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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. 

Visiting suspended at Queen Alexandra Hospital (QA)


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.


Carolyn Lowther wins the "Kindness of Your Heart" Award for February 2020

Date: 12 March 2020


Congratulations to volunteer Carolyn Lowther who, on Thursday 27 February, was presented with the ‘Kindness of your Heart’ award by Melloney Poole OBE, Chairman of Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust. The award recognises Carolyn’s dedication and commitment as a volunteer in supporting the Emergency Department.

Melloney was pleased to learn more about the role that Carolyn does as a volunteer and thanked her for the kindness and support she gives patients and staff. Melloney was also impressed by Carolyn’s passion in helping to mentor new volunteers in the department to ensure that they are supported and become part of the team.

Caroline O’Connor, Voluntary Services Development and Improvement Manager, says “Carolyn is a fantastic advocate for volunteering and a very worthy recipient of Melloney’s award”.

Once again, congratulations to Carolyn for this award and thank you for her dedication and commitment. #WorkingTogether #ForPatients

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