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.
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: 11 May 2020
On 5 May 2020, we along with other Trusts across the country came together to celebrate International Day of the Midwife. As part of the celebrations, we asked some of our midwifery colleagues, as well as our Chief Nurse Liz Rix, about why they are proud of the team.
Helen Bland, Director of Midwifery at Portsmouth Hospitals, said: “Midwives play such an important part in a woman’s journey throughout their pregnancy and beyond. Over the last month, midwives have been particularly challenged in how they provide this care due to Covid-19. The care, support and guidance a midwife gives has never been more important than now, to ensure that all women and their families have a positive and safe experience of pregnancy, birth and early parenting. On International Day of the Midwife I’d just like to say how very proud I am of the midwives at Portsmouth Hospital, and throughout the world, for all the passion, hard work and dedication that they show on a daily basis.”