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: 07 March 2022
Today is International Women’s Day and clinical medical physicist Shakardokht Jafari wanted to share about her role in the NHS and encourage more women to celebrate their career and business achievements.
Shakardokht said: “As a medical physicist I am passionate about using science and research outcomes to make a difference to people’s lives.
"That is why I founded the start-up company, TrueInvivo; to rescue my PhD findings from the library shelf and bring them to life. For this, I won various prestigious awards including “Women in Innovation” award from InnovateUK in 2016.
“I discovered that low-cost commercial glass beads can be used as excellent radiation detectors – far better than many other devices used now. Although that discovery was published, we have developed ideas to use such devices in novel ways for which we have patent applications.
“I also work as a visiting researcher at the University of Surrey, I focus on research and development of new radiation detection technologies and improvement of existing ones – not only for patient use but also to apply it in other industries such as nuclear, food irradiation, blood sterilization and UV dosimetry.
“All this up-to-date practical experience, together with my previous work at the Kabul Medical University and at the Royal Surrey Hospital, just feeds my passion to improve people’s lives.
“I supervise students and researchers in the UK, and in other countries, including Malaysia, Australia, Iran and Afghanistan on their research. I even get some sleep sometimes!
“Still up to date, there are much fewer entrepreneurial female scientists, about 7%, and celebrating the success of women on IWD hopefully brings a change to this situation.”