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: 12 May 2022
We spoke to research nurse specialist, Priyanka Abraham, to mark International Nurse’s Day and celebrate the range of nursing roles we have here at PHU.
Priyanka worked on E8 Ward at Queen Alexandra Hospital (QA) for three years before becoming a research nurse specialist in January 2022. Her role in respiratory research involves recruiting and meeting patients that are taking part in different trials.
Priyanka had never worked in research before but wanted a new challenge.
She said: “I had never considered a job in research but my colleague recommended the role to me. I had a look through the job description and it seemed like a really interesting opportunity. I was able to shadow someone in research to see what the job would involve and I felt I would fit in well.”
In research, Priyanka is able to study the long-term impacts of various trials, including how medications affect patients over time. She is able to work on quality improvement and is a vital part of ensuring that patients receive the best care possible.
“Every day is different in research,” Priyanka noted. “It feels great to be part of something big and the quality of care we can give someone always makes me smile.”
Priyanka encouraged others to get involved in research and said: “It will challenge you and there is always space for development. You will have the opportunity to make real change.”