Current visiting times

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.”

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Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

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.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

Current visiting times

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.”

Read more on visiting times...


Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

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.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

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.

News

Keep QA Hospital’s Emergency Department for emergencies only this weekend

Date: 01 July 2022

ambulances ED

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust is asking members of the public to only use its Emergency Department for life threatening conditions due to pressures on site.

The Emergency Department at the Queen Alexandra Hospital is experiencing high levels of demand.

John Knighton, Medical Director at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust, said: “We are seeing an increase in patients with Covid at Queen Alexandra Hospital and also staff sickness. Our priority is to provide the safest care possible, and we can only do this by ensuring only the sickest and most urgent cases come to our ED. We are asking our community to only come to hospital if it is an emergency such as serious blood loss, suspected stroke or heart attack, or loss of consciousness.

“Patients who do not need to be seen in ED should go to their local Urgent Treatment Centres or call 111 for advice. Please help us and know where to go for treatment this weekend.”

Urgent Treatment Centres near you:

  • St Mary’s Urgent Treatment Centre (PO3 6DW) 8am - 8pm
  • Gosport Urgent Treatment Centre (PO12 3PW) 8am -10pm
  • Petersfield Urgent Treatment Centre (GU32 3LB) 8am – 8pm

Other ways people in the community can help:

  • Families and loved ones collect patients as soon as they are ready to be discharged, to free up beds for those who need them.
  • Choose which service might be best if you are unwell and need medical care – consider a pharmacy, your GP, or visiting the urgent treatment centre unless it is urgent or a life-threatening emergency
  • Stay away from our hospitals if you have symptoms, or are a contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19
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