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

New public and visitor multi-storey car park opens at QA Hospital

Date: 30 August 2022

A new four-storey public and visitor car park for more than 500 vehicles has opened at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth today (Monday 29 August).

The multi-storey structure, built on the northern side of the hospital site in Cosham, will provide enhanced facilities for patients and their families at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust.

Built and funded by developers Noviniti and principal contractors Ballast Nedam Parking, the car park complements a new D10 and E10 ward block which opened last year, as well as plans for a new emergency department at the hospital.

The new car park features:

  • 541 parking spaces, including 31 disabled bays
  • Cladding panels on the façade used to match the design of the existing hospital buildings, whilst ensuring the highest fire performance standards are maintained
  • A link bridge to the new ward block which provides emergency access
  • One way vehicle routes and automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) ticketing to improve traffic flow.

Additionally, infrastructure has been built into the new car park to provide up to 38 electric vehicle chargers in the future, with the first eight fast chargers to go live later this year.

Mark Orchard, Chief Financial Officer at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust, said: “This is a fantastic new development which will help improve the experience of those visiting our hospital site. 

“We recognise there have been issues around the existing main entrance car parking payment system over the last few weeks and we hope this additional public and visitor car park, as well as plans for increased signage and a new parking app, will help ease the pressures, especially during peak times.”

Over the next few years, the Trust is planning a number of significant improvements to the QA site including improved green spaces around the site. Mark added: “These plans will help us continue to deliver high quality services in efficient, well-maintained and well-designed buildings.

“We have plans to improve the ‘biodiversity’ on site: creating green spaces, planting trees, shrubs, and other plants to improve the environment for our patients, local community and colleagues.”

Jonathan Houlston Director of Noviniti added: “We are delighted to have reached practical completion of the multi-storey car park which will help ease the congestion around the hospital site. It was a complex project delivered in collaboration with Novinti, the NHS Trust and their PFI partners which shows that public/private partnerships do work.”

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