We know how important it is for patients and families to be able to see visitors. Please help us keep our patients and staff as safe as possible by checking the guidance below before you visiting.
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 Voluntary Services team can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.
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.
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: 01 December 2021
There was virtual glitz and virtual glamour as colleagues and teams working at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust attended this year’s Pride of Portsmouth Awards.
Individuals and teams, from across the Trust, had been nominated across several categories for going above and beyond to offer exceptional service and care for our patients, their relatives or carers, or their colleagues.
The shortlisted finalists were invited to the virtual awards, and were joined by our executive team and other Trust colleagues for the announcement of the winners.
As part of recognition for their nomination, finalists were sent goody boxes to enjoy with their teams.
Chief executive Penny Emerit said: “Our Pride of Portsmouth Awards is a great chance for us to recognise and celebrate the achievements of those working with us.
“It has been a fantastic evening and we are so pleased that we could still celebrate virtually with our colleagues and hear about some really inspirational and compassionate individuals and teams.
“I would like to congratulate every single person and team nominated for an award and all of our winners.”
Great British Bake Off 2020 finalist Dave Friday, from Waterlooville, joined the virtual ceremony and presented The News’ Patient Choice Award.
He shared the story of his son who was born at Queen Alexandra Hospital last year.
Dave said: “"It was a pleasure to be part of the pride of Portsmouth awards celebrating the amazing achievements of the NHS staff.
“They all worked so hard and under huge pressures, providing excellent care to the public. Working tirelessly and selflessly throughout a pandemic.
“I experienced such high levels of care last year while my fiancée was having our baby. We cannot thank the wonderful NHS staff enough for showing such kindness and compassion."
Keep an eye out on social media and in The News for photos and videos of our winners receiving their certificates and trophies.
Winner – Karen Nutkins, lung cancer pathway patient coordinator
Runner up – Rheumatology team
Highly commended – Critical care department
Winner – Family Liaison Team
Runner up – Rose Hayward
Highly commended – Veronica Welland
Winner – Voluntary Services administration team
Runner up – Peritoneal dialysis nursing team
Highly commended – Expanded critical care COVID team
Winner – Finance team
Runner up – Estates and Commercial team
Highly commended – Rachelle Asciak, respiratory consultant
Winner – ALERT team
Runner up – Rebecca Howes, clinical librarian
Highly commended – Jim Khan, consultant surgeon
Winner – Lucy Vollentine, respiratory service manager
Runner up – Oasis team
Highly commended – Mike Dales, principal analyst
Winner – Sarah Backhouse-Fitton, midwife
Runner up – Gaynor Priddy, CHAT administration manager
Highly commended – Charity shop volunteers
Winner – Florence MacDonald, military nurse
Runner up – Roanna Vickers, operating department practitioner
Highly commended – JHG South military nurses
Winner – Bethany Gerrard, healthcare assistant apprentice
Runner up – Zak Hamilton, electrical engineer apprentice
Highly commended – Teresa Macnally, healthcare support worker apprentice
Winner – SallyAnn Sines, patient experience volunteer
Runner up – Leane Stevenson, family liaison volunteer
Highly commended – Mervyn Bell, hospital guide volunteer
Joint winner – Rachelle Asciak, respiratory consultant, and the Oasis team
Winner – Peritoneal dialysis nursing team
Runner up – Mike Dales
Winner – Michelle Lobo, family liaison manager
Runner up – Danielle White, OPM Matron
Highly commended – Colin Beevor, rheumatology matron
Winner – Ellie Ridley, staff nurse
Winner – Radiotherapy physics planning and dosimetry team
Winner – Paediatric diabetes team
Runner up – Starfish nurses
Highly commended – Ben Downer, advanced clinical practitioner