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: 05 May 2022
From air cabin crew to midwife – read this blog from Zoe Grace for International Day of the Midwife!
What is your role within maternity services at PHU?
Hi there, I’m Zoë!
After qualifying as a midwife back in 2019 from the University of Southampton, I decided to join PHU to commence my career in midwifery.
I was based in the hospital setting, providing inpatient care across the antenatal and postnatal wards, labour ward, co-located birth centre and the Maternity Assessment Unit.
In April 2021, I joined the Maternity Practice Education team, supporting staff to develop their clinical skills. I am now the practice education lead midwife, which I'm thoroughly enjoying. My primary responsibilities are ensuring my colleagues working across the maternity service are supported with both mandatory and additional training opportunities, midwifery recruitment and supporting my team with individual projects.
Some of the of the projects our team are currently focussing on include our first International recruitment cycle and developing a robust training programme for when this cohort of midwives join. I am also working alongside the paediatric team to create a development training package for our Military colleagues working at PHU and developing our Preceptorship Programme for newly qualified midwives, to support them with their transition from student midwife to registered midwife.
What inspired you to be a midwife?
Prior to commencing my career as midwife, I worked as air cabin crew and it was only when I became pregnant with my first daughter that I became interested in changing career paths. The dedication and passion my own midwife demonstrated, is what inspired me to commence my midwifery training.
What do you like about being a midwife?
I am passionate about providing the highest standard of care, empowering and supporting women and their families through their individual pregnancy journeys.
Why are you #ProudToBePHU?
I am #ProudToBePHU because our team all share mutual values, where we respect each other’s ideas, support one another, and recognise each other’s achievements. I’m so grateful for all the opportunities that PHU has provided me with over the last three years.