We know how important it is for patients and families to be able to see visitors. Please help us keep our patients and staff as safe as possible by checking the guidance below before you visiting.
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 Voluntary Services team can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.
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.”
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.
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.
Date: 01 March 2022
Applications are now open for the next cohort for our internship programme for young adults with learning disabilities, difficulties and / or Autism.
Our Project Choice programme, in partnership with Health Education England, began last year when seven interns joined Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust and started placements across a range of departments, including pathology, the discharge lounge, catering, clinical coding and portering.
Student Eddie Harvey joined the catering team and has been helping in our B Level Restaurant. He said: “What I like the most about working here is being in a new environment and learning new skills."
PHU colleagues have been mentoring the interns during their time at the Trust, including catering manager Nathaly Freitas-Speight.
She said: “Taking part in the Project Choice programme has been really rewarding on both sides. It’s a pleasure seeing Eddie grow into his role and become more confident every day. I look forward to seeing what he will achieve!”
Emma Cansfield has been working in our Discharge Unit for her internship. She said: "I felt like I'm part of the team, learning new skills and helping patients getting around. I like spending time with all staff and new patients and I like having a laugh with staff."
In addition to their placements, the students have also spent one day a week in the classroom to learn work skills and improve their maths and English. The interns will graduate this summer with an employability qualification and continue to receive career support.
Chief people officer Nicole Cornelius said: “It has been an absolute pleasure to have our young interns with us for the last six months and they have become valued members of PHU.
“They have helped us to deliver compassionate care to our patients, assisted our teams across the hospital and developed their own skills. I can’t wait to see what the rest of their futures hold.
“Our teams have been incredibly welcoming and supportive and I also want to thank them for their important role in this programme.
“We are delighted to be able to invite more young people to join us as interns for our next cohort and we hope to branch out into even more areas in the hospital.”
To apply for our September 2022 cohort, please visit https://bit.ly/ProjectChoiceApplication
For more information about the project, head to www.hee.nhs.uk/our-work/talent-care-widening-participation/project-choice-supported-internships