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.

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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.

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Look Good Feel Better thanks cancer team with special makeover event

Date: 21 April 2021

LGFB makeover event

Cancer support charity Look Good Feel Better treated some of the cancer team at Queen Alexandra Hospital to a virtual skincare and makeover event last week. This exclusive event was a chance for the charity to thank the staff for everything they have done over the past year to support cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The charity has been delivering free workshops to people living with cancer for over 26 years and this was an opportunity for the team to experience first-hand the fun, laughter and huge confidence boost that occurs at a Look Good Feel Better workshop.

Each participant was gifted a goodie bag of donated skincare and makeup products by the charity, to use during the event. The event itself allowed the group to have a moment for themselves and to catch up with their colleagues. “It was a really uplifting and fun experience to see all your colleagues and to experiment with different looks and try makeup you wouldn’t normally,” said Shelly Wilkinson, Macmillan Centre Coordinator.

The session took the nurses through a twelve-step programme of expert-led tuition on various skincare and makeup techniques.

Maria Hayes, Oncology Gynaecology Clinical Nurse Specialist, added: “The event was really exciting, I enjoyed learning new tips and getting to see everyone. I have never used a concealer before, so it was great fun! Thank you to Look Good Feel Better for giving us this opportunity, I felt really valued.”

Sarahjane Robertson, CEO of Look Good Feel Better, said: “The pandemic has been an incredibly challenging time for all but especially for those going through cancer treatment alongside the teams of wonderful doctors and nurses who have continued to support them throughout this time. This event was our way of giving something back to the hospital teams who have been working tirelessly to support those most in need. We are all looking forward to bringing our group workshops back to the Queen Alexandra Hospital later in the year.”

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