Current visiting times

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.”

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Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

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.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

Current visiting times

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.”

Read more on visiting times...


Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

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.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

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.

News

Construction begins on brand new ward building at PHU

Date: 29 March 2021

Picture shows chief executive Penny Emerit and chief financial officer Mark Orchard (second left) marking the occasion with colleagues from utilities company Engie and building manufacturers Wernick.

Enabling works for a brand new ward building at Queen Alexandra Hospital started earlier this week, with diggers and dumper trucks beginning work on the north car park site.

The project will see an additional 72 beds provided at the hospital, in a modern and welcoming environment for patients requiring rehabilitation from head injuries or stroke.

They form part of PHU’s ongoing strategy to maintain and improve our buildings, facilities and environment for the benefit of our patients, visitors and colleagues.

Penny Emerit, chief executive, said: “I was delighted to see preparation of the construction site for additional bed capacity commence this week. The development is a vital component of our wider plans, in collaboration with partners across Portsmouth and South East Hampshire, to make sure that patients who need urgent care are able to access it more quickly. It is also key to increasing resilience to support our existing partnership with the Isle of Wight NHS Trust.”

Mark Orchard, chief financial officer, added: “Over the next few years we are planning a number of significant improvements to the QA site to ensure we can continue to deliver high quality services in efficient, well-maintained and well-designed buildings. This is the start of the first construction on the QA site for a number of years, and it’s fantastic to see work commence after many months of preparation.”

Parts of the north car park will have restricted access during construction, however there will still be spaces available for patients and visitors in the multi-storey car park outside the main entrance of the hospital, as well as other parking across the site. We are doing all we can to minimise disruption during the works.

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