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.
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.
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: 26 July 2023
A huge congratulations to Haematology and Oncology Senior Sister Nurse Maria Dark for winning the DAISY Nurse Leadership Awards last month at the Florence Nightingale Foundation (FNF)/ DAISY Day international conference in Coventry.
This globally recognised Nurse Leader Award is a new partnership between FNF and The DAISY Foundation, committed to recognising extraordinary nurses that provide compassionate care for patient and their families.
Maria said: “Attending the International DAISY Day 2023 was brilliant. Hearing shared stories of other nurses and midwives was heart-warming, and to be a finalist alongside Ross Sherrington was amazing.
“Throughout my six-year nursing journey at PHU, there has been many nurses who have inspired me but there is one specific nurse who has been my role model, a nurse I have always and still do look up to everyday. I always think to myself “what would she do”.
“That nurse is Heather Narey. I wouldn’t be the nurse I am today without Heather, teaching me all her skills and knowledge and for always believing in me.
“This award I received for me is a collective award, for myself, my team and all the leaders who have shaped me into the nurse I am today.
“I am proud to be a nurse, I am proud to be working at PHU to be surrounded by kind, caring and compassionate leaders, and I’m extremely proud to have been nominated, a finalist and an award winner.
Sue Metcalfe, Senior Matron Professional Identity nominated Maria for the award.
She added: “Maria is an unsung nursing hero in the organisation who champions the core values of the trust working together for patients, with compassion as one team and always improving.
“Maria consistently demonstrates outstanding leadership and role models compassionate care; she shines bright in our Trust and is a worthy candidate for the prestigious Daisy Nurse Leader Award.”