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

Major incident declared at QA Hospital due to water leak

Date: 07 January 2022

This major incident has now been stood down, read more here.

 

 

As a result of a significant water leak affecting large parts of the Queen Alexandra Hospital site, we have declared a major incident.

All outpatients appointments scheduled for this morning (Friday 7 January 2022) have been cancelled. We apologise for the short notice and any inconvenience this will cause. We will rearrange the appointments as soon as possible.

Dialysis and chemotherapy appointments continue as usual.

We can confirm maternity outpatient appointments will continue.

Virtual appointments will still continue as usual and you may receive a call from the department to offer this.

We will keep you updated with any developments and potential impact on other services.

Thank you.

 

**Update 13:56pm Friday 7 January 2022**

We are continuing to run a major incident from the Queen Alexandra Hospital site following a significant water leak early this morning. Work has been ongoing to identify the source of the leak and we are now testing the water supply to ensure that the water supply is resilient across the site. 

Our priority is to ensure that we can safely care for our patients currently with us and reduce the number of people onsite. 

We have taken the decision to cancel all of today’s remaining outpatients and elective procedures. However, maternity appointments will go ahead and some outpatients clinics are contacting patients directly if their appointment can go ahead. We are also running lifesaving surgery, renal dialysis, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. 

Our Emergency department remains open for the most serious life-threatening emergencies, but please use alternative services where possible. 

Penny Emerit, chief executive at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust, said, “I would like to take this opportunity to thank colleagues across the Trust who have responded brilliantly to this situation. I’d also like to thank partners from across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and the region and our local community for their ongoing support and assistance.”

 

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