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

Critical incident declared at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust due to pressure on services

Date: 06 April 2022

Due to extreme pressures on services across the Queen Alexandra Hospital site, and an increasingly challenging staffing position as a result of sickness, Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust has declared a critical incident.

Through the incident we are focusing our actions to prioritise the provision of critical, emergency services. The safety of our patients and our staff remains our top priority.

Our beds are full and our Emergency Department (ED) remains full with patients requiring admission. We have limited space to treat emergency patients and we are only able to treat patients with life threatening conditions and injuries.

Please do not attend the ED unless it’s an emergency. Non-emergency attendances will not be seen and will be redirected to the Urgent Treatment Centres at St Mary’s Hospital, Gosport and Petersfield.

Do not call 999 unless it is a serious or life-threatening emergency as the ambulance service is also under intense pressure and operating under a critical incident.

Our immediate priority is to ensure there are beds available to admit our most seriously ill patients into and will be focusing on safely discharging as many patients as possible. We ask that families and loved ones support us with this and collect patients as soon as they are ready to be discharged.

We will be reviewing the situation regularly and thank you for all your support during this difficult and busy time.

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