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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.
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Date: 18 May 2023
Patients are set to benefit from quicker diagnostic scans and shorter wait times – thanks to a new imaging camera at Queen Alexandra Hospital.
A state-of-the-art ‘SPECT CT Gamma Camera’ has been installed in the hospital’s Nuclear Medicine department and will mean patients can expect faster scan times and clearer images, which will help speed up diagnosis for a range of conditions.
The gamma camera, along with some new 3D imaging equipment, is typically used to help clinicians investigate a range of conditions and diseases such as cancer, kidney and lung disease, dementia and Parkinson’s disease, as well as testing the suitability of donors for renal transplants.
David Williams, Superintendent Radiographer in Nuclear Medicine at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust, said: “We look after a large range of patients in our department. Many are for the assessment or diagnosis of cancer, and the addition of some new 3D imaging equipment will enhance this service.
"Nuclear Medicine is a particular type of medical imaging, where radioactive injections are followed to specific organs within the body, using a special scanner called a SPECT-CT (gamma camera).
“Although our previous scanner served us well for many years, we were unable to perform some types of scans. This new gamma camera will mean patients can expect shorter scan times, which is often important with elderly patients and those who are anxious.
"We will also be able to introduce new techniques such as whole body 3D imaging for bone metastases, and quantification which will give additional diagnostic information and in turn improve patient care.”
As well as the new scanner, the imaging room has been given a refresh thanks to a donation from the League of Friends. The refresh includes new mood lighting and calming ceiling photographs to help ease nerves.