Temporary visiting restrictions due to COVID-19

We recently made the difficult decision to suspend visiting to our hospital until further notice except in the below exceptional circumstances, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

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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…

Temporary visiting restrictions due to COVID-19

We recently made the difficult decision to suspend visiting to our hospital until further notice except in the below exceptional circumstances, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Read more information about restrictions…


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

Local residents show their support by delivering hundreds of heart-warming messages for NHS staff

Date: 04 June 2020

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Over the recent weeks and months, we have seen local communities pulling together and witnessed an overwhelming admiration for the dedicated NHS and other care staff who are working on the frontline.

Staff at Queen Alexandra Hospital (QA) in Portsmouth have been astounded by the encouragement they have received by local residents as hundreds of cards, drawings and heart-warming letters have flooded in.

Children from Woodcot Primary School in Gosport and Rowlands Castle St. Johns Primary School are just two of the many schools that have delivered hand crafted cards, with personal messages of thanks.

Local children from Whitchurch in North Hampshire have also been keeping busy by drawing colourful pictures of rainbows for the oncology patients at QA.

Sean Main, one of the Oncology Specialist Registrars, organised for the drawings to be delivered to the hospital and thanks the children for brightening up the wards. “It is lovely that the children of Whitchurch have donated very bright and reassuring pictures to the Oncology Department. In such uncertain times these pictures will provide a signal of hope to our patients which I am sure they will value.”

If you would like to send a card, letter or picture to an individual or team, please email PHT.PALS@porthosp.nhs.uk.

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