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.

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Meet the friendly faces down at QA’s vaccine hub

Date: 24 December 2021

Jim McGregor and Mandy Wadham in the vaccine hub

When arriving at our vaccine hub at Queen Alexandra Hospital (QA), you will be greeted by our friendly team on the door. Jim McGregor and Mandy Wadham will be the first people you see when coming in for your jab, taking your temperature before showing you to the waiting room.

Jim works as part of Vespasian, who have been helping out at the hospital over the past year supporting our security team. Jim has seen first-hand the impact COVID-19 has had on the NHS and our patients and encourages you all to book in to get your COVID booster.

“I have been in the hospital on and off over the past year and the impact the pandemic has had on the NHS has been tremendous,” he said. “I want to encourage everyone to get booked in for their booster as soon as possible because protecting ourselves is the only way we can get back to normal. I care for both of my parents so I got my COVID vaccinations as soon as I was eligible. This is to protect myself and to ensure I feel safe when visiting my parents.”

Healthcare support worker Mandy has been helping out down in the hub for a while now. Initially, Mandy was really worried about getting her COVID jabs but since working in the hub she understands how important it is. She added: “It’s so important to get your booster jab, not only to keep yourself protected but other people too. We all want our normal lives back, to see our families and to do what we used to but we can only do that by getting our vaccinations.

“When we were first offered the COVID vaccine I was quite nervous about getting it done. But after talking to all the doctors and nurses in the hub I now know how safe and important it is. Getting all three of my jabs means I am protected and playing my part in reducing the spread of this virus.”

We have lots of appointment slots available at QA. If you’re over 18 and eligible, you can book an appointment at nhs.uk/covid-booster

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