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.
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.
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: 10 March 2023
The British Medical Association (BMA) has confirmed that industrial action, in the form of strike action, will take place at the Queen Alexandra Hospital site in Cosham next week.
Junior doctor members of the BMA are currently due to take part in strike action for a continuous 72 hours, from 7am on Monday 13 March to 7am on Thursday 16 March, in an ongoing dispute between unions and the Government over pay.
We are working with the BMA to safely manage the impact of the industrial action and continue to provide safe care for our patients.
If you have an appointment planned for Monday 13, Tuesday 14 or Wednesday 15 March:
We will be contacting any patients directly with appointments on those three days who will be affected by the industrial action.
If you do not hear from us please attend your appointment as planned.
If you need medical care:
Please contact your GP as usual.
You can also call NHS 111 or visit NHS 111 Online if:
Our Emergency Department will remain open for those who need urgent care during this period.
The industrial action will affect other organisations in the South East and we continue to work with partners across the health and care system in Hampshire and Isle of Wight to as patient safety remains our absolute priority.