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.
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.
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: 10 March 2020
To coincide with our Year of the Nurse and Midwife celebrations and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month this March, we are introducing you to Emma Barber, a Gynaecology Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist here in Portsmouth.
Emma has worked at the Trust since 2008, but only six weeks in to her new role, she is very fresh in post. “I have always wanted to be a nurse from as young as I can remember,” explains Emma. “When my Nan became ill, I was introduced to the Clinical Nurse Specialist role and I knew that was my calling. I really enjoy the caring nature of my job and being there for the patients through a difficult time.”
In her new role, Emma is responsible for supporting patients who are recently diagnosed with gynaecological cancers and all the way through their treatment until discharge. With many years of experience, Emma is there to provide emotional support as well as answer any questions, signpost patients to local support charities and work closely with her team to ensure patients are receiving the best care.
Emma is really enjoying her new role and supporting patients in their time of need.
If you are a patient at QA Hospital who has recently been diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer and would like support, you can contact Emma by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. #YearOfTheNurseAndMidwife #OvarianCancerMonth