexandra Hospital and has been supporting families for over 20 years
16 November 2018
Sarah Craig from Waterlooville was 21 weeks pregnant when her waters suddenly broke while she was sitting at her desk at work
15 November 2018
Tara was just 28 weeks old when she gave birth to her son Bear and she is telling us her story for #WPM
14 November 2018
Home First has officially been launched today in Portsmouth and South East Hampshire
13 November 2018
The Pride of Portsmouth Awards was held last week and here are a list of the winners!
13 November 2018
Zoe Long and Gill Upton from the NCOT team explain their roles for World Prematurity Month
12 November 2018
To mark World Prematurity Month the neonatal team will be holding a number of exciting activities and welcoming us on to the unit
09 November 2018
As the nation marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, Portsmouth Hospital NHS Trust has been accredited as ‘Veteran Aware’ today (Friday 9 November). This mark of distinction means that patients who have served in the UK armed forces will be cared for by frontline staff who have received training and education on their specific needs, such as around mental health, and who can signpost them to local support services.
05 November 2018
Well done to Marion, Emma and Claire who have successfully taken up roles of Clinical Teaching Fellows at the University of Portsmouth
03 November 2018
Well done to Amanda and Andrew who managed to recruit the hospital’s Coding Department for the Vision-D study this week
02 November 2018
Staff and patients gathered to 'Sing for Stroke' on F Wards to mark World Stroke Day
01 November 2018
Congratulations to the winners of the League of Friends annual art competition on Monday
01 November 2018
We recently welcomed two new Clinical Librarians to the Trust, Rebecca and Aaron
29 October 2018
Today is World Stroke Day, a day to focus the world’s attention on what unites stroke survivors and caregivers
27 October 2018
Military nurses on preceptorship are trialling Nurse in Charge bands across three wards at Queen Alexandra Hospital