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.
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Our Strategy – Working Together, Improving Together
Our strategy sets out our vision, values, strategic aims and most importantly, how we will deliver against these ambitions for our patients, communities, and people in the future.
It is not just a document, it is for and about everyone at PHU, building on what we have achieved with a renewed focus on continuous improvement and the need to continue to work together and improve together to achieve our goals.
A full copy of the strategy can be downloaded here.
For more information, please visit our strategy webpage.
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: 09 August 2023
Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust (PHU) want your say to help decide the winner for its NHS75 children’s drawing competition.
The drawing competition was launched as a part of PHU’s NHS75 celebrations and encouraged young patients being treated at QA Hospital to get creative during their stay and also extended to children in the Portsmouth community to send in their entries.
The response to the competition has been excellent with numerous entries from youngsters in the community across two categories:
- Under 8 years old
- Aged 8-14
5 July 2023 marked 25 years of the National Health Service. When it was founded in 1948, the NHS was the first universal health system to be available to all, free at the point of delivery. Today, the NHS treats over a million people a day in England.
Chief Nurse Liz Rix said: “Thank you so much to everyone who entered. It has been wonderful to see so many children and young people get involved in our colouring competition. The creativity and unique expression we have seen in each drawing is incredible.
“We’ve had pictures of the hospital building, staff and the NHS logo all reimagined and interpreted in different ways.
“We are so excited to share this creativity with our community and would like to invite them to get involved and help us choose a winner by judging the entries we have received.”
You can find the entries on the hospital’s Instagram channel (@portsmouth_hospitals) and they are encouraging the public to vote by liking their favourite, the post with the highest number of votes will win.
The winning artwork will be displayed in the hospital on corridors on each floor.