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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. 

Visiting suspended at Queen Alexandra Hospital (QA)


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.

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.


Emma Barber talks about her Clinical Nurse Specialist role for International Year of the Nurse and Midwife

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 #YearOfTheNurseAndMidwife #OvarianCancerMonth

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