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.
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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: 24 March 2022
March is #ProstateCancerAwareness Month and we caught up with PHU patient Keith Elshaw about his recent experience of being diagnosed with prostate cancer and his treatment so far.
Keith remembers, “I was diagnosed in June 2021 with prostate cancer. I hadn’t had any major symptoms, just the occasional difficulty emptying my bladder through the night. I thought I should mention it to my GP and from there they took a blood test.”
Following Keith’s diagnosis, he had six rounds of chemotherapy and also became involved with a research trial at PHU called STAMPEDE.
STAMPEDE trial is testing whether hormone therapy given as patches instead of injections which can treat prostate cancer, just as well as standard hormone therapy, without causing some of the usual side effects.
Keith said, “My treatment involved hormone therapy patches which can reduce testosterone and also increase your oestrogen to counteract some of the side effects.”
“If your concerned about anything just contact your GP, but even if you have no symptoms, if you are a man over fifty ask for a PSA blood test, prostate cancer can affect you with very few symptoms and the earlier it can be detected, the better.”