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.
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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: 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:
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.”