A stay in hospital can be a daunting time for anyone whether it is for a short or long time. But having someone with you can help you recover and make you feel more at ease.
Keeping in contact with friends and family is important to patients. It is recognised that a balance is needed between maintaining that contact and allowing for rest and recuperation. In response to feedback from patients, families and carers wards and departments have local guidelines about visiting times so please do check before visiting.
At Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, we are proud to provide expert, compassionate care.
We are here for our local population of about 675,000 residents across Portsmouth and south east Hampshire and care for many people beyond, including providing some tertiary services to a catchment area of more than 2m people.
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: 06 February 2020
This week is National Apprenticeship Week, which aims to highlight apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals.
We are celebrating the week by introducing some of the Apprentices we have here at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust (PHT).
Joining only two weeks ago, Toby Edwards is the newest member of the Communications Team and is looking forward to getting stuck in to his apprenticeship.
With an interest in journalism, Toby knew taking up an apprenticeship within the Communications Department would be an amazing opportunity and really guide him through his career path. He says: “When I came across this role I knew it would be perfect for me. I enjoy getting out and about talking to people and I have already been involved in a number of exciting activities.”
Although Toby has been here a short while, he feels he has already learnt lots of skills. “I have learnt lots already, from taking photographs, posting on social media to chatting with colleagues about exciting things that are happening around the Trust,” explains Toby. “I am really looking forward to gaining a qualification whilst being in the working environment.”
No day is the same for Toby and really encourages anyone thinking of taking up an apprenticeship to do so.
If you would like to find out more, click here https://www.porthosp.nhs.uk/departments/learning%20and%20development/apprenticeships.htm.